Talking to People About Chiropractic Safety

May 25, 2017

*Member-Exclusive Content* It’s the issue that seems to dog the chiropractic profession—can chiropractic neck adjustments cause strokes? In episodes that range from a badly biased and ambiguous report from an otherwise respected organization like the American Stroke Society, to the...

U.S. Healthcare Payment Systems: Frequently Asked Questions

May 24, 2017

*Member-Exclusive Content* Health care payment systems in the United States have come a long way from the traditional fee-for-service model that dominated in year’s past. Today, numerous new payment models have emerged that aim to increase cost efficiency and enhance...

A Student’s Perspective: Last-Year Concerns

May 24, 2017

*Member-Exclusive Content* Last week was my first week treating the general public—instead of just other students—at our university clinic. It was completely frightening. When I was treating students at the university, I didn’t have any acute patients or a patient...

Pediatrics Council Invites Doctors, Students to Enter Research Competition

May 9, 2017

*Member-Exclusive Content* The American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (ACA-CCP) is excited to announce a research competition open to all doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students. ACA and SACA members are invited to write a narrative literature review on...

Bill Would Include Chiropractors in U.S. Public Health Service

May 2, 2017

Those of you who attended the 2017 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference Congressional Reception will likely recall Rep. Gene Green’s (D-Texas) enthusiastic support for the profession, backed up by his intent to introduce legislation that would open up the U.S. Public...

The Evolution of Low Back Pain Treatment

April 26, 2017

*Member-Exclusive Content* In February 2017, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published a guideline calling for both physicians and patients to consider non-pharmacological options first when treating acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain (LBP). Specifically, it recommends superficial heat,...

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

April 21, 2017

Part of the Evidence in Action series by Palmer College of Chiropractic By Robert Vining, DC, and Breanne Bovee, DC In 1992, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) encouraged and supported scientific inquiry into and public awareness of a...

NCLC Gone, But Don’t Let Chiropractic Be Forgotten by Congress

April 18, 2017

With the 2017 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC) behind us, a recap of event highlights and a review of how to continue the momentum generated by the chiropractic profession’s premier grassroots advocacy event is in order. This year’s NCLC occurred...

Metabolic Syndrome Becoming More Prevalent

April 10, 2017

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors that increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The condition is also known as Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, and obesity syndrome (also sometimes known as...