June 2011
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Individual Mandate Requirement

Chiro.Org Blog: A federal appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio, today placed its constitutional stamp of approval on the linchpin of the embattled Affordable Care Act (ACA): the requirement that individuals either obtain health insurance coverage or pay a penalty […]

WikiChiro Foundation Formed to Set the Record Straight on Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: Doctors of chiropractic have long been dismayed by Wikipedia’s description(s) of the profession. In response, several DCs have formed the WikiChiro Foundation to provide a scientifically unbiased center for the public and to set the reciord straight. YAY! […]

Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness At Your Fingertips

Chiro.Org Blog: The following is a collection of studies related to the cost effectiveness and efficacy associated with chiropractic care and the procedures that doctors of chiropractic provide. The American Chiropractic Association, The International Chiropractic Association, The Congress of State Associations, and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges appreciate the opportunity to provide these materials for your review. […]

Plastic Surgery For Headaches???

Chiro.Org Blog: A recent full text article in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [1] fully describes how plastic surgeons attempt to mimic the common outcome of chiropractic upper cervical adjusting by: removal of a small segment of the semispinalis capitis muscle and shielding of the nerve with a subcutaneous flap to fully decompress the greater occipital nerve […]

Musculoskeletal Development and Sports Injuries in Pediatric Patients

Chiro.Org Blog: Physical activity is extremely important for everyone, but especially for children. A well-designed exercise program enhances the physical and intellectual development of a child. Competitive sports are often a child’s first introduction to programmed exercise. […]

The Pediatric Elbow: A Review of Fractures

Chiro.Org Blog: The elbow fracture is one of the most common fractures in children. Assessing the elbow for fracture can be difficult because of the changing anatomy of the growing skeleton and the subtlety of some of these fractures. […]

Urge Your Representative and Senators to Support These 4 Bills Designed to Expand Chiropractic Coverage

Chiro.Org Blog: Earlier this year, four separate pieces of legislation were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and one in the U.S. Senate that would expand patient access to the services provided by doctors of chiropractic in several federal health care delivery systems. […]

Introduction to the Dynamic Chiropractic Paradigm

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter presents an overview of the background and basic concepts of Dynamic Chiropractic. The normal motions of spinal and related articulations, general considerations of spinal fixations, the different types of fixations, the significant physiologic mechanisms associated, a comparison of traditional and modern definitions of the vertebral subluxation complex, and other basic concepts are summarized. […]

WARNING: Keep an Eye On Your Adjusting Tables

Chiro.Org Blog: The following is a sad tale about an infant that was crushed while crawling under an unsupervised traction table. In the hopes that this story may prevent this from ever happening in your office, please read the whole story. […]

Migraines Appear To Be On The Rise

Chiro.Org Blog: Migraine may be classified as migraine without aura, formerly called common migraine, or migraine with aura, formerly known as classic migraine. The differences are based upon the presence or absence of neurologic symptoms prior to the onset of headache. The aura may consist of flashing lights, or zigzag lines, or may manifest as blind spots in the vision. […]

The Dangers of “GroupThink”

Chiro.Org Blog: The term “group think” was coined by the psychologist Irving Janis in his 1972 work, Victims of Group think: A Psychological Study of Foreign- Policy Decisions and Fiascoes. Group think describes what happens when individual thought cedes to the will of group consciousness. […]

To Be or Not to Be An Associate Doctor

Chiro.Org Blog: Every DC has a vision of starting their own practice, becoming extremely successful and enjoying the riches of life. Reads like a fairy tale, doesn’t it? Realistically, this scenario is a fantasy to the many DC’s who aren’t destined to start and operate their own practice. How do you know if you have what it takes to start a new practice—or if you’d be happier as an associate? Your personal answers to the following questions will tell you. […]

Senate Bill Introduced to Expand Veterans’ Access to Chiropractic Care

Chiro.Org Blog: The ACA and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) commend Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) for introducing legislation in the U.S. Senate designed to fully integrate chiropractic care as a covered service within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. […]

New evidence for innate knowledge

Source Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Do we have innate knowledge? Neuroscientists working on Blue Brain Project at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) are finding proof that this is the case. They’ve discovered that neurons make connections independently of a subject’s experience. Their results have been published in an article in the […]

Point/Counterpoint: Seeking A Second Opinion on Expanded Chiropractic Practice Part I

Chiro.Org Blog: There has been a lot of recent traffic to our postings about Alabama [1] and New Mexico’s attempts to gain prescription rights. For that reason, we are featuring 2 articles, both pro and con on the topic of expanding chiropractic practice into the realm of medicine. We hope you will find the following 2 articles of interest. […]