Weber Family Chiropractic - Weekly Health Tip

February 26, 2024

Dear patient and friend,


In the journals I read I often come across new developments in the science of chiropractic. However, people like you never become aware of these important ideas since the media reports so little of it.


Therefore Ive taken yet upon myself to keep you informed of crucial breakthroughs because I know how important they can be to you, your family and friends. As your doctor, I believe its part of my sacred trust. So for your information and consideration, here are these unique and revolutionary developments.



Suffering From Knee Pain? Your Chiropractor Is Your Best Choice

New research confirms what many doctors of chiropractic and their patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) the most common cause of knee pain, characterized by cartilage damage under the kneecap due to overuse or injury likely know already: spinal manipulation is more effective than local exercise therapy in reducing pain, improving function and other key outcome measures.

A randomized, controlled trial [Scafoglieri A, and colleagues; BMC Musculoskel Disord, 2021] assigned PFPS patients (ages 16 and older and experiencing anterior knee pain for at least three months) to a local exercise or spinal manual therapy group. For six weeks, patients received high-velocity, low-thrust manipulations of the thoracolumbar region, sacroiliac joint and/or hip (one session per week); or supervised training of the knee and hip muscles with mobilization of the patellofemoral joint (also one session per week). Patients in both groups also received instructions on home exercises that focused on mobilizing the thoracolumbar region.

Outcome measures included maximum, minimum and current pain; function; and maximum voluntary peak force (MVPF) of the quadriceps all assessed at three points: before intervention, after six weeks of intervention and after six weeks of follow-up (week 12 of the study).

In terms of improvement, significant between-group differences for both pain and functionality were noted, favoring the spinal manual therapy group. Significant between-group differences were not noted relative to improvement in quadriceps MVPF.

Per the study authors: "This is the first study supporting evidence that spinal manual therapy is more effective than local exercise therapy in patients with PFPS in the medium term. Compared to local exercise therapy, six sessions of manipulative therapy of the spine resulted in minimal clinically important differences in pain and functionality after 6 weeks of intervention and at 6 weeks of follow-up."



Dr. Scott Weber

Weber Family Chiropractic




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Chiropractic has been a part of my life since being injured while playing collegiate sports. Since it had been a year with pain and no treatment, I decided enough was enough, and called Dr. Weber's office for an appointment. After a finding out what the problem was, Dr. Weber explained things descriptively so that I could understand what the options were and also the plan of action. After several months of working with Dr. Weber and his program, my pain has subsided to the point of rarely having any. I would recommend to anyone having back problems to give chiropractic a try. It has helped me tremendously, and I feel that it can help others as well.


Jon H.

Jacksonville, IL



I had been having lower back, muscle pain and cramps on a daily basis for years. My symptoms were severe at times. I had used muscle relaxers at times with limited results and I knew that they could become addictive if I was not careful. I met with Dr. Weber on a different matter and he discussed my symptoms with me. From my very first conversation, I trusted him and his suggestions on how he could assist me with my problems. I have been very happy with my results. My treatments have been reduced down to once per month as my back improved. I feel like a new man! My wife has been a patient of Dr. Webers also, and her shoulder has greatly improved with his advice and care. I know that Chiropractic will always be a part of my life. Maintenance and prevention are a priority for me now.


Brent P.