Pediatrics

Complementary and alternative therapies to treat colic

A review of the evidence on the use of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to treat babies with colic has shown some that some treatments—including probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation—do appear ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spinal manipulation plus exercise effective for teen low back pain

(HealthDay)—Twelve weeks of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) combined with exercise therapy (ET) is more effective than ET alone over a one-year period for adolescents with chronic low back pain (LBP), according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spinal manipulation and exercise for low back pain in adolescents

Low back pain affects almost a third of Americans. While there is a long-standing belief that low back pain is limited to adults, research has shown it develops with increasing frequency during adolescence. With the increasing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Adding chiropractic to usual care beneficial for low back pain

(HealthDay)—For active-duty military personnel, the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care is associated with improvements in low back pain intensity and disability, according to a study published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spinal manipulation Tx benefits older adults with neck pain

(HealthDay)—For older adults with chronic mechanical neck pain, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) plus home exercise and advice (HEA) results in better clinical outcomes and lower costs versus supervised rehabilitative ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinical trial tests spinal manipulation therapy for migraines

Manual-therapy randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are difficult to perform because it's challenging to conceal a placebo when patients are able to physically feel a treatment that's being delivered. Now, though, researchers ...

Surgery

Many spinal manipulation trials don't report adverse events

(HealthDay)—Many randomized clinical trials (RCTs) involving spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) do not report adverse events, although there has been an increase in such reporting since publication of the 2010 Consolidated ...

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