Research this Week: Nov 13, 2015
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:00 AM

 

Here is a study from the ER department showing that opioids and muscle relaxers did not improve patient function for lower back pain after one week:

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2463257

 

Here is another study stating strong opioids do not help significantly with non cancer musculoskeletal pain:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26453108

 

Doing specific neck exercises on chronic whiplash patients is better than no treatment:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26514296?log$=activity

 

Once again chiropractic is better than medical care in the “Triple Aim” category.  Higher patient satisfactions, lower costs, and effective treatment

http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(15)00082-2/fulltext

 

The available evidence supports the use of manual therapy for non-specific shoulder pain and ankle sprains, but not for subacromial impingement syndrome in adults. Future research is needed to determine the effectiveness of manual therapy and guide clinical practice.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26512315?log$=activity

 

While taking calcium supplements did improve bone density, this study did not believe it was enough to prevent fracture.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26420598