Cost-Effectiveness – Chiropractic vs General Practice vs Physical Therapy

This study in 2012, looked at six cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis. Spinal manipulative therapy was found to be a cost-effective treatment to manage neck and back pain when used alone or in combination with other techniques compared to GP care, exercise and physiotherapy. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2012 Oct;22(5):655-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2012.02.011. Epub 2012 Mar 18. Michaleff ZA1,…

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FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture and chiropractic for pain management

By MEGAN THIELKING @meggophone MAY 10, 2017 Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and…

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Comparing Chiropractic and Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults

In this study, the authors concluded that chiropractic use in episodes of care for uncomplicated back conditions has protective effects against declines in activities of daily living and self-rated health for older Medicare beneficiaries over a 2-year period. The Comparative Effect of Episodes of Chiropractic and Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults Journal of Manipulative…

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For Bad Backs, It May Be Time to Rethink Biases About Chiropractors

MAY 1, 2017 About two of every three people will probably experience significant low back pain at some point. A physician like me might suggest any number of potential treatments and therapies. But one I never considered was a referral for spinal manipulation. It appears I may have been mistaken. For initial treatment of lower…

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Spinal Manipulation Therapy – A Sham Procedure? A study says it actually might not be [Video]

You can watch Dr. Wilson’s comments on video HERE. Analyst: F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE by MedPage Today Staff April 11, 2017 Proponents have proclaimed a slew of benefits of spinal manipulation therapy, but most data is anecdotal. In this 150-Second analysis, F. Perry Wilson, MD, discusses a meta-analysis appearing in the Journal of the…

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Spinal Manipulation for Back and Neck Pain: Does It Work?

Spinal Manipulation: A Valid Technique? In her office at McMaster University in Toronto, Anita Gross, MSc, has logged paper after paper showing that spinal manipulation can help control neck pain. “The evidence keeps growing and growing,” she says. Gross, a physiotherapist and associate professor of rehabilitation science, helped write a 2015 Cochrane review of the…

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The Beginners Guide to Chiropractic by Dr Heidi Haavik [Video]

ABOUT DR HEIDI HAAVIK: Dr Heidi Haavik is a chiropractor and a neurophysiologist who has worked in the area of human neurophysiology for over 15 years. Heidi has a PhD in human neurophysiology from the University of Auckland. YouTube Video Link

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Knucke Cracking May Not Cause Arthritis

One of the hallmarks of arthritis is a reduction of the cartilage in the joint space. This study compared habitual knuckle crackers with non-knuckle crackers.  The looked at the thickness of their finger cartilage and hand grip strength. They found the opposite of what you might think.  The habitual knuckle crackers actually hand thicker joint…

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The Comparative Effect of Episodes of Chiropractic and Medical Treatment on the Health of Older Adults

This study provides evidence of the comparative effectiveness of chiropractic care relative to medical-only services on the functional health of older adults during acute episodes of back care. Given the literature supporting a minimally effective chiropractic treatment level for back problems, this research provides additional support that such therapeutic levels are indeed beneficial in terms…

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