Chiropractic
Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Lies
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Tuesday, April 26, 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:  "AMA supports continued efforts to inform the public and the profession of the potential problems and risks" of assigning therapeutic agents to "non-physicians."

When they inform others that doctors of chiropractic cannot treat subluxation1  what will you do? What did you do when they did it the first, second and third times?

Excerpt:  AMA supports continued efforts to inform the public and the profession of the potential problems and risks should a physician’s choice of therapeutic agents be delegated to non-physicians; and asks that state medical associations provide scientific and economic reasons in support of this position to state legislatures considering enactment of laws on substitution of drug products other than those prescribed or agreed upon by an attending physician.

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Clinical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction Associated with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
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Monday, April 25, 2016 11:00 AM

Observational studies have previously shown that adverse events following manipulation to the neck and/or back are relatively common, although these reactions tend to be mild in intensity and self-limiting. However, no prospective study has examined the incidence of adverse reactions following spinal adjustments using upper cervical techniques, and the impact of this care on clinical outcomes.

Upper cervical chiropractic care may have a fairly common occurrence of mild intensity SRs short in duration (<24 hours), and rarely severe in intensity; however, outcome assessments were significantly improved with less than 3 weeks of care with a high level of patient satisfaction. 

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Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? PR
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Tuesday, April 19, 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:  Organized medicine has an active PR machine working to convince "the public, state licensing boards, policy makers" about the educational superiority of physicians when compared with others.

How are your efforts to "teach the public, state licensing boards, and other policy makers" about the educational superiority of chiropractic coming along?

Excerpt:  AMA will develop and disseminate informational materials directed at the public, state licensing boards, policymakers at the state and national levels, and payers about the educational preparation of physicians, as compared with the preparation of other health professionals.

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ACA Observes National Public Health Week 2016
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Monday, April 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Chiropractic physicians joined the American Public Health Association (APHA) to observe National Public Health Week, which recognizes the contributions of public health and highlights issues important to improving our nation's health. ACA joined more than 1,400 Twitter participants (leaders from federal agencies, health departments, non-profits and more) in a dynamic Twitter chat. 

APHA has offered a section devoted to chiropractic and its role in public health since 1995, and ACA has a Public Health Care Committee that serves as a liaison between the association and APHA.

 
Time.com: Are Chiropractors Legitimate?
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Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:00 AM

Time.com reported in an article that “in the world of medicine, chiropractic … seems to hover in that gray area between standard health care—the type you’d receive at a hospital or from a physician—and acupuncturists, massage therapists and other ‘alternative’ practitioners."

“‘Chiropractic was the original holistic medicine in that it focused on treating the whole person, not just the body part that hurt,’ says Michael Schneider, an associate professor of health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Along with a doctorate in chiropractic, Schneider also has a PhD in rehabilitation science. His research has shown that ‘cervical and lumbar manipulation'—the back and neck adjustments most people associate with a visit to a chiropractor—can be an effective treatment for low back pain. Especially when combined with standard medical care, chiropractic manipulation often leads to better patient outcomes, other studies suggest.”

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