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Why You Should Not Stop Taking Your Vitamins

Chiro.Org Blog: Should you stop your vitamins? It depends. To be exact, it depends on the quality of the science, and the very nature of scientific research. It is very hard to know things exactly through science. The waste bin of science is full of fallen heroes like Premarin, Vioxx and Avandia (which alone was responsible for 47,000 excess cardiac deaths since it was introduced in 1999). […]

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Researchers Believe Influenza Vaccines Need Improvement

Chiro.Org Blog: Critical gaps exist in the evidence for the effectiveness of licensed influenza vaccines in the United States, researchers report in an article published online October 25 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Individuals who are at risk for medical complications or people who are aged 65 years or older are especially affected by the gaps, the researchers write. […]

The Direction of Chiropractic Pediatric ResearchA Q&A w/ Dr. Brian Kelly, Life West President

Chiro.Org Blog: Dr. Kelly, for those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you yet, can you share some of your experiences from your tenure as president of New Zealand College of Chiropractic (NZCC)? […]

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

Chiro.Org Blog: Low back pain (LBP) affects approximately 80% of adults at some time in life [1] and occurs in all ages [2, 3]. Despite billions being spent on various diagnostic and treatment approaches, the prevalence and disability related to LBP has continued to increase [4]. There has been a recent movement toward comparative effectiveness research [5], i.e., research that determines which treatment approaches are most effective for a given patient population. […]

The Doctor of the Future

Chiro.Org Blog: The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. […]

Mightier Than the Sword — Using Research to Promote and Defend Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: If the public is to be better educated about the benefits of chiropractic care, doctors of chiropractic must be the ones to do the educating. Research is the strongest tool we have to promote our healing art to those unfamiliar with its value and to defend it from unwarranted attacks. We owe it to our patients, our profession, ourselves and future generations to know the facts so that we can share them far and wide. […]

First, Make Rice

Chiro.Org Blog: Fledgling sushi chefs spend months (sometimes years) doing nothing but making the rice for the head chef. If the rice isn’t right, it really doesn’t matter what else you do, you’re not going to be able to create and serve great sushi. Technical education in Chiropractic curricula invariably has to assume that you already know how to “make the rice”. […]

Pediatric News

Chiro.Org Blog: The second edition of Dr. Claudia Anrig’s wonderful text “Pediatric Chiropractic” will be available in early November. Pre-order a copy at a discount price on our Amazon Associate page and Amazon will tithe 4% of the proceeds back to chiropractic research. […]

Chiropractic and Sports Success

Chiro.Org Blog: Chiropractic has been serving athletes for years. Here are some legends from the past, including Michael Jordan and Joe Montana, and some current successful athletes like Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong. They have all been using chiropractic for increased performance, quick recovery, to keep themselves from getting sick, and to keep themselves happy. […]

Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safe?

Chiro.Org Blog: This new “best evidence” literature review explored reported adverse events and the overall safety of chiropractic pediatric care, as well as other forms of care for specific complaints routinely treated in a chiropractic office. The results were quite interesting: […]

Manual Therapy With and Without Vestibular Rehabilitation for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review

Chiro.Org Blog: Manual therapy is an intervention commonly advocated in the management of dizziness of a suspected cervical origin. There is moderate evidence to support the use of manual therapy, in particular spinal mobilisation and manipulation, for cervicogenic dizziness. The evidence for combining manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation in the management of cervicogenic dizziness is lacking. […]