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You Think Beauty Is Skin Deep? You're Not A Chiropractor
by Scott Hensley
August 2, 2012
For a time, posture contests were all the rage. They gave chiropractors a public relations boost when the profession was fighting for respect. The pageants helped build goodwill and support for licensure, a chiropractic historian says.
Hug says the contests date to the 1920s, but they became the rage during the '50s and '60s. Contestants were typically judged on beauty and poise, posture, and X-rays to evaluate their spinal structure. "In those days, nobody was concerned about radiation," Hug says.
Find your mountain lion to get to the root of recurring pain
by Thomas Lamar
July 31, 2012
My problem is that after all these years of going to a good chiropractor, I became very sensitive about when I have a subluxation. It was like this external force was helping me and had become an addiction. Then I suffered when I didn't have it.
Each of our bodies has an incredible inborn intelligence that enables us to adapt to the multitude of stressors that we inevitably encounter each day. Most of the time, our bodies readily engage in this "dance of life" without issue. It's when these stresses become chronic and over-bearing that our bodies resort to adaptations that grab our attention (i.e. they produce symptoms). Often these adaptations are a requirement for vital, bodily functioning to continue - even if it means the adaptation is not ideal for the long-term health of the body.
BABY GOT BACK: So, time for a spinal adjustment right after birth
by Tory Shepherd
July 20, 2012
Chiropractic care is an alternative medicine based on the belief that "subluxations" in the spine cause a range of ailments, which can be treated by manipulating the spine.
"Immediately after birth, Chirochild practitioners are qualified to assess the nerves, muscles and joints of all babies. After living in a cramped uterus, and the trauma of vaginal and caesarean deliveries, newborn checks are sought by more and more people." Sydney's Family First Chiropractic even believes babies can benefit before they are born, by ensuring mothers are free from subluxations.
Chiropractic Care Serves as Alternative to Pain Medication
July 16, 2012
LAS VEGAS - The Neck and Back Clinics in Las Vegas, NV is encouraging patients who struggle with chronic neck and back pain to consider chiropractic care.
According to chiropractor Dr. Benjamin S. Lurie, chiropractic adjustments have successfully helped thousands of his patients when traditional medical care was unable to provide sufficient pain relief. Chiropractic adjustments are an alternative treatment for relieving pain following a car accident injury. Dr. Lurie says that many patients choose spinal adjustments over medication and before considering surgery.
Yosemite's Half Dome climb gets a bit easier
by Joshua Emerson Smith
July 15, 2012
YOSEMITE -- The permit process to climb Half Dome has made the iconic destination safer and more enjoyable, according to park officials.
But hikers making their way up the set of steel cables on the final 400-foot ascent must still cope with the inevitable moment when a nervous hiker freezes up, forcing the entire line into a vertical midair traffic jam on the side of the 8,800-foot granite monolith. It is dangerous especially if you're not prepared, said Duane Poslusny, a law enforcement ranger who checks permits using an iPad at the area known as the Sub-Dome.
Right from the start
by Laura Laing
July 14, 2012
New chiropractors are well advised to study those with more experience. But you can learn a lot from those who are just starting out of the gate, too.
But of course the Internet is useful in a variety of ways - not the least of which is marketing. "When I was in practice 40 years ago, you had to be listed in the Yellow Pages," Singer says. These days, the advice is different for the 1,000 practices he consults with each year. "Patients don't find you in the Yellow Pages. They find you on the Internet." But this isn't news, right? "You would be surprised at how many established chiropractors have no website or don't know what social media is," notes Nona Djavid, DC. In 2008, she started two businesses: her own practice and MyChiroPractice Inc., a marketing and branding company exclusively for chiropractors.
Manawatu Chiropractor Greg Oke Out Of Olympics Job
July 4, 2012
Manawatu chiropractor Greg Oke's skills won't be needed at the London Olympics, thanks to a "polyclinic" in London which has put him out of the job.
Oke has been to two Olympics as the New Zealand team chiropractor - Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008 - and was also part of the teams that went to the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006 and Delhi in 2010.
Potty training with the chiropractor
June 15, 2012
Many don't think of the chiropractor as a source to utilize while potty training. But it may be one that could pay off the most in the end. If your child is having a challenge getting the hang of it, consider seeing your chiropractor.
Having your child adjusted in the areas of the spine that have nervous system control over the bladder are critical to their controlling of the bladder. In addition, at Hornstein Family Chiropractic, we will give you a full list of the things to avoid while potty training. These things allow the child the ability to hold their bladder without interference.
Doctor-chiropractor team can ease low back pain, project finds
June 14, 2012
Family doctors working closely with chiropractors to ease a patient's low back pain can lead to fast and effective treatment, a pilot project found.
Doctors reported sending fewer patients for tests and surgical specialists after an assessment and recommendations by a chiropractor during the Ministry of Health-funded study by the Ontario Chiropractic Association. The traditional route is referring patients to an orthopedic surgeon and ordering MRIs to determine if surgery is necessary, a long process and in most cases surgery is not warranted. Meanwhile, a patient can often become inactive out of fear of further aggravating the condition and simply because of the discomfort.
GAO: Feds lose $80M looking for Medicaid fraud
by Kelli Kennedy
Private contractors received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud data, yet had only found about $20 million in overpayments since 2008, according to a new report by the federal government.
"Significant federal and state resources are being poured in but only limited results are coming out," said Ann Maxwell, a regional inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The audits were found to be so ineffective they were stopped or put on hold, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. The agency studied Medicaid audits performed by 10 companies.
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