The Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Brain Neuro-metabolites in Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Patients

-Chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP) is a prevalent condition affecting a significant portion of the population. A groundbreaking randomized clinical trial, featured in the Irish Journal of Medical Science, explores the profound effects of spinal manipulation on brain neuro-metabolites in patients grappling with this persistent ailment. Led by researchers from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, the study delves into the neuroplastic changes and neurophysiological mechanisms associated with spinal manipulation.

Low-Lever Laser Therapy for Treating Low Back Pain: 12-Month Follow-Up

-Chronic low back pain (LBP) remains a pervasive and costly global health issue, affecting an estimated 632 million individuals worldwide and generating societal costs exceeding $100 billion annually in the United States alone. In the quest for effective and safe treatments, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has emerged as a promising option, offering relief without the potential risks associated with conventional medications like opioids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This article explores a recent study that not only secured market clearance for LLLT in treating chronic low back pain but also reevaluated its safety and efficacy 12 months post-treatment.

Low-Velocity Motor Vehicle Collision Characteristics Associated with Claimed Low Back Pain

-Low back pain (LBP) is a pervasive health concern, affecting a significant portion of the global population. This study delves into the intriguing nexus of low-velocity motor vehicle collisions and claims of LBP, shedding light on the complexities surrounding injury reports, collision characteristics, and pre-existing medical conditions. As the first investigation to scrutinize medical history associated with claimed LBP in low-speed collisions, the findings challenge conventional notions and underscore the need for a nuanced understanding of the factors contributing to post-collision low back pain.

Chiropractic Care and Risk for Acute Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Population-based Self-controlled Case Series Study

-The association between chiropractic care and acute lumbar disc herniation has been a topic of significant interest and debate in the healthcare community. A recent groundbreaking epidemiological study aimed to investigate this association, comparing it with the relationship between primary care physician (PCP) care and acute lumbar disc herniation with early surgical intervention.