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Joint Manipulation: Toward a General Theory of High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Thrust Techniques

Chiro.Org Blog: High-velocity, low-amplitude thrust (HVLAT) techniques are widely used in manual therapies and nearly always produce a “cracking” noise. This is considered a cavitation event [1, 2] for the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint and is produced by the sudden separation, or “gapping,” of the joint surfaces. In clinical practice, the force to do this is applied manually. It is assumed that the event is the same mechanism in both spinal and peripheral joints, as it involves the same types of structures. For example, similar characteristics were found for joint noises (ie, “cracks”) in both the MCP joint and the cervical apophysial joint. [3] In addition, it was found that gapping occurred in lumbar adjusting procedures. [4] Various terms have been used for the lesion that is treated with HVLAT. [5] In this paper, the term “joint dysfunction” will be used. […]

Sports Management: Leg, Ankle, and Foot Injuries

Chiro.Org Blog: The lower leg, ankle, and foot work as a functional unit. Total body weight above is transmitted to the leg, ankle hinge, and foot in the upright position, and this force is greatly multiplied in locomotion. Thus the ankle and foot are uniquely affected by trauma and static deformities infrequently seen in other areas of the body. […]

Pediatric News

Chiro.Org Blog: The second edition of Dr. Claudia Anrig’s wonderful text “Pediatric Chiropractic” will be available in early November. Pre-order a copy at a discount price on our Amazon Associate page and Amazon will tithe 4% of the proceeds back to chiropractic research. […]

Why Chiropractic Care Reduces Blood Pressure

Chiro.Org Blog: Several news stories reported on a study performed at the University of Leeds in England, and published in the August 1, 2007 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, that showed links between neck muscles and the brain and that this link plays a crucial role in controlling blood pressure. […]

Chiropractic Technique Review: Pierce Results System

Chiro.Org Blog: The Chiropractic Technique, known as the Pierce Results System, was developed by Vernon Pierce, D.C., Sr. It is a biomechanical analysis of spine kinematics (or spinal motion), utilizing “stress views” of the spine (flexion, extension, rotation, and/or lateral bending views where required) or videofluoroscopy (VF, or “moving x-ray” studies) to determine the loss of spinal function, which is at the core of the “vertebral subluxation complex”. […]

Chiropractic Techniques

Chiro.Org Blog: The following list contains the 15 techniques most frequently used by doctors of chiropractic (DCs). This list is quite dated, having come from data published in the Job Analysis of Chiropractic, published by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, back in January 2000. […]

Advising on Prevention in Chiropractic: A Look at Public Health Promotion

Advising on Prevention in Chiropractic:A Look at Public Health Promotion

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SOURCE:   Topics in Integrative Health Care 2011: 2 (1) Harrison Ndetan, M.Sc., MPH, DrPH, Michael Ramcharan, DC, Marion Willard Evans, Jr., DC, PhD, MCHES, CWP

Chiropractic care is among the more commonly used Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) therapies. Spinal […]

Live and Let Live?

Live and Let Live?

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SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

Here’s a question I don’t have an answer for:

Do chiropractors need to adjust people while the patient is under anesthesia (a.k.a MUA)?

I have no experience to guide me. I have never met a patient whose muscle spasm (or spinal “fixation”) […]

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Training Reduces Sports Injuries

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Thanks to ChiroAccess for this information!

A March 2010 systematic review conducted in Germany underscores the value of neuromuscular training in preventing sports injuries. [1] They concluded that “On the basis of the results of seven high-quality studies, this review showed evidence for the effectiveness […]

Headache: The Management of Pain and Disability

Headache: The Management of Pain and Disability

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We would all like to thank Dr. Richard C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC for his lifetime commitment to the profession. In the future we will continue to add materials from RC’s copyrighted books for your use.

This is Chapter 5 from RC’s best-selling book:

“Clinical […]

Sports Management: Physiologic Therapeutics in Sports

Sports Management: Physiologic Therapeutics in Sports

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We would all like to thank Dr. Richard C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC for his lifetime commitment to the profession. In the future we will continue to add materials from RC’s copyrighted books for your use.

This is Chapter 13 from RC’s best-selling book:

“Chiropractic Management […]