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Chiropractic And Osteoarthritis

Chiro.Org Blog: In fact, a comprehensive review of the scientific literature suggests that chiropractic, especially when combined with glucosamine supplements and rehabilitative stretches and exercise, is an effective supplemental treatment for OA. […]

Outcomes of Usual Chiropractic; Harm (OUCH) Randomised Controlled Trial of Adverse Events

Chiro.Org Blog: This was the first study to use a sham-controlled design to examine adverse events after chiropractic treatment. A substantial proportion of adverse events experienced during chiropractic care for spinal pain may be the result of natural symptom fluctuation or from nonspecific effects. Adverse events were common in both the usual chiropractic care and sham groups, but no important differences were seen between the groups and no serious adverse events were reported. […]

The sacroiliac joint is the most likely source of low back pain after lumbar fusion

Chiro.Org Blog: Objective. To estimate the prevalence of lumbar internal disc disruption, zygapohyseal joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain, and soft tissue irritation by fusion hardware in post-fusion low back pain patients compared with non-fused patients utilizing diagnostic spinal procedures. […]

Prognosis in Patients with Recent Onset Of Low Back Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: This BMJ study contradicts Clinical Practice Guidelines that suggest that recovery from an episode of recent onset low back pain is usually rapid and complete. Their findings with 973 consecutive primary care patients was that recovery was slow for most patients, and almost 1/3 of patients did not recover within one year (when following standard medical recommendations). […]

Perspectives of older adults on co-management of low back pain by doctors of chiropractic and family medicine physicians: a focus group study

Chiro.Org Blog: While older adults may seek care for low back pain (LBP) from both medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of chiropractic (DCs), co-management between these providers is uncommon. The purposes of this study were to describe the preferences of older adults for LBP co-management by MDs and DCs and to identify their concerns for receiving care under such a treatment model. […]

An Evidence-based Diagnostic Classification System For Low Back Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: This article describes and discusses the strength of evidence surrounding diagnostic categories for an in-office, clinical exam and checklist tool for LBP diagnosis. The use of a standardized tool for diagnosing low back pain in clinical and research settings is encouraged. […]

Hockey player scores with chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: After almost a decade playing in the National Hockey League, Gary Roberts feared that his days as a professional athlete were finished. But then, after a visit to a sports chiropractor in 1996 to relieve stress and reduce scar tissue in his upper spine and neck, Roberts regained his strength and mobility. He returned to the ice to play professional hockey for another 13 years. […]

Informed Consent: What Does It Mean?

Chiro.Org Blog: In 2013, The Back Letter gave extensive coverage to an article by Dagenais et al in The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics on informed consent in the chiropractic profession, calling it, “perhaps the best article ever written on informed consent for low back pain.” […]

Chronic Low-Back Pain: Is Infection a Common Cause?

Chiro.Org Blog: A 2013 randomized trial by Hanne Albert and colleagues at the University of Southern Denmark, published in the European Spine Journal, [1] found that 100 days of treatment with a disc-penetrating antibiotic was significantly more effective than a placebo for relief of chronic low-back pain (CLBP) in people whose MRI exam showed Modic Type 1 changes, which are associated with degeneration and inflammation. If confirmed by other studies, this would mean that disc infection is a far more common cause of CLBP than previously known. […]

Comment glitch fixed

An apology to our readers.

After activating our new server, a switch for publishing comments inadvertently got pushed requiring a login to post. That switch has been turned off and posting comments should now return to normal.

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Evidence-based Classification Of Low Back Pain In The General Population: One-year Data Collected With SMS Track

Chiro.Org Blog: It is now possible and indeed necessary to follow the 45 year old advice by LM Rowe to study LBP as a continuum [1]. In our study, frequent data collection over one year made it possible to identify three substantial subgroups in the general population; those without LBP, those with episodic LBP, and those with persistent LBP. Further subsets were identified. […]

New Beginnings and Happy Endings

Chiro.Org Blog: More insurers are reducing deductibles and copays, to encourage patients to seek chiropractic care FIRST. Learn more. […]