In this month’s newsletter:
- Video: Wag the Tail
- Heart Health Month
- Research Article: Children and Chiropractic Care
- Research Article: U.S. Service Members and Chiropractic
- Recipe: Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
Video: Wag the Tail
Check out this movement for a slight variation of the ‘cat-cow’ that will help you feel great not only in the lower back, but a bit lower into the sacrum and pelvis! Particularly, you will feel your sacroiliac joints (SI joints) as you wag your tail side to side.
Heart Health Month
February has been labeled “Heart Health Month”. This article from The Weston A. Price Foundation gives heart and nutrition recommendations you might not have read or heard before.
Research Article: Chiropractic for Kids
It’s been awhile since I included some photos of my own kids. Above you’ll see twins Viv and Josie outside Symphony Hall and Leo at basketball practice. This research article focused on kids and chiropractic.
- 881 children (467 females and 414 males; mean age = 12.49 years) comprised this study population.
- Conclusions: The quality of life of children improved with chiropractic care as measured by PROMIS. (Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System)
- Significant differences were observed in the probability of experiencing problems (vs. no reported problems) across all quality of life domains. The children were less likely to report any symptoms of depression, anxiety, fatigue, and pain interfering with some aspect of their life after a period of chiropractic care.
Research Article: United States Service Members Receiving Chiropractic Care
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You can ready the full article here. Some key points from the article:
- This study examine PROMIS outcomes of chiropractic are and compares them to:
- Worst pain intensity using a numerical pain rating 0-10 scale
- Global pain improvement using a visual analog scale
- The 24-item Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ)
- The study compared usual medical care with chiropractic care and it assessed 750 active duty military personnel with lower back pain. The treatment period was 6 weeks.
- “The current study extends this work by showing positive impacts of chiropractic care on all aspects of health related quality of life measured in this study (including physical function, pain interference, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, and satisfaction with social role.)”
- Findings “demonstrate that chiropractic care impacts health-related quality of life beyond pain-related disability.”
- The study found statistically significant mean group differences favoring the inclusion of chiropractic care.
Recipe of the Month: Omega 3 Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
These breakfast cookies are made in one bowl and taste like blueberry muffins!