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Go “Back to Basics” During National Chiropractic Health Month: Here’s How!

Back pain remains a persistent and debilitating problem for many people in the United States and around the world. News that the opioid crisis in America has been fueled in part by the overprescribing of pain medications for low back pain amplifies the need for the chiropractic profession to continue spreading its message about the value of a conservative approach to back pain treatment. To this end, National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) goes “Back to Basics” this year by focusing on overall health and injury prevention as key strategies in maintaining spinal health throughout a lifetime—and highlighting the growing body of research supporting a conservative approach to back pain treatment.

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Women in Chiropractic: Viewers Questions Answered

*Member-Exclusive Content* ACA’s first Facebook Live discussion, “Women in Chiropractic,” has been viewed by more than 5,000 people to date. The discussion explored the opportunities and challenges that women encounter in the chiropractic profession and celebrated the unique approach and perspectives that they bring to patient care. Viewers were invited to submit questions during the broadcast, and following are answers from moderator Christine Goertz, DC, and featured guests Sarah Potthoff, DC, and Keita Vanterpool, DC.

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DC2017 Opening Speakers Stress Chiropractic’s Opportunity to Make an Impact

Chiropractors are part of the solution to opioid addiction, high costs of spinal pain treatment and health care collaboration.

The chiropractic profession must take bold, innovative steps forward and collaborate with other professions to make an impact on some of the major challenges and trends in health care, according to speakers featured at the opening session of DC2017 in Washington, D.C., last week. The lineup of thought leaders from both inside and outside the profession challenged chiropractors to examine what they could do as a profession and individually to meet the needs of a society struggling with spinal pain, painkiller addiction and runaway health care costs.
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New ACA Nominating Committee Members Appointed

The first ACA competency-based Nominating Committee was appointed during the association’s 53rd annual meeting in Washington, D.C., March 18. The committee is tasked with vetting candidates for ACA’s new governance structure based on their skills, experience and organizational need. 
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DC2017: 7 Questions for Drs. Patricia Tavares, Ayla Azad and Nadine Ellul

The upcoming DC2017 conference in Washington, D.C., is packed with great educational content and world-class presenters. Here we pose 7 questions to three of the featured speakers.

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DC2017: 7 Questions for Dr. Jennifer Brocker and Dr. Elise Hewitt

Our names are Drs. Jenny Brocker and Elise Hewitt, and our presentation is titled: “Can Impacting Spinal Health Affect Pediatric Well Being? A Look at the Evidence.”
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DC2017: 7 Questions for Dr. Jay Greenstein

My name is Jay Greenstein, DC. My presentation is “Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic: Expert Clinician and CEO.”
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DC2017: 7 Questions for Erin Crotty

My name is Erin Crotty, and I am the founder and director of BloomStra Consulting based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. My presentation is “Networking Savvy:  How to Become a Master Relationship Builder.”
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DC2017: 7 Questions for Dr. Francis Murphy

My name is Francis X. Murphy, DC. My lecture is named “The Polyvagel Effect -- The Why and How Chiropractic Works," available under the Technique track.
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DC2017: 7 Questions for Dr. Shawn Thistle

My name is Shawn Thistle, DC.  My presentation is “Concussion: An Evidence-Informed Clinical Primer for Chiropractors," which is available under the "Contemporary Topics" track.
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