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Welcome to Chiro.org - the best Chiropractic website for news and information! If your browser does not show you drop down menus at the top of the page, you can navigate our web site using the site map.

Review Our Extensive LINKS Section

Most Links Pages point at materials on someone else's website.
Chiro.Org's LINKS Section is different !


As early as 1997, the LINKS was collecting abstracts and Full-text articles onto our own server. Over the years, most of those materials have coalesced into topical pages, which now gather related materials into one convenient reference location.

Our Low Back Pain Page and the Whiplash page are just 2 examples.

Here are some of our newest topical additions:
The LINKS Section can be found up top, on the tan toolbar.




Chiropractic and Chronic Neck Pain

  • A recent article in the JMPT includes clinical practice guidelines overing both the management of neck pain-associated disorders (NADs) AND whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). This guideline replaces 2 previous chiropractic guidelines on NADs and WADs.

  • Another study from Spine Journal reviews the cost-effectiveness of spinal manipulative therapy, supervised exercise, and home exercise for older adults with chronic neck pain.


The Documentation Section

  • Please explore our Documentation Association Recommendations section, which contains detailed recommendations from National Associations for documenting:
    • Record Keeping
    • Initial Exams
    • Clinical Impression and Diagnosis, and
    • Outcome Assessment

  • Review our Useful Tools section, which contains useful form letters, including:
    • Initial and Progress Insurance Letters
    • Initial and Progress Report Templates, and
    • other Useful Forms

  • The ICD-10 code sets have fundamental changes in structure and concepts that make them very different from ICD-9. Because of these differences, it is important to develop a preliminary understanding of the changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

  • Chiropractors Reaches Consensus On Terminology For Stages Of Care. Older descriptive terms like preventive, supportive, and maintenance care are poorly understood by allopathic providers and payers alike.   Review the new terms now.

  • Maximize the Effectiveness of your Documentation by reviewing this in-depth article, available exclusively at Chiro.Org, thanks to the author Dr. Robert Mootz. Thanks Bob!

  • Survive the Scrutiny of a 3rd Party claim review by reviewing this in-depth article by Nataliya Schetchikova, PhD.

  • The DOCUMENTATION Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.




    Visit Our SEARCH Tools

    • We now have even more “directory-specific” search tools to help you find information more easily!

    • You'll find these tools within the Acupuncture, Alt-Med Abstracts, Case Studies, ChiroZine, Documentation, LINKS, Medicare, Nutrition, Pediatrics, and the Chiropractic Research sections.

    Look for the green SEARCH links at the top of each page.




    Have You Been Following Our Blog Lately?

    • The Biopsychosocial Model and Chiropractic.   There is an increasing awareness, interest and acceptance of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model by all health care professionals involved with patient care. The areas of spine care and pain medicine are no exception. The chiropractic approach to health care has a history that is grounded in key aspects of the BPS model.

    • Food Groups and Risk of All-cause Mortality.   Optimal consumption of risk-decreasing foods results in a 56% reduction of all-cause mortality, whereas consumption of risk-increasing foods is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality.

    • Quantifying the Impact of NSAID-associated Adverse Events.   Following the recent release of a new Low Back guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP) which specifically recommends the use of noninvasive, non-drug treatments for low back pain like spinal manipulation (chiropractic), it only seems reasonable to review why NSAIDs has fallen out of favor.

    • Running Exercise Strengthens the Intervertebral Disc.   This study found that low impact fast walking and slow running, but not high impact (fast) running correlated with positive IVD characteristics. These findings represent the first evidence in humans that exercise can be beneficial for the IVD and provide support for the notion that specific exercise protocols may improve IVD material properties in the spine.

    • There Will Never Be Enough Research To Satisfy Our Critics.   For those who may have forgotten, or for those who never knew, organized medicine spent decades and tens of millions of dollars trying to discredit and destroy chiropractic. Today, the vestiges of that same oppression is still found on fringe web sites that ignore the body of peer-reviewed research supporting chiropractic care.



    We are Street Legal!

    • Chiro.Org turned 22 years old this March! (2017).   We remain the oldest existing chiropractic website!   When Ed Merrifield registered the Chiro.Org domain, there were less than 10,000 websites on the whole Planet.

    • We want to thank our webmasters (volunteers all!) and our Sponsors for making this website possible!

    Read the rest of our Announcements now!
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    The Nutrition Section


    The NUTRITION Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.




    The Chiropractic Research Section


    The CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH Section can be found on the RESEARCH drop-down.




    The Pediatrics Section


    The PEDIATRICS Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.




    The Chiropractic Assistant Section

    • The Chiropractic Assistant Page contains interesting and useful articles on billing and coding, patient education, CA training, practice management, and personal and practice growth.

    The CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.




    The Medicare Section

    • The Medicare Section recently added a whole series of research articles explaining on how chiropractic care reduces the cost, and improved the health outcomes in Medicare patients.

      • A new JMPT study shows that chiropractic care can reduce the reliance on Opioid Use in younger Medicare beneficiaries.

      • Another new JMPT study details how chiropractic care improves outcomes and reduces health care costs for older Medicare patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.

    The MEDICARE Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.




    The Acupuncture Section

    • A newly acquired FULL TEXT article titled The Neuroimmune Basis of Anti-inflammatory Acupuncture proposes that the anti-inflammatory power of acupuncture may be more successful for the treatment of a number of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases than standard medical management.

    • In a second study, reviewing who uses acupuncture, and for what purpose, in a group of 9408 acupuncture patients, 74% of patients were female. The most common main complaint reported was musculo-skeletal (38%), followed by psychological (11%), general (9%), neurological (8%) and gynaecological/obstetric (8%), while 5% of patients were seeking treatment for their general well-being. Read about this in the Articles section. Learn more about this ancient healing technique.

    • This section links to acupuncture journals, information websites, and also contains numerous research articles.

    The ACUPUNCTURE Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.




    ChiroZINE ~ Spinal Manipulation May Reduce Spinal DJD and Disability


    ChiroZINE is the first chiropractic newspaper on the internet, providing you with news and science reviews.




    The Radiology Section

    • MRI Spine Protocols First, as discussed previously, general radiologists have a 42.2% error rate as reported by Lurie, Doman, Spratt, Tosteson, and Weinstein (2009), which makes it virtually imperitive that we, as practitioners, must take control of a critical component in diagnosing our patients.

    • Mechanical low back pain is a common indication for Nuclear Medicine imaging. Single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) allows accurate diagnosis and anatomic localisation of osteoblastic and osteolytic lesions in 3D imaging. We present a clinical case of a patient referred for evaluation of chronic lower back pain with no history of trauma, spinal surgery, or cancer.

    • The AMA's Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairments uses George's Line to rate neck impairments. A moderate (3.5 mm) break in George's Line on the flexion and extension lateral X-ray films is a permanent impairment, equivalent to a post-surgical fusion of two cervical vertebra. Some chiropractors see small anterolisthesis and/or retrolisthesis on the films and fail to appreciate its true significance.

    • You may also enjoy taking the Radiology QUIZ.

    • While you're here, come explore useful radiology charts, guides, articles, and the radiology report generator.

    The RADIOLOGY Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.




    The Free Rehabilitation Monographs Section

    • All the Monographs have being updated with “hot links” (a.k.a “anchored” links) to make it easier to navigate through these remarkable articles.   Dr. Richard C Schafer donated this collection of rehabilitation monographs to our website, to share with our profession.   You will find them of great value!   "RC" was the first chiropractor to be published by a medical publication house (Williams & Wilkins) and even 14 years after his death, RC still remains our profession's most published author.

    The R.C. SCHAFER Section can be found on the ARCHIVES drop-down.




    The Alt-Med Abstracts Collection


    The ALT-MED ABSTRACTS Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.




    The Chiropractic Antitrust Suit ~ Wilk vs. the AMA

    For those who have forgotten, and for those who never ever knew, Organized Medicine spent decades and millions of dollars trying to discredit and destroy chiropractic.   Today, the vestiges of this suppression are still found on fringe web sites that ignore the body of peer-reviewed research supporting chiropractic care.   Explore the depths of Organized Medical arrogance in this in-depth review of the Wilk case.

    The Wilk Case can be found on ARCHIVE drop-down.




    The Case Study Section

    • This section will continue to collect relevant case studies published in the peer-reviewed literature. Interested in sharing a case study with the profession on our website? Here's an outline for your use.

    The CASE REPORTS Section can be found on RESEARCH drop-down.




    Are German Orthopedic Surgeons Killing People With Chiropractic?

    • I present for your review an abstract from the Journal of Neurology. This abstract blatantly conceals the facts stated in the body of the paper when it states that “we describe 36 patients with vertebral artery dissections and prior chiropractic neck manipulation”.

    • When I read that sentence, I am led to believe that “real-live chiropractors” (meaning licensed Doctors of Chiropractic, who received their training at a CCE/WCCE accredited school) were the ones to provide the “chiropractic neck manipulation”.

    • Unfortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth!

    You can review many other articles like this at our Stroke and Chiropractic Page
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    The Chiro Org Image Archive

    • Pay a visit to our archive of chiropractic images and clipart. It's easy to download and import these images into web pages, office brochures or Powerpoint presentations. Have any images to share? Let us know!

    The Chiro Org Image Archive can be found on ARCHIVE drop-down.




    The New DCs Section

    • The New DC section is dedicated to providing information for new and established chiropractors, to begin, maintain and run a smooth, productive chiropractic practice.

    • There are new practice building chapters from Dr. Richard C. Schafer's best-selling textbook “Developing A Chiropractic Practice” and “The Chiropractic Assistant”.

    The New DC Section can be found on the Chiropractic Tools drop-down.




    Computers In Your Office

    • Come learn about the parts of your computer, how to upgrade with new parts or software, or you can even very cost-effectively build your own box from scratch.   It's easier than you can imagine!

    The COMPUTERS Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.




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