Chiropractic
Is Chiropractic Care Safe and Effective for Older Adults?
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 06:35 AM

Chiropractic care represents a safe and effective treatment alternative for older adults, according to evidence-based recommendations published in the May issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

“The most important take-home point from this updated document is that given the growing need for evidence-based, cost-efficient care in the older adult population, chiropractic care is a very attractive alternative,” explained lead author Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, Professor at Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Texas.

“Chiropractic care incorporates many different treatment modalities, as outlined in the document. One of the key treatments that chiropractors deliver is spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). The evidence base for SMT continues to grow.”

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The Biopsychosocial Model and Chiropractic
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 06:31 AM

There is an increasing awareness, interest and acceptance of the biopsychosocial (BPS) model by all health care professionals involved with patient care. The areas of spine care and pain medicine are no exception, and in fact, these areas of health care are a major centerpiece of the movement from the traditional biomedical model to a BPS model of patient assessment and delivery of care. 

Biological influences are an important component of health and disease, particularly in the area of spine care and pain management. Acknowledging this aspect of patient presentation holds value in guiding appropriate management approaches. Appreciation of the psychological and social aspects of patient care carries significance as well and should not be overlooked.

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September is "Drug-free Pain Management" Awareness Month
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Monday, May 29, 2017 10:15 PM

F4CP has designated September as a month to help raise public awareness of non-pharmacologic pain management options such as chiropractic care.

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Elon Musk's Chiropractic Connection
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Monday, May 29, 2017 10:01 PM

Elon Musk is an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur who has revolutionized several high-tech industries. He is the CEO and product architect of electric car manufacturer Tesla, as well as the founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, one of the leading private aerospace companies.  He also has a very strong chiropractic heritage.

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New Canadian Opioid Guidelines Recommends Chiropractic
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Monday, May 29, 2017 09:56 PM

A new Canadian guideline published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) strongly recommends doctors to consider non-pharmacologic therapy, including chiropractic, in preference to opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain.

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