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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Hamstring Injuries
- And Finally, a Story About the Chiropractic Response to Statement on Neck Manipulation and Stroke
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #473 recorded August 22, 2014.
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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Hamstring Injuries
A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial examining the use of platelet-rich plasma injections in athletes for the treatment of acute hamstring injuries has shown the injections were no more effective than placebo.
The authors of the study used a two-injection protocol where the first injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or placebo was given 5 days post-injury and a second injection was given 5 to 7 days later.
The median time to return to play for both groups was 42 days.
Furthermore, re-injury rates were also similar for athletes in both the PRP and placebo groups in this study, according to the lead researcher.
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Chiropractic Response to Statement on Neck Manipulation and Stroke
On Aug. 7, The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association posted a statement online headlined, “Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke.”
According to the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research – the world’s largest chiropractic research center – the statement strongly implies a causal relationship between Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and stroke – which isn’t substantiated by the best research available.
In an Aug. 8 speech, Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic, explained that medical doctors and doctors of chiropractic need to be vigilant in assessing patients who may be in the early stages of Vertebral Arterial Dissection (VAD). And it’s also extremely important that the data regarding the risk of VAD is presented to patients in an accurate manner.
“The facts are that VADs are very, very rare events, and there’s absolutely no research that shows a cause-and-effect relationship between chiropractic care and stroke,” said Dr. Goertz. “Doctors need to be careful about how they counsel patients based on misleading statements, like this one from the American Heart Association.”
Remember to discuss all Spinal related treatments with your Doctor of Chiropractic.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://newsroom.heart.org/news/neck-manipulation-may-be-associated-with-stroke
A video clip of Dr. Goertz providing analysis and context about the AHA statement is online at http://youtu.be/zCp_KDXet9g
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.