Inside AC’s MilanLab

This article looks at the successful sports injury prevention, rehabilitation & conditioning program that has been in place at AC Milan soccer club, one of the world’s most successful soccer teams. Dr. Jean-Pierre Meersseman, a sports chiropractor, co-founded this program in 1986.

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Spinal manipulation therapy for chronic low back pain results in better long-term outcome

This study showed that spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is effective for long-term low back pain (LBP) after an initial phase of treatments (during a “maintenance” phase of care).

Patients who received SMT experienced significantly lower pain and disability scores than than those who did not receive any SMT. However, only the group that was given SMT during the follow-up period (after the initial phase) showed more improvement in pain and disability scores at the 10-month evaluation. In the non-maintained SMT group, however, the mean pain and disability scores returned back near to their pre treatment level.

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SMT is the staple of Chiropractic and it’s what separates the Chiropractic profession from many other professions. “Maintenance care” is an option that many of our patients at Green Door Chiropractic continue with and they too notice many of the results as outlined in this study.

Breast Screening Mammograms on Cancer Incidence

This study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded “Despite substantial increases in the number of cases of early-stage breast cancer detected, screening mammography has only marginally reduced the rate at which women present with advanced cancer. Although it is not certain which women have been affected, the imbalance suggests that there is substantial overdiagnosis, accounting for nearly a third of all newly diagnosed breast cancers, and that screening is having, at best, only a small effect on the rate of death from breast cancer.

Like all aspects of your health, make an informed choice by looking at the facts for undertaking mammograms.

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