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ADD-ADHD

Attention deficit disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread affliction that we are just beginning to understand. Affecting 3-4 million children in the United States, and probably a larger number of adults, ADHD is considered the most common pediatric disorder. ADHD is a compulsive disorder, usually genetic in origin, caused by […]

Addiction

In the first days of its second century, chiropractic may be a bold, effective, and inexpensive treatment for the alarming problem of addictions. An estimated 20% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of addiction, and over 80% of all crime is traceable to substance abuse and addiction. According to the National Center for […]

Allergies

The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America claims that over 60 million Americans suffer from these conditions. That is 1 out of every 5 people. It also states that there is no cure for allergies, but rather only preventative measures these people can use. In recent years many studies have proven that principled chiropractic can […]

Anxiety & Depression

It is appropriate to first discuss research that suggests the spine may be an anatomical extension of the limbic system. The limbic system is the site where feelings are mediated. These feelings are expressed through the reward cascade model as first proposed by Blum and Kozlowski (1990). We now know many naturally occurring brain and […]

Asthma

Approximately 14 Americans die each day from asthma. Asthma is one of only three diseases that has shown an increasing death rate in recent years, up 58% since 1979. According to current estimates, 17 million Americans suffer from the disease, making it the most common and costly illness in the United States. Asthma causes more […]

Autism

Autism is a behavioral developmental disorder generally presenting in children in the first 18 months of life. Individuals with autism are affected in different ways, but all seem to suffer from a triad of abnormalities: difficulty in interacting with others, impairments in communication, and difficulty in thinking imaginatively. The estimated population of people with autism […]

Blood Pressure

70 million American adults – 1 in every 3 – suffer from high blood pressure. Only half of these people have their condition under control. This condition has become so common it now costs the United States $46 billion a year. With this many people suffering from high blood pressure, it is no surprise that […]

Back Pain

Over 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time, and low back pain is the number-one cause of disability worldwide. The United States alone spends over $50 million a year for back-pain-related issues. In fact, low back pain is the second leading cause of doctor’s visits, behind only upper respiratory problems. Due to […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There is some compelling evidence that carpal tunnel syndrome may be more common in people who use their hands for strenuous, repetitive tasks (dental hygienists, office or skilled labor jobs, tennis players, golfers, and even knitters) as well as among those making extensive use of vibrating tools. Contrary to popular belief, little evidence suggests that […]

Colic

5-25% of infants suffer from colic, and an infant with colic can be a nightmare for new parents. Long nights of crying due to gastrointestinal pain and numerous other factors can make the parent’s job both physically and emotionally harder than it needs to be. The National Health Service in Ballerup (Copenhagen, Denmark) conducted a […]