Although many joints pop, the neck is the undisputed king of cracking. There’s more “therapeutic” neck cracking in this region than all other areas combined. (Knuckles probably get cracked more, but not with any clinical intent.) Cracking your own neck joints is often described as “self adjustment,” the DIY version of spinal manipulative therapy for […]
I’m in a bit of a mood about the paywall today. All my nice new content about dry needling is behind the PainScience.com paywall, and it’s making me queasier than usual. Unfortunately, I have to lock some premium content up back there. I have to sell books, or the lights go out. It’s the only […]
Prescription Medication Use among Community-Based US Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Cross-Sectional Population Based Study.
• Opioids were the most common prescription pain medications among US adults with cLBP.• Opioids were typically used long-term, and combined with other CNS-active agents.• Low level of education was strongly associated with opioid use in cLBP population. Prescription Medication Use among Community-Based US Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Cross-Sectional Population Based […]
The Facepalm o’ the Day (or week, or month): a health gadget to enhance balance and strength, allegedly powered by quantum entanglement, championed by chiropractors, demonstrated on Dragon’s Den using “applied kinesiology” (which is one of the most absurd and obnoxiously deceptive forms of quackery in all of alternative medicine, in the same league as […]
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women in the U.S., affecting over 250,000 patients per year42. While the incidence of breast cancer diagnoses continues to climb, advances in treatment have led to decreased mortality rates, as well as increased five-year survival rates (90.8%, 95% CI = 90.5% to 91.1%). The increase in […]