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Sidney Crosby Press Conference with Dr Ted Carrick

Sidney Crosby, probably the best player in the NHL, and one who is certainly marketed as the face of the NHL along with Alexander Ovechkin, has been unable to play hockey since last year due to a serious concussion. Recently he has been treated by Dr Ted Carrick, a chiropractor and founder of the Carrick […]

The Biological Rationale For Possible Benefits
of Spinal Manipulation

Chiro.Org Blog: In terms of mechanical issues, the manipulable spinal disorder (traditionally termed “subluxation” in chiropractic, “somatic dysfunction” in osteopathy, and “fixation” or “functional blockage” in manual medicine) is characterized as a spinal joint strain/sprain with associated local and referred pain and muscle spasm. The function of the spinal joint is deranged by virtue of static misalignment and/or reduction of motion (i.e., “fixation,” “blockage,” or the more generic term “hypomobility”). Mechanisms that have been proposed for this dysfunction, particularly the hypomobility, include: […]

Clinical Brief: Depression Screening and Treatment

Chiro.Org Blog: Depression is a condition seen frequently in primary care practice as well as by practitioners who treat patients with chronic pain. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all adults be screened for depression and those who screen positive for depression be appropriately referred for additional assessment and management. Cognitive behavioral therapy, pharmacotherapy, physical activity and mindful exercise are all accepted approaches to treatment of depression. […]

Outcomes For Adult Scoliosis Patients Receiving Chiropractic Rehabilitation: A 24-month Retrospective Analysis

Chiro.Org Blog: This report is among the first to demonstrate sustained radiographic, self-rated, and physiologic benefits after treatment ceased. After completion of a multimodal chiropractic rehabilitation treatment, a retrospective cohort of 28 adult scoliosis patients reported improvements in pain, Cobb angle, and disability immediately following the conclusion of treatment and 24 months later. […]

Application of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Guide in Patients with Neck Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: Neck pain (NP), along with related disorders such as cervical radiculopathy and headache, is very common. It is estimated that 30-50% of adults will experience some form of significant NP in any given year.. Further, work limitation due to NP occurs in 11-14% of individuals each year. The recent Bone and Joint Decade Neck Pain Task Force identified the need for research that examines the clinical criteria for diagnosis as well as the best forms of treatment for patients with NP and related disorders. Also recognized by the Neck Pain Task Force is the importance of applying a patient-focused approach that considers the biopsychosocial nature of NP. […]

Leading Pediatric Researcher Appointed Chair of Pediatric Research @ Life Chiropractic College West

Chiro.Org Blog: On Thursday, September 1, 2011, Joel Alcantara, D.C., a prominent chiropractic researcher, joins the research team at Life Chiropractic College West as the newly appointed Chair of Pediatric Research. Dr. Alcantara is one of the rising stars in chiropractic pediatric research. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Calgary and graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 1995. Prior to his appointment as Research Director of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), he was on the research faculty at Palmer West and Life West. He lectures internationally on pediatric chiropractic and has numerous peer-reviewed publications and a contributing author in textbooks such as Pediatric Chiropractic, Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic and Fundamentals of Chiropractic. […]

Findings of the Bone and Joint Decade Neck Pain Task Force:Interview with Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD

Chiro.Org Blog: Scott Haldeman chaired the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Related Disorders, the most comprehensive multidisciplinary review on neck pain ever undertaken. As with similar projects, the Task Force reviewed and evaluated all existing research on the diagnosis and treatment of neck pain. But it went further, initiating original research in insufficiently explored areas, including the now-renowned study by David Cassidy and colleagues which demonstrated that strokes are no more likely after a visit to a chiropractor than after a visit to a medical doctor. In this Health Insights Today interview, Dr. Haldeman discusses the major findings of the Neck Pain Task Force and their implications for the management of this challenging condition. […]