Chiropractic
Spine Care as a Framework for the Chiropractic Identity
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Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:00 AM

News Bite: Society confers cultural authority and identities onto professions, not the other way around.   This is especially true of health care professions; which patients associate certain types of health care clinicians with certain types of conditions.  Spine care is thus the common denominator and theme throughout all aspects of chiropractic practice, legislation, and education globally.

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The Tipping Point
Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM

By: Dr Charles Ward

When you wake up each morning you are standing at the tipping point of your day.  One way tips you into a wonderful day filled with good things, and the other tips you into a day filled with problems.  You are the one who determines what your day will be –by the way that you feel.  Whatever you’re feeling is what you’re giving, and with certainty, that is exactly what you will receive back in your day, surrounding you wherever you go.

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Election 2016: What It Means for Chiropractic
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Monday, December 05, 2016 12:00 AM
News Bite: The ACA reports on what the 2016 elections mean to the chiropractic profession in 2017.
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The Chiropractic Scope of Practice in the United States
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Monday, November 28, 2016 12:00 AM

News Bite: Chiropractic, the largest and most recognized of the complementary and alternative professions, is licensed in all 50 states.  Scope of practice regulations are used to legally create boundaries restricting the allowed services of a profession.  This study researched all 50 states and found a high degree of variability  in the scope of chiropractic practice.  

The United States does not have a unified scope of practice for most health care professionals. The only health care professionals that have a unified scope of practice across state lines are medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy. The medical profession was the first to have licensure standards and because they were the first to become licensed, their scope of practice is uniform and broad. As each health care profession sought licensure, the American Medical Association aggressively defended their practice rights and ensured that limitations were put on other professions. 

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Chiropractic: Drug-Free Pain Management
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Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:00 AM

News Bite:  The public needs to be reminded that there are drug-free approaches such as chiropractic that, if tried first, may reduce or eliminate the need for pain medications.  

Chiropractic is an important first line of defense against musculoskeletal pain. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, chiropractors care for patients with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Up to 87% of all insured are covered for chiropractic care, and Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act ensures that DCs are covered providers for allowable services within their scope of practice. 

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