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  • Changes in Vertebral Artery Blood Flow Following Various Head Positions and Cervical Spine Manipulation.   This pilot study was conducted as a blinded examiner cohort with 4 randomized clinical tasks. Ten healthy male participants aged 24 to 30 years (mean, 26.8 years) volunteered to participate in the study. None of the participants had a history of disabling neck, arm, or headache pain within the last 6 months. They did not have any current or history of neurologic symptoms. In a neutral head position, physiologic measures of VA blood flow and velocity at the C1-2 spinal level were obtained using phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging after 3 different head positions and a chiropractic upper cervical spinal manipulation. A total of 30 flow-encoded phase-contrast images were collected over the cardiac cycle, in each of the 4 conditions, and were used to provide a blood flow profile for one complete cardiac cycle. Differences between flow (in milliliters per second) and velocity (in centimeters per second) variables were evaluated using repeated-measures analysis of variance.

  • Medical Management of Pediatric and Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions by Spinal Manipulation.   There is a well established precedent by medical doctors, particularly in Europe, of managing infant, paediatric and other patients for so-called organic conditions by spinal manipulation. There are also claims that chiropractic should not be involved with this form of management for so-called visceral disorders because it does not quite meet the current orthodox theories. This seems contradictory if not hypocritical when there is noted evidence in the medical literature itself of not only the rationale supporting these concepts, but evidence of medical doctors carrying out the same procedures for the same purpose on the same conditions.

  • The Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation, Amitriptyline and the Combination of Both Therapies for the Prophylaxis of Migraine Headache.   This study compared chiropractic with amitriptyline for the treatment of Migraine Headaches. Want to guess the results?

  • Spinal Manipulation vs. Amitriptyline for the Treatment of Chronic Tension-type Headaches: A Randomized Clinical Trial .   Perhaps the best known clinical trial on chiropractic and Tension-type Headaches was the Boline et al study, which compared chiropractic care to the medication amitriptyline. These investigators found that one month of chiropractic care (approximately 2 visits per week) was more effective than amitriptyline for long-term relief of headache pain.

  • Brief Screening Questions For Depression in Chiropractic Patients.   Baseline depression measured by the MDI was associated with a worse outcome in chiropractic patients with LBP. A single item (no. 1 or 3) was a reasonable substitute for the entire scale when screening for depression as a prognostic factor.

  • Our No. 1 Medicare Documentation Error.   In a "sink or swim" world, it would be useful to know this answer, and how to solve Medicare rejections for all time!

  • There Will Never Be Enough Research To Satisfy Our Critics.   For a small minority, there will never be enough research to support the use of chiropractic. These people will forever hide behind the claim that they wish to protect patients from quackish practices.



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Computers In Your Office
Come learn about the parts of your computer, how to upgrade with new parts or software, or you can even very cost-effectively build your own box from scratch. It's easier than you can imagine!

Early Life Infections Improve the Function of the Immune System
This collection of medical citations presented by Dan Murphy, DC demonstrates that early exposure to antibiotic use and Pertussis vaccination contribute to the development of atopic disorders such as asthma, and hay fever, and may also be associated with the onset of pediatric lymphoblastic leukemia. Our thanks to Harrison Chiropractic Biophysics Seminars and the American Journal of Clinical Chiropractic for releasing this article exclusively at Chiro.Org!

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The Pediatrics Section


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The Chiropractic Research Section


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The Chiro Org Image Archive
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The New DCs Section

  • The New DC section is dedicated to providing information for new and established chiropractors, to begin, maintain and run a smooth, productive chiropractic practice.

  • There are new practice building chapters from Dr. Richard C. Schafer's best-selling textbook “Developing A Chiropractic Practice” and “The Chiropractic Assistant”.

The New DC Section can be found on the Chiropractic Tools drop-down.



The Acupuncture Section

  • A newly acquired FULL TEXT article titled The Neuroimmune Basis of Anti-inflammatory Acupuncture proposes that the anti-inflammatory power of acupuncture may be more successful for the treatment of a number of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases than standard medical management.

  • In a second study, reviewing who uses acupuncture, and for what purpose, in a group of 9408 acupuncture patients, 74% of patients were female. The most common main complaint reported was musculo-skeletal (38%), followed by psychological (11%), general (9%), neurological (8%) and gynaecological/obstetric (8%), while 5% of patients were seeking treatment for their general well-being. Read about this in the Articles section. Learn more about this ancient healing technique.

  • This section links to acupuncture journals, information websites, and also contains numerous research articles.

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The Safety of Chiropractic

  • You will enjoy the Safety of Chiropractic Page, which discusses significant research demonstrating that chiropractic is the safest approach available for the relief of neck pain, back pain, headaches and other “musculo–skeletal” complaints. This page also reviews how modern medicine manufactured the Myth that chiropractic care is dangerous.



The Alt-Med Abstracts Collection


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The Free Rehabilitation Monographs Section

All the Monographs have being updated with “hot links” (a.k.a anchored links) to make it easier to navigate through these remarkable articles. Dr. Richard C Schafer donated this collection of rehabilitation monographs to our profession. You will find them of great value! "RC" was the first chiropractor to be published by a medical publication house (Williams & Wilkins) and he is still our profession's most prolific author.

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The Case Study Section

This section will continue to collect relevant case studies published in the peer-reviewed literature. Interested in sharing a case study with the profession on our website? Here's an outline for your use.

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Are German Orthopedic Surgeons Killing People With Chiropractic?

  • I present for your review an abstract from the Journal of Neurology. This abstract blatantly conceals the facts stated in the body of the paper when it states that “we describe 36 patients with vertebral artery dissections and prior chiropractic neck manipulation”.

  • When I read that sentence, I am led to believe that “real-live chiropractors” (meaning licensed Doctors of Chiropractic, who received their training at a CCE/WCCE accredited school) were the ones to provide the “chiropractic neck manipulation”.

  • Unfortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth!

You can review many other articles like this at our Stroke and Chiropractic Page.



The Chiropractic Assistant Section

  • The Chiropractic Assistant Page contains interesting and useful articles on billing and coding, patient education, CA training, practice management, and personal and practice growth.

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Chiropractic and Chronic Neck Pain

  • A recent balanced article in the Feb 13, 2008 issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) revealed that between 1997 and 2005, the costs for “standard medical management” of spinal pain syndromes (both neck and back) increased by an inflation-adjusted 65%, while measured outcomes for physical functioning, work or school limitations, and social limitations among adult actually declined! During this same period, there was also an overall increase in the number of individuals who experienced neck or back pain (from 20.7% to 24.7%).

  • However, during this same time period, the inclusion of a chiropractic benefit within a large managed care program (observed over a 4-year period) resulted in significant savings, as well as a reductions in the rates of surgery, and unnecessary use of advanced imaging, inpatient care, and plain-film radiographs.



The Medicare Section

Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, just released an update on the Chiropractic Demonstration Project in Medicare (conducted from 4-1-2005 to 3-31-2007) to the President and Congress. One of the significant findings of this report was that patients reported a high rate of satisfaction with the care they receive from doctors of chiropractic. When asked to rate their satisfaction on a 10-point scale, 87 percent of patients in the study gave their doctor of chiropractic a level of 8 or higher. What’s more, 56 percent of those patients rated their chiropractor with a perfect 10. You may want to explore more about Medicare's Chiropractic Demonstration Project, which tested expanded access to chiropractic services for America's senior citizens, in a two-year, four-site demonstration project. This section provides the locations and the expanded services chiropractors will provide.

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The Chiropractic Antitrust Suit ~ Wilk vs. the AMA

For those who have forgotten, or for those who never knew, organized medicine spent decades and millions of dollars trying to discredit and destroy chiropractic. Today, the vestiges of this suppression are still found on fringe web sites that ignore the body of peer-reviewed research supporting chiropractic care. Explore the depths of medical arrogance in this in-depth review of the Wilk case.

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