Preventative Care

Dec 01 2018

Did you know that 80% of adults will suffer from back pain at some point in their life, and further, that back pain is currently the #1 cause of missed days of work in the United States. Is there a way to prevent pain and injury from occuring? Yes… Preventative Maintenance One very large study conducted in Canada, the 1993 Manga Study, concluded that regular chiropractic care would save hundreds of millions of dollars annually in work disability payments and direct health care costs. Each year, DC’s help millions of people find relief from pain. Pain from sports, weightlifting, auto…

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DC History

Dec 05 2018

Manual manipulation of the spine and extremities have been around for a long time. Ancient writings from China and Greece dating between 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. In fact, Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., published a text detailing the importance of manual manipulation. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. Evidence of manual manipulation of the body has been found among the ancient civilizations of…

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DC Education

Dec 05 2018

Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) must have at least 4-6 years of highly specialized graduate school training. They must pass four rigid national board examinations, and continuing education seminars must be completed for annual state license renewal. Through these measures, modern chiropractic has achieved recognition as a comprehensive, scientifically sound force among the health professions. The following is a comparison of basic requirements for MD’s and DC’s. Subject Anatomy Physiology Pathology Chemistry Microbiology Diagnosis Neurology X-ray Psychiatry Obstetrics Orthopedics TOTAL HOURS GRAND TOTAL Medical Class Hours 508 326 401 325 114 324 112 148 144 148 156 2,706 4,248 Chiropractic…

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Research

Dec 13 2018

Numerous research studies and various government inquiries have resulted in increasingly widespread recognition of chiropractic, and generally support the efficacy of chiropractic treatment. Excerpts from some of these studies have been highlighted below. The Manga Report Consumer Reports National Survey Canadian Studies on Chiropractic Studies on Chiropractic The Wilk vs AMA (American Medial Association) Lawsuit The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Studies Focusing on the Cost Effectiveness of Chiropractic Utilization and Public Opinion Surveys Government and Lega Inquiries The New Zealand Commission of Inquiry Specific Conclusions of the Commission’s Report Swedish Government’s Commision on Alternative Medicine Benefits of…

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