The American Chiropractic Association reports that in an article published in Minnesota Daily, Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD, comments on a new research study she authored testing the effects of conservative treatment for pain in the elderly. She notes that there is “already pretty good literature” supporting conservative treatment for other adults, but there is a gap in knowledge regarding how seniors respond to this approach.
Sports chiropractic has created opportunities to put the chiropractic profession on a pedestal. However, as chiropractors have stood on the pedestal with the success of their athletes, they have risked everything and put their license on the line when crossing state lines where travel to treat is not allowed. Travel to Treat has long been a focus of the ACA Sports Council.
As the second session of the 115th Congress nears the election, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate recently agreed on a comprehensive legislative package to help end the scourge of opioid addiction. The opioid issue, which federal and local legislatures across the country have been grappling with for several years, will soon see more federal dollars being focused on ways to help alleviate the destructive force associated with the addiction.
A new study published in JAMA Network Open finds chiropractic care is a widely covered nonpharmacologic approach for chronic low back pain among commercial and government health insurers. An accompanying commentary asserts, however, that continued financial and care coordination barriers associated with these plans may prevent care access and increase opioid usage.
A new study on preferred ways of addressing neck and back pain in the U.S. was released on October 1 by Gallup and Iowa-based Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport. The fourth installment of Gallup and Palmer’s annual report unveils new findings on Americans’ preferences for neck-and-back-pain care.