More Effective: Chiropractic
Written by American Chiropractic Association   
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:00 AM
Safety of Chiropractic Manual Therapy for Children 
Written by Editor   
Sunday, February 28, 2016 12:00 AM

A narrative review of all published reports of adverse effects of chiropractic pediatric spinal manipulation was performed to assess the risk of adverse effects of chiropractic spinal manipulation in the pediatric population and to promote a culture of safety along with full reporting of adverse events in the chiropractic profession

Based on the published literature, chiropractic spinal manipulation, when performed by skilled chiropractors, provides very low risk of adverse effect to the pediatric patient. Vigilance to detect occult pathology as well as other steps to maintain safe practice are of utmost importance.

Adverse effects from chiropractic spinal manipulation are rare with 2 moderate and 4 severe events reported during a 59 year period with up to 30 million treatments estimated per year. Current reports show a very low rate (<1% in 8,290 treatments) of mild transient side effects lasting less than 24 hours.

The Greatest Chiropractor in the World
Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:00 AM
Best selling book sweeps profession, reveals “forgotten” practice management principles from the most successful DCs, decreases insurance dependence and reignites passion in chiropractors worldwide.

Chiropractic Doctors are buying the book, The Greatest Chiropractor in the World, saying it is a Godsend and wondering why it wasn’t written earlier. All around the country, doctors are practicing in fear because of the unknown. Around every corner seems to lurk another monster that is capable of eating up your practice, finances, and even your life. Third party reimbursement is decreasing, yet its dependence is on the rise. As history has proven, change is inevitable. Whether you are just venturing into the health care market, or you are presently in and looking for answers, this book holds priceless instructions to having a successful practice.

In this book, Max M. Growth, a doctor of chiropractic, finds himself at a crossroad in life after more than three decades of owning practices, leading his profession and mentoring students. As he reflects back over his career, he discovers the written principles shared with him by his mentor, the "old man," during his formative years.

Each foundational principle reveals one of the twelve lessons that depict the very essence of success taught in a way that formulate a germinating seed of growth for the doctor of chiropractic. Many of the icons of the profession are no longer with us today and, even if they were, it would take a lifetime to absorb all the teachings within the these pages.

February Doctor of the Month:  Jennings Smith, DC
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 03:36 PM

Dr. Jennings Smith, DC, of Amarillo grew up in Flat, Texas, ten miles southeast of Gatesville.  Originally called Mesquite Flat, the town name was rejected by the United States Postal department in the 1890s and it became just Flat, Texas in 1897.  Farming was the primary occupation until the 1940s, when much of the farm acreage was taken over by the establishment of Fort Hood. 

I attended and graduated Parker Chiropractic in 1997 and associated with Dr. Larry Montgomery in Belton, Texas for almost two years. I then traveled around Texas for two years providing relief and locum tenens work for other doctors.  

I then served in the Army for four years serving in the Old Guard, 3rd Infantry, the oldest active duty regiment in the US Army, having been first organized in 1784.  It is the Honor Guard unit of the Army in Arlington, Virginia.  I served as part of the Continental Color Guard and carried the nation’s flag in front of Ronald Reagan’s casket when he was taken to lay in state at the Capitol after he passed away.

Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Practice
Written by Editor   
Monday, February 22, 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:  Ordering medical services for patients is the "practice of medicine" in the eyes of the AMA.  "Legislation to authorize non-physicians to prescribe physical therapy and other medical care services should be opposed."

Excerpt: AMA affirms that the ordering of medical services for patients constitutes the practice of medicine and that legislation to authorize non-physicians to prescribe physical therapy and other medical care services should be opposed.

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