Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care: By the Numbers

There’s no shortage of evidence that chiropractic care helps many millions of people every year. From clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals to online testimonials published on popular review and directory sites by individual patients who want to share their stories, it’s clear that chiropractic care can change lives. But there’s also a third way to assess the impact of…

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CAM and the Quiet Evolution of Healthcare. Chiropractic is an Important Part of a New Holistic Care Model

There’s no doubt about it. Healthcare has changed dramatically over the past few years. Some changes have been on the scientific or technical frontier—advances in gene therapy, new discoveries about the human microbiome and the introduction of breakthrough medical devices come to mind. Other high-profile changes have had to do with the social, economic and organizational aspects of healthcare—attempts to…

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Back Pain Nation: What Experience Should Be Teaching Us

“80% of the world’s population will experience back pain at some point in their lives.” When it comes to back pain, this is easily the most widely quoted statistic in the mainstream media.  And while the majority of this pain will be the result of specific injuries (many times caused by auto, workplace or sports-related accidents) that will eventually heal,…

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For Many Kids, Back to School Means Back to the Doctor. Here’s How Parents Can Help

With Halloween two weeks behind us and Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, most school-age children are back in the classroom and (hopefully) have adapted to the fall routine. For some kids, though, the fall routine includes lots of sick days and doctor visits. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there’s a good reason for…

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Riddle Me This: How Is Willpower Like a Muscle?

Question: How is willpower like a muscle? Answer: The more you use it, the stronger it becomes. It’s true! While we’re not all gifted with the same amount the stuff, willpower—whether you call it willpower, self-control or personal discipline—is a trait that we can develop over time through exercise. That’s very good news for anyone who’s ever been frustrated at…

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Top 5 Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises for Winter Fitness

Everyone knows that exercise is essential to maintaining your health. However, not everyone is able to perform the kinds of high-impact exercises that are hard on the joints. Whether your particular concern relates to aging, injury, or some type of chronic musculoskeletal problem, there are several low-impact aerobic exercises that can help keep you fit throughout the winter. Walking—This simple…

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Balance, Reflexes and Senior Health

It’s sad but true: As we get older, our balance tends to deteriorate and our reflexes tend to slow. When you’re aware that it’s happening, it can be very frustrating. But when you’re not aware of these gradual changes, they can actually be dangerous as well. This is especially true as you exit middle age. Part of the reason it’s…

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Why Do Schools Perform Spinal Screenings?

Many schoolchildren around the country are required to undergo spinal screenings at school when they enter certain grades. Some states require a simple manual spinal screening, while others do the screening alongside a mandatory BMI assessment and checks for chronic health conditions. In many states, spinal periodic screenings are offered on a voluntary basis, and local school districts (as well…

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A Day in the Life of a Crash Test Dummy

Crash test dummies. You probably don’t think about them very much (if at all), but you may owe them much more than you realize when it comes to your health and safety on the nation’s roads. Automobile makers use crash test dummies—that is, inanimate, human-like mannequins—to simulate the type and scale of injury that may occur in an automobile accident….

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Coping with “White Coat Syndrome”

Anxiety disorders should never be trivialized or dismissed out-of-hand. This is true even for disorders that aren’t well-recognized by the general public or are triggered in only one particular setting. These sorts of anxiety disorders can still have a profound effect on the quality of life of people who suffer from them. “White coat syndrome” (also sometimes referred to more…

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Focus on Footwear: The Trouble with Flip-Flops

Ask just about any chiropractor which type of footwear is the worst for your feet and back, and you’ll likely hear about two culprits: high heels and flip-flops. While high heels spell trouble for women, flip-flops are worn by men, women, teenagers, and children, making them a more ubiquitous health hazard than any other commonly worn type of footwear. So…

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Myth Buster: Chiropractors Aren’t “Real” Doctors!

It’s a myth that’s as old as it is untrue: “Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.” This unfortunate misconception has permeated popular culture and has likely kept many potential patients from receiving effective, drug-free and non-invasive treatments for musculoskeletal system issues. The notion that chiropractors aren’t real doctors is patently untrue: Chiropractors are real doctors. Here’s why: Chiropractors Must Be Degreed and…

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