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The Supreme Court’s health care decision: What it does—and does not—mean

Source Harvard Health Blog

Anthony Komaroff, M.D., Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Publications

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (which I’ll just call the Law) in 2010 was regarded as a landmark event in U.S. history. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court, which largely upholds the Law, […]

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion

A little known, but potentially life-saving fact is that common medications deplete your body of a host of vital nutrients essential to your health. In this practical guide I’ll show you how to avoid drug-induced nutrient depletion and discuss options for replacing nutrient-robbing medications with natural supplements. […]

Neck and Back Pain in Children: Prevalence and Progression Over Time

Neck and Back Pain in Children: Prevalence and Progression Over Time

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 (May 16); 12: 98 ~ FULL TEXT Per Kjaer, Niels Wedderkopp, Lars Korsholm, and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Part of Clinical Locomotion Network, University of Southern Denmark, Campusvej 55, DK-5230, […]

Online Marketing: How’s Your Biography?

Chiro.Org Blog: Did you know that the Meet the Doctor section of a chiropractic website can account for nearly 50 percent of total page views of your site? In many cases that’s more than the About Us or Contact Us pages, which are often considered the most important website areas after the home page. […]

The Subluxation Complex Saves Diagnosis for Texas Chiropractors

Chiro.Org Blog: The Texas Medical Association (TMA) and the the Texas Medical Board (TMB) takes one in the shorts, as the Texas Court of Appeals denies their attempt to halt chiropractors from diagnosing patients. […]

Strokes May Seem Rare, But Can Occur 230% More Often Using The Pill

Chiro.Org Blog: A large Danish registry study found that the risks of thrombotic stroke or myocardial infarction (MI) roughly doubled in women taking oral contraceptives with low-to-moderate doses of ethinyl estradiol. […]

Wake Up – We’re in a Race for Scientific Ownership of Manipulation

Chiro.Org Blog: Professions, by definition, “own” their tools and their knowledge. This means that there is a cultural consensus in society that expertise in the use of professional knowledge is invested in a particular profession because that profession knows the most, is the most expert in, and can do the most good for the public with its unique tools. Lawyers know the most about laws because they make laws, study laws and apply laws. You wouldn’t go to a plumber if you had a legal case. Obviously, the situation is analogous for health care. […]

Chiropractic Dominates The Spine Journal Downloads in 2011

Source Dynamic Chiropractic

The Spine Journal recently announced its “Top 25 Hottest Articles” for 2011. These are the most downloaded articles for the year. The 2011 list is surprising in that 13 of the 25 articles have at least one author who is a doctor of chiropractic.

In addition, 10 of […]

TMJ Trauma and Its Rehabilitation

Chiro.Org Blog: Proper treatment of TMJ dysfunction must be based on a thorough case history, a complete physical workup, an evaluation of the cranial respiratory impulse and craniosacral mechanisms, and a detailed examination of the TMJ, cranium, and cervical spine. Unfortunately, radiographs to determine abnormal joint space are rarely successful unless over 30% of the bone has been destroyed. […]

Forearm and Wrist Trauma

Chiro.Org Blog: As with most parts of the body, traumatic effects in the forearm or wrist may occur abruptly (eg, fracture, strain, sprain) or be the result of long-term microtrauma (eg, tunnel syndromes, arthritis, entrapment by scar tissue). […]

The Use of Botanicals During Pregnancy and Lactation

Chiro.Org Blog: Women are the largest consumers of healthcare, and this extends to their utilization of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Researchers have attempted to uncover the reasons why women turn to CAM in general and to botanical medicine in particular. Desire to have personal control over their health has been cited as the strongest motive for women to use herbal medicine. Second was dissatisfaction with conventional treatment and its disregard for a holistic approach, as well as concerns about the side effects of medications. […]

A QUIZ: Identifying Common and Dangerous Neck Masses

Chiro.Org Blog: Accurate diagnosis of neck masses is critical to minimize morbidity and mortality. However, differentials vary greatly and can be challenging for the physician. […]

The Basis for Spinal Manipulation:Chiropractic Perspective of Indications and Theory

Chiro.Org Blog: It is reasonable to think that patients responding to spinal manipulation (SM), a mechanically based therapy, would have mechanical derangement of the spine as a critical causal component in the mechanism of their condition. Consequently, SM practitioners routinely assess intervertebral motion, and treat patients on the basis of those assessments. In chiropractic practice, the vertebral subluxation has been the historical raison d’etre for SM. Vertebral subluxation is a biomechanical spine derangement thought to produce clinically significant effects by disturbing neurological function. […]

Where the U.S. Spends its Spine Dollars

Chiro.Org Blog: Although it is well recognized that national costs associated with back and neck conditions have grown considerably in recent years, little is known about the costs of care for specific ambulatory health services that are used to manage this population. Between 1999 and 2008, the mean inflation-adjusted annual expenditures on medical care for these patients increased by 95% (from $487 to $950); most of the increase was accounted for by increased costs for medical specialists, as opposed to primary care physicians. […]

Use of Post-isometric Relaxation in the Chiropractic Management of a 55-year-old Man with Cervical Radiculopathy

Chiro.Org Blog: Presented here was a patient with acute C7 radiculopathy that, despite MRI findings of a C6–7 disc protrusion with right-sided lateral canal stenosis, resolved following a course of chiropractic treatment that included SMT and cervical paraspinal PIR. The patient’s radiculopathy symptoms did not return in 3 years of follow-up. […]