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National Clinical Guidelines for Non-surgical Treatment of Low Back Pain or Lumbar Radiculopathy
Written by Editor   
Monday, October 02, 2017 02:52 PM

Two multidisciplinary working groups formulated recommendations to summarize recommendations about 20 non-surgical interventions for recent onset (<12 weeks) non-specific low back pain (LBP) and lumbar radiculopathy (LR) based on two guidelines from the Danish Health Authority.

Sixteen recommendations were based on evidence, and four on consensus. Management of LBP and LR should include information about prognosis, warning signs, and advise to remain active. If treatment is needed, the guidelines suggest using patient education, different types of supervised exercise, and manual therapy. The guidelines recommend against acupuncture, routine use of imaging, targeted treatment, extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs, and opioids.

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Executive Directors Message Oct 2017
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, September 29, 2017 02:37 PM

Executive Director’s Message

October 2017 is Texas Chiropractic Health Month. That’s right … Gov. Greg Abbott signed a proclamation recognizing Texas chiropractors and the unparalleled care you provide to your patients. It shows the respect that our state’s top leader has for our profession and he acknowledges that chiropractic is a solution to the nation’s healthcare crisis.

It’s our job as a community to spread the word. So, I encourage you to do the following:

1) Like and follow the Texas Chiropractic Association Facebook page, and follow @TexasChiroAssn on Twitter. Both are open forums and TCA members, non-members and fans of chiropractic are invited to join.

2) Find the Texas Chiropractic Health Month post and be sure to “like” it and share it on your Facebook page and retweet it on Twitter!

3) Look for positive PR from TCA on social media and on our website. It’s yours to use.

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Foot Levelers Presented TCA Friend of Chiropractic
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, September 29, 2017 12:52 PM

FOOT LEVELERS HONORED WITH TCA FRIEND OF CHIROPRACTIC AWARD

The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) recently recognized Foot Levelers, Inc., with the prestigious TCA Friend of Chiropractic Award. TCA presented the award last month at the Foot Levelers Extremity Seminar Benefiting the Fight for Chiropractic in Texas in San Antonio.

The TCA Friend of Chiropractic Award is given to individuals and companies who consistently support TCA and have shown a commitment to advance the chiropractic profession in Texas. Previous winners include Parker University and Texas Chiropractic College.

“The Texas Chiropractic Association is thrilled to honor Foot Levelers with the prestigious Friend of Chiropractic Award,” said TCA President Max Vige, DC, of League City, who owns and operates a practice in Dickinson. “For decades, the chiropractic profession has been under assault in Texas, with legislative and legal threats designed to limit what chiropractors can do and restrict access to chiropractic care for all Texans. Foot Levelers is a true partner and is dedicated to keeping chiropractic strong and viable in the Lone Star State. While chiropractic picked up several key victories during the 2017 Texas Legislative Session, there is still much work to do, but it helps to have friends like Foot Levelers.”

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October is Texas Chiropractic Health Month
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, September 29, 2017 08:22 AM

GOV. GREG ABBOTT PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 2017 
“CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH MONTH”

AUSTIN, SEPT. 29 – The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) is pleased to announce that Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a declaration proclaiming October 2017 as “Chiropractic Health Month.” 

“Pain is an important public health problem and a major reason why people seek medical care. As many as 100 million Americans live with chronic pain as a result of serious illnesses and injuries. Chronic pain negatively impacts many aspects of a person’s life as well as the lives of pain sufferers’ families and caregivers,” said Gov. Abbott in the proclamation.

“Thankfully, Texas chiropractors are dedicated to treating pain effectively and safely. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. As physician-level providers, chiropractors employ conservative, drug-free approaches to health care and pain management. Focusing on, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches, chiropractors’ approach to these conditions can save the public from physical and financial tolls, as well as help individuals heal naturally without the need for drugs or surgery.”

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Senate GOP Cancels Vote on ACA Repeal Bill
Written by Editor   
Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:34 AM

Senate Republicans cancelled a vote planned for this week on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after it became clear they didn't have enough votes to pass the measure.

But the Republicans are not giving up on the legislation, said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), another co-sponsor of the bill. "It took 18 months to pass Obamacare; it's going to take a while to repeal it. We had 50 votes for the substance, not 50 votes for process." Graham was referring to critics who said the bill was being rushed through without enough hearings or time to deliberate and add amendments.  "With a new process, with more hearings, with regular order ... We're going to get 50 votes," he concluded.

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