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Back Pain in Adolescents With Idiopathic Scoliosis

Chiro.Org Blog: Scoliosis group experienced significantly more severe pain, and of a significantly longer duration with more frequent recurrences in comparison to No scoliosis group. Scoliosis group showed significantly more back pain in the upper and middle right back in comparison to No scoliosis group. These findings suggest that there is a relationship between pain around the right scapula in Scoliosis group and the right rib hump that is common in IS. […]

Q&A With the First VA Chiropractic Residents

Chiro.Org Blog: As you may have read previously, a major step forward for the profession occurred in July 2014 when the Department of Veterans Affairs began piloting a chiropractic residency program at five locations. [1-2] This program is the result of years of dedication and strategic planning by the VA chiropractic leadership, and is congruent with the VA’s mission to train providers to serve the VA and the nation at large. […]

The True Face of Medicare Fraud

Source The Atlantic By David A Graham

A $712 million bust, the biggest in U.S. history, shows that the people most likely to bilk the system are doctors and medical providers, not “welfare queens.”

A specter is still haunting American politics—the mythological specter of the welfare queen. Even after Clinton-era welfare reforms, and despite an […]

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion: An Invisible and Confusing Condition

Chiro.Org Blog: Traumatic brain injuries are perplexing and problematic — and they affect millions of Americans. It has been estimated that up to 3.8 million Americans incur mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) or concussions in sports-related activities and approximately 50 percent of the injured do not report the injury to a health care professional.[1] […]

Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

Source NY Times

Vagus nerve stimulation that affects the immune system has wide implications for non-drug therapy in conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis.

By MICHAEL BEHAR

One morning in May 1998, Kevin Tracey converted a room in his lab at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., into […]