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Category Archives: Commumity Awareness

Chiropractic Care…Safe and Cost Effective

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The Pain Stops at DoppsWith the debate raging on about health care reform, a pilot study indicating chiropractic care and other physical medicine approaches may reduce costs is VERY TIMELY! In 2008, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield conducted a 1-year pilot program designed to study the quality of patient care. The researchers concluded that […]

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October is National Chiropractic Health Month

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The Pain Stops at DoppsDuring National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a “conservative care first” approach to health care. “During […]

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Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an integrative medicine independent physician association: an additional 3-year update.

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The Pain Stops at DoppsOBJECTIVE: Our initial report analyzed clinical and cost utilization data from the years 1999 to 2002 for an integrative medicine independent physician association (IPA) whose primary care physicians (PCPs) were exclusively doctors of chiropractic. This report updates the subsequent utilization data from the IPA for the years 2003 to 2005 and […]

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Building Immunity: The Chiropractic Connection

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The Pain Stops at Dopps From time to time a patient may call our office to say, “I am sick!  I don’t want to pass the germs around.  Should I still come in for my adjustment?”  to which we respond, “Of course!  In fact, you should come in to feel better, sooner.”  And here’s why. […]

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I was amazed to find out the safest healthcare profession is…

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The Pain Stops at DoppsFor many, chiropractic care is the primary form of healthcare trusted to stay healthy and strong. However, for a few, there is a perpetuating fear about the safety of chiropractic care. Personally, I think it’s because they watch too many movies! Just kidding, but the fear exists for some people regardless […]

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Adjustments vs. Other Treatments?

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The Pain Stops at DoppsMechanical neck pain affects an estimated 70% of people at some point in their lives. Many different treatment approaches are available for neck pain, making it very difficult for those suffering from neck pain to know which treatment approach(es) to choose. Research in this topic has revealed some very interesting information […]

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Can Chiropractic Prevent Some Types of Arthritis?

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The Pain Stops at DoppsThis question is asked frequently by patients visiting chiropractors. To answer this question, let’s first talk about, “what is arthritis?” The word “arthritis” is derived from “arth-” meaning “joint” and “-itis” meaning “inflammation.” Hence, arthritis is basically swelling in the joint. Many types of arthritis have been identified – in fact, […]

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1990 Death Rates in the U.S. in Relation to: Chiropractors and Medical Doctors Per Capita, Age, Income, and Education

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The Pain Stops at DoppsObjective: Previous studies have found that purported health determinants of chiropractors per capita and medical doctors per capita, as well as other purported determinants of health, have an influence on health outcomes such as death rates. This study assesses the affects of the purported health determinants of age, educational attainment, chiropractors per […]

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Comparing Treatments for Shoulder Complaints

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The Pain Stops at DoppsThis is a comparison of Physiotherapy, Manipulation, and Corticosteroid Injection for Treating Shoulder Complaints in General Practice: A Randomized, Single Blind Study 198 patients with shoulder complaints were divided into two diagnostic groups: 58 in a shoulder girdle group and 114 into a synovial group. Patients in the shoulder girdle group […]

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The Safety and Effectiveness of Pediatric Chiropractic

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The Pain Stops at DoppsContext: With continued popularity of CAM therapies for children, their safety and effectiveness are of high concern for both CAM and conventional therapy providers. Chiropractic is the most popular of the CAM therapies for children. Objective: To describe the practice of pediatric chiropractic including its safety and effectiveness. Design: Cross-sectional survey […]

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