Chiropractic
Sustained Improvement of Heart Rate Variability in Patients Undergoing a Program of Chiropractic Care
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 09:26 PM

The purpose of this reported study was to report the sustained changes in heart rate variability (HRV) observed in 6 patients undergoing continuous chiropractic care for the correction of vertebral subluxations.  The six patients, between 25 to 55 years of age, all presented with primarily musculoskeletal complaints for chiropractic care in a private practice setting. All patients were nonsmokers with no reported cardiac pathology. All patients were initially assessed for indicators of vertebral subluxation before being accepted for chiropractic care, and were monitored for changes in HRV scores over time.

Chiropractic care, using Diversified and Thompson techniques to correct vertebral subluxations, was provided for an initial period of 10 to 52 weeks at a frequency of 2 to 3 visits per week. HRV increased over the early part of their course of chiropractic care, and these increases were sustained whilst the patient remained under long term continuous care in all 6 patients. Improvements ranged from 50% to greater than 300% as compared to pre-care values.
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Congressional House Introduces Bill to Expand Chiropractic Access to Military Families
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Thursday, February 15, 2018 09:26 AM

A bill introduced recently in the Congressional House of Representatives and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.

The legislation (H.R. 4973), introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), would not only enable those who currently receive chiropractic care to continue their treatment but would also establish, in the wake of the nationwide opioid crisis, an important non-drug option for pain management in the program.

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Research Priorities of the Canadian Chiropractic Profession
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018 08:35 AM

It is widely known that research funds are limited.  A healthcare profession that supports research activity should establish research priority areas.  Canadian chiropractic organizations have established such priorities.  This study's objective was to identify research priority areas for the Canadian chiropractic profession, and for stakeholders in the chiropractic profession to rank these in order of importance.

Researchers conducted a modified Delphi consensus study between August 2015 and May 2017 to determine the views of Canadian chiropractic organizations (e.g. Canadian Chiropractic Association; provincial associations) and stakeholder groups (e.g. chiropractic educational institutions; researchers). 

Participants completed three online Delphi survey rounds. In Round 1, participants suggested research areas within four broad research themes:

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Substantial Utilization of Chiropractic Among U.S. Adults Yields Positive Outcomes
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Thursday, February 01, 2018 09:51 AM

The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a leading voice in the chiropractic profession, points to an analysis of a national survey recently published in the journal, SPINE. This analysis examines the prevalence, patterns and predictors of chiropractic utilization in the U.S. general population, and reports a substantial proportion of U.S. adults utilized chiropractic services with positive outcomes for overall well-being and/or specific health problems.

Sherry McAllister, executive vice president, F4CP, says, “This is further validation of the growing utilization of chiropractic care nationwide, and reaffirms our commitment to providing Americans with drug-free pain management options. Chiropractic care provides a safe, first-line approach to manage spine and joint-related pain before opioids.”

Based on an analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), the principal and reliable source of comprehensive health care, the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of chiropractic use were 24.0 percent and 8.4 percent, respectively.

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A Survey of the Scope of Chiropractic Practice in South Africa: 2015
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Monday, January 15, 2018 08:47 AM

The purpose of this study was to identify characteristics specific to the chiropractic profession in South Africa and compare them with those of other countries where similar surveys have been conducted.  Compared with similar survey analyses from Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States,  findings showed overlap, but some characteristics were unique to the chiropractic profession in South Africa.

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