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Chiro.Org turned 14 years old this March! We are now the oldest existing chiropractic website, following the retirement Dr. John Wiens Chiropractic Page to our Archives section. To celebrate, our Board of Directors donated $2500 to chiropractic research. This will be our 8th year supporting the FCER and the ICPA. This year we also included [...]
Although some of the e-mail I received lately regarding Resveratrol sounds like hyperbole, there is a lot of research demonstrating that resveratrol does switch on the SIR1 genes, thus extending lifespans in lower species. Studies also show a favorable reduction in other health risks including diabetes, vascular disease, and various forms of cancer. So…the real [...]
Our thanks to Dr. Robert Mootz and Aspen Publishers for generously giving Chiro.Org exclusive access to the FULL TEXT article Maximizing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Clinical Documentation. This article clarifies what aspects of care and analysis needs to be recorded to define “Medical Necessity”.
Numerous clinical trials that explored the effect of spinal adjusting (or manipulation, aka SMT) on various conditions have concluded that adjusting had no effect, because SMT and the placebo (or “sham” adjustment) had similar beneficial results. What these studies failed to emphasize was that the sham manipulation and the specific adjustment both demonstrated clinical benefits, compared with no care or standard medical management.
This ethereal nighttime image of “Ground Zero” in New York City was taken around midnight in May 2006 by chiropractor Dr. Jay Ouellet and has been chosen to appear in the June 2009 issue of National Geographic. The photograph also appeared on CNN in December 2008. Dr. Ouellet, CMCC class of ’81, lives in Quebec [...]
Chiropractic Assistants (CAs) are the backbone of every chiropractic practice, as they help manage, educate and care for our patients. The Chiropractic Assistant Section is designed to support CAs in these diverse tasks: Billing, Patient Education, Practice Management and Growth, and Self Education. The Chiropractic Assistant Section is here for you! Share this article: Recommend [...]
From the “Wired Science Blog”; “Many scientists and researchers have pushed for open access policies, but publishers have been reluctant to give up control of the informational resources they have. Big companies like Wiley John & Sons, The McGraw Hill Company’s Nature Publishing Group, and Reed Elsevier argue that they provide valuable and expensive peer-review, [...]
Adjusting with hand-held instruments is much more diverse than just using the Activator. There are a variety of named chiropractic techniques, such as Pierce Technique and Atlas Orthogonal that use motorized instruments to apply a specific forces along specific vectors, to improve the alignment and function of the spine, thus reducing the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.
Antibiotic Use In Infants Linked To Asthma The Chiro.Org Blog New research indicates that children who receive antibiotics before their first birthday are significantly more likely to develop asthma by age 7. The study, published in the June issue of CHEST is titled “Increased Risk of Childhood Asthma From Antibiotic Use in Early Life”. The [...]
Plan to be in Montreal for the World Federation of Chiropractic’s 10th Biennial Congress, co-sponsored by The Canadian Chiropractic Association incorporating WFC’s and FCER’s International Conference on Chiropractic Research to be held at the outstanding convention facilities at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel from April 30 – May 02, 2009. The congress theme is “Celebrating Chiropractic [...]
March 19, 2009 — In the latest step by the Brazilian Chiropractors’ Association (ABQ) to defend the chiropractic profession against efforts by the physiotherapy profession to have chiropractic declared a specialty of physiotherapy (PT), Federal Judge Diana Brunstein has ruled strongly in favor of the ABQ. Chiropractic is a profession not a technique, says Judge [...]
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), in coordination with the National Chiropractic Legal Action Fund (NCLAF), has initiated an “all fronts” response to the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s (BC/BSA) Jan. 1 policy change that removed doctors of chiropractic from the classification of “physician” in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (BC/BS [...]
Three studies comparing spinal manipulation with acupuncture — a pilot study, then a randomized controlled clinical trial, followed by a one-year follow-up study — demonstrated that chiropractic care was the only “treatment” that provided broad-based long-term benefits. Read more in the ChiroZINE Share this article: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe [...]
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Unconventional Medicine? The Chiro.Org Blog Chiropractors had always been considered a “fringe” providor (or worse) by conventional medicine. David M. Eisenberg’s article, Unconventional Medicine in the United States: Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use, published in the January 28, 1993 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine generated a shift in that opinion. [...]
Millions of patients love their chiropractor and appreciate our unique and safe approach to recovery from pain. Significant research suggests that chiropractic is the safest approach available for relief from neck pain, back pain, headaches and other “musculo–skeletal” complaints. Lets review that research, and discuss how modern medicine has contributed to the Myth that chiropractic care is dangerous.