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The Short Leg, Levers, and Low Back Pain

Chiropractic Analysisand Management For decades, chiropractic and spinal manipulation has proven to be very effective for the management of low back pain (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). Yet, chiropractic does not fix or improve all patients. Some patient’s problems are more complex making [..]

Chiropractic Manipulation for Migraine Headache: The Evidence Continues to Grow

The total sum of suffering caused by migraine headache is higher than any other kind of headache (1). About 38 million adults in the United States are migraine sufferers, and 91% experience migraine-associated disability (2, 3, 4). Migraine headache is often incapacitating, with considerable impact on social activities and work, and may lead to significant [..]

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 [..]

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 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 [..]

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: The Patients, Syndromes, Utilization and Outcomes 

Data from the Chiropractic Profession Continue to Become Better Defined and UnderstoodBackgroundPain is a huge problem in America, and all Americans know that opiate drugs are not the solution to our pain problem.In her 2014 book, A Nation in Pain, Judy Foreman claims, “Out of 238 million American adults, 100 million live in chronic pain.” (1) [..]

The Cost Effectiveness of Chiropractic For Neck and Back Musculoskeletal Problems

Chiropractic spinal adjustments (specific line-of-drive manipulations) are quite effective for the management of spinal musculoskeletal complaints and injuries. This is not controversial. Studies documenting the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic and spinal manipulation for the management of spinal musculoskeletal complaints and injuries have appeared in the literature for more than half a century (1, 2, 3, [..]

Low Back Pain and Chiropractic Changing Attitudes

The RAND corporation is a well-known independent research organization located in Santa Monica, CA. The September-October 2017 issue of the Rand Review has an article titled Well-Adjusted (1). The article states:“Researchers led by Paul Shekelle, co-director of the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center at RAND, aggregated the results of more than two dozen prior studies on spinal manipulation.”“The study [..]