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Chiropractic Care for Military Patients with Spine Pain

BACKGROUND (1)Opium is from the poppy plant.The term opiates are applied to compounds that are purified directly from opium without modification, like morphine and codeine.The term opioid refers to compounds that are synthetic forms of opium, like Fentanyl. Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America.•••••Members of our military and military veterans are plagued with musculoskeletal pain problems. In addition, for a [..]

Herniated Low Back Disc and Low Back Manipulation

A Review of Concepts and EvidenceManipulation of the joints of the lumbar spine usually involves some degree of segmental rotation. Historically, lumbar spine manipulations that are primarily rotational in nature are discouraged because it is assumed that such maneuvers are associated with an increased risk of injury to the annulus of the intervertebral disc. Such [..]

Neck Tongue Syndrome and Chiropractic Care

Health science professors and clinicians often note that the most important aspect of healthcare education is anatomy. Anatomy holds the integration of pathology, complaint, and eventually treatment.Diagnostic ConceptsBiology We May Not Know / Biology We May Have Forgotten(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)Compression on nerve roots and/or peripheral nerves does not cause pain. Rather, compression [..]

What is Chiropractic?

Why Do Patients Go To Chiropractors?InflammationIn her books, Epigenetics Revolution (2013) and Junk DNA (2017) geneticist Nessa Carey explains that the driving force in human evolution and in human biology is procreation; living long enough to make babies and pass our genes on to future generations (1, 2). At the center of the human opportunity to procreate is a [..]

Chiropractic and Neck Pain

The chiropractic spinal adjustment (specific joint manipulation) is the passive assistance of moving a specific joint through a complete range of motion while causing no injury to the joint tissues. This adjustment is known for the cavitation process. Cavitation is the audible, palpable “popping” sensation experienced by both the patient and the chiropractor when the [..]

Chiropractic Care Clinical Outcomes: The Value of Maintenance Care

The primary reason that people go to chiropractors is for the management of spine pain. Sixty-three percent of chiropractic patients seek care for lower back pain. Thirty percent seek care for neck pain (1). Incredibly, surveys report that ninety-one percent of these patients report acceptable positive clinical outcomes to chiropractic care for these complaints (1).Published [..]

Chronic Pain, Depression, and Chiropractic Care

Pain is a huge problem in America. Approximately half of adults in America suffer from chronic pain (1).Classic, uncomplicated pain starts in peripheral tissues, initiating an electrical signal that travels along the pain nerve (nociceptor) to the brain. Pain is an electrical signal interpreted by the brain.The primary reason for the initiation of pain from [..]

Chiropractic and Physical Therapy

There are 18 chiropractic colleges in the United States. There are 227 Physical Therapy Schools in the United States. All of these educational programs are accredited by the United States Department of Education.Chiropractic and Physical Therapy are separate professions. Legally, they have different licensing requirements, testing, and different oversight boards. Yet, there are many overlaps [..]

Chiropractic and X-Rays

Why Do Chiropractors Advise/Insist on X-Rays?Chiropractic education is indirectly controlled by the US Federal Government. The US Department of Education officially recognizes the chiropractic-accrediting agency, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).Historically, the Council on Chiropractic Education was formally established in 1971, and officially recognized by the US Commissioner of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare in 1975. The CCE [..]

Chiropractic Clinical Practice

Why Do People Go To Chiropractors?What Are the Clinical Assessments,Clinical Goals, and Clinical Applicationsof a Typical Chiropractic Office Visit?••••••••••Why Do People go to Chiropractors?The most recent authoritative assessment of the chiropractic profession appeared in the December 2017 issue of the prestigious orthopedic medical journal Spine, and was titled (1):The Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors ofChiropractic Use Among [..]