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Daily Archives: March 16, 2011

Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness

By |March 16, 2011|Cost-Effectiveness, News|

Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness

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SOURCE:   Health Insights Today

By Daniel Redwood, DC

“Doctors of chiropractic are a vital part of our nation’s health care system. Your services have been proven both effective and cost-effective and every day you help countless Americans with a variety of health conditions.”

~ Kathleen Sebelius,
Secretary of Health and Human Services
2011 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference

Health care costs in the United States continue to rise and now account for 17.6% of the economy. In the public sector, Medicare and Medicaid budgets are under continual strain, while accelerating private sector insurance premium increases are pricing millions of American families out of the market each year.

Aside from outlawing pre-existing condition exclusions and providing premium subsidies for those who need them most, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) empowers the Department of Health and Human Services to take a variety of steps toward controlling costs. But attempts to utilize these powers will trigger strong opposition from groups facing adverse impact to their bottom lines. Further complicating matters, the future of PPACA remains uncertain as opponents seek to vilify, defund and repeal it. (more…)

The Art of the Chiropractic Adjustment: Part IV

By |March 16, 2011|Education, Technique|

The Art of the Chiropractic Adjustment: Part IV

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SOURCE: Dynamic Chiropractic

By Richard C. Schafer, DC, FICC

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Part II and

Part III and

Part V and

Part VI

The aim of this series is to define certain general principles that underlie almost all chiropractic adjustive techniques. Parts I and II of this series reviewed depth of drive, the articular snap, segmental distraction, timing, the advantages of placing the patient’s spine in an oval posture, correct table height, and patient positioning objectives. Part III summarized the factor of time in the clinical approach and its underlying biomechanical principles of tissue viscoelasticity, fatigue, creep, and relaxation. This column reviews the need to visualize the loading effects on articular cartilage, joint lubrication, action of the intra-articular synovial tabs, and the articular planes to deliver a corrective thrust most effectively.

Loading Effects on Articular Cartilage

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