Changes in back pain, sleep quality, and perceived stress after introduction of new bedding systems

As trained professionals, we’re all aware of the essential restorative and regenerative powers of a good night’s rest. But do our patients understand the role sleep plays in stress, pain, focus and health? Our consistent goal as healthcare experts and educators is to take what our patients are doing on a daily basis (repetitively for years and years) and tweak …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Importance of Antioxidants, Phytochemicals and Fiber for Optimal Health

A Scientific White Paper Research on the Importance of Antioxidants, Phytochemicals and Fiber for Achieving Optimal Health and Longevity An Official Publication of: Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC Introduction Most of us have heard that diets high in fruits and vegetables can help us lose weight, reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, cataracts, macular degeneration, osteoporosis, arthritis …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

DC and President of Wellness Watchers Global, LLC, Ceautamed Worldwide, LLC & GreensFirst.com

The role and mechanism of action of menthol in topical analgesic products

Authors: J. V. Pergolizzi Jr., MD; R. Taylor Jr., PhD; J.-A. LeQuang ,BA; R. B. Raffa, PhD, and for the NEMA Research Group First published: 10 March 2018 Summary What is known, and objective Menthol has been used as a non-opioid pain reliever since ancient times. A modern understanding of its molecular mechanism of action could form the basis for generating …

Oxygenated glycerol triesters (OGTs) and menthol shown to provide better pain relief than mentholated cream alone

In light of concern regarding OTC pain relievers, topical analgesics present an important option for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Pain is one of the most undertreated healthcare problems in the world. It is also among the most common reasons for patients to seeking health care. When it comes to treating pain, the goals depend on the nature …

Study Review: Effects of Exercise on Posture and Chest Function

The Study: Effect of thorax correction exercises on flexed posture and chest function in older women with age-related hyperkyphosis  The Facts: The authors looked at the effect of exercises on the hyperkyphosis and chest function in older women. All subjects were over 65 years of age. 41 women were divided into exercise and control groups. The exercise group performed “breathing …

Dr Mark Payne Chiropractor Matlin Manufacturing Co

Dr. Mark Payne

Doctor of Chiropractic, Founder and President Matlin Mfg Inc., Publisher and Editor in Chief of ScienceInBrief.com

A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction

Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) of the Spine Synopsis: A novel approach to the treatment of neck pain and postural dysfunction – via a self-administered therapy – provides an immediate treatment effect in the form of disc positional and conformational changes. Clinical Report Over the last several decades, there has been a growing recognition of the important role that posture plays in …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we began looking at genetic factors in rotator cuff pathology and the future implications for sports physical therapists. In Part 2, we explore the influence genetics may have on a person’s recovery after a rotator cuff tear. In addition to gaining a better understanding of the elaborate cellular signaling associated with rotator cuff tearing, …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS

Restoration of Normal Cervical Lordosis through Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression

Unlike axial linear traction, Expanding Ellipsoidal Decompression (EED®) successfully decompresses joints and enhances or restores the lordotic curve. Cervical pain is one of the most common symptoms in today’s society. In our personal clinical experience, well over 90% of patients with headache have a cervical component easily observed with physical examination and which reveals abnormal cervical posture. Among other conventional …