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Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

In this study, researchers compared questionnaire data and exam findings from 1,512 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and age-matched controls and found the following are risk factors for the condition: increasing age, smoking, past/current wrist injury, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and work that places excessive force on the wrists. The findings suggest that lifestyle changes could go a long way to reduce the incidence of CTS.
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, March 2018

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Neuropathic Pain Common in Pregnant Women with Lumbopelvic Pain.

Neuropathic pain is often described as shooting or burning pain, which can resolve on its own or become chronic in nature. A recent study found that up to 37% of pregnant women with lumbopelvic pain also experience neuropathic pain. According to researchers, the presence of lumbopelvic pain increases the risk of neuropathic pain by about 600%! Further analysis showed that the combination of neuropathic pain and lumbopelvic pain can take a substantial toll on an expectant mother’s functional status as well as her quality of life.
European Journal of Rheumatology, March 2018

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Awkward Postures a Pain for Nurses.

Low back pain is the most common work-related musculoskeletal problem among healthcare workers. A recent study investigated trunk posture and its relationship to the occurrence of low back pain among a group of 87 nurses. The researchers found that 72% of the nurses in the study had a recent episode of low back pain, and awkward trunk postures in flexion and side bending significantly increased their risk for developing low back pain.
Work, April 2018

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Office Work Risk Factors for Neck Pain.

Office workers have a very high rate of neck pain, but the relationship between symptoms and risk factors is unclear. A new study involving 763 office workers found a significant association between neck pain and working more than six hours per day on the computer, greater psychological distress, and reduced cervical range of motion.
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, March 2018

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Cervical Rotation Stiffness Common in Neck Pain.

Patients with neck pain commonly complain of stiffness and difficulty rotating the head from side to side. In this study, researchers observed that patients with neck pain and associated stiffness reported improvements in cervical rotation and pain after just one manual therapy treatment. Cram Osteopaths routinely use manual therapies such as spinal manipulation and mobilisation to treat patients with neck pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Clinical Biomechanics, February 2018

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Manual Therapy May Help Sooth Crying Infants.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of data from 19 studies published over the last 26 years found that manual therapies can safely benefit unsettled, distressed, and colicky infants. Further research is needed to determine the mechanism/s by which manual therapies benefit these infants.
BMJ Open, January 2018

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Problems Seeing Straight After Whiplash?

Convergence insufficiency (CI) is characterized by a reduced ability of the eyes to work together to focus on nearby objects, which can lead to symptoms such as headaches, blurred or double vision, and an inability to concentrate. A recent study found that patients with a history of whiplash are three times more likely to experience symptoms related to CI. This highlights the importance of proper evaluation of the visual system among those who have suffered whiplash associated disorders to aid in the reduction of associated symptoms.
Ophthalmology, January 2018

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Forklift Operators Have Higher Risk for Neck Pain.

Swedish researchers report that forklift operators are five times more likely to develop neck pain than office workers. The research team concludes, “This is the first published study showing that forklift operators have an increased risk of neck pain. The results are therefore of significance for improving work schedules, the adjustment of work tasks for these workers and the design of the vehicles.”
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, February 2018

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Do Lower Extremity Injuries Increase Low Back Pain Risk?

Each year, about one in twelve soldiers will experience an episode of acute lower back pain (LBP). A recent study found that a previous injury to the lower extremities increases a soldier’s risk for developing LBP by about 70%. They authors of the study conclude, “These findings suggest that a potential second order effect of [lower extremity injury] is an increased short-term risk for developing LBP, which should be considered during rehabilitation planning.”

Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, December 2017

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Back Pain Is a Common Reason for Sick Leave During Pregnancy.

An analysis of questionnaires completed by 508 employed pregnant women revealed that back pain is the most common reason expectant mothers take long-term sick leave. Chiropractic care has been demonstrated to be a safe and effective treatment for women experiencing low back pain associated with their pregnancy.
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, March 2018

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