Research

Acupuncture Chicago • Migraine Headaches

Do you get Migraine Headaches? Acupuncture Can Help! A migraine headache is a common issue among the population. It can severely affect your quality of life if it lasts for long periods of time.   Most people try taking medicines to mask the pain, and find this approach ineffective. New data has pointed to acupuncture therapy …

Low Back Pain

Prevention of Low Back Pain

Background Low back pain is one of the most common worldwide healthcare problems. The worldwide prevalence of low back pain is 12% and growing as the world’s population ages. Additionally, we know that about half of people who have an episode of back pain have another episode within one year – back pain becomes a …

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Knee Osteoarthritis Therapy

“Efficacy of Exercise Intervention as Determined by the McKenzie System of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Background Total knee replacement surgeries are becoming more commonplace. Prior to surgery, many patients are prescribed Physical Therapy; if the therapy fails, they undergo surgery. This study investigated the use of Mechanical Diagnosis …

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Centralization Phenomenon

“Centralization phenomenon as a prognostic factor for chronic low back pain and disability.” Background It would be very helpful to know – early on – if someone with a sudden onset of low back pain and leg pain is at risk for chronic disability and prolonged pain. While many studies have investigated psychological, work-satisfaction, and …

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Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint

 “Evidence-Based diagnosis and treatment of the painful sacroiliac joint” Background The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a very large joint at the very bottom of the spine. This joint connects the spine to the pelvis and is believed by many to be a primary source of low back and buttock pain. Many patients present …

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Does it matter which exercise?

A randomized control trial of exercise for low back pain. Background Low back pain is often reported to improve with generalized, non-specific exercises regardless of the patient’s specific presentation. But is this true? This study compared people with low back pain who were given either patient-specific exercises using a method called McKenzie Technique, or generalized …

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Effects of KinesioTape

“Effects of KinesioTape in low back muscle fatigue: Randomized, controlled, doubled-blinded clinical trial on healthy subjects.” Background The use of taping (KinesioTape) in sports has become commonplace and we now routinely use tape in non-sports settings. This high-quality study asked the question: “does taping reduce the time to muscular fatigue as compared to not taping?” …

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Atlas vertebra realignment & decreased blood pressure

“Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study.” Background Hypertension (ie. High Blood Pressure) is a common disease that is typically treated with medications – often a combination of at least two medications. There is a well-established connection between positional abnormalities of the highest bone in the neck …

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Therapies for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

“Practice parameter: Therapies for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (an evidence based review).” Neurology. May 27, 2008. Background Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition whereby patients become dizzy, often triggered by some movement of the head. It is somewhat common and become life-altering as patients get sudden bouts of often debilitating vertigo at random …