Published Articles

Most new chiro patients want treatment for headache

But some patients with secondary pain risk 'serious consequences' if they're not properly diagnosed, study says.
25 October 2018

Back pain in teens linked to smoking, drinking and poor mental health

A reminder not to dismiss the finding as 'trivial or fleeting'.
11 September 2018

Most cases of low-back pain seen by GPs won't be cured

Only a small proportion of primary care low-back pain presentations harbour specific, serious pathology, according to a report decrying the growing medicalisation of the complaint.
23 March 2018

Findings on whiplash management a blow for GPs

There are new concerns that GPs may be ordering too many x-rays and CT scans for patients with suspected whiplash injuries.
17 January 2018

The outdated belief that is prolonging back pain

Many patients languish with persistent lower back pain because they are encouraged to believe their condition is due to an irreversible mechanical defect, Australian researchers say.
28 November 2017

One month on, steroids beat splints in carpal tunnel

Steroid injections may have the edge over wrist splinting for carpal tunnel syndrome, a small prospective trial suggests.
21 September 2017

Chiros to lose spinal X-ray Medicare rebates

Chiropractors will lose access to Medicare items for spinal X-rays for low back pain from November.
25 August 2017

Platelet-rich plasma: Don't believe the hype

Athletes and celebrities should not be hyping platelet-rich plasma injections for wound healing and rejuvenation, researchers say.
12 August 2017

Patients resort to dubious leg cramp treatments

Elderly people with nocturnal leg cramps are using remedies that are either dangerous or of dubious efficacy, a study suggests.
08 August 2017