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Chiropractic Management for US Female Veterans With Low Back Pain
Written by Editor   
Thursday, March 15, 2018 09:16 PM

The purpose of this study was to determine if female US veterans had clinically significant improvement in low back pain after chiropractic management.

A Big THANK YOU to our CDI Donors
Written by Editor   
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:28 PM

The Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI) is the backbone of TCA. CDI funds TCA’s advocacy, legal and public relations initiatives to advance chiropractic in Texas.

Your CDI contributions paid for the lobbying and PR expenses that resulted in four pro-chiropractic bills being signed into law during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session.

Because of your generosity, TCA was able to file an appeal in the Third Court of Appeals seeing to overturn a lower court decision in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) vs. Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) and TCA law suit. We anticipate a decision in the six months to a year.

Sustained Improvement of Heart Rate Variability in Patients Undergoing a Program of Chiropractic Care
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 09:26 PM

The purpose of this reported study was to report the sustained changes in heart rate variability (HRV) observed in 6 patients undergoing continuous chiropractic care for the correction of vertebral subluxations.  The six patients, between 25 to 55 years of age, all presented with primarily musculoskeletal complaints for chiropractic care in a private practice setting. All patients were nonsmokers with no reported cardiac pathology. All patients were initially assessed for indicators of vertebral subluxation before being accepted for chiropractic care, and were monitored for changes in HRV scores over time.

Chiropractic care, using Diversified and Thompson techniques to correct vertebral subluxations, was provided for an initial period of 10 to 52 weeks at a frequency of 2 to 3 visits per week. HRV increased over the early part of their course of chiropractic care, and these increases were sustained whilst the patient remained under long term continuous care in all 6 patients. Improvements ranged from 50% to greater than 300% as compared to pre-care values.
Trust and Health Care
Written by Editor   
Saturday, March 10, 2018 06:01 PM

Trust is vital for our social and economic well-being. It allows us to work, buy, sell and vote with some reasonable expectation that our behavior will be met with fairness and good will.  Trust is crucial in the relationship between patients and health care providers, but it has been on the decline in recent decades.  

There are steps health care leaders and public health officials can take to show they deserve to be trusted. Clear, transparent communication and a history of fulfilled trust are important, and health care providers can build trust by disclosing conflicts of interest; creating expectations for long-term relationships; and promoting shared interests and smaller power differences with patients. 

People’s trust depends fundamentally on three questions: 

  • Do you know what you’re doing? 
  • Will you tell me what you’re doing? 
  • Are you doing it to help me or help yourself?
Executive Director's Message, March 2018
Written by Editor   
Monday, March 05, 2018 04:43 PM

Last Week was one of the busiest weeks of the year for the Texas Chiropractic Association, with activity in three different time zones. 

It started in Washington, DC, with TCA President Dr. Max Vige leading a small contingent of Texans to the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC). Team TCA met with national and state leaders from both the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) to educate the rest of the country about the daily battles Texas chiropractors face in the Lone Star State, to increase awareness and to build our coalition. It’s always inspiring to learn from other states how we can make chiropractic in Texas stronger.

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