VA’s Whole Health Model Signals Future of Chronic Pain Treatment

Chronic pain is the No. 1 cause of American adults seeking integrated care in this country. In 2016, an estimated 20.4 percent of U.S. adults (50 million) had chronic pain and 8 percent of U.S. adults (19.6 million) had high-impact chronic pain, with higher prevalence associated with advancing age. The Veterans Health Administration is taking a new approach to this not so new problem: a holistic view including both physical and emotional well-being. The Whole Health initiative focuses not on what is the matter with the patient, but rather what matters to the patient.

Thursday, December 20, 2018/Author: Danielle Aslan/Number of views (589)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Affordable Care Act Struck Down in Federal Court: What’s Next

Late in the evening on Friday, Dec. 14, a Texas federal judge struck down the entire Affordable Care Act. It wasn’t long after that the California attorney general's office said California and other defendant states would challenge the ruling with an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  California and the others probably will focus on the various patient protections such as coverage for pre-existing conditions. Such an approach would by necessity also include the other patient protections such as Section 2706 of the Act. What we know now is that the law will remain in place through the appeal process up to its probable hearing before the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018/Author: John Falardeau/Number of views (363)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Q&A with NCLC 2019 Presenters: Dr. Elise G. Hewitt

ACA’s annual meeting, the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, brings you cutting-edge, evidence-based education sessions featuring some of the chiropractic profession’s most respected thought leaders and content experts. Many sessions also offer continuing education credits. Here we pose questions to one of the presenters: Elise G. Hewitt, DC, DICCP, FICC. Her presentation is, “Pediatrics for the Doctor of Chiropractic: General Physical Examination for the Young Pediatric Patient including Newborn Neurological Examination.”

Tuesday, December 18, 2018/Author: Annette Bernat/Number of views (183)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Research Review: Walking vs. Exercise for Low Back Pain

Current guidelines for the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP) suggest staying as active as possible and even increasing levels of physical activity, as reduced mobility can cause significant decreases in quality of life and overall health status. Walking can increase cardio-respiratory capacity, maximum oxygen uptake and endurance with a low risk of injury. As well, it is simple, accessible, and free. This review aimed to provide an up-to-date, specific systematic review and meta-analysis in order to determine the effectiveness of walking compared with other forms of physical exercise on pain, disability, quality of life and fear-avoidance in patients with CLBP.

Thursday, December 13, 2018/Author: Shawn Thistle/Number of views (652)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Q&A with NCLC 2019 Presenters: Dr. Jay Greenstein

ACA’s annual meeting, the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, brings you cutting-edge, evidence-based education sessions featuring some of the chiropractic profession’s most respected thought leaders and content experts. Many sessions also offer continuing education credits. Here we pose questions to one of the presenters: Jay Greenstein, DC. His presentation is, “Hacking the Chiropractic Profession: The Technology Adjustment.”

Friday, December 07, 2018/Author: Annette Bernat/Number of views (351)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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