Exercise for Low Back Pain: What Works Best?

November 16, 2022

For a given, well-defined musculoskeletal disorder, what works best? Is a question like this even fair to ask? More to the point, is such a question answerable? As practicing chiropractors, we get asked this “what works best” question for any...

Why Do Patients Think We Are Good at Managing Low Back Pain?

September 13, 2022

A recent tweet from a research colleague in The Netherlands gave me new appreciation for a paper titled: “What does the patient with back pain want? A comparison of patient preferences and physician assumptions” (Smuck M, Barrette K, Martinez-Ith A...

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...