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If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

Informed Consent involves discussing the risks and benefits of the treatment you propose (in my case, chiropractic) AND reviewing the risks and benefits of the alternatives, which are “conservative” medical care, which typically involves prescribing muscle relaxers, NSAIDs […]

Do You Still Beat Your Wife?

Do You Still Beat Your Wife?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

There are certain accusations that are impossible to respond to, without sounding like a guilty party, trying to weasel out of a tight spot.

The accusation that chiropractic somehow “causes stroke” is one such unsupported and yet impossible-to-defend claim.

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September 18th – Happy 115th Anniversary

These excerpts are taken directly from Dr. Joe Keating’s raw notes which can be found in the Chiro Org History Archive

1895 (Sept): Chiropractic is “discovered” by D.D. Palmer (The Chiropractor, 1904, p. ii) 1895 (Sept 18): “On September 18, 1895, Harvey Lillard called upon Dr. Palmer” (The Chiropractor, 1904, p. 11) 1896 (Jan-Apr): […]

UPDATE: Texas Judge Finally Rules on Diagnosis Issue

UPDATE: Texas Judge Finally Rules on Diagnosis Issue

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Dynamic Chiropractic ~ 9-17-2010

Put yourself in the position of a practicing doctor of chiropractic in Texas right about now (if you are one, this is easy).   With the Texas Medical Board and Texas Medical Association breathing down your neck, […]

Chiropractic Associations Describe Chiropractic Care Using Conventional Terminology

Source The American Chiropractic Association

The Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP), with assistance from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), has established terminology that describes chiropractic care using conventionally recognized terminology across the accepted continuum of care. The terminology was established by a formal consensus process conducted in early […]

The Concierge Practice

Sources:

Modern Medicine, How to set up a concierge practice The Health Care Blog

Doc, you realize your office is a lot like Disney World,” an unhappy patient quipped to Mark R. Wheeler, an internist in Louisville. “It’s a three-hour wait for a 20-second ride.”

“That comment […]

The Council on Chiropractic Education Accreditation Standards Draft for 2012

In the 2012 draft of the Council on Chiropractic Education’s Accreditation Standards one of the bullet points in their mission statement reads, “Serving as a unifying body for the chiropractic profession.”

In a September 1st, 2010 document to interested parties on the Life West Chiropractic College website titled “A discussion of a limited number of […]

Giant chiropractor delivers cervical adjustment…

…and then grants 3 wishes.

Source Who Needs Photoshop

Study of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Neck-Related Headaches

Study of Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Neck-Related Headaches

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Previous research suggests that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) may be helpful for various types of chronic headaches, including cervicogenic headache (CGH), which is associated with neck pain and dysfunction. In a recent randomized controlled […]

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 4

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 4

The Chiro.Org Blog

We conclude this series by reviewing a brilliant group of 3 consecutive studies comparing popular forms of treatment for chronic spinal pain (NSAID use, acupuncture, and spinal adjusting).

Editorial Commentary:

Lynton G.F. Giles, DC, PhD, a researcher at the National Unit for Multidisciplinary Studies of […]

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 3

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 3

The Chiro.Org Blog

Today we will review a trial that Kaiser’s reviewers obviously ignored so that they could deny benefits for cervical adjusting.

Editorial Commentary:

First off, this article should have been very easy for their reviewers to find. Look at the title:

“The Benefits Outweigh the Risks […]

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 2

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 2

The Chiro.Org Blog

Our ongoing series of Editorials continues by reviewing what’s known about neck pain, and the success or failure of specific treatment approaches.

Editorial Commentary:

Today we will answer the question:

“Is Patient Advice Adequate for the Management of Neck Pain?”

The first article we will […]