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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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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Researchers: Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain Comparable to NSAIDs

JULY 18, 2017 Spinal manipulation therapy was shown to have modest improvements on pain and function at up to six weeks in patients with acute low back pain (LBP), according to a study published in JAMA (2017;317:1451-1460). Moreover, the therapy was associated with only “temporary minor musculoskeletal harms,” according to the researchers. Paul G. Shekelle,…

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New Studies Adjust Our Thinking on Spinal Manipulation – Video

A medical doctor changing his mind about using spinal manipulation for the treatment of back pain. Watch Video

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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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