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Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 1

By |August 31, 2010|Editorial|

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 1

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As a response to the actions of Kaiser, we will be publishing a series of editorials to review the alternatives, if chiropractic is eliminated from coverage. Informed Consent includes the process of reviewing the safety and efficacy of alternative forms of treatment. So let’s compare medicine’s success with resolving neck pain with chiropractic’s. I hope you will find these reviews of interest.

Editorial Commentary:

A recent balanced article in the Feb 13, 2008 issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) revealed that between 1997 and 2005, the costs for “standard medical management” of spinal pain syndromes (both neck and back) increased by an inflation-adjusted 63%, while measurable outcomes for physical functioning, work or school limitations, and social limitations among adults actually declined. During this same period, there was also an overall increase in the number of individuals who experienced neck or back pain (from 20.7% to 24.7%). (more…)

Kaiser, Chiropractic, and Chronic Neck Pain

By |August 30, 2010|Editorial|

Kaiser, Chiropractic, and Chronic Neck Pain

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A Chiro.Org Editorial


I’m not enrolled in any of the Kaiser provider panels, so I have no vested interest in challenging their actions, but any time one Insurance Company explores a novel new way to reduce their costs, there’s always the chance that others will follow. Because Kaiser opened the conversation, asking whether chiropractic care actually provides benefits for those with neck pain, I draw your attention to the research we have gathered.

The Chiropractic and Chronic Neck Pain page contains numerous articles about the etiology of neck pain, as well as gathering many clinical trials, which have demonstrated the power of chiropractic management for neck pain. (more…)

American Chiropractic Association Responds To New Kaiser Policy Excluding Cervical Manipulation

By |August 26, 2010|News|

American Chiropractic Association Responds To New Kaiser Policy Excluding Cervical Manipulation

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Source chiroeco.com


Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic States and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group recently revised their Chiropractic Manipulation Medical Coverage Policy to exclude cervical Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT).

The revised policy states, “Given the paucity of data related to beneficial effects of chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine and the real potential for catastrophic adverse events, it was decided to exclude chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine from coverage.”

Last week, ACA sent a letter to Kaiser outlining the extensive data that supports cervical spinal manipulation as both beneficial and safe. The association also released the following statement:

“The American Chiropractic Association is aware that Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic States and Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group have revised their Chiropractic Manipulation Medical Coverage Policy to exclude cervical Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment (CMT) from coverage.

This restriction, if allowed to stand, will be harmful to chiropractic patients and doctors. We have contacted Kaiser to express our grave concern over this change, and we await its reply. ACA will expend every effort to encourage Kaiser to reverse this new restriction, and we will keep our members and the profession informed along the way.” – ACA President, Dr. Rick McMichael

Retired general crusades for chiropractic care

By |August 26, 2010|News|

Source The Daytona Beach News-Journal

PORT ORANGE — Tucked in retired Brig. Gen. Becky Halstead’s briefcase are several dog tags listing the names of men and women who “didn’t make it home.”

Halstead, 51, the first woman to command in combat at the strategic level, said Wednesday she carries the tags she had engraved of the people who died and served under her command in the U.S. Army as a reminder of “the sacrifices they made.”

“I don’t ever want to forget,” Halstead told more than 100 college students at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange.

She told the story while talking to students about leadership and principles she thinks are important to live by such as serving others, having a positive attitude, being dedicated and disciplined.

Halstead, who spent 27 years in the military and served in Iraq in 2005 and 2006 after previously serving in Afghanistan, also is the first female graduate of West Point to be promoted to general. She now heads her own consulting company. (more…)

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By |August 25, 2010|Announcement|

Chiro.Org has been around since March 1995, providing access to chiropractic information without the hot air, hustle, or self-promotion I see on many other DC-oriented websites. Our motto was, and always will be “…for DCs, by DCs, with no thought of personal gain.”

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The Nutrition Page

By |August 19, 2010|Nutrition, Supplementation|

The Nutrition Page

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The Nutrition Page provides non-solicitous nutrition information, including articles and research abstracts supporting the benefits of vitamins, minerals and herbals for the restoration and maintenance of health. The Nutrition Section is divided into several convenient sections.

The Supplements Section contains 38 sub-sections covering nutrients from Acidophilus Pre/Probiotics to all the vitamins and minerals. If you happen to be using any prescription drugs then the Nutrient Depletion Charts will show you which nutrients a particular drug depletes from your body. (more…)