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Dose-response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Care of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Dose-response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Care of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Spine J. 2013 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print] Mitchell Haas, DC, Darcy Vavrek, ND, David Peterson, DC, Nayak Polissar, PhD, Moni B. Neradilek, MS

Center for Outcomes Studies, University of Western States, […]

The Effect of Application Site of Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) on Spinal Stiffness

Chiro.Org Blog: Decreases in terminal spinal stiffness were observed after SMT delivered at some application sites but not the others. The results suggest that SMT contact site modulates SMT’s effect on spinal stiffness in a feline model. Changes in spinal terminal instantaneous spinal stiffness were similar in magnitude and direction to those observed in symptomatic human subjects who report benefits after SMT. […]

Stroke Numbers Are Up Worldwide

Chiro.Org Blog: The overall burden of stroke in terms of absolute numbers of people affected around the world is growing, especially in younger age groups and in low-to-middle-income countries, a global study showed. […]

Most Parents Want to Email Doctors, But Not So Many Want to Pay

Chiro.Org Blog: A new national survey finds that most parents want online options from kids’ health care providers, but half say it should be free, according to a new University of Michigan Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. […]

A Canadian Lawyer’s Rant

Chiro.Org Blog: After reading the first 2 paragraphs of this… what… letter to the editor? … I had some thoughts… […]

World Spine Day – October 16th

Chiro.Org Blog: Every year on October 16th people from around the world join together to raise awareness on World Spine Day as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week. Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few are common, and they can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns. […]

African Chiropractic Federation Publishes First Newsletter

Chiro.Org Blog: The African Chiropractic Federation (ACF), representing national associations of chiropractors in Africa and newly formed at the WFC Congress in Durban last April, has now published its first newsletter, which may be read here. […]

The Establishment of a Primary Spine Care Practitioner And Its Benefits To Health Care Reform in the United States

Chiro.Org Blog: One of the most talked about issues in the United States (US) is health care reform. In other countries as well, discussion commonly revolves around the issue of how health care services can be improved while containing costs. Many in the US have described the current health care situation as a “crisis” [1-4]. In March 2010, the US Congress passed and the President signed into law the Affordable Care Act, which puts in place comprehensive health care reform measures [5]. […]

Integration: A Conversation with the Neuroscience Institute

Chiro.Org Blog: More and more we see examples of outreach from the medical community to doctors of chiropractic (DCs). In February 2013, the physicians and staff of the Neuroscience Institute and Comprehensive Spine Center at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center invited all local DCs to a dinner and case presentation by Stephen Troyanovich, DC. The physicians who attended the presentation were seeking information and evidence on the proven health benefits of chiropractic. […]

The Government Shut Down

Chiro.Org Blog: I think everyone should be permitted one rant per day. So, here’s mine: […]