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Thank You to TCA Premium and Elite Members
Written by Andrea Howard   
Thursday, October 12, 2017 03:59 PM
A Big Thank You to TCA Elite and Premium Members 

The Texas Chiropractic Association wants to thank our Elite and Premium Members for their extra support of TCA and your efforts to advance the chiropractic profession in Texas.
 
The Elite Membership is an upgraded membership that includes unlimited access to all TCA events such as the Mid-Winter Conference, Texas Sports Chiropractic Conference and Chiro Texpo, TCA’s annual convention. Cost is $1,100/year or, if you prefer, you can pay $275/quarter.
 
The Premium Membership is a high-level membership that features 16 CE hours in the price of membership. Cost is $800/year or $200/quarter.
 
A significant discount off conference registration fees isn’t the only benefit of the Elite and Premium memberships. A portion of Elite and Premium membership dues support TCA’s Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI), which funds TCA’s advocacy, legal and public relations efforts.
 
To join as a TCA Elite or Premium Member or upgrade your membership, contact the TCA office at (512) 477-9292 or email info@chirotexas.org. You also can join online or complete and return the Elite application and Premium application.
 
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The Future and Chronic Spinal Pain Management
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 07:52 AM

In discussions with patients from pain management groups, consumers (patients) experiencing chronic, persistent spinal pain each have a unique story, their experiences and perceived causes of their pain differed, yet the quality of life in all these consumers was markedly reduced.  This was the only clear similarity.  It confirms that there may be some similarities in the pain experience, but it is often more unique and individual. These consumers’ criticisms of care services were consistent, however, with dissatisfaction with their access to care, overall management of their pain, and noteworthy variations in the treatment they received.

These criticisms are commonplace. The problems associated with care delivery are confounded by a number of patient/consumer factors, such as lifestyle habits, nutrition, body weight, depression, health literacy, geographical isolation and poor socioeconomic conditions, making the management of persistent pain even more complicated.  In the future, matching the care service and treatment with the individual patient will become an essential component of care services.

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Call for Nominations for P. A. Willmon Memorial Award
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 05:34 PM

The P. A. Willmon Memorial Award is an award presented by the Texas Chiropractic Association to recognize a recipient from, or serving the people of a rural area. 

If you are aware of a TCA member who is from a rural area of fewer than 100,000 or who has served the TCA and/or chiropractic patients within a rural area, please forward a nomination and your reasons for consideration to the TCA office at 1122 Colorado, suite 307, Austin, TX 78701.

Deadlines for nomination are January 19th, 2018.

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Amazon is Thinking of Selling Medicine Online
Written by Editor   
Monday, October 09, 2017 03:10 PM

There might come a time when you can order prescription meds with household items and groceries from Amazon. 

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Call for Nominations for Executive Offices of TCA
Monday, October 09, 2017 12:16 PM

TCA is putting out a call for nominations for the offices of secretary/treasurer and vice president. Nominations are due in the TCA office by Jan. 31, 2018.

TCA’s membership elects all executive officers every year. The next annual elections will take place early in 2018. Each executive officer serves a one-year term. The vice president succeeds to the to office of president of the association.  

Candidates must also meet the following qualifications:

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