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If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

If Not Chiropractic Care, Then What’s Your Alternative?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

Informed Consent involves discussing the risks and benefits of the treatment you propose (in my case, chiropractic) AND reviewing the risks and benefits of the alternatives, which are “conservative” medical care, which typically involves prescribing muscle relaxers, NSAIDs […]

Do You Still Beat Your Wife?

Do You Still Beat Your Wife?

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   A Chiro.Org Editorial

There are certain accusations that are impossible to respond to, without sounding like a guilty party, trying to weasel out of a tight spot.

The accusation that chiropractic somehow “causes stroke” is one such unsupported and yet impossible-to-defend claim.

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Court finds chiropractic negligence in manipulation

Source Tom Blackwell, National Post

A new court ruling has again called into question a widely used but controversial chiropractic treatment, concluding that a Newfoundland practitioner made a patient deaf in one ear and caused other debilitating injuries by performing a neck manipulation on him.

The judge in the civil suit found the chiropractor […]

Science writer Simon Singh wins ruling in chiropractic libel battle

In two previous articles, here and here, I talked about author Simon Singh’s battle with the British Chiropractic Association. The Guardian reported yesterday that the initial ruling has been overturned. From The Guardian:

A science writer who is being sued for libel by the British Chiropractic Association is to fight on after a preliminary judgment […]

Chiropractic evidence under attack in BCA/Singh case

Previously I wrote about the British Chiropractic Association suing science writer Simon Singh for libel. This has been widely criticized as a tactical mistake due both to the expense and to the negative publicity which has thus far ensued. The BCA has recently produced a list of evidence justifying the chiropractic treatment of children with […]

Elderly aspirin use linked to brain micro-bleeding

The report released Monday in the Archives of Neurology found that older patients taking aspirin appeared more likely to have barely-perceptible bouts of cerebral “microbleeding,” detected by researchers with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. […]

Flu Vacine and Asthma

ScienceDaily (2009-05-20) — The inactivated flu vaccine does not appear to be effective in preventing influenza-related hospitalizations in children, especially the ones with asthma. In fact, children who get the flu vaccine are more at risk for hospitalization than their peers who do not get the vaccine, according to new research. While these findings do raise questions about the efficacy of the vaccine, they do not in fact implicate it as a cause of hospitalizations, according to researchers. […]

Melanin Production and Tobacco Use, Dependence, and Exposure

The June 2009 issue of Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior includes a study looking at a link between melanin production as a result of UV exposure and tobacco use in African Americans. Although the findings established a correlation, repeated studies are needed to verify their results. They go on to hypothesize that this correlation may be […]

Iatrogenic Injuries and Medicine

Iatrogenic Injuries and Medicine

The Chiro.Org Blog

Informed Consent involves discussing the illness or complaint with the patient, and then reviewing risks and benefits of all the treatments that are available for that complaint. Unless your doctor has provided ALL that information, you have not been properly informed.

Conservative chiropractic care is much […]