Weber Family Chiropractic - Weekly Health
February 26, 2024
Dear patient and
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 I’ve 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 it’s part of my
sacred trust. So for your information
and consideration, here are these unique and revolutionary developments.
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.
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
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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
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. Weber’s 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.