Chiropractic and Cancer PowerPoint Presentation
This is a presentation for a local cancer support group. I have removed the sections that personalize it to me, so you will need to add your own identifying information at the front or back of the presentation.
Chiropractic in an Integrative Cancer Center
An Interview with Jeffrey A. Sklar, DC
As part of our continuing series of interviews with chiropractors who work in integrative settings, we visit Jeffrey Sklar, DC, a full-time staff chiropractor with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sklar, who previously co-founded an integrative wellness center, has been with CTCA since 2009.
Chiropractic and Cancer Care
Cancer Fighters Thrive ~ Winter 2011
Find out more about how chiropractic care can help to support cancer patients in an integrative care setting.
The Chiropractic Care of Patients With Cancer:
A Systematic Review of the Literature
Integr Cancer Ther. 2011 (Jun 10) [Epub ahead of print]
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.4 million deaths in 2004. By 2030, deaths from cancer have been estimated at 12 million with 30% being preventable. Complementary and alternative medicine remains popular among cancer patients; particularly with chiropractic services. However, the nature of the chiropractic clinical encounter and its reported benefits remains to be fully investigated. Towards these efforts, we begin with a systematic review of the literature on the chiropractic care of patients with cancer.
Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Use Among Childhood Cancer Survivors
With Chronic Disease: Impact on Health-related Quality of Life
J Cancer Surviv. 2011 (Mar); 5 (1): 73–81
The use of rehabilitation services to address musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiovascular late effects among childhood cancer survivors could improve physical function and health-related quality-of-life (HRQL). We describe physical therapy (PT) and chiropractic utilization among childhood cancer survivors and their association with HRQL.
Alternatives in Cancer Pain Treatment:
The Application of Chiropractic Care
Semin Oncol Nurs 2005 (Aug); 21 (3): 184–189
The judicial use of chiropractic services in cancer patients appears to offer many economical and effective strategies for reducing the pain and suffering of cancer patients, as well as providing the potential to improve patient health overall. You'll find more articles like this in the Pain Management Page.
Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease
Clin J Pain 2005 (Jan); 21 (1): 18–26
In this paper, researchers in a medical school rehabilitation department were interested in finding out what treatments were most effective at reducing pain for neuromuscular diseases (like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and myotonic muscular dystrophies). Interestingly,
chiropractic scored the highest relief rating (7.33 out of 10), scoring higher than the relief provided by these medical treatments: nerve blocks (6.75) or Opioid analgesics (6.37). WOW!!!
The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical Providers by Insured
Cancer Patients in Washington State
Cancer 2004 (Apr 1); 100 (7): 1522–1530
Musculoskeletal pain was the most common diagnosis at the CAM provider visit. Billed amounts for alternative services were <2% of the overall medical bills for cancer patients. A substantial number of insured cancer patients will use alternative providers if they are given the choice. The cost of this treatment is modest compared with conventional care charges. For individuals with cancer, CAM providers do not appear to be replacing conventional providers but instead are integrated into overall care.
The Chiropractor's Role in Pain Management for Oncology Patients
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001; 24 (1) Jan: 52–57
This article describes the potential benefits of chiropractic for cancer patients in the area of pain management and quality of life. Two specific case studies are presented in which cancer patients' quality of life benefited from chiropractic treatment.