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Spinal Manipulation: The Right Choice For Relieving Low Back Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: In a subgroup of patients with acute nonspecific LBP, spinal manipulation was significantly better than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac and clinically superior to placebo. […]

McMaster chiropractic working group aims to further health research and interdisciplinary care

Source The Vancouver Sun

by Dr Don Nixdorf

Research is key to developing better treatments and care protocols to eliminate disease and stay healthy. The chiropractic profession is fortunate to have twelve Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation (CCRF) research chairs in major universities across the country, each of which conducts and contributes to world […]

Macquarie backs off from chiropractic

Source The Australian

Macquarie University has announced plans to offload its chiropractic teaching by 2015.

It said it would begin discussions with other “interested” higher education providers about taking over its chiropractic units and degrees, including academic staff and teaching facilities. Executive science dean Clive Baldock said his faculty wanted to concentrate on developing “recent […]

Sports Management: Leg, Ankle, and Foot Injuries

Chiro.Org Blog: The lower leg, ankle, and foot work as a functional unit. Total body weight above is transmitted to the leg, ankle hinge, and foot in the upright position, and this force is greatly multiplied in locomotion. Thus the ankle and foot are uniquely affected by trauma and static deformities infrequently seen in other areas of the body. […]

Sports Management: Shoulder Girdle Injuries

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter concerns injuries of and about the scapula, clavicle, and shoulder. In sports, the shoulder girdle is a common site of minor injury and a not infrequent site of serious disability. It is second only to the knee as a chronic site of prolonged disability. Upper limb injuries amount to about 20% of sport-related injuries. They can be highly debilitating, require considerable lost field time, and can easily ruin a promising sports career. […]

How Do YOU Celebrate Earth Day?

If you are not already involved in activities, the Earth Day Network can connect you to local Organizations you can work with or contribute to. […]

Participate in a Wellness Care/ Maintenance Care Research Project

Participate in a Wellness Care/ Maintenance Care Research Project

The Chiro.Org Blog

Wellness care, or “maintenance care,” is widely accepted by the profession as an integral part of chiropractic practice. However, to date, a cause-and-effect relationship between wellness care and improved long-term health outcomes has yet to be clearly demonstrated. This proposed study is designed […]

More on Chiropractic Cost Effectiveness

Chiro.Org Blog: This 2012 systemic review found spinal manipulation therapy to be more cost-effective for neck and low back pain when compared with general practitioner care, physiotherapy or exercise. […]

Sports Management: Bone and Joint Injuries

Chiro.Org Blog: In traditional general medical practice, the musculoskeletal system is the most overlooked system in the body, yet it comprises over half the body mass. The relationship between structure and function, and the interrelationship between all body systems, cannot be denied. Muscles, bones, and connective tissues are involved in both local and systemic pathology, and in a wide assortment of functional and referred disturbances. Thus, great care must be taken in eliciting the details of a complaint when any musculoskeletal disorder is suspected. This section reviews the basis of alert management of bone and joint injuries within the health care of athletic and recreational injuries. […]

Medical Documentation Falls Short of ICD-10 Coding Demands

Chiro.Org Blog: Nearly 65% of clinical documentation doesn’t contain enough information for coders to use for billing under the upcoming ICD-10 coding system, a coding expert said here at the American College of Physicians annual meeting […]

Multiple Sclerosis Puzzle: Vitamin D and the Month of May

Chiro.Org Blog: Fetal defects in thymic function and inadequate circulating levels of vitamin D may explain the well recognized influence of birth month on risk for multiple sclerosis, British researchers suggested. […]

Clinical Disorders and the Sensory System

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter describes those sensory mechanisms, joint signals, and abnormal sensations (eg, pain, thermal abnormalities) that have particular significance within clinical diagnosis. The basis and differentiation of pain are described, as are the related subjects of trigger points and paresthesia. The chapter concludes with a description of the neurologic basis for the evaluation of the sensory system and the sensory fibers of the cranial nerves. […]

The Horizontal Neurologic Levels

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter describes the basic functional anatomy and clinical considerations of the horizontal aspects of the supratentorial, posterior fossa, spinal, and peripheral levels of the nervous system. […]

The Longitudinal Neurologic Systems

Chiro.Org Blog: This chapter succinctly describes the basic structure and function of the six major longitudinal systems; viz, the sensory, motor, visceral, vascular, consciousness, and cerebrospinal fluid systems. […]

Sports Management: Introduction to Sports-related Health Care

Chiro.Org Blog: If you were to ask the average coach about the responsibilities of an athlete, he would most likely reply that he or she was to conduct one’s self to the credit of the team, play fair, obey the officials, keep in training, be a credit to the sport, follow the rules, and enjoy the game: win or lose. This is the rhetoric commonly spooned to the naively inclined. If it were true, fewer sports injuries would be suffered. With rare exception, even the Little Leaguer is commonly taught to WIN, drilled to disguise foul play from the eyes of the referees and umpires. Even in so-called noncontact sports, emphasis is often placed on getting the other team’s stars out of the game without causing injury to your own team. While conditioning is emphasized, the motivation is frequently on the preservation of a potential winning season rather than on prevention of a personal injury to a human being. […]