New Study Documents Chiropractic as First Option for Back Pain Relief, Surgery Avoidance
The results of a new study documents chiropractic care as a first option for back pain relief and surgical avoidance. Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State, (Spine; 12.12.2012) observed reduced odds of surgery for those under age 35, women, Hispanics and those whose first provider was a chiropractor.
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Occupational Outlook Handbook 2013-2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has done an impressive job in detailing the role and credentialing of a doctor of chiropractic. To learn more about the role of the doctor of chiropractic, please click here.
Chiropractic Research & State of the Art
Since chiropractics breakthrough decade in the 1970swhen the U.S. federal government included chiropractic services in Medicare and federal workers compensation coverage, approved the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) as the accrediting body for chiropractic colleges, and sponsored a National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference on the research status of spinal manipulationthe profession has grown and matured into an essential part of the nations healthcare system. Click Here to Read More
Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain
A recent study, Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain (Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, May June 2010, Vol. 23 No.3), found the majority of respondents receiving CAM for back pain reported great benefit from the various treatments. Overall, 60 percent of those surveyed who had at least one CAM therapy in the last 12 months found remarkable relief using the top six CAM modalities; chiropractic care, massage, yoga/tai chi/qi Cong, acupuncture, herbal therapies, and relaxation techniques with chiropractic care the most popular choice. Click here to read»
Gen. Becky Halstead at the 2010 Iowa Chiropractic Association Convention
During a visit to Iowa for the 2010 Iowa Chiropractic Association convention, General Becky Halstead spoke with a local radio station on her involvement with the Foundation and her mission to educate and communicate the value of chiropractic care for men and women serving our country. Click here to listen»
Jerry Rice Shares Personal Success with Chiropractic Care
Professional Football Hall of Famer, Jerry Rice, has utilized chiropractic care throughout his legendary career in the NFL. Rice even credits chiropractic care for helping him succeed in his second career on Dancing with the Stars. view here»
Evidence Based Assessment
An Evidence Based Assessment of Increment Impact on Population Health and Total Health Care Spending
Low back and neck pain are extremely common conditions that consume large amounts of health care resources. Chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation and mobilization, are used by almost half of US patients with persistent back pain seeking out this modality of treatment. Does the availability of chiropractic care improve the value of health benefits plans? read more»
Chiropractic Care Included at Olympics
Listen to these fascinating interviews with pole-vaulter Jeff Hartwig, water polo champion Merrill Moses (and his coach Terry Schroeder, D.C.) and get their take on the performance-enhancing aspects of today’s safe and natural chiropractic care. read more»
A seven-year study among those receiving regular chiropractic care revealed an astonishing 60% drop in hospital admissions, shortened hospital stays and reduced surgeries. The reduction in drug costs was even more significant! read more»
General Becky Halstead Credits Chiropractic For Pain Relief
U.S. Army Brigadier General Becky Halstead, the first woman in U.S. history to command in combat at the strategic level, speaks on the value of chiropractic care for the nations military men and women. The West Point graduate credits the adjustments she received from a chiropractor for helping treat her fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic pain. Find out more»
Chiropractic Serving American Veterans
Back pain is the single most common medical issue reported by veterans of recent conflicts. The American Veteran explores chiropractic’s role in patient care and the hands-on treatments growing inclusion in veteran medical facilities. Click here to view.