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After enjoying John’s posting on the Canadian BCA/Singh case, I feel it’s time to pour some gas on the conversation, to heat things up a bit. First, you can review the articles under consideration at the Chiropractic and Infantile Colic page.
Previously I wrote about the British Chiropractic Association suing science writer Simon Singh for libel. This has been widely criticized as a tactical mistake due both to the expense and to the negative publicity which has thus far ensued. The BCA has recently produced a list of evidence justifying the chiropractic treatment of children with [...]
Patient Satisfaction Surveys going back to the late 1980s show that patients with neck or low back pain, headaches, and a variety of other physical complaints rate their satisfaction with chiropractic care much higher than they do conventional care provided by physical therapists or medical doctors.
Source Medscape Steven I. Kern, Esq. An estimated 85,000 medical lawsuits are filed annually, which include those against hospitals and individual physicians. One of the highly-touted benefits of electronic medical records (EMRs) is the potential to help prevent malpractice incidents and medical errors. By providing better documentation, automatically checking for medication errors and drug interactions, [...]
Radiculopathy is characterized by motor and/or sensory changes in the neck and arms, or the legs and feet, which result from extrinsic pressure on the nerve root(s). Chiropractic is very effective in reducing that pressure on the nerve roots (oftern caused by edema), and as the nerve recovers, those down-stream symptoms abate. Share this article: [...]
Modafinil is a popular drug used by people who want or need to stay alert. It has become a popular stimulant, used by soldiers to stay awake and by citizens looking for a safe brain boost, including one in 10 researchers. The FDA issued their “Approved” stamp for it to be used for treating narcolepsy [...]
Nutritional Consulting The Chiro.Org Blog Do you make nutritional recommendations as part of your Care Plan? Do you recommend supplements? Do you carry supplements in your office? Many chiropractic schools only provide a 3-credit class in nutrition, so students have to continue to study on their own to develop confidence in offering recommendations. Share this [...]
Do you use acupuncture in your practice? If so, you may want to review our Acupuncture Section. Share this article: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
A new study just revealed that stimulant medications, specifically methylphenidate, are associated with a 6- to 7-times increased risk for sudden death in children and adolescents. UGH! What does the FDA say about that? “Given the limitation of this study’s methodology, the FDA is unable to conclude that these data affect the overall risk and [...]
Vaccination is a controversial topic with chiropractors because of our non-drug and non-surgery approach to health. The Vaccination Page attempts to present both sides of the vaccination issue. Share this article: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
The Women’s Health Page contains a wealth of articles addressing fertility and menopausal issues. It also links to the ADD/ADHD Page. This page discusses conservative management protocols, including chiropractic care and nutritional management. Share this article: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
In a Guardian article in April 2008, Simon Singh, who has penned the popular science books “Fermat’s Last Theorem”, “The Code Book” and “Big Bang”, wrote about the likely risks of chiropractic treatment and whether or not there was any evidence that it was effective for various childhood conditions, including asthma and colic. The British [...]
I’m not sure how many chiropractic schools teach extremity adjusting (ankles, wrists, elbows, shoulders), but if you do extremity work, then you will love the The Shoulder Girdle Page. The page starts with scholarly papers by Richard Schafer, D.C. on managing shoulder and joint trauma. It also contains several other FULL-TEXT papers on shoulder management. [...]
The Rehabilitation Corner ~ Part 2 The Chiro.Org Blog Dr. Richard C. Schafer, DC, PhD, FICC gave us permission back in 1998 to reproduce a series of his rehabilitation Monographs on our website. Dr. Schafer is the most-published chiropractic author, and his textbooks were best sellers through the 80s and 90s. RC was the first [...]
Do you provide rehabilitation in your practice? If so, you may find the Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate Information Page of interest. The Rehab Page contains free materials from the leaders in chiropractic rehab, many useful articles, and also links to other rehab websites of value. Drop in for a look-see. Share this article: Recommend on Facebook [...]
We here at Chiro.org take great pride in providing current, updated and accurate information for chiropractors. In this the latest of my posts about fake journal articles being uncovered, I provide further evidence that what you see, not only on the web but also in “scientific” journals, my not be all it is presented to [...]
Do you use Outcome Assessment in your practice? Patient improvement, documented with pre- and post- scoring on questionnaires (QAs) like the Neck Disability Index, or the SF-36, are indisputable evidence of medical necessity and patient progress. Our Outcome Assessment Page contains, or links to, many of the most supported QAs. They are especially helpful in [...]
June 05, 2009 16:44 ET TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – June 5, 2009) – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced more than $350,000 in infrastructure funding for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. The funding is being provided through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a two-year, $2-billion program designed to repair [...]
Low Back Pain and Chiropractic The Chiro.Org Blog As you may know, until the late 90s, all chiropractic research was funded by our schools, or by research organizations like the FCER and the ICPA. Even since then, the Federal Government has funneled homeopathic doses of cash towards chiropractic research. For this reason, much of early [...]
Like is too short. Stop and smell the roses! Visit The FUN! Page now! Enjoy the Illusions and Paradoxes Page, or laugh at some of George Carlin’s humor. You’ll be glad you did! Share this article: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post
Have you reviewed our Guidelines Section? Besides containing numerous articles about the weaknesses, mis-uses, development, and adoption of guidelines, it also contains a section at the bottom of the page that details guidelines developed specifically for “alternative medicine”, low back pain, Workers Compensation, neck injuries, rehabilitation, subluxation and a host of other interesting categories. Share [...]
Our Clinical Documentation Page is devoted to a full description of what is considered “complete” patient file documentation, as described by National Associations, Medicare, and Third Party Payors.
Is It Safe to Adjust the Cervical Spine in the Presence of a Herniated Disc? The Disc Herniation and Chiropractic Page answers this question as it reviews a number of articles devoted to this topic. Share this article: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post