Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain

Topical Menthol Gel versus a Placebo Gel on Post-manipulation Pain and Range of Motion in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain Robert Topp, Kara Solem, Jena Etnoyer-Slaski, and Barton Bishop Journal of Performance Health Research Volume 1, Issue 2. Pages 40–47DOI: 10.25036/jphr.2017.1.2.topp.2 © 2017 Performance Health www.performancehealthresearch.com OBSERVATIONAL COHORT Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether patients with …

A short review to help clinicians determine the best way to address pain

Types of Pain When patients complain about pain, they usually do not make much distinction between types of pain. In fact, patients often struggle to describe their pain in clinically meaningful ways. Clinicians can help patients with prompting and specific questions to help determine the type of pain the patient is experiencing and how best to treat it. Acute versus …

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 2

This post is the continuation of an article on infertility. Part 1 was posted August 9 at http://news.meyerdc.com/chiropractors/nutritionists/rising-infertility-rates-know-part-1/ In this post we’ll take a closer look at biochemical individuality and what that means for fertility… Systemic, Individualized Deficiencies: The assumption made by Pottenger’s Cats was that the food was cooked in the unhealthy group, and that the cooking/processing removed nutrients …

Rising Infertility Rates – What We Know and What To Do, Part 1

Rising Infertility – What We Know and What To Do In 1978, in vitro fertilization was an achievement. However, infertility has become so much more prevalent, and now fertility treatments are big business. It raises the question: Is this an industry because people are less patient about making babies, or is there a real fertility concern here? There are two …

Mechanisms and time course of menthol-induced cutaneous vasodilation

This great paper by Craighead, McCartney,  Tumlinson and Alexander describes the vasodilation dose-response of topical menthol. In the post below, we’ve listed some important info from the study, but to read the full study, please see the link at the bottom of the article… Microvasc Res. 2017 Mar;110:43-47. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2016.11.008. Epub 2016 Nov 27 Craighead DH, McCartney NB, Tumlinson JH, …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

Bulletproof Knee: A complete guide to Patella Tendonitis in running athletes and 3 Exercises for Back Pain-Free Travel

Sticking to an exercise routine while being on the road can be challenging. However, conditions such as low back pain require a regular exercise regimen. Prolonged periods of sitting in a car, train, or plane can also further aggravate existing low back issues. Here are some exercise suggestions for a quick, but effective workout that can be done almost anywhere …

Dr. Tony Mikla

DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS

Congress Passes Legislation Expanding Veteran Access to Nondrug Chiropractic Services

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) recently announced that Congress, with the passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, has approved a plan to expand access to chiropractic’s nondrug approach to pain relief to veterans, many of whom suffer from back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions resulting from their service. Supported by several veterans groups and championed in Congress by …

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Oxidative Stress and Inflammation: What you need to know about Polyphenols

Below is a great review that discusses the importance of understanding oxidative stress and inflammation as it relates to chronic injury and disease. It also discusses polyphenols, natural occurring compounds that are present in plants and are involved with numerous biological activities. According to the study, polyphenols can play a role in inhibiting molecular signaling pathways activated by oxidative stress. …

Dr. Donald L. Hayes

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

Maximize your time with patients and help them help you

As Chiropractors and healthcare professionals, one of the most important responsibilities we have, when working with patients on a regular basis, is to consistently get as much information and acquire as many puzzle pieces as possible – EVEN if we already think we know the answer to the complaint that brought them into the office or we’ve already mapped out …

Dr John Pecora Chiropractor

Dr. John Pecora

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

Management of Patello-femoral pain

Patello-femoral pain is a multifactorial problem. There are many causes of patello-femoral pain which have been cited in the literature, including an increased Q angle, tight lateral structures, tight hamstrings and gastrocnemius muscles, tight anterior hip structures, pronated feet, patella alta/baja, vastus medialis oblique insufficiency, and poor activation of the gluteus medius posterior fibres. These factors cause a change in …

Jenny McConnell

Jenny McConnell

AM, FACP. B.App.Sc.(Phty), Grad.Dip.Man.Ther, M.Biomed.Eng.