Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Switzerland

This study concluded that the majority of chiropractors in Switzerland treat pediatric patients, most commonly schoolchildren and adolescents for musculoskeletal disorders. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Oct 24. pii: S0161-4754(16)30298-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.03.007. [Epub ahead of print] Pediatric Patients in Swiss Chiropractic Clinics: A Questionnaire Survey. Siegenthaler MH. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was…

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Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain—time for an update

In this article published in the Canadian Family Physician, the authors review the effectiveness, adverse events, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction with using spinal manipulation for low back pain. André E. Bussières, Claude A. Gauthier, Gilles Fournier and Martin Descarreaux Canadian Family Physician September 2017, 63 (9) 669-672 We read with interest the Tools for Practice…

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Recurrences of Low Back Pain During the First 12 Months After Chiropractic Treatment

This study reports a very low recurrence rate of low back pain after chiropractic treatment.  In this study, the  recurrence rate after chiropractic treatment was 13.4%.   To put this in perspective, another study of people receiving usual non-operative care such as steriod injections for back pain from a herniated disc, have a recurrence rate…

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In wake of opioid crisis, Joint Commission issues new pain standards for hospitals

by Joanne Finnegan | Aug 31, 2017 9:09am The Joint Commission has released new pain assessment and management standards that will take effect January 1 for all accredited hospitals. The new and revised standards come in response to the country’s opioid crisis, which every day claims 91 American lives as a result of overdoses, the Joint…

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5 Universal Myths About Chiropractic Medicine

by Dr. Christopher Arick Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Chiropractic medicine is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on natural, non-invasive, evidence-informed practices of disease prevention and health promotion. Through a broad scope of assessment and treatment modalities such as manipulation, functional medicine, physical rehabilitation therapy, targeted nutritional and botanical treatment, acupuncture, and diet/lifestyle management,…

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Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain Compared to Physical Therapy and Medical Care

When comparing chiropractic treatment for low back pain to physical therapy, exercise, and medical treatment, these Canadian researchers found no real differences, and suggested that patient preference is important as to how they want their back pain treated.  They also found that one is not more expensive than the other. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 3;11(8):e0160037. doi:…

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Coming Soon to a Hospital Near You

Imagine chiropractic care as a pain management option at hospitals nationwide. Not as far-fetched as you might think now that The Joint Commission, which currently evaluates and accredits more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs throughout the U.S. – including nearly 90 percent of all U.S. hospitals – has issued revised pain assessment and…

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Chiropractic Treatment for Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headaches are the type of headache that originates in the neck area.  This article states that medications have a limited effect, and they are wanting to investigate non-drug approaches to this disabling headache.  What the authors concluded was, “…our results suggest that manual-therapy might be a safe treatment option for participants with cervicogenic headache…”,…

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You’re Out! Chiropractors Have Authority to Remove High School Players from Games

By Evan Anderson The Dallas Cowboys start training camp Monday, and it won’t be long before Texas high school football players take the field. A new state law has changed the rules on who can make the call to take a player out of the game. Chiropractors will now have the authority to pull a…

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How Chiropractors Can Help Arthritis Pain

By Carolyn Sayre Are you looking for a holistic way to take the edge off of those painful joints? Chiropractic medicine may be for you, as long as you remember to listen to your body. Unlike what you see on TV, most of what chiropractors do today is more gentle than cracking backs or popping…

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