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Are Chiropractors Safe?

Chiropractors who are trained and licensed are perfectly safe. While there are some serious complications that can be associated with chiropractic adjustment, these are incredibly rare and do not usually occur in patients. Chiropractic care is, though, recognized as being one of the safest, drug-free, and non-invasive therapies available for treating neuromusculoskeletal problems, and has …

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What Is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular dystrophies are a group of muscle diseases caused by mutations in a person’s genes. Over time, muscle weakness decreases mobility, making everyday tasks difficult. There are many kinds of muscular dystrophy, each affecting specific muscle groups, with signs and symptoms appearing at different ages, and varying in severity. Muscular dystrophy can run in families, …

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Joint Pain and Arthritis

Chronic pain caused by arthritis affects millions of people in the United States every year. About one in four adults with arthritis-15 million people-report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis. Additionally, nearly half of adults with arthritis have persistent pain. Children with arthritis have pain as well, but there is less population-based information about …

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Who is at Risk for Arthritis-Related Joint Pain?

Arthritis-related severe joint pain affects adults of all ages, both sexes, and all races and ethnicities. Most of what we know about severe joint pain is for adults. The age-standardized prevalence of severe joint pain among adults with arthritis varies by state, ranging from 20% in Utah to 46% in Mississippi. From 2002 to 2014 …

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