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Occupational Low Back Pain in Primary and High School Teachers

By |November 29, 2014|Low Back Pain|

Occupational Low Back Pain in Primary and High School Teachers: Prevalence and Associated Factors

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SOURCE:   J Manip Physiol Ther. 2014 (Nov);   37 (9):   702–708

Mohammad A. Mohseni Bandpei, PhD, Fatemeh Ehsani, MSc,
Hamid Behtash, MD, Marziyeh Ghanipour, BSc

Professor, Iranian Research Centre on Aging,
Department of Physiotherapy,
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,
Evin, Tehran, Iran.
Fatemehehsani59@yahoo.com


OBJECTIVE:   The purposes of this study were to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for low back pain (LBP) in teachers and to evaluate the association of individual and occupational characteristics with the prevalence of LBP.

METHODS:   In this cross-sectional study, 586 asymptomatic teachers were randomly selected from 22 primary and high schools in Semnan city of Iran. Data on the personal, occupational characteristics, pain intensity, and functional disability as well as the prevalence and risk factors of LBP were collected using different questionnaires.

RESULTS:   Point, last month, last 6 months, annual, and lifetime prevalence rates of LBP were 21.8%, 26.3%, 29.6%, 31.1%, and 36.5%, respectively. The highest prevalence was obtained for the high school teachers. The prevalence of LBP was significantly associated with age, body mass index, job satisfaction, and length of employment (P < .05 in all instances). Prolonged sitting and standing, working hours with computer, and correcting examination papers were the most aggravating factors, respectively. Rest and participation in physical activity were found to be the most relieving factors.

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Improving Our Nation’s Health Care System

By |November 27, 2014|Health Care Reform|

Improving Our Nation’s Health Care System: Inclusion of Chiropractic in Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations

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SOURCE:   J Chiropractic Humanities 2014 (Dec);   21 (1);   49–64

William C. Meeker, DC, MPH,
R.W. Watkins, MD, MPH,
Karl C. Kranz, DC, JD,
Scott D. Munsterman, DC,
Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd

President,
Palmer College of Chiropractic West,
90 E Tasman Dr,
San Jose, CA 95134
+1 408 944 6005


Objective   This report summarizes the closing plenary session of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference—Research Agenda Conference 2014. The purpose of this session was to examine patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations from various speakers’ viewpoints and to discuss how chiropractic could possibly work within, and successfully contribute to, the changing health care environment.

Discussion   The speakers addressed the complex topic of patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations and provided suggestions for what leadership strategies the chiropractic profession may need to enhance chiropractic participation and contribution to improving our nation’s health.

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Who Do You Think You Are? Your Perception Creates Your Reality

By |November 26, 2014|Philosophy, Uncategorized|

Who Do You Think You Are?
Your Perception Creates Your Reality

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SOURCE:   The Chiropractic Assistants Page

By Phil Mancuso, D.C.


“You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
— James Allen

You and your buddy down the street have gone to all the same seminars,
taken the same busines management programs, learned the same techniques and formulae for success. Yet, his business is going like a Carnival Cruise liner full of MTV Spring Break revelers and yours is going ‘Titanic.’

Most times, the difference isn’t in the procedures, but in the person performing them.

Your friend down the street already knows the secret to practice and personal success.

What’s your buddy’s secret? Is he smarter than you? Is he a better person
than you? Did he go to a better school than you? Most likely not—he’s just
learned how to harness his personal power to allow him to become the
successful, self-empowered person he is. He’s learned how to create his own
breakthroughs, to allow him to move beyond his fears and limiting beliefs. He is accomplishing goals and realizing his true desires, turning dreams into reality, creating fulfilling relationships, and modeling the strategies of peak performers to produce a quantum difference in his life.

“Just what does it take to get ahead these days?

Why can’t I get motivated?

Why aren’t my personal life and career turning out the way I want?”

So, what gives? Who succeeds and why? What does it take to become the
best version of yourself possible? Is it the quality of the school you attended? Is it that grade you got on your licensing exam? The number of letters after your name?

Sometimes.

Many of us know stories about people who were at the top of their class, yet,
somehow, never achieved success. In other instances, there are those who got mediocre grades, or didn’t go to the top schools, who become leaders in their chosen fields. It got me thinking:

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Improved Behavior and a Reduction in Violent Outbreaks in a 10-year-old Boy With Chiropractic Care

By |November 24, 2014|Pediatrics|

A Case Report of Improved Behavior and a Reduction in Violent Outbreaks in a 10-year-old Boy With Chiropractic Care

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SOURCE:   Journal on Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics 2014; 14 (3)

Jonathan R Cook, MChiro, DC, LRCC

Private chiropractic practice,
United Kingdom Author
jon.chiro@gmail.com


Objective:   To present a single case study in which a reduction in violent behavior with a 10-year old boy was achieved when the patient underwent chiropractic treatment.

Design:   A case report. Setting: Private chiropractic practice.

Subjects:   This case involved a 10-year-old male who presented with behavioral issues, including dramatic changes from a calm manner, to suddenly becoming violent. He was also reported to have difficulty sleeping due to emotional detachment disorder and frequently suffered from panic attacks. His mother also reported that he had difficulty noticing when he was sufficiently full following eating. His behavioral changes caused him to be suspended from school. Upper cervical, thoracic and lumbopelvic dysfunction were recorded in this case.

Methods:   The patient received diversified low-force chiropractic manipulation to the spinal areas noted, including toggle-recoil and drop piece technique. His changes were recorded through the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP) questionnaires over the course of his treatment. Treatment was provided over a 4-week, twice weekly period, with a MYMOP questionnaire being filled out after his 3rd, 6th and 8th adjustment.

Results:   A reduction in a MYMOP score of 6/6 to 1.6/6 for behavior and violent outbreaks after 8 chiropractic adjustments. Further improvements were noticed with sleep and anxiety, as well as a dramatically improved awareness of feeling full after eating.

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Assessing the Oracle at the Fountain Head: BJ Palmer and His Times, 1902-1961

By |November 18, 2014|History|

Source Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic

bjThis article is from Volume 7, No. 1 of the Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, 1987. From the text of the article, “It may be an understatement to observe that while it is quickly apparent that the opinions, writings, influence and impact of B.J. Plamer have blanketed the history and evolution of chiropractic, few objective studies have explored the inner workings of its “Developer”.

The article contains some fascinating insights . It mentions that the only in-depth interview and study of the early years comes from the research of a New York lawyer by the name of Cyrus Lerner. Lerner was a well-respected attorney and at one time had been personal counsel to Joseph Kennedy, the father of JFK. The manuscript produced in 1952 was massive, some 780 pages in length and provides insights not only into Palmer but into the state of chiropractic through the first half of the 20th century.

You can read the original paper here.

Mr. Lerner’s report as reproduced by Joseph C. Keating, Jr., Ph.D. for the Association for the History of Chiropractic can be read here.

Dr Keating’s notes for his many articles on chiropractic history are archived here at chiro.org.