December 2011
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Zen and the Art of Chiropractic Maintenance

Chiro.Org Blog: The same might be said of chiropractic’s own journey, in this case seeking proper recognition. In particular, chiropractic from the point of view of a variety of third-party payers has been repeatedly turned down for reimbursement when it comes to matters of maintenance or preventive therapy. Completely counterintuitive, you might say, in light of the repeated and sometimes urgent declarations that we hear to the effect that the only way to control the runaway costs and inefficiency of American health care is to emphasize preventive care, placing it at the highest rather than lowest priority of interventions. [2] […]

Humorous Haiku

Chiro.Org Blog: Enjoy some Humorous Haiku […]

Chiropractic Perspectives On Myofascial Therapy

Chiro.Org Blog: The purpose of this chapter is to improve the doctor of chiropractic’s understanding of the significance of myofascial pain and dysfunction, and to improve the chiropractor’s level of competence in diagnosing the myofascial component of the subluxation complex. The myofascial orientation in the chiropractic setting directs the doctor to look first for a myofascial source of the patient’s pain, and when found, to use numerous techniques and procedures to offer rapid relief. Lowe recommends broad spectrum therapeutics to be employed after the performance of myofascial therapy to assure maximum flexibility. [1] […]

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

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Enjoy “A Christmas Carol” by Walt Disney, starring Mickey Mouse as Bob, Goofy as Jacob Marley, and Scrooge McDuck as.. you guessed it.

T’was a Chiropractic Christmas

T’was a Chiropractic Christmas

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T’was a Chiropractic Christmas

Enjoy! Happy Holidays to all our friends from the tiny staff at Chiro.Org



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New Research Project Demonstrates Relief Of Allodynia With Chiropractic Adjusting

Chiro.Org Blog: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the mechanical allodynia in animals after immobilization and chiropractic manipulation using the Activator instrument through the Von Frey test in an animal model that had its hind limb immobilized as a form to induce mechanical allodynia. […]

Insurers Announce New Reimbursement Policy for Multiple Therapies

Chiro.Org Blog: United Healthcare (UHC) and Aetna recently sent out notices to providers detailing their new Multiple Therapy Reduction policies. These policies reduce the reimbursement for the practice expense portion of the relative value units (RVUs) for certain therapies beyond the first therapy billed. The rationale is that there is duplication of the practice expense portion of the RVU. […]

If You Holiday Shop Online…

Chiro.Org Blog: We have been Amazon Associates since the 90s. Often they provide the best prices on electronics, CDs, DVDs, and books, so if you plan to use Amazon to shop, they kick us a 2-4% commission when you use our search tool, AND… you still get the same low prices. Now you can support chiropractic research and Chiro.Org whenever you shop. Remember, we tithe half our yearly income back into research. […]

Motion Palpation of the Pelvis

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter draws attention to the effects of fixations occurring within the pelvis (viz, the sacroiliac and pubic joints). Basic biomechanical, diag- nostic, and adjustive considerations are described, along with some important points that will be helpful during differential diagnosis. […]

Australian scientists urge Central Queensland University to reconsider chiropractic science degree

Source Adelaide Now

Some of Australia’s most eminent scientists have their noses, at least, out of joint after learning that a Queensland university will offer a “chiropractic science” degree next year.

A letter made public this week, signed by 34 scientists and doctors, including eight from Adelaide, urges Central Queensland University […]

Motion Palpation of the Lumbar Spine

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter describes the dynamic chiropractic approach to the correction of fixations of the lumbar spine and related tissues. Emphasis is on biomechanical, fixation, and therapeutic considerations. Some significant points in differential diagnosis are also described. […]

Acupuncture and Chiropractic Care for Chronic Painin an Integrated Health Plan: A Mixed Methods Study

Chiro.Org Blog: Substantial recent research examines the efficacy of many types of complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies. However, outcomes associated with the “real-world” use of CAM has been largely overlooked, despite calls for CAM therapies to be studied in the manner in which they are practiced. Americans seek CAM treatments far more often for chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) than for any other condition. Among CAM treatments for CMP, acupuncture and chiropractic (A/C) care are among those with the highest acceptance by physician groups and the best evidence to support their use. Further, recent alarming increases in delivery of opioid treatment and surgical interventions for chronic pain–despite their high costs, potential adverse effects, and modest efficacy–suggests the need to evaluate real world outcomes associated with promising non-pharmacological/non-surgical CAM treatments for CMP, which are often well accepted by patients and increasingly used in the community. […]

To Fix Health, Help the Poor

Studies show that to improve health care, invest more money in social services.

Source The NY Times Elizabeth Bradley and Lauren Taylor

IT’S common knowledge that the United States spends more than any other country on health care but still ranks in the bottom half of industrialized countries in outcomes like life […]

Sports Management: Lumbar Spine, Pelvic, and Hip Injuries

Chiro.Org Blog: The lumbar spine, sacrum, ilia, pubic bones, and hips work as a functional unit. Any disorder of one part immediately affects the function of the other parts. A wide assortment of muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, nerve, and vascular injuries in this area are witnessed during athletic care. […]