Chiropractic
Clinical Practice Guideline for Low Back Pain Issued on Chiropractic Care
Written by Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics   
Saturday, February 06, 2016 12:00 AM

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), the official scientific journal of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), published an update to a previously issued evidence-based clinical practice guideline on chiropractic management of low-back pain (LBP). The update, which revised and combined three previous guidelines, supports that doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are well-suited to diagnose, treat, co-manage and manage the treatment of patients with low-back disorders.

Clinical practice guidelines require regular updating to be considered current. To that end, a formal systematic review of LPB literature was conducted for the current update using the Delphi technique and included 37 panelists, of whom 89 percent had worked in private practice for an average of 27 years. Panelist consensus was reached after one round of revisions; the vast majority of recommendations remained unchanged. The previous Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters guidelines were developed in 2008 and expanded twice over the intervening years.

The updated guideline provides recommendations throughout the continuum of care from acute to chronic and offers the chiropractic profession an up-to-date evidence- and clinical practice experience-informed resource outlining best practice approaches for the treatment of patients with LBP. Key recommendations are as follows:

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Cost Effective: Chiropractic
Written by American Chiropractic Association   
Saturday, February 06, 2016 12:00 AM
 
Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Disincentives
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, February 02, 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 communicates with large insurance companies against providing incentives for non-physician clinics.  This means you.  Who is advocating for you?

Excerpt:  AMA will communicate with large insurance companies that: providing incentives to patients toward non-physician clinics outside the primary care physician relationship can lead to decisions made on limited information, duplication of testing and procedures, ultimately higher health care costs and a reduction in the quality of health care for the patients of America.

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January Doctor of the Month:  Ben Quiroz D.C.
Monday, January 25, 2016 04:07 PM

My name is Ben Casey, I am named after a character in a 1960s television show about a doctor called Ben Casey. The show was described as a gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment.  My last name is Quiroz and you say chiropractor in Spanish Quiro-practico.  In fifth grade I attended a new elementary school and for the time capsule of the new building I wrote that I wanted to be a chiropractor.  I didnt know what one was or did at the time.  I was just destined to be Dr. Ben Casey Quiroz Quiropractico.  I identify strongly with the concept that the power that made the body heals the body.   

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Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Supervision
Written by Editor   
Monday, January 25, 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 frightens people about the consequences substitution of a non-physician in the diagnosis, treatment, education, direction and medical procedures.  They educate the public regarding their superiority and your inferiority.  They actively strive to limit the practice of medicine (of which the courts have said chiropractic is a part) to MD,DO supervision, and will seek to require MD,DO supervision at all levels of medicine (of which the courts have said chiropractic is a part) and oppose special licensing pathways for those who have not completed their medical school education.  

Excerpt:  AMA urges all people to consider the consequences of any health care plan that places any patient care at risk by substitution of a non-physician in the diagnosis, treatment, education, direction and medical procedures where clear-cut documentation of assured quality has not been carried out, and where such alters the traditional pattern of practice in which the physician directs and supervises the care given;

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