• profession
  • A 2008 commentary proposed that the chiropractic profession actively regulate itself to combat abuse, fraud, and quackery, which are more prevalent in chiropractic than in other health care professions, violating the social contract between patients and physicians. (wikipedia.org)
  • This led to an internal conflict within the chiropractic profession, which continues today. (wikipedia.org)
  • Its early philosophy was based on deduction from irrefutable doctrine, which helped distinguish chiropractic from medicine, provided it with legal and political defenses against claims of practicing medicine without a license, and allowed chiropractors to establish themselves as an autonomous profession. (wikipedia.org)
  • The WCA's philosophy differs from that of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and it has challenged the WFC's authority "to define chiropractic identity" or "to speak for the chiropractic profession. (wikipedia.org)
  • The WCA clearly describes the points of view of their presumed enemies in their fundraising: Join the fight to save chiropractic from our enemies Powerful forces within and without the profession are trying to destroy chiropractic. (wikipedia.org)
  • On September 25, 1987, Getzendanner issued her opinion that the AMA had violated Section 1, but not 2, of the Sherman Act, and that it had engaged in an unlawful conspiracy in restraint of trade "to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession. (wikipedia.org)
  • mainstream
  • According to a 2006 Gallup poll of U.S. adults, when asked how they would "rate the honesty and ethical standards of people in these different fields", chiropractic compared unfavorably with mainstream medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the overwhelming evidence that vaccination is an effective public health intervention, among chiropractors there are significant disagreements over the subject, which has led to negative impacts on both public vaccination and mainstream acceptance of chiropractic. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2001
  • In 2001, the largest chiropractic associations in the U.S. and Canada were reported to have distributed patient brochures which contained unsubstantiated claims. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • A study looked to uncover whether chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) could provide important positive changes to asthmatic symptoms in pediatric patients. (thejoint.com)
  • 36 patients between the ages of 6 to 17 years who had mild to moderate asthma were used in the study, with 20 chiropractic treatment sessions being scheduled throughout the chiropractic intervention period, which lasted for three months. (thejoint.com)
  • It was discovered that, by the end of the full 12-week study, patients' lung function tests, as well as their self-reported daytime and nighttime symptoms collected from subjective diary entries, didn't convey much change. (thejoint.com)
  • That being said, continued research is necessary to evaluate which aspects of the chiropractic intervention led to substantial improvements in asthma-related symptoms in the study patients, so they might be utilized in all asthma patients. (thejoint.com)
  • Improvement of vertigonous symptoms on patients with purely functional disorders of the craniovertebral joints as well as on patients with combined functional disorders of the craniovertebral joints and labyrinth could be seen. (chiro.org)
  • Two of the 28 patients showed persistent relief of symptoms and normalisation of cervical motility whereas the vestibular deficit persisted. (chiro.org)
  • In our opinion chiropractic treatment is mandatory for the therapy of patients with vestibular affections and functional disorders of the craniovertebral joints. (chiro.org)
  • VSRI taught chiropractors how to recruit 'research volunteers' and convert them into lifetime chiropractic patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Per Freitag, a medical physician who associates with chiropractors, has observed that patients in one hospital who receive chiropractic treatment are released sooner than patients in another hospital in which he is on staff which does not allow chiropractors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study of how the five original named plaintiffs diagnosed and actually treated patients with common symptoms was particularly impressive. (wikipedia.org)
  • This study demonstrated that the plaintiffs do not use common methods in treating common symptoms and that the treatment of patients appears to be undertaken on an ad hoc rather than on a scientific basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • severity
  • The alterations in patient-rated symptom severity along with the improvement rating stayed the same at a 12-month post treatment follow-up, which was obtained through a quick postal survey. (thejoint.com)
  • In conclusion, following three months of mixing chiropractic SMT with premier medical intervention for pediatric asthma, children said their quality of life ratings grew significantly and their asthma symptom severity dropped drastically. (thejoint.com)
  • spine
  • These types of sensory symptoms are not normal and may indicate a problem with the nerves in your spine. (myeriechiropractor.com)
  • It includes manipulation and massage to "adjust" the spine and related tissues, and is a primary basis of chiropractic. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine mostly concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chiropractic is generally categorized as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), which focuses on manipulation of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chiropractic education trains students in chiropractic, a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine under the belief that such a disorder affects general health via the nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chiropractic education trains people in chiropractic, a form of alternative medicine concerned with the identification and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the belief that such a disorder affects general health via the nervous system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, especially manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues, but may also include exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Likewise, an impingement in the lower back or lumbar-sacral spine can be manifested with symptoms in the foot. (wikipedia.org)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the portion of the spine where radiculopathy is suspected may reveal evidence of degenerative change, arthritic disease, or another explanatory lesion responsible for the patient's symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • actively
  • Recently, other chiropractors have actively promoted fluoridation, and several chiropractic organizations have endorsed scientific principles of public health. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2008 commentary proposed that chiropractic actively divorce itself from the straight philosophy as part of a campaign to eliminate untestable dogma and engage in critical thinking and evidence-based research. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lumbar
  • Specifically, these symptoms will affect the legs if the spinal stenosis should happen to be based in the lumbar or lower back region. (advantagechiroclinic.com)
  • Lumbar stenosis shares its primary symptom, a significant, throbbing pain in the legs, with chronic venous insufficiency, a condition which particularly affects the elderly and the overweight. (advantagechiroclinic.com)
  • internship
  • Description of the case mix experienced by chiropractic students during a clinical internship. (nih.gov)
  • The program consists of 14 quarters of study: classroom and hands-on instruction, internship in the Chiropractic Health Center, research opportunities, and community services. (wikipedia.org)
  • asthma symptoms
  • Long-acting beta agonists (LABA) or antileukotriene agents may be used in addition to inhaled corticosteroids if asthma symptoms remain uncontrolled. (wikipedia.org)
  • traditionally
  • Dr Amir looks at a bigger picture and has developed a treatment for the jaw/teeth that is providing relief of a lot of symptoms traditionally associated with MS. This doesn't mean his treatment can't be replicated, but it would be difficult to find a dentist who will have the rounded understanding of what is actually being done. (thisisms.com)
  • colleges
  • Sherman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Commission of Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education, as well as being licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. (wikipedia.org)
  • practitioners
  • If you're anxious to address the root cause of the injury, rather than just treat the symptoms with pain medication, the good news is that there are a number of health practitioners who can give you the results you desire. (pckamiita.com)
  • However, most practitioners tend to incorporate scientific research into chiropractic, and most practitioners are "mixers" who attempt to combine the materialistic reductionism of science with the metaphysics of their predecessors and with the holistic paradigm of wellness. (wikipedia.org)