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Efficacy of Chiropractic Manual Therapy on Infant Colic: A Pragmatic Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Chiro.Org Blog: Excessive infant crying in otherwise healthy infants, traditionally called infant colic, continues to be an enigmatic condition with no known cause and no known cure. [1-3] Afflicting between 10% to 30% of all infants and consuming significant health care resources, [2] infant colic is a problem for parents and clinicians, both of whom try a wide range of therapies with often disappointing results. […]

Vertebral artery strains during high-speed, low amplitude cervical spinal manipulation.

Chiro.Org Blog: Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has been recognized as an effective treatment modality for many back, neck and musculoskeletal problems. One of the major issues of the use of SMT is its safety, especially with regards to neck manipulation and the risk of stroke. The vast majority of these accidents involve the vertebro-basilar system, specifically the vertebral artery (VA) between C2/C1. However, the mechanics of this region of the VA during SMT are unexplored. Here, we present first ever data on the mechanics of this region during cervical SMT performed by clinicians. VA strains obtained during SMT are significantly smaller than those obtained during diagnostic and range of motion testing, and are much smaller than failure strains. We conclude from this work that cervical SMT performed by trained clinicians does not appear to place undue strain on VA, and thus does not seem to be a factor in vertebro-basilar injuries. […]

The Mechanics of Neck Manipulation With Special Consideration of the Vertebral Artery

Chiro.Org Blog: So, when does the vertebral artery, or for that matter, any tissue, become injured? For mechanical injury to occur, the forces (stresses) in the tissue must exceed the microstructural and macrostructural failure limits of the tissue. Therefore, we started to investigate the question: What are the forces (stresses) and elongations (strains) of the vertebral artery during normal movements, diagnostic procedures, and high-speed, low-amplitude cervical spine treatments; and what are the corresponding failure forces and elongations? […]

Lives Lived – Ronald Gitelman, DC

Chiro.Org Blog: Chiropractor, husband, father, outdoorsman, craftsman. Born Jan. 26, 1937, in Trenton, Ont., died Oct. 7, 2012, in Toronto from pancreatic cancer, aged 75. […]

Happy Thanksgiving To ALL Our Friends!!! (2012)

What Is the Role Of Chiropractic Care in Prevention or Reduction of Musculoskeletal Injuries in Children?

Chiro.Org Blog: Back and neck pain are common ailments in school age children with prevalence rates ranging from 5% to 74%. [38, 39] The prevalence of low back pain increases from preadolescence to early adulthood, [38, 40] but after that, the prevalence rates change surprisingly little. [41] A similar pattern is seen for neck pain, [41] but less is known about the course of other musculoskeletal disorders throughout life. However, extremity complaints are found frequently in children. [42]Back and neck pain are common ailments in school age children with prevalence rates ranging from 5% to 74%. [38, 39] The prevalence of low back pain increases from preadolescence to early adulthood, [38, 40] but after that, the prevalence rates change surprisingly little. [41] A similar pattern is seen for neck pain, [41] but less is known about the course of other musculoskeletal disorders throughout life. However, extremity complaints are found frequently in children. [42] […]

The Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Health Care Expenditures for Back and Neck Problems

Chiro.Org Blog: Adjusted annual medical costs among CAM users was $424 lower (95% confidence interval: $240, $609; P<0.001) for spine-related costs, and $796 lower (95% confidence interval: $121, $1470; P=0.021) for total health care cost than among non-CAM users. Average expenditure for CAM users, based on propensity matching, was $526 lower for spine-specific costs (P<0.001) and $298 lower for total health costs (P=0.403). Expenditure differences were primarily due to lower inpatient expenditures among CAM users. […]

Orthopedic and Neurologic Procedures in Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter presents the general diagnostic methods currently used in differential diagnosis of selected orthopedic and neurologic conditions. […]

Children from middle class families more likely to suffer peanut allergy

Suggests that oversanitization might suppress the natural development of the immune system

Source The Telegraph

Children who have a peanut allergy tend to come from wealthier families, researchers have suggested.

Scientists say that this backs up the hygiene hypothesis that cleaner homes tend to increase the risk of childhood allergies.

They found that high income […]

Conservative Management of a 31 Year Old Male With Left Sided Low Back and Leg Pain: A Case Report

Chiro.Org Blog: Low back pain has been reported as the chief complaint for 23.6% of patients presenting to chiropractic offices. [1] Disc herniations that lead to nerve-root compromise account for less than 15% of chronic low back pain cases. [2] Over 95% of lumbar disc herniations occur at L4–5 or L5-S1 levels, and only 2% of herniations require surgery, 4% have compression fractures, 0.7% have spinal malignant neoplasms, 0.3% have ankylosing spondylitis and 0.1% have spinal infections. [2, 3] Leg pain is estimated to be found in 25–57% of all low back pain cases and accounts for large costs, disability, chronicity and severity. [4, 5, 6] […]

Introduction to Chiropractic Physiologic Therapeutics

Chiro.Org Blog: The use of physiotherapy and physical therapy to enhance the effects of the chiropractic adjustment in treatment can be significant in many cases. Superficial heat, diathermy, cold, microwaves, ultrasound, ultraviolet rays, galvanic and sinusoidal currents, traction, hydrotherapy, or therapeutic massage and exercise are among the therapies that may benefit the patient when properly applied. These procedures may help to reduce stiffness in joints, relieve tension, relax muscle spasm, and offer many other physiologic benefits. […]

Cancer Treatment Centers of America offer integrated treatment approach which includes chiropractic

Sources Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer and known for their comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment, opened CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Southeastern) in Newnan, Georgia with licensed chiropractors offering chiropractic […]

Chiropractors can provide physicals

Source Wichita Falls Times Record News

 

Chiropractors may now provide pre-participation sports physicals to children in the Wichita Falls Independent School District for all secondary grades.

The belated approval came Monday, just a few months after WFISD board members barred chiropractors from giving the same physicals.

Until Monday, […]

The Amazing Halloween Costume

The Amazing Halloween Costume

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