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Attitudes and Opinions of Doctors of Chiropractic Specializing in Pediatric Care Toward Patient Safety

Chiro.Org Blog: Compared with 2014 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality physician referent data from medical offices, pediatric DCs appear to have more positive patient safety attitudes and opinions. Future patient safety studies need to prospectively evaluate safety performance with direct feedback from patients and compare results with these self-assessed safety attitudes, as well as make further use of this survey to develop a comparable database for spinal manipulation providers. […]

Tissue Damage Markers After a Spinal Manipulation in Healthy Subjects

Chiro.Org Blog: Tissue damage markers creatine phosphokinase (CPK), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), C-reactive protein (CRP), troponin-I, myoglobin, neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and aldolase were determined in samples. Statistical analysis was performed through a 3 × 3 mixed-model ANOVA. Neither cervical manipulation nor thoracic manipulation did produce significant changes in the CPK, LDH, CRP, troponin-I, myoglobin, NSE, or aldolase blood levels. Our data suggest that the mechanical strain produced by SM seems to be innocuous to the joints and surrounding tissues in healthy subjects. […]

FDA’s NSAID Panel Nixes Naproxen Safety Claim

Chiro.Org Blog: In 16-9 vote, the FDA advisory committee assessing NSAID safety said the warning label on naproxen should not be changed to suggest it has a better cardiovascular risk profile than other drugs in this class. […]

The Treatment Experience of Patients With Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Chiro.Org Blog: Low back pain (LBP) during pregnancy is reported by approximately 50% to 80% of pregnant women [1-3]. The structural, postural, or hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, or any combination thereof, may lead to LBP during pregnancy [3]. Treatment options include a range of therapies, such as exercise programs, massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic [4, 5]. Chiropractic care may include spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), mobilizations and soft tissue therapy, as well as exercise prescription. [3] Previous studies and systematic reviews of the literature have indicated the relative safety and effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for LBP during pregnancy. [3, 5, 7] […]

Symptomatic Reactions, Clinical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction Associated with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Prospective, Multicenter, Cohort Study

Symptomatic Reactions, Clinical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction Associated with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Prospective, Multicenter, Cohort Study

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 (Oct 5); 12: 219 Kirk Eriksen, Roderic P Rochester, and Eric L Hurwitz

Chiropractic Health Institute, PC, Clinic Director, 2500 Flowers Chapel Road, Dothan, AL 36305, USA. drkirke@graceba.net

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Newer antimicrobial therapies proposed may lead to resistance of human innate immune response.

But like antibiotics, bacteria can evolve resistance to AMPs, risking the possibility that bacteria will also be able to resist the first arm of the human immune system. […]

The Evidence-based Rap, or
What’s Wrong With My Pain Meds?

The Evidence-based Rap, or What’s Wrong With My Pain Meds?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial Based on:   A Systematic Review on the Effectiveness of Pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Non-specific Low-back Pain ~ FULL TEXT Eur Spine J. 2011 (Jan); 20 (1): 40–50

OK, maybe this isn’t a genuine Rap, and […]

WARNING: Conducting an Orchestra Can Cause Vertebral Artery Dissection and Stroke

WARNING: Conducting an Orchestra Can Cause Vertebral Artery Dissection and Stroke

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   J Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2011 (Mar 24)

During the past decade, the issues of cerebrovascular accidents [CVAs] and spinal manipulation have become linked in a debate of ever-increasing intensity. A copious number of studies have investigated spinal […]

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 3

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 3

The Chiro.Org Blog

Today we will review a trial that Kaiser’s reviewers obviously ignored so that they could deny benefits for cervical adjusting.

Editorial Commentary:

First off, this article should have been very easy for their reviewers to find. Look at the title:

“The Benefits Outweigh the Risks […]

Painkiller Deaths Double In Ontario

Source The Globe and Mail December 8th, 2009 ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY

Painkillers are causing twice the number of overdose deaths they were two decades ago, a new study has revealed. And most of those who died obtained the medications through a doctor’s prescription and had seen a physician within the last month of their life.

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Medicine and the Overtreatment of Back Pain

Medicine and the Overtreatment of Back Pain

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 (Jan); 22 (1): 62-68 By Dan Murphy, D.C.

I just read a fascinating article in the January edition of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, as it documents the massive increase in costs […]

2 and 2 is? [Humor Alert!]

2 and 2 is? [Humor Alert!]

The Chiro.Org Blog

The news media has been having a LOT of fun reporting on the Congressional Health Care Overhaul lately, so I will too.

Chiropractic’s *scientific critics* state we don’t have the kind of statistics they (grin) rely on, so we shouldn’t toot our own horn like […]

Patient Satisfaction With Chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: Patient Satisfaction Surveys going back to the late 1980s show that patients with neck or low back pain, headaches, and a variety of other physical complaints rate their satisfaction with chiropractic care much higher than they do conventional care provided by physical therapists or medical doctors. […]

ADD and or ADHD

ADD and or ADHD

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   Am J Psychiatry. 2009 (Sep); 166 (9): 992-1001

This new study revealed that stimulant medications, specifically methylphenidate, are associated with a 6- to 7-times increased risk for sudden death in children and adolescents. UGH!

What does the FDA say about that? “Given the limitation of […]

Vaccination

Vaccination is a controversial topic with chiropractors because of our non-drug and non-surgery approach to health.

The Vaccination Page attempts to present both sides of the vaccination issue.