While many of your patients will see you for ongoing issues, such as chronic pain, there will be a certain percentage of your patients who come to see you for acute problems. Unlike patients with whom you have an established relationship, these acute care patients come to see you for a specific issue and may, or may not, be back to see you again once this issue has been addressed. Whiplash is one of the most common reason patients may come to see you for acute care.
In September of 1895, the founder of chiropractic, Daniel David Palmer—more commonly known as D.D. Palmer—is credited with making the first recorded chiropractic adjustment in history. Now, Palmer College makes it a point to honor D.D. Palmer annually as the founder of chiropractic. They call it Chiropractic Founder’s Day and this celebration has taken place for more than one hundred years, both at the college and by chiropractic professionals everywhere.
When it comes to cancer and its prevalence in today, there is both bad news and good news. First, the bad news: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that, in 2018 alone, more than 1.7 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis. For comparison purposes, this is roughly the population of the entire state of Idaho according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Additionally, for roughly 609,650 individuals, this will also be the year they lose their battle with this dreaded disease. Now, for the good news—if there is such a thing with cancer—is that more people are surviving this disease every day.
Back pain can be the result of a plethora of things. Injury, illness, or even disease can cause your back to be uncomfortable or achey. Another reason that not many think of is posture. The way that you sit can have a significant influence on the way that your back feels. If you have lower back pain when sitting down, consider trying some different sitting positions that could prevent low back pain
Feature Terence Garvin, a linebacker for the Miami Dolphins and six-year veteran of the National Football League can attest to the value of chiropractic. “I got into chiropractic care during my first year as a Pittsburgh Steeler,” he says. “James Harrison, a 14-year veteran of the NFL, would have recovery parties at his house every week that would include chiropractic care. Sometimes up to 40 guys would show up! I learned from him that you don’t need to be in pain to get care and prevent injuries. I’ve been going to a chiropractor ever since then.”