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Elimination of Intermittent Chronic Low Back Pain in a Recreational Golfer Following Improvement of Hip Range of Motion Impairments

Chiro.Org Blog: A 56-year-old male recreational golfer presented with a chronic golf-related low back complaint. Previous conservative therapy targeting the spine did not result in complete symptom relief. A working diagnosis of L4-S1 facet joint irritation and lower lumbar segmental instability secondary to bilateral hip ROM impairment was established. […]

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Neck Pain

Chiro.Org Blog: The annual prevalence of nonspecific neck pain is estimated to range between 30% and 50%. [1] Persistent or recurrent neck pain continues to be reported by 50% to 85% of patients 1 to 5 years after initial onset. [2] Its course is usually episodic, and complete recovery is uncommon for most patients. [3] Twenty-seven percent of patients seeking chiropractic treatment report neck or cervical problems. [4] Thus, treatment of neck pain is an integral part of chiropractic practice. […]

Happy Thanksgiving! (2013)

Chiro.Org Blog: Happy Thanksgiving to ALL our friends! […]

Food to Fight Cancer ~ A 2-Part Series

Chiro.Org Blog: “The days when healthcare professionals could just tell cancer patients to eat whatever they want, and not to worry about what they eat, are over,” says Rebecca Katz, author of The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen. [1] “Patients are starting to rebel against that. They are realizing that what you eat can make a difference in how you feel, your outcomes, the side effects you experience, and how well you will get through treatment. We need to acknowledge that food is important.” […]

Chiropractic Summit Promotes Drug-Free Approach to Health Care

Chiro.Org Blog: The Chiropractic Summit, an umbrella leadership group of prominent chiropractic organizations, met on Nov. 7 in Seattle, Wash. and approved, by unanimous motion, the following historic statements of agreement: […]

A Clinical Model for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Cervical Spine Syndromes

Chiro.Org Blog: Neck pain and related disorders are a group of conditions that are common and often disabling. It can be argued that the importance of these disorders is under-appreciated. Because of the prevalence of low back pain and its great cost to society, much clinical attention and research dollars are focused on the low back. But epidemiological research suggests that cervical related disorders are as common and may be more costly to society than low back disorders. [1-4] […]

Outcome of Pregnancy-Related Lumbopelvic Pain Treated According to a Diagnosis-Based Decision Rule

Chiro.Org Blog: Fifty-seven patients (73%) reported their improvement as either “excellent” or “good.” The mean patient-rated improvement was 61.5%. The mean improvement in BDQ was 17.8 points. The mean percentage of improvement in BDQ was 39% and the median was 48%. Mean improvement in pain was 2.9 points. Fifty-one percent of the patients had experienced clinically significant improvement in disability and 67% patients had experienced clinically significant improvement in pain. […]

A Remberance of War on Veteran’s Day

Chiro.Org Blog: Poetry from the Viet Nam War […]

Keep Your Records Clean With SOAP

Chiro.Org Blog: There are many systems used by health care professionals to track patients’ progress, but SOAP is probably the most common format for maintaining progress notes. Using SOAP to keep clear, complete, concise, accurate, patient- and encounter- specific records is not just for medical doctors. It’s one of the best ways for the doctor of chiropractic to monitor patients’ progress, as well as to maintain complete records that can be used as a defense in third-party audits or malpractice suits. […]

HIPAA GETS AN UPDATE: What You Need to Know Now

Chiro.Org Blog: POP QUIZ: Do you know why Sept. 23, 2013, was significant for covered entities? It’s because Sept. 23 was the date by which covered entities must be compliant with the new portions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) that were added when the omnibus rule was finalized in January. What do you need to do in order to be compliant? ACA will help you answer that question and will provide you with the resources you need to be compliant. […]