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May 30, 2017
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Better Than Street Legal!

  • Chiro.Org turned 22 years old this March! (2017).   We remain the oldest existing chiropractic website!   When Ed Merrifield registered the Chiro.Org domain, there were less than 10,000 websites on the whole Planet.

  • We want to thank our webmasters (volunteers all!) and our Sponsors for making this website possible!

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  • We have “directory-specific” search tools to help you find information more easily!

  • You'll find these tools within the Acupuncture, Alt-Med Abstracts, Case Studies, ChiroZine, Documentation, LINKS, Medicare, Nutrition, Pediatrics, and the Chiropractic Research sections.

Look for the SEARCH links at the top of each page.

Review Our Extensive LINKS Section

Most Links Pages point at materials on someone else's website.
Chiro.Org's LINKS Section is different!   As early as 1997, the LINKS was collecting abstracts and Full-text articles onto our own server. Over the years, most of those materials have coalesced into topical pages, which now gather related materials into one convenient reference location.   Our Low Back Pain Page and the Whiplash page are just 2 examples.   Here are some of our newest additions:
The LINKS Section can be found up top, on the tan toolbar.

Have You Been Following Our Blog Lately?

  • The Death Knell for the Prescription Rights Movement?.   The recent release (2-14-17) of American College of Physician’s new study ”Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain” appears to raise an evidence-based obstacle in the path to adding Rx rights to our profession. Thats because they recommend the use of noninvasive, non-drug treatments like spinal manipulation (SMT) for low back pain before resorting to drug therapies, because they were found to have limited benefits.

  • Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain.   The American College of Physicians (ACP) released updated guidelines this week that recommend the use of noninvasive, non-drug treatments for low back pain before resorting to drug therapies, which were found to have limited benefits. One of the non-drug options cited by ACP is spinal manipulation.

    Chiropractors, who diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders, are experts in spinal manipulation.

  • Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy.   Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), which is performed by healthcare practitioners such as chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, and physiotherapists, has been applied mainly to musculoskeletal problems such as neck pain or low back pain. Many investigators have performed various experiments to elucidate the mechanism underlying the clinical effects of SMT. The earliest studies analyzed the magnitude of the force applied to the vertebrae and the movement of vertebrae during SMT, with the forces exerted by the practitioner quantified using a flexible pressure mat [1, 2]. The rotation and relative movement of vertebrae after treatment using a mechanical adjusting device (activator adjusting instrument, AAI) [3] have also been reported [4–8]. Previous studies have suggested that SMT has beneficial clinical effects, including pain relief [9] and reduction of blood pressure [10, 11]. It is thought that biomechanical input by SMT could generate a physical response or reflex [12]; however, the mechanism of these clinical effects induced by SMT is still unknown.

  • Individual Courses of Low Back Pain in Adult Danes.   This study confirmed that in a population-based sample of middle-aged people, LBP is a common, changeable condition that increases the odds of future LBP. Three surveys undertaken at the ages of 41, 45 and 49 showed almost identical prevalence rates for each definition of LBP, with the less severe definitions being most common at the population level. However, at an individual level, LBP was reported differently at the three surveys with about half reporting the same LBP severity at the next survey. This study also showed that people with the most severe definitions of LBP had a much higher risk of also reporting future LBP.

  • There Will Never Be Enough Research To Satisfy Our Critics.   For those who may have forgotten, or for those who never knew, organized medicine spent decades and tens of millions of dollars trying to discredit and destroy chiropractic. Today, the vestiges of that same oppression is still found on fringe web sites that ignore the body of peer-reviewed research supporting chiropractic care.

The Nutrition Section

The NUTRITION Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.

The Chiropractic Research Section

The CHIROPRACTIC RESEARCH Section can be found on the RESEARCH drop-down.

The Pediatrics Section

The PEDIATRICS Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.

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.

The CHIROPRACTIC ASSISTANT Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.

The Medicare Section

  • The Medicare Section recently added a whole series of research articles explaining on how chiropractic care reduces the cost, and improved the health outcomes in Medicare patients.

    • A new JMPT study shows that chiropractic care can reduce the reliance on Opioid Use in younger Medicare beneficiaries.

    • Another new JMPT study details how chiropractic care improves outcomes and reduces health care costs for older Medicare patients with Chronic Low Back Pain.

The MEDICARE Section can be found on the 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.

The ACUPUNCTURE Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.

The Radiology Section

The RADIOLOGY Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.

ChiroZINE ~ Spinal Manipulation May Reduce Spinal DJD and Disability

ChiroZINE is the first chiropractic newspaper on the internet, providing you with news and science reviews.

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 website, to share with 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 even 14 years after his death, RC still remains our profession's most published author.

The R.C. SCHAFER Section can be found on the ARCHIVES drop-down.

The Alt-Med Abstracts Collection

The ALT-MED ABSTRACTS Section can be found on the CAM drop-down.

The Chiropractic Antitrust Suit ~ Wilk vs. the AMA

For those who have forgotten, and for those who never ever 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 Organized Medical arrogance in this in-depth review of the Wilk case.

The Wilk Case can be found on ARCHIVE drop-down.

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.

The CASE REPORTS Section can be found on RESEARCH drop-down.

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 Chiro Org Image Archive

  • Pay a visit to our archive of chiropractic images and clipart. It's easy to download and import these images into web pages, office brochures or Powerpoint presentations. Have any images to share? Let us know!

The Chiro Org Image Archive can be found on ARCHIVE drop-down.

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.

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!

The COMPUTERS Section can be found on the TOOLS drop-down.

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.

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