Feature As the Detroit Lions’ team chiropractor for almost 15 years, Sol Cogan, DC, has seen the benefits of patients receiving care from multiple health care providers who work together. “Combining the skills of providers who share the goal of putting the patient first results in better health care,” he says. A particular collaboration patients can benefit from is one formed between their chiropractor and physical therapist.
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.
If you or your patients have been paying attention to current events, you are no doubt aware about how dangerous this year’s flu season has been compared to previous ones. However, your patients may be looking beyond just the basics to help support their immune system through this particularly devastating flu season. Let’s first take a quick look at why it is vital to help your patients boost their immunity and how chiropractic can accomplish this.
You don’t want to experience pain, nor do your patients. Research Results Unfortunately, the mainstream health care system is clearly failing those who suffer pain, particularly chronic pain (usually defined as daily pain lasting at least three months). Most patients start with over-the-counter (OTC) pain remedies before turning to their regular doctor. This invariably leads to a revolving door of specialists, tests, diagnoses, and pharmacological treatments, none of which seem to provide much in the way of relief.
In Focus Beginning in 2015, the leadership of the American Chiropractic Association assessed that it was time to take stock of the organization and ask some difficult questions. During the latter half of 2017, some two years later, the governing members exhaustively pored over the results of studies, surveys, and internal assessments. Then, in September 2017, the ACA rolled out their new logo, website, and overall rebranding.