Police are asking the public for help finding a man who robbed a bank Friday morning. It happened at the Independent Bank at 1245 East Grand River in Williamston just before 10:30 a.m. Meridian Townshipget more >>
Bank robbed in Williamston on Friday morningget more >>
Two suspects are in custody after Eaton County Sheriff's Officials responded to a home with possible methamphetamine activity. According to officials they located components used in the manufacturingget more >>
Officials located components used in making meth, numerous one pot meth labs, potted marijuana plants, and a loaded hand gun.get more >>
The Eaton County Sheriff's Department had its hands full with meth labs last night. Deputies went to two busts - one in Charlotte and the other in Windsor Township. There was a third bust, in which copsget more >>
Police in Eaton County are looking for three people who they say broke into a home, tied up the owner, and stole several items from the house. It happened around 2 a.m. on Friday along the 1400 blockget more >>
Michigan's local governments would have the option to put cameras at intersections to spot drivers running red lights under proposed legislation in the state House. A measure recently introduced by Republicanget more >>
Michigan State Police and the Department of Corrections are investigating after an employee was beaten up at a Jackson prison. It happened at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility on Wednesday night. Aget more >>
Officials got the call just before 7 P.M. Tuesday night to the Mason State Bank on Cedar Street in Mason, where they say a bank robbery took place. It was reported that the male suspect came in justget more >>
A male suspect came into a bank in Mason just before closing with a handgun and demanded money from an employee.get more >>
Hazardous material was found in a home on Lansing's south side after a police raid late Wednesday night. There were 180 Pounds of hazardous waste found inside the home on Valencia Street, along withget more >>
There were 180 Pounds of hazardous waste found inside the home on Valencia Street, along with 25 prior One Pot Meth, and 62 gas generators.get more >>
At least two people are under arrest after police busted a meth lab in Charlotte on Thursday night. It happened along the 500 block of Amity around 10:30 p.m. Armed with a search warrant, Eaton Countyget more >>
One of two busts in Eaton County, three in mid-Michigan overnightget more >>
Police believe two sisters are the brains behind a home invasion in Holt earlier this month. Police say two Lansing men broke into a home in the 1800 block of Schoolcraft, tied-up the homeowner, and stoleget more >>
Both face numerous charges for home invasionget more >>
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SOURCE UNT Health Science Center
FORT WORTH, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The numbers are staggering. More than 632 million people worldwide suffer from low back pain, and it is a leading cause of disability. According to the Institute of Medicine, one-third of all Americans suffer from chronic pain, which exceeds the number of people who are affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined.
In the U.S., approximately 100 million adults are affected by chronic pain, and the economic costs of Medical care and lost productivity total more than $550 billion annually.
This study, conducted at UNTHSC used osteopathic manual treatment (OMT) and ultrasound therapy to treat chronic low back pain in 455 adults. Patients in the study who received ultrasound therapy did not see any improvement, but the patients who received OMT saw significant improvement in pain, used less prescription medication and were more satisfied with their care over the 12 weeks of the study than those patients who did not receive OMT.
In study patients who received OMT, nearly two-thirds had a 30-percent reduction in their pain level, and half had a 50-percent reduction in their pain level. Patients received six treatments during the course of the study.
"One of the great benefits of OMT is that it has few side effects compared with other common treatments for low back pain that often involve serious side effects," Licciardone said. "In our study, patients who had higher levels of pain saw even greater reductions in pain. Not only does OMT reduce pain, it seems to work even better in people who experience higher pain levels. These are the people who are often treated with potentially addictive drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin, epidural steroid injections or surgery.
If we can reduce the use of these drugs and invasive procedures by helping people to feel better with hands-on treatment that has few side effects, that is a plus for our patients and contributes to the management of chronic pain."
This research was funded by the National Institutes of Health–National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (K24---AT002422) and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation.
In addition to its flagship school, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, the UNT Health Science Center houses The Osteopathic Research Center, which is a leading research center in osteopathic medicine focusing on the effectiveness of OMT and other distinct aspects of osteopathic medical care.
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