NCMIC-Supported Fellowship Program Aims to Increase CIH Research

April 5, 2022

The NCMIC Foundation last year awarded the University of Minnesota a grant supporting the continuation of the Integrative Health Research (IHR) Fellowship Program. The IHR Fellowship was originally established in 2018 with funding from the NCMIC Foundation. Its goal is...

Retaining and Graduating Minority Students in Chiropractic Colleges

September 1, 2021

By 2050, it is predicted that racial minorities will account for more than half of the U.S. population, according to the United States Census Bureau. However, the chiropractic profession is not representative of the national population regarding sex and race:...

Building Therapeutic Relationships Through Communication

March 18, 2020

By Kara Shannon, DC, and Robert Vining, DC Effective communication is a known factor in creating a strong therapeutic relationship.1 Therapeutic relationships can facilitate patient adherence to therapy, satisfaction with care and improved outcomes; they have also been associated with reduced...

Case Reviews: 7 Tips for Solving Unresponsive Problems

March 3, 2020

By Tim Bertelsman, DC While the majority of musculoskeletal cases respond quickly and favorably to conservative care, some conditions are less cooperative. When a patient is not meeting outcome goals, evidence-based chiropractors must be willing to abandon their familiar recipe,...

Sensitization (Part 2): Management Strategies

February 12, 2020

By Anna-Marie Schmidt, MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc Chronic pain symptoms can be quite different from acute pain symptoms.1 One possible reason is sensitization, a process whereby neurons become more responsive to pain signals and/or translate non-painful stimuli into...

Sensitization (Part 1): Characteristics and Implications

February 4, 2020

By Anna-Marie Schmidt, MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc Practitioners use symptoms to guide clinical evaluation and treatment. For example, chest pain on exertion suggests possible need for cardiac evaluation. Pain is a symptom we are trained to explore...

Top 10 ACA Blog Posts of 2019

January 22, 2020

Our review of the top 10 blog posts on ACA Blogs in 2019 provides plenty of evidence that readers are most interested in topics that will help them better care for their patients as well as information on new developments in health...