Chiropractic
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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Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research Commits $1.9 million
Written by Editor   
Thursday, October 05, 2017 06:36 PM

The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research announces a commitment of $1.9 million to the Yale Center for Medical Informatics to support a partnership to form an Inter-Institutional Network for Chiropractic Research. The Network is a five-year multidisciplinary effort designed to facilitate chiropractic research across multiple institutions and disciplines.

This partnership is a collaborative effort between the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research and the Yale Center for Medical Informatics. The first action step will be to convene a steering committee of renowned experts to develop a chiropractic research agenda and establish teams of interdisciplinary researchers. These scientists will conduct projects aimed at improving the quality of chiropractic patient care. They also will collaborate on future grant applications to funding agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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National Clinical Guidelines for Non-surgical Treatment of Low Back Pain or Lumbar Radiculopathy
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Monday, October 02, 2017 02:52 PM

Two multidisciplinary working groups formulated recommendations to summarize recommendations about 20 non-surgical interventions for recent onset (<12 weeks) non-specific low back pain (LBP) and lumbar radiculopathy (LR) based on two guidelines from the Danish Health Authority.

Sixteen recommendations were based on evidence, and four on consensus. Management of LBP and LR should include information about prognosis, warning signs, and advise to remain active. If treatment is needed, the guidelines suggest using patient education, different types of supervised exercise, and manual therapy. The guidelines recommend against acupuncture, routine use of imaging, targeted treatment, extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs, and opioids.

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October is Texas Chiropractic Health Month
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, September 29, 2017 08:22 AM

GOV. GREG ABBOTT PROCLAIMS OCTOBER 2017 
“CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH MONTH”

AUSTIN, SEPT. 29 – The Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA) is pleased to announce that Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a declaration proclaiming October 2017 as “Chiropractic Health Month.” 

“Pain is an important public health problem and a major reason why people seek medical care. As many as 100 million Americans live with chronic pain as a result of serious illnesses and injuries. Chronic pain negatively impacts many aspects of a person’s life as well as the lives of pain sufferers’ families and caregivers,” said Gov. Abbott in the proclamation.

“Thankfully, Texas chiropractors are dedicated to treating pain effectively and safely. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. As physician-level providers, chiropractors employ conservative, drug-free approaches to health care and pain management. Focusing on, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches, chiropractors’ approach to these conditions can save the public from physical and financial tolls, as well as help individuals heal naturally without the need for drugs or surgery.”

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Chiropractic in Texas: New Threats and What TCA Is Doing to Protect the Profession
Written by Editor   
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 09:58 AM

The conference call recording, Chiropractic in Texas: New Threats and What TCA Is Doing to Protect the Profession, created on 09/19/2017 05:30 PM has been made available for dial-in access. To listen to this recording by telephone please dial 1-862-902-0129 and enter Recording ID: 60927572 when prompted for it.

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