Chiropractic
Spinal Manipulation: Modest Benefit in Acute Low Back Pain
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Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:55 PM

The Journal of the American Medical Association adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy as a first line treatment for acute low back pain.  Researchers found that spinal manipulation was associated with statistically significant improvements in pain and function for up to six weeks with no serious adverse side effects. 

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Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain Differ from Younger Adults
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Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:48 PM

This study found small baseline differences in older people with chronic LBP compared to middle aged and younger adults. Older adults present with slightly less intense low back pain but slightly more intense leg pain.

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Core Competencies of the Certified Pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic
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Sunday, April 16, 2017 12:43 PM
Want to know what is expected of a chiropractic pediatrician?  The purpose of this study was to develop an outline of the minimum core competencies expected from a certified pediatric doctor of chiropractic. 
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ACA House of Delegates Approves, Updates Policies at 2017 Annual Meeting
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 03:01 PM

News bite: The ACA has approved new guidelines.  They have also revised, reaffirmed, and retired others.

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Primary Prevention in Chiropractic Practice: A Systematic Review
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 02:56 PM

News bite:  Chiropractors are primarily concerned with musculoskeletal disorders but have the responsibility to deal also with prevention in other areas.  This study found that the proportion of chiropractors who stated that they had a positive opinion of primary prevention was generally higher than the proportion of chiropractors actually offering primary prevention. Only a small proportion of chiropractic patients consult for primary prevention, despite the readiness of the profession to offer such services.

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