Health-E-News June 2014
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Boston Marathon Winner, Keflezighi, shares his secret to winning - Chiropractic
When Meb Keflezighi won the 2014 Boston Marathon, he became the first American man to win the prestigious event in 21 years.
Meb has been seeing Dr. Devin Young as his Chiropractor for years and sees him twice a week during training. His care was especially helpful leading up to and including the Boston Marathon. Meb has found that being adjusted has allowed him to recover faster and easier after his races.
Meb was adjusted the night before the 2012 Olympic Trials, which he won. After realizing this powerful combination of being adjusted just before a race, Meb now gets adjusted as close to a race a possible. Literally, his last stop before going to the airport to fly to Boston was to Dr Devin's to get adjusted.
Back Pain? See a Chiropractor to avoid surgery
Back injuries are the most prevalent occupational injury in the United States, yet there are few studies that have looked at what happens to people who have suffered from work related back injuries.
Researchers examined 1885 workers. They found that those who had seen a surgeon first had a greater chance of surgery than those who saw a Chiropractor first. Approximately 42.7% of workers who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a Chiropractor.
The researchers concluded that those who suffered from back pain and went and saw a surgeon first were significantly more likely to undergo surgery when compared to those who saw a Chiropractor first.
Why go through the potential life threatening risk and immense expense of back surgery. Call us today for the less expensive, safer option.
Physical activity saves lives
While increasing attention has been paid to the detrimental effects of overall sedentary behaviour in recent years, new research from the University of South Australia shows that long periods spent sitting can be combated with moderate physical activity.
Published in the international journal Obesity, the study shows a desk job won’t put you at risk of obesity and associated health problems as long as you exercise.
“The nice thing about these results is that people with desk jobs can be reassured that as long as they are doing a bit of activity, their desk job isn’t putting them at risk of obesity,” Dr Maher says.
“And our results suggest the amount of physical activity needed is actually very achievable.”
“We found that low physical activity was a strong predictor of obesity. People who had low levels of physical activity were up to four times more likely to be overweight or obese than people in the moderate and high activity groups, while sedentary time was unrelated to being overweight.
Dr Maher says the amount of activity needed is ‘achievable’.
“Small differences in daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity of just five to 10 minutes were associated with relatively large differences in the risk of obesity.”
Improvement in Symptoms of ADHD and Functional Outcomes with Chiropractic
A recent study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented chiropractic care helping four children with ADHD. In this case series, four children between the ages 8 to 12 years of age were brought to a chiropractic clinic for help with their symptoms of ADHD. All four children had been previously diagnosed with ADHD by a medical doctor and were suffering from either inattention or impulsivity, or both. Three of the children were on prescription medication for ADHD, and the fourth was previously on medication.
The children received a thorough chiropractic examination and completed a standardized ADHD symptom questionnaire, completed by the child's primary caregiver. Each child then received specific chiropractic care based upon their individual examinations and analysis.
The study showed that each of the children improved under chiropractic care. The authors then combined the data into the following results:
- Impulsivity/Hyperactivity decreased in regularity by 23.8%
- Impulsivity/Hyperactivity decreased in severity by 24.1%
- Inattention decreased in severity by 15.8%
- Combined regularity and severity of symptoms decreased by 21.0%
- Total Dysfunction rating decreased by 17.3%
In their discussion, the study authors commented, "The results of this case series seem to indicate that Chiropractic care improves patient outcomes and prognosis in the management of ADHD in both medicated and unmedicated children."