Chiropractic Overview

Anatomy

Charts and helpful links to information about anatomy.  [ Read More… ]

Therapies

A literature review and meta-analysis of randomized placebo or active-treatment controlled trials concludes that low-level laser therapy “reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain” and compares favorably with other forms of therapy for neck pain – particularly pharmacological interventions. 1 The authors of the review study, published in the Lancet, note that clinical benefits take place when laser therapy is administered as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with an exercise/stretching program, and that adverse effects from treatment are mild and similar to placebo. [ Read More… ]

X-Rays

Doctors often use x-rays to diagnose conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, and bone fractures or dislocations. Occasionally, patients must ingest or be injected with a substance to get a very detailed image of the internal organs. In some cases of cancer, radiation therapy—very high doses of x-rays—is used to kill the cancer cells. [ Read More… ]