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First-Contact Care With a Medical vs Chiropractic Provider

Chiro.Org Blog: Spinal, hip, and shoulder pain patients had clinically similar pain relief, greater satisfaction levels, and lower overall cost if they initiated care with DCs, when compared with those who initiated care with MDs. […]

Chiropractic Physicians Call for Conservative Treatments for Pain Management Amid Prescription Painkiller Epidemic

Chiro.Org Blog: American Chiropractic Association launches 2015 public awareness campaign aimed at curbing opioid overuse and abuse […]

Craniocervical Chiropractic Procedures – A Précis of Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: Presented here is a narrative review of upper cervical procedures intended to facilitate understanding and to increase knowledge of upper cervical chiropractic care. Safety, efficacy, common misconceptions, and research are discussed, allowing practitioners, chiropractic students, and the general public to make informed decisions regarding utilization and referrals for this distinctive type of chiropractic care. […]

What Effect Does Chiropractic Treatment Have on Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorder

Chiro.Org Blog: To the best of our knowledge, there has not been a narrative review done specifically on the topic of chiropractic treatment and GI disorders, nor has there been a systematic review that has examined chiropractic treatment of gastrointestinal disorders spanning the broad population. One advantage of a narrative review is that it enables practitioners to learn about the effect a wide variety of treatment options have (or do not have) on a condition or group of conditions- in this case GI disorders- published in various article formats, ranging from well designed clinical trials to commentaries. […]

Validity of Palpation of the C1 Transverse Process

Chiro.Org Blog: Interexaminer agreement for radiometric analysis was “excellent.” Stringent accuracy (marker placed ±4mm from the most lateral projection of the C1 TVP) = 57.1%; expansive accuracy (marker placed closer to contiguous structures) = 90.5%. Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) = 4.34 (3.65, 5.03) mm; root-mean-squared error = 5.40mm. […]