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Executive Director’s Message: February 2017
Written by Jeff Jenkins   
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 08:41 PM

February has been one of the busiest months yet in my tenure as TCA Executive Director. Putting on two conferences in the same month, in the middle of a legislative session, has been uniquely challenging, but we made it happen because of the tireless work of TCA’s leadership, volunteers, staff and, most importantly, our dedicated members. 

Here are a few things we’ve accomplished together:

Free March 8 Webinar: Know the Rules So You Can Rule Your Practice
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 08:21 PM

The Texas Chiropractic Association has partnered with TCA Friend of Chiropractic Sponsor ChiroHealthUSA to present Risky Business: Texas. This FREE webinar at 1:15 p.m. CST Wednesday, March 8, will review how risk management is no longer limited to just malpractice claims. It also includes your financial policy. There is now a greater risk of financial loss due to improper discounting and faulty financial and collection policies than ever before. It is widely known that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Medicare are cracking down on healthcare fraud and abuse, but what most chiropractors are unaware of, is how widely successful these efforts have been.

Extremity Adjusting Events Texas CE Approved in 8 States
Written by Editor   
Sunday, February 19, 2017 09:00 PM

News Bite:  Extremity adjusting events will be held in three locations, two of them in Texas, in February and March.

Yoga: Pain Relief Not Clinically Important, Some Functional Benefit After 3-4 Months, Adverse Risk Increased 5%
Written by Editor   
Sunday, February 19, 2017 08:50 PM

News Bite:  A recent Cochrane review of a dozen randomized control trials involving 1,080 yoga practitioners determined that when compared to no exercise, yoga produced some functional benefits after 3-4 months, moderate improvement after 6 months, and some improvement after 1 year.  They also found moderate evidence that yoga increased risk of adverse events by 5%, primarily increased back pain.

Common Painkillers are Ineffective for Back Pain
Written by Editor   
Sunday, February 19, 2017 08:46 PM

News Bite:  According to the findings of a systematic review, commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat back pain provide little benefit and may make things worse.  Only 16 percent of patients treated with NSAIDs, achieve any significant reduction in pain.

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