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:


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


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


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


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.$=activity


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