Counting Sheep Even More Important for Children

While there have been countless sleep studies done, a recent Canadian study published on line in Pediatrics focused on children. To no parent’s surprise, the study showed that children who got more sleep were better behaved in school and the sleep-deprived kids were easily frustrated and prone to temper outbursts.

Children age’s seven to eleven were put on an average 9.3 hours of sleep nightly. They were then split into two groups. The first group were given an hour more sleep while the second group lost one hour. Results were as expected; the kids getting more sleep were better behaved while the children with less sleep struggled. While the importance of more sleep is obvious to most, finding additional sleep time is often a challenge. The researchers suggested a little earlier to bed and a little later to wake.

At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment to help identify the true underlying cause of certain pain syndromes and other problems.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support.

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Steroid Injections Do Little to Treat Sciatica

Findings in a recent study (Annals of Internal Medicine, online November, 13, 2012) show that steroid injections do little to treat sciatic pain. Sciatica is a common term used to describe radiating leg pain. Traditional medical treatment often includes steroid injections into the epidurum (the space around the spinal cord). An analysis of over two dozen clinical trials showed that steroid injection had little positive effect on sciatic pain. In spite of this fact steroid use has soared to almost two million cases per year, costing hundreds of dollars per treatment. A recent outbreak of fungal meningitis in the US was linked to tainted supply of steroid medication. The problem infected 400 and led to 31 deaths.

The researchers suggest that alternate forms of treatment, including chiropractic care be considered.

At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment to help identify the true underlying cause of certain pain syndromes and other problems.  Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support