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Cervical Spine Involvement in Concussion

The Role for Chiropractic Evaluationand Treatment of Concussion Patients••••••••••On November 14, 2015 favored Ultimate Fighting Champion Ronda Rousey was knocked unconscious by her underdog opponent Holly Holm. The internet is littered with video of the knockout. It occurred as a consequence of a single kick by Holm to Rousey. The kick was not delivered to [..]

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 [..]

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) [..]

“Text Neck”

A Modern Epidemic of Poor Posture, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Arm/Hand Neurological Symptoms and Accelerated Spinal Degenerative Arthritis[“Text Neck” and “Tech Neck” are synonymous]On Monday, March 3, 2018, the front page of the newspaper USA Today printed a “snapshot” noting that “US consumers spend an average of 7.8 hours each day engaging with digital content.”Representative Background Story [..]

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, [..]