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Less and less people in Denmark are prescribed opioids as part of their long term treatment of pain according to figures from the period 2008 – 2017 released by the Danish Health Authority. During that period the number of long term users (more than 5 years) of opioids has dropped from 86,000 to 60,000. The number of opioid users in 2017 is the lowest number in ten years, writes the Danish Health Authority on its website.

 

Opioids are used to treat chronic back pain, but it is uncertain if the balance between beneficial and harmful effects is positive for…

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Falls is an important cause of bone fracture in elderly people and a major health issue, but it looks as if strengthening of the quadriceps muscles is one way to prevent the risk of falls among elderly people. That is the conclusion of a study carried out by Iranian researchers and published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.

 

In an effort to reduce falls among elderly people, the researchers have studied the connection between reduced quadriceps muscle strength (QMS) and elderly people’s risk of falls. The results of their studies indicate that the less quadriceps muscle strength the elderly person…

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Functional Neurology (FN) is a treatment method used by some chiropractors. However, there is no immediate satisfactory evidence for the effects or benefits of Functional Neurology in the academic literature. That is the conclusion made by two researchers from Université Paris-Sarclay in France in a new article titled Unravelling functional neurology: a critical review of clinical research articles on the effect or benefit of the functional neurology approach published in Chiropractic and Manual Therapies.

 

In their article the two researchers, Anne-Laure Meyer and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde conducted a critical review of publications from three academic journals in order to discover…

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CARL, the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership, recently published the third edition of its newsletter.

 

In the newsletter, Martha Funabashi writes about the 2nd CARL residential, which took place in Edmonton In April, the mentors, Greg Kawchuk, Jan Hartvigsen and Jon Adams provides an overview of the Edmonton residential from the mentors’ perspective and you can read about the highlights provided by each individual CARL fellow.

 

In addition there are overviews of publications, abstracts and projects involving CARL Fellows – and they are a very productive group!

 

Read all about it here

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A study carried out among active servicemen in the US armed forces shows that a combination of usual medical care and chiropractic care of low back pain improves the short term outcome of the care compared to usual medical care alone. The study sends an important signal to General Practitioners to follow clinical guidelines that recommend including chiropractic care in a multidisciplinary treatment offer to low back pain patients.

 

The aim of the study was to determine if the effect of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care is better pain relief and better pain-related function compared to usual…

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