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New Chiropractic and Radicular Pain Study

Chiro.Org Blog: This newly published prospective cohort study with 3-Month follow-up reports on the outcomes of 50 patients with MRI-confirmed cervical disc herniation who were also experiencing radiculopathy. Some of them were acute cases, but many of them were also chronic pain patients. A short, 3 month trial of care led to significant improvements in all individuals, that was sustained 3 months after care ceased. […]

Manual Treatment For Cervicogenic Headache And Active Trigger Point In The Sternocleidomastoid Muscle: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial

Chiro.Org Blog: The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine feasibility of a clinical trial to measure the effects of manual therapy on sternocleidomastoid active trigger points (TrPs) in patients with cervicogenic headache (CeH). […]

A Framework For Chiropractic Training In Clinical Preventive Services

Chiro.Org Blog: The United States, despite spending more money on health care than any other country, has a population with shorter life expectancy and greater morbidity than any other wealthy nation [1]. The areas in which the U.S. lags behind its 16 peer nations are all lifestyle-related to a great degree [1]. Clearly this situation requires an approach that engages people in modifying their health behavior, as early as possible, rather than relying on heroic measures once conditions have become chronic and life-threatening. That approach is systematically addressed in the science of health promotion and disease prevention, often simply called “prevention” or “preventive care [2]”. […]

The Nordic Maintenance Care Program: What Is Maintenance Care? Interview Based Survey of Danish Chiropractors

Chiro.Org Blog: Maintenance care (MC) is used by chiropractors to treat patients who are no longer in an acute state of pain; the purpose being to prevent recurrence of episodic conditions (secondary prevention) and/or maintain a desired level of function (tertiary prevention). The concept is frequently used among chiropractors [1,2] and limited evidence suggests that, among workers with work-related back pain, MC in chiropractic practice appears to decrease the recurrence rate [3]. However, according to two literature reviews, very limited evidence regarding the definitions, purpose and content of MC is currently available. […]

Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness Supplement

Chiro.Org Blog: The following is a collection of studies relating to the cost effectiveness and efficacy associated with chiropractic care and the procedures that doctors of chiropractic provide. The American Chiropractic Association, The International Chiropractic Association, The Congress of State Associations, and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges appreciate the opportunity to provide these materials for your review. […]

“Unnecessary” Spinal Surgery: A Review With Commentary

Chiro.Org Blog: During the one-year period, other spinal surgeons recommended “unnecessary surgery” for 47 [17.2%] of 274 patients seen with cervical or lumbar complaints. […]

My Co-Insurance? What’s That?

Chiro.Org Blog: New study reveals that only 14% of those interviewed had an understanding of the most basic insurance concepts of “deductible, copay, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximum. […]

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Chiro.Org Blog: We started migrating to a new server 5 days ago. The GOOD NEWS is that everything will now be TWICE AS FAST! YAY!!! […]

Evidence-Based Practice and Chiropractic Care

Chiro.Org Blog: The use of complementary and alternative medicine has increased dramatically during the past several decades. [1, 2] Estimates based on the 2002 National Health Interview Survey reveal that 62.1% of US adults used complementary and alternative medicine therapies during the previous year. [3] Chiropractic is the largest complementary and alternative medicine profession in the United States, with approximately 70 000 members, [4] and chiropractic services account for the greatest number of complementary and alternative medicine visits. [1] […]