Eye-Tracking Technology Shows Concussion Severity
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 02:24 PM

Every 8 seconds in the United States, someone gets a serious blow to the head from a fall, accident, or collision, she said. "We can't tell how badly they're hurt. Sometimes we can't even tell if they're hurt at all."  The best technologies — CT and MRI — generally don't detect concussion. The brain may appear normal even when it's not functioning normally.  And even if a physician knows there's a brain injury, it's hard to tell whether the injury is getting better over time.

A recent study started with the theory that less severely injured patients would be able to watch television, whereas those more severely injured would stare into space software to track people's pupils as they follow action on a screen was developed an then eye movement of people with brain injuries and eye movement from a healthy control group was compared.  Researchers tracked whether people's eyes were able to stick with a focal point as it moved. If an eye lagged behind another for even a fraction of a second, the software detected it.

The results showed a clear difference in the eye function of a healthy person and one with a brain injury.  

OIG Auditing Chiropractic Records
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:38 PM

The ACA was recently notified that the Office of Inspector General (OIG)* is currently conducting a nationwide review of the chiropractic profession.  Doctors of chiropractic have received letters requesting records for services provided during calendar year 2013. It is critical that all doctors of chiropractic who receive a letter from the OIG responds with the requested documentation and by the specified deadline. 

The DOCTOR of Chiropractic
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 06:06 PM

The public consensus is that that chiropractors deal with back pain. This surely is true, and if you’ve got back pain, then the chiropractor is a logical option. But, chiropractors often address all musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Muscles, tendons, ligaments and the fascia connective tissues are all part of the MSK system. 

As licensed doctors, chiropractors or doctors of chiropractic (DC) have the duty to examine and diagnose your condition. DCs are also skilled hands-on providers trained to treat MSK conditions. They clearly are the most trained in providing joint manipulation. Modern chiropractic care combines manipulation with hands-on soft tissue procedures, exercise training, nutrition and ergonomic advice, as well as other modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, low-level laser therapy, foot orthotics and sport taping, for example. This creates a package of care for all MSK conditions, from headaches to foot pain. Some obtain post-graduate certifications as well as specialist "diplomate" degrees in areas such as nutrition, neurology and sports medicine.

What Do Optometrists and Chiropractors Have In Common? Quackery – According to TMA
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 05:46 PM

While medical docs in Texas migrate to fully integrated practices which include a myriad of healthcare professionals, TMA cannot hide their contempt for healthcare professions outside the realm of medicine. Apparently it doesn’t matter what their members are doing, TMA is bent on destroying other practices.

The common denominator? TEXPac, the political action committee of TMA, sent out the nearly identical mailer in both campaigns.

Discover Chiropractic ... Get Vertical
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 03:58 PM

National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) kicks off in October 2014 with the theme of “Get Vertical!”  Get Vertical focuses on the importance of joint health at all stages of life and what people can do to keep their joints functioning properly. ACA encourages everyone to use the month of October to get off their couches and office chairs, stand up and move! In other words, Get Vertical!

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