Research Results The distinct mechanical dysfunctions that affect the muscles, discs, peripheral nerves, and zygapophyseal joints are recognized as the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals who can properly identify and treat this condition through adjustment or spinal manipulation. By applying a corrective force to the joints of the body, chiropractic care reconnects the body’s natural process of healing.
Practice Central In 1983, I had the opportunity to work for a principled chiropractor who needed a billing CA. I was assured I’d have a month to train with the existing CA who was going out on maternity leave. Unfortunately, that was not to be. After only three days on the job, she went into labor, and I was on my own. That was both a blessing and a curse. A curse because I had no idea what I was doing, and nobody in that busy office could help teach me.
Feature You don’t have to choose to see people with diabetes in your practice; however, the prevalence of the disease among the population means you almost certainly already are. Now, an increasing number of practitioners are making the management of diabetes and prediabetes part of their practices. Their reasons for this are multiple. For one, their help is certainly needed. Nearly 1 in 3 Americans is diabetic or prediabetic, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
Clinical Concerns How many times in your clinical practice do you hear from your patients, “I have been diagnosed with severe knee degeneration, and I have been told to limit certain activities”? For some, this occurs way too often. When your patients hear this, what do you think it does to their perception of movement? What if they have fallen in the past? Disempowered patients are a big problem, and a defeatist mentality can further impair their outcomes.
Research Results There’s no question that the traditional drug-focused healthcare system is failing many patients who are in pain. Despite all of mainstream medicine’s best efforts, including prescription and over-the-counter options, the best ways to treat pain still remain elusive for millions of people. Chronic pain can interfere with an individual’s ability to work, attend school, or care for their family.
Research Results In posture (the distribution of body mass with respect to gravity), the lowermost joints in the musculoskeletal system are of fundamental significance. These include both the feet and ankles, which support the entirety of the musculoskeletal system and the sacral base buttressing the vertebral spine. There are four elements that are capable of reducing more than two-thirds of common pain occurrences
In Focus |As a chiropractor, you face ethical and moral decisions on a daily basis in clinical practice. While what you do for patients ought to be moral and ethical, there is much more that should go into your decision-making—you can’t just stop there.
Money Management The love-hate relationship that has formed over the years between health care practitioners and insurance companies is getting worse. As more of the population is covered by assorted insurance policies, the task of keeping track of benefits seems insurmountable. The need for additional staff to confirm insurance coverages, process and track reimbursements, and spend hours contacting companies when discrepancies arise are raising the cost of doing business.
Clinical Concerns As the beneficial effects of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy are becoming more validated and the technology itself more popular, LED light systems are suddenly appearing in clinics and medical practices around the globe. Understanding exactly what this widespread technological invasion is—how LED light therapy promotes healing and how it can benefit your practice—is becoming increasingly more important in today’s medical marketplace.
Research Results Advanced regenerative treatments utilizing various forms of stem cells are beginning to take their rightful place in helping thousands of patients get better. When it comes to regenerating joints, the non-surgical options range from amniotic tissue, amniotic fluid, to cord blood; and the surgical options include bone morrow and adipose tissue.