A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) adds to a growing body of recent research supporting the use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as a first line treatment for acute low back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The review, Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain, examined the effectiveness and safety of SMT for low back pain patients. Researchers found that spinal manipulation was associated with statistically significant improvements in pain and function for up to six weeks with no serious adverse side effects.
- American Chiropractic Association presents annual awards
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Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have had few options to alleviate the pain, tingling and numbness that is a common treatment-related side effect of chemotherapy. Known as Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (CIPN), this condition affects up to 91 percent of chemotherapy patients; for many, the damage may be long term, increasing the risk of falls, burns and injury and impacting the quality of life. Few medications have been available to treat CIPN, and those currently used have serious additional adverse effects themselves. Until now.
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Arlan W. Fuhr, DC, co-founder and chair of Activator Methods International (AMI), the industry-leading creator of the world’s most popular chiropractic adjusting instruments, shared his experiences and concerns about the significant overprescribing of opioid medications. Fuhr’s comments were made during an interview on “The Dr. Bob Martin Show” on KFYI News Talk 550 AM, which broadcasts in the Phoenix area. During the conversation, both doctors discussed the tragic consequences of overuse and abuse of opioids.
- Foot Levelers named as World Federation of Chiropractic’s (WFC) premier corporate sponsor
- Free massages available nationwide during tax week from HydroMassage and Planet Fitness
- Win the revolutionary new Foot Levelers’ Kiosk through March 31
Logan University has announced its third partnership with a federally-qualified community health care provider, meeting the demands for an alternative form of healthcare to address musculoskeletal conditions in an underserved population. This month, Affinia Healthcare, which provides affordable primary and preventive health care to residents of St. Louis and surrounding areas, began offering chiropractic services at their 1717 Biddle Street location. Overseeing chiropractic care is Barry Wiese, DC, and David Mann, DC.
- Contribute to a new imaging suite at Logan University in honor of Norman W. Kettner, DC
- New York Chiropractic College holds commencement
- Life University’s Ron Kirk, DC, won highest honor at WFC DC 2017