Research Results Like the ghost of Christmas Past, the specters of arterial dissection and stroke continue to haunt the chiropractic profession. John Kinsinger, MD, and Stephen Barrett, MD, for example, have pilloried your practice with scenarios of stroke victims attributing their condition to the last time they experienced a cervical manipulation at the hands of a chiropractor. Articles in both the peer-reviewed and lay press have fanned the flames.
Research Results | A profession-wide goal is to see the chiropractors and chiropractic students become better clinicians through consistently achieving quality clinical results for their patients. But the research indicates most chiropractors are unwilling or unable to apply their research clinically.
Clinical Concerns | Aurélie M. Marchand, DC, in private practice in Italy, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in November 2015 what may be the first preliminary model of care for adjusting infants and children.
Text neck (or “tech neck”) is the new buzzword about the poor posture of modern life. Patients increasingly blame their worsening neck and back pain on their phones, tablets, and computers. This burgeoning awareness of posture’s impact on health is a boon for DCs who congruently address these new chronic pain syndromes in their clinical […]
The second most common reason patients seek medical care is back pain, while lower back pain stands as the leading cause of worldwide disability. At any given time, over 31 million Americans are afflicted by some degree of back pain, resulting in billions of dollars’ worth of treatment; mostly without any lasting results.