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Chiropractic Care for Spinal Whiplash Injuries

Chiro.Org Blog: In the Woodward study, 93% of the 28 patients studied retrospectively were found to have a statistically significant improvement following chiropractic care. [1] Chiropractic care in this study consisted of spinal manipulation, PNF and cryotherapy. Most of the 28 patients had prior treatment with NSAIDs, soft collars and physiotherapy. The average length of time before the patients began chiropractic care was 15.5 months post-MVA (range of 3-44 months). […]

Whiplash & Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: Whiplash is an enigmatic injury. We spend billions of dollars each year to treat it. Yet many lawyers, legislators, and medical doctors deny its existence. It affects millions of people around the world, yet research is severely under-funded. It is a largely preventable injury, yet we do little to prevent it. Fortunately, times are changing as whiplash enters a new phase of research and understanding. […]

Primary Spine Care Practitioners

Chiro.Org Blog: The following is an interesting and well crafted article that posits yet another fanciful way to bring chiropractic “out of the closet”.   I do have some issues with a few of Dr. Murphy’s recommendations, however: […]

Certified Nurse-midwives Give Chiropractic The Thumbs-Up

Chiro.Org Blog: 187 certified nurse-midwives filled our an on-line, self-administered survey designed to gather their opinions on the safety of chiropractic, and the scope of chiropractic practice. It also captured demographic information relating to their professional training and their personal and professional clinical experiences with chiropractors. The results were most revealing: […]

Why Chiropractic Care Reduces Blood Pressure

Chiro.Org Blog: Several news stories reported on a study performed at the University of Leeds in England, and published in the August 1, 2007 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, that showed links between neck muscles and the brain and that this link plays a crucial role in controlling blood pressure. […]

Fundamentals of Initial Case Management Following Trauma

Chiro.Org Blog: Without a doubt, no other health-care approach equals the efficacy of chiropractic in the general field of conservative neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation. For many centuries, therapeutic rehabilitation was a product of personal experience passed on from clinician to clinician. In the last 20 years, however, it has become an applied science. In its application, of course, much empiricism remains that can be called an intuitive art –and this is true for all forms of professional health care. […]

Medicare Electronic Prescribing Program Exemptions: CMS Policy Is Clear

Chiro.Org Blog: A recent misrepresentation of Federal policy related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Prescribing Program has recently circulated through the chiropractic profession. To clarify any confusion this may have caused, ACA would like to direct DCs to this issue of MLN Matters, which provides information directly from CMS (Medicare) regarding the electronic prescribing program exemptions. […]

Chiropractic Technique Review: Pierce Results System

Chiro.Org Blog: The Chiropractic Technique, known as the Pierce Results System, was developed by Vernon Pierce, D.C., Sr. It is a biomechanical analysis of spine kinematics (or spinal motion), utilizing “stress views” of the spine (flexion, extension, rotation, and/or lateral bending views where required) or videofluoroscopy (VF, or “moving x-ray” studies) to determine the loss of spinal function, which is at the core of the “vertebral subluxation complex”. […]

MRI Update

Chiro.Org Blog: Technological progress is not reserved for cell phones and iPads. Advanced imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have benefited from recent advances as well. In fact, MRI has become the gold standard of advanced imaging for the spine and extremity joints. Learn more now! […]

Chiropractic Techniques

Chiro.Org Blog: The following list contains the 15 techniques most frequently used by doctors of chiropractic (DCs). This list is quite dated, having come from data published in the Job Analysis of Chiropractic, published by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, back in January 2000. […]

ACA Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against United Healthcare

Chiro.Org Blog: On April 22, 2011, ACA joined an existing national class action lawsuit against United Healthcare (United) and HealthNet. In February, the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) joined the litigation challenging United’s recoupment practices. In joining the lawsuit, ACA amended the complaint to include internal policies and procedures used by United and their chiropractic network, Optum, to improperly deny chiropractic benefits. […]

Happy 4th of July to All Our Friends! (2011)

Chiro.Org Blog: Happy Independence Day from Chiro.Org! Enjoy the Fireworks Over the Lady of Liberty in NYC while reading the Declaration of Independence. […]