According to a recent literature review evaluating the effectiveness of chiropractic spinal manipulation for the treatment of chronic neck pain (neck pain lasting 8 or more weeks), chiropractic spinal manipulation is extremely beneficial for many forms of chronic neck pain. According to researchers, they found “high-quality evidence” that spinal manipulation provided significant pain-level improvements on those suffering from chronic neck pain. Researchers concluded that there was moderate to high quality evidence that subjects with chronic neck pain showed clinically important improvements from a course of chiropractic spinal manipulation at 6, 12 and up to 104 weeks post-treatment. They also added that current evidence did not support a similar level of benefit from massage.
It’s staggering that more than 60 percent of the population is overweight or obese in the United States and many European countries. This makes it essential for scientists and researchers to determine how best to manage this health problem, especially in children. An interesting new study out of the U.K. indicates that children who participate in just 15 minutes of moderate exercise daily are 50 percent less likely to be obese as compared with inactive children. Researchers also commented that higher intensity type physical activity could be more important than the total amount of physical activity. Researchers were surprised at how such a small amount of activity per day could have such significant results.