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November 28, 2015
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Welcome to Chiro.org - the best Chiropractic website for news and information! If your browser does not show you drop down menus at the top of the page, you can navigate our web site using the site map.

Have You Been Following Our Blog Lately?new

  • FDA strengthens NSAIDs warnings.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is strengthening an existing label warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke.

  • Chiropractic As Spine Care.   This is the first study to propose that we establish our chiropractic identity as a spine care "portal of entry" provider.

  • Chiropractic and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.   This in-depth review by Drs. Dana J Lawrence and William C Meeker looks at all the CAM treatments for low back pain.

  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials and Chiropractic Care.   This is one of many studies to elucidate differences in cortical activity associated with a spinal manipulation (SM) intervention. The purpose of this narrative review is to overview the origin and application of SEPs, a neurophysiological technique to investigate neuroplasticity.

  • 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.

Review Our Extensive LINKS Sectionnew

Most website Links page only 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, many of those materials have coalesced into topical pages, which have gathered related materials into one convenient location. Our Low Back Pain Page and the Whiplash page are just 2 examples. Please drop by and take a gander!

The LINKS Section can be found up top, on the tan toolbar.

The Nutrition Section

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

The Documentation Section

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

The Pediatrics Section

The PEDIATRICS 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.

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 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 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.

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 Safety of Chiropractic

  • You will enjoy the Safety of Chiropractic Page, which discusses significant research demonstrating that chiropractic is the safest approach available (compared with the standard medical management approach) 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 Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxation Complex

  • Enjoy this extensive collection of articles about the Chiropractic Subluxation. This page was recently subdivided into separate sections, including the current theories and definitions of the VSC, and articles discussing the various components of the VSC, including the anatomic, neurologic, and degenerative components, followed by a historical review of the evolution of the VSC theory.

The Alt-Med Abstracts Collection

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

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

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 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.

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 Radiology Section

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

Chiro.Org Has Turned 20 Years Old!

  • Chiro.Org turned 20 years old this March! (2015).   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.   To celebrate, last year we donated $2500 towards chiropractic research.

  • This is our 14th year supporting research with half of our yearly income.   We want to thank our webmasters (volunteers all!) and our Sponsors for making this website possible!

Read the rest of our Announcements now!.

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.

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!

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.

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