Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction in Infants Presenting for Chiropractic Care in Norway
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Monday, December 11, 2017 12:51 PM

Mild to moderate musculoskeletal injuries (MSK) are common at birth, but frequently missed. Although these injuries are common, their association with quality of life conditions like sleeping, feeding or excessive crying may not always be understood in professional practice. However, birth injuries are implicated in infant complaints. For example, a difficult birth has the highest association with infant colic (now known as excessive crying) than any other factor. Further, birth injury is implicated in suboptimal breastfeeding. Early discontinuation is a trend if the mothers experience problems, discomfort or pain with feeding.  

  • In this study 66% of the infants had postural problems.
  • Neck hyperextension was present in 38%.
  • The inability to rotate their head equally side to side was present in 54%.
  • In total, 24% of the infants did not have the ability to sleep or lie comfortably supine.
  • Suboptimal breastfeeding was reported by 25% of parents, and
  • 12% of the mothers reported pain during feeding.
  • TMJ imbalance was identified in 19%. 
Case Report: Chiropractic Management of Infantile Torticollis With Associated Abnormal Fixation of One Eye
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Monday, December 04, 2017 03:52 PM

The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic management of a child with abnormal fixation of one eye and torticollis.

What Is Chiropractic? Here's YOUR Chance for Input
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 07:16 AM

The journal Chiropractic and Manual Therapies is calling for a thematic series to help define chiropractic better to stakeholders inside and outside the profession under the theme What is Chiropractic?  They note that while in some jurisdictions chiropractic is fully integrated in public and insurance funded health care systems, in others it is outside and considered as complementary or alternative health care. 

On-Site Chiropractic Care as an Employee Benefit: A Single-Location Case Study
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Thursday, November 09, 2017 08:48 AM

The purpose of this report is to describe the role of on-site chiropractic care in one corporate environment.  Absenteeism for the employee–patients was lower than equivalent national figures in this sample of workers. Though these results may or may not be related to the chiropractic care, these findings prompt further investigation into this relationship.

Patient Expectations of Benefit from Common Interventions for Low Back Pain and Effects on Outcome
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Tuesday, November 07, 2017 08:12 AM

The findings of this secondary analysis indicate that patients seeking intervention for LBP expect active interventions and manual therapy to significantly help improve their pain more than interventions like traction, rest, surgery, or medication. Additionally, in patients who meet the clinical prediction rule for good prognosis when managed with thrust techniques, treating with thrust techniques is more important than matching treatment to patient expectation.

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