Healthy Living: 2013’s Top 5 Overlooked Health Stories


Submitted by Kelly Golob for Tumwater Chiropractic Center

Tumwater Chiropractic OfficeLike any other year, there was a plethora of new medical research that was talked about in the news media in 2013.  Some of these studies are well done and could have profound implications, while others have conclusions that are blown out of proportion and taken out of context.  And, like every other year, there are a handful of very interesting studies that seemed to get overlooked.   So without further ado, here is my Top 5 list of “The Most Overlooked Health Stories of 2013”:

1.       The most common low back pain treatment is wrong.

  • Researchers found that the most common prescribed anti-inflammatory medication did not perform as well as the cheaper and safer alternative of spinal manipulation for low back pain.

2.       An unexpected source of knee pain for runners.

  • A new study found a link between delayed hip muscle firing and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) in runners.

3.       Kinesiotape an effective treatment for some shoulder injuries.

  • That bright colored tape seen on athletes everywhere was proven to improve shoulder range of motion and decrease shoulder impingement.

4.       New High-tech treatment for Tennis Elbow.

  • Low-Level LASER therapy was shown to heal chronic lateral epicondylitis without any other treatment needed.

5.       Non-surgical treatment for Bulging Discs in the Neck.

  • Researchers found that that 85% of patients with this injury were able to avoid surgery, and there were no side-effects with the treatment.


Kelly Golob, D.C. is a chiropractor at Tumwater Chiropractic Center at 128 D St SW in Tumwater.  Their clinic offers a variety of conservative and alternative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and preventative wellness.  They can be contacted at 360-570-9580 or online or find them on Facebook.


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