Chiropractic care can be complicated for patients because of its specialized terminology for assessment, treatment plans, symptom trajectories, and potential for benign adverse events.  One solution is for chiropractors to adopt functional health literacy, interactive health literacy, and critical health literacy into patient-centered chiropractic care. Health literacy empowers patients of all backgrounds to “read” and […]

Today, we celebrate the birthday of the chiropractic profession, Sept. 18.  Chiropractic’s first adjustment is recognized each year as Chiropractic Founder’s Day. On this day in 1895 (122 years ago), Dr. Daniel David Palmer gave the first…
There was a low recurrence rate (using a stringent definition of recurrence) in a large population of patients with low back pain (LBP) up to 1 year after chiropractic care. However, the vast majority of patients were not pain free after 1 year.…
Dr. Iben Axén
New podcast with Dr. Iben Axén on trajectories of low back pain.
New podcast with Dr. Carlo Ammendolia on lumbar spinal stenosis.
shoulder pain manual therapy
Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders. The lifetime prevalence is estimated to be in the range of 6.7–66.7%. Shoulder pain and stiffness may reduce family life or social life functions as well as reduce productive…
chiropractic neck pain whiplash
A clinical practice guideline on the management of neck pain–associated disorders (NADs) and whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) was recently developed and replaces existing chiropractic guidelines on these topics (Bussières, Stewart et…
In addition to the profession's largest presentation of research abstracts, DC2017 has added a Researcher's Forum for Saturday, March 18 that will focus on funding opportunities from around the globe followed by a general discussion of all…
Chiropractic care is commonly thought to have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the human body by affecting the nervous system. Evidence indicates that chiropractic adjustments result in plastic changes in sensorimotor integration…
Subacute and chronic patients with MRI confirmed symptomatic disc herniation treated with spinal manipulation were statistically (and clinically) significantly more likely to report improvement at 3 months compared with the nerve root injection.…