Chiropractic Compared to Other Treatments

Schneider et al (2015), Spine
“Manual-thrust manipulation provides greater short-term reductions in self-reported disability and pain compared with usual medical care. 94% of the manual-thrust manipulation group achieved greater than 30% reduction in pain compared with 69% of usual medical care.” (more…)

For Acute and Chronic Pain

Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (2017)
“Given that most patients with acute or subacute low back pain improve over time regardless of treatment, clinicians and patients should select nonpharmacologic treatment with superficial heat (moderate-quality evidence), massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation (low-quality evidence). If pharmacologic treatment is desired, clinicians and patients should select nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or skeletal muscle relaxants (moderate-quality evidence).” (more…)

Dartmouth Study Promotes New Direction in Opioid Crisis

The United States is in the midst of the worst addiction epidemic in history and New Hampshire has become its poster child. The statistics are startling with nearly 64,000 lives lost to overdoses in 2016, a greater loss of life than the entire Vietnam War. As attention is focused on finding a solution to this crisis, the finger of blame has been pointed firmly in the direction of the pharmaceutical industry and a medical community encouraged for over a decade to generously prescribe some of the most addictive substances known to man. The CDC estimates that up to 80% of heroin addicts developed their addiction through the legitimate use of opioid medications.

As scientists and policymakers around the country have struggled to come up with strategies for this societal catastrophe, new research out of Dartmouth College lends support to treatment options endorsed by nearly every major health agency in the country. Upon reconsideration of the treatment of pain, the CDC, Joint Commission, FDA, Institute of Medicine, American College of Physicians and the Canadian government have all adopted new standards calling for non-pharmacologic methods as a “first-line” approach. Last month, The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious medical journals, called for non-drug therapies first in its comprehensive study on lower back pain. (more…)

West Virginia Governor Sees Chiropractic as a Safe Treatment Option for Opioids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Mr. Chad Robinson
WVCS Executive Director
PH: 304.345.9219
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Chiropractic: A Safe Treatment Option for Opioids

Charleston, WV, April 10, 2018 – On March 27, 2018 – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 273, “Reducing Use of Certain Prescription Drugs” into law effective June 7, 2018. The purpose of Senate Bill 273 is to reduce the overuse of prescriptions of opioids and create a method to provide alternative treatment plans rather than prescribing. Senate Bill 273 benefits the Chiropractic profession in West Virginia and provides for Doctors of Chiropractic to treat pain while decreasing the amount of prescriptions in our state. (more…)