Chiropractic
ACA Reports: March 2016
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Monday, March 07, 2016 11:49 AM
Dr. Dale White Jr.Dr. Michael Martin

The American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) House of Delegates (HOD) met as part of the 2016 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24-27.  

New ACA officers were elected and awards presented.  

TCA past president Dr. Dale White Jr. of Fort Worth was elected secretary of the Council of Delegates, and TCA past president Dr. Michael Martin of Plano was presented the Alternate Delegate of the Year Award.

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New Chiropractic Benchmark Tool provides practice insights
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Friday, March 04, 2016 12:00 AM

Following the success of its acupuncture benchmark assessment tool, Standard Process Inc. has developed a benchmark tool specifically for chiropractors and their practices. Chiropractors can use the assessment results to understand the health of their practice compared to other similarly profiled chiropractors. The assessment tool bases the chiropractic profiles on results from a national survey of nearly 1,000 practicing chiropractors.

“We have worked closely with the chiropractic community for more than 85 years, so we know distinct profiles of chiropractors exist around the country,” said Standard Process Director of Marketing Tammi Geiger. “The chiropractic benchmark tool offers chiropractors a chance to understand what type of chiropractic persona they most closely align with, giving them a deeper understanding of themselves and their practice.”

Chiropractors taking the complimentary benchmark survey on Standard Process’ website rank themselves and their practice in areas such as top business needs, practice offerings, and patients per day. A comprehensive assessment of the health of their practice is available in minutes, containing insights including:

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Pregnancy and Chiropractic: A Narrative Review of the Literature 
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Friday, March 04, 2016 12:00 AM

The purpose of this article is to review the literature on the topic of chiropractic care during pregnancy.  It concludes that Chiropractic evaluation and treatment during pregnancy may be considered a safe and effective means of treating common musculoskeletal symptoms that affect pregnant patients. 

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A Non-surgical Approach to the Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016 12:00 AM

A treatment approach focusing on distraction manipulation (DM) and neural mobilization (NM) may be useful in bringing about clinically meaningful improvement in disability in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).


While it is widely held that non-surgical management should be the first line of approach in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), little is known about the efficacy of non-surgical treatments for this condition. Data are needed to determine the most efficacious and safe non-surgical treatment options for patients with LSS. The purpose of this paper is to describe the clinical outcomes of a novel approach to patients with LSS that focuses on distraction manipulation (DM) and neural mobilization (NM).

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Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Inferior Status
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Tuesday, March 01, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  You know that provision in the Affordable Care Act that the American Chiropractic Association worked so hard to achieve so that insurance companies would have to pay the same wages for the same service?  Well,  the AMA will seek "repeal of the non-physician provider non-discrimination provisions of the ACA.  AMA will immediately direct sufficient funds toward a multi-pronged campaign to accomplish these goals.  In the eyes of organized medicine, you should be paid less money for the same work.

Excerpt:  AMA will develop a policy statement clearly stating this organization’s policies on the following aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and healthcare reform:  Repeal the non-physician provider non-discrimination provisions of the ACA.  AMA will immediately direct sufficient funds toward a multi-pronged campaign to accomplish these goals.

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