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A Study into Chiropractic & its Benefits with Low Back Pain

Here is a brand new study not even put to print in any journals as of yet! What is concludes the benefits chiropractic treatment had on patients with a new case of low back pain when compared to patients taking drugs or a placebo.

Exactly what out patients in the clinic and around the world already know.

 

“Study Design. A randomized double blinded placebo-controlled parallel trial with three arms.

Objective. To investigate in acute non-specific low back pain (LBP) the effectiveness of spinal high-velocity-low-amplitude (HVLA) manipulation compared with the non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac and with placebo.

Summary of Background Data. LBP is an important economical factor in all industrialized countries. Few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in comparison to NSAIDs or placebo regarding satisfaction and function of the patient, off-work time and rescue medication.

Methods. A total of 101 patients with acute LBP (<48 h) were recruited from 5 outpatient practices, exclusion criteria were numerous and strict. The subjects were randomized to three groups: 1. spinal manipulation and placebo-diclofenac, 2. sham manipulation and diclofenac, 3. sham manipulation and placebo-diclofenac. Outcomes registered by a second and blinded investigator included self-rated physical disability, function (SF-12), off-work time and rescue medication between baseline and 12 weeks after randomization.

Results. 37 subjects received spinal manipulation, 38 Diclofenac and 25 no active treatment. The placebo group with a high number of drop outs for unsustainable pain was closed praecox. Comparing the two active arms with the placebo group the intervention groups were significantly superior to the control group. 93 subjects were analyzed in the ITT-collective. Comparing the two intervention groups, the manipulation group was significantly better than the Diclofenac group (Mann Whitney test: P = 0,0134). No adverse effects or harms were registered.

Conclusion. In a subgroup of patients with acute non-specific LBP spinal manipulation was significantly better than NSAID Diclofenac and clinically superior to placebo”


New Patients Video

A great introductory video for any new chiropractic patients, wanting to know what an initial consultation entails.


Health Rules

With the changing season, its the start of all the sniffles, sneezes, coughs and colds. I good way of helping prevent suffering is by keeping your immune system and health in tip top condition. Here are some basic principles to help;

1) Optimise Your Nervous System- get adjusted and minimize interference

2) Minimise Toxins- processed foods/drugs/ environmental

3)Natural fresh food- Nothing man made/altered

4)Move- use your muscles oxygenate the body


Olympic Fever

Sooo I know were a bit late with the the whole Olympic theme but wasn’t it amazing! Athletes who push themselves to the limits of physical strength, endurance and push the boundaries of what the human body can achieve. Obviously with such tough training camps and with a constant physical strain on their bodies, having to deal with niggles and injuries are part and parcel of the process. There is more money now being put into preventative training and screenings  and to try and predict what possibly could go wrong. So its no wonder that Chiropractors were a key element to the Olympic village working with other disciplines to give every athlete the best possible chance of performing to their maximum during the games.

Usain Bolt the worlds fastest man receiving treatment from a chiropractor for a low back complaint.


Welcome Blog

Welcome to Dublin City Chiropractics blog, where our doctors can keep you up to date with health news, interesting videos, new research or activities within the clinic. Our aim is give you the educational tools to maximize your health, with regards, to diet, supplements, exercise and spinal health treatment.