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Four Year $2.8M Grant Funds Study of Effects of Chiropractic Treatment for Neck Pain

work sport autoA $2.8 million grant is funding the study, now in progress, combining the efforts of medical doctors, chiropractors, biomechanists and clinical researchers, to document the effects of the Cox distraction chiropractic procedure on neck pain. The study will be funded through May 30, 2012.

Online PR News – 24-June-2010 –In a ground-breaking study, medical and chiropractic researchers are joining efforts to study the effects of a form of non-surgical treatment for neck pain, more specifically Cox distraction manipulation. This study is one of three projects that are part of a four-year, $2.8 million grant awarded in 2008 to the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), headquartered on the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus in Davenport, Iowa. The grant is from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to establish a multidisciplinary Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic, and the principal investigator is Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., who also serves as Palmer’s vice chancellor for Research and Health Policy. Co-leaders of the Cox distraction manipulation project are M. Ram Gudavalli, Ph.D., PCCR, and Avinash G. Patwardhan, Ph.D., Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital.

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Chiropractic Care As a Form of Preventative Medicine

lower back discThe skilled hands of a professional chiropractor can bring immense relief to anyone who suffers from back pain. However, this is not the sole function that chiropractic care serves. Many licensed Doctors of Chiropractic (or DCs) offer preventative care that not only keeps back pain at bay, but also helps to promote overall health.

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Slipped or Herniated Discs - Symptoms and Chiropractic Treatment Options

Apr 5, 2010

s or h discA spinal disc herniation, more commonly known as a slipped disc, is when one of the intervertebral discs of the spine is torn slightly, allowing the soft central portion to leak out and become trapped between the vertebrae. This injury is more common in the elderly and those whose occupation requires them to lift heavy loads, as age and stress wear at the discs over time. While herniated discs can be quite painful, chiropractic treatment can aid in reducing pain, improving spine health and possibly even preventing the necessity of surgery in some cases.

Herniated discs tend to occur towards the base of the spine, most notably the lumbar region and segments of the tailbone. It is possible for this injury to occur elsewhere, although these are generally caused by trauma as opposed to wear and tear.

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Astonishing Breakthrough For Chicago Chiropractic Care Back Pain Relief During Pregnancy

PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 27, 2010 - Dr. Ralph A Kruse, Jr., a chiropractor in Chicago employs multiple approaches to his practice of pain relief. After a few years of working on a breakthrough approach to pain associated with pregnancy, he is excited to announce a modification to a time tested chiropractic technique that is showing astonishing results in easing back pain for pregnant women.

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