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A Constitutional Challenge to DCs Diagnosing – What This Means for Health Care

A Constitutional Challenge to DCs Diagnosing – What This Means for Health Care

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   ProviderLaw.Com By Keith Pendleton, JD

President of ProviderLAW

I. The Lawsuit in Texas

In January, 2006, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced an industry consortium known as the “Scope of Practice Partnership” (SOPP).

The […]

Chiropractic for the Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries

Chiropractic for the Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   ChiroAccess

Chiropractors have a longstanding history of treating musculoskeletal sports injuries. There have been few research studies that document the value of chiropractic treatment for sports injuries and nearly no research that has looked at providing evidence that chiropractic care […]

Health insurers shifting costs ahead of law – report

Source Reuters By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the largest U.S. health insurers are changing their accounting practices to book administration costs as medical costs in an attempt to circumvent new industry reforms, according to a U.S. Senate panel’s report released on Thursday.

Under the healthcare law passed in March, insurers must adjust […]

New Report Finds Chiropractic Is More Effective for Neck and Low Back Complaints

New Report Finds Chiropractic Is More Effective for Neck and Low Back Complaints

The Chiro.Org Blog

Thanks to John Wiens, D.C. for drawing our attention to this study!

This new report, prepared for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress by the esteemed medical authors Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PHD (Harvard Medical School) and Arnold Milstein, MD, […]

BCA Drops Its Defamation Lawsuit Against Science Writer Simon Singh

Chiro org has been following this story since it’s inception.

Source Mail Online

The British Chiropractic Association has dropped its defamation case against science writer Simon Singh, days after he won a legal battle for the right to criticise what he regarded as ‘bogus’ science.

The BCA today served notice of discontinuance of its action […]

New Canadian Studies Suggest Seasonal Fu Shot Increased H1N1 Risk

Source SIDRAP

Despite a rapidly launched range of studies, investigators in Canada are still unable to say—or to rule out—whether receiving a seasonal flu vaccination in the 2008-09 season made it more likely that Canadians would become ill from 2009 pandemic H1N1 flu.

In a lengthy article published today in Public Library of Science Medicine […]

Why Do Spinal Surgery Rates Continue To Rise?

Why Do Spinal Surgery Rates Continue To Rise?

The Chiro.Org Blog

A Chiro.Org Editorial

First, let’s review some history. In 1974, the Congressional Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce held hearings on unnecessary surgery. Their findings from the First Surgical Second Opinion Program found that 17.6% of recommendations for surgery were not confirmed. The House […]

Have You Used the WayBack Machine?

Some of us are old enough to remember Mister Peabody and his boy Sherman from the ever-so humorous Rocky & Bullwinkle Show.

Mr. Peabody had a gadget called the WayBack Machine, which he used to travel back in time, so he and Sherman could observe famous historical events.

Well, in the mid 90s, some enterprising […]

World Health Day April 7th

Source CNN

It’s World Health Day on Wednesday, which this year has a special focus on urbanization and health. It’s a theme the World Health Organization (WHO) hopes will highlight the effects urbanization has on the welfare of people who live and work in cities. The campaign will run from 7-11 April with the theme […]

Calcium deposition in osteoarthritic menisci and meniscal cell culture

Conclusions Calcium deposition is common in OA menisci. OA meniscal cells calcify more readily than normal meniscal cells. Pathological meniscal calcification, which may alter the biomechanical properties of the knee meniscus, is potentially an important contributory factor to OA. […]

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Two New Low Back Pain Studies Favor Chiropractic Care

Two New Low Back Pain Studies Favor Chiropractic Care

The Chiro.Org Blog

Thanks to Health Insights Today for drawing our attention to these studies!

A major randomized controlled trial on chronic low back pain was just published in the Clinical Rehabilitation Journal, involving 210 patients (140 women and 70 men) with chronic, non-specific low […]