New study finds the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care provides greater relief for low-back pain, than usual medical care alone.
A new study led by investigators at Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, in conjunction with the RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute, found that patients suffering from low-back pain who received chiropactic care in addition to usual medical care had better short-term improvements in low-back pain intensity and pain-related disability, when compared to those who received usual medical care alone.
Results of this groundbreaking research were released today in the inaugural edition of the Journal of American Medical Association's online JAMA Network Open. The study - the largest randomized clinical trial in chiropractic research in the U.S. to date - took place from September 2012 to February 2016 and involved 750 active-duty U.S. military personnel at three sites across the country.
Low-back pain is the leading cause of physical disability worldwide. The prevalence of low-back pain among U.S. adults is estimated at 20 percent, with 50 to 80 percent of people reporting a significant episode at some point in their life. Low-back pain is also one of the most common causes of disability in U.S. military personnel.
"This patient-centered, multi-site, pragmatic clinical trial provides the strongest evidence to-date that chiropractic care is safe, effective and can be integrated into multidisciplinary health-care settings", said Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D., lead author of the study. "These findings are critical as the United States health-care system looks for ways to implement existing national guidelines from groups such as the American College of Physicians and the Joint Commission that recommended non-drug treatments, such as spinal manipulative therapy, as the first line of treatment for low-back pain.
A PDF of key research findings is online: www.palmer.edu/media-newsroom/
EUROPEAN UNION (BASICSAFETY STANDARDS FOR PROTECTION AGAINST DANGERS ARISING FROM MEDICAL EXPOSURE TO IONISING RADIATION) REGULATION 2018
Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Health, was set to sign into law a bill on the 6th February 2018, (there is now a delay of 2-3 weeks). This bill will prevent and exclude Chiropractors from taking and referring patients for x-rays.
The Chiropractic Association of Ireland, (CAI) believes that the draft regulations are deficient and if signed into law, without amendment, will result in qualified Chiropractors being unable to carry out their work effectively; within the full scope of their training. Without the amendment, patients that need to have x-rays, prior to treatment will have to go to their GP to be referred for x-rays; which will delay care and add expense to the patient.
The CAI seeks an amendment to the wording of the Draft Statutory Instrument (bill), so that qualified Chiropractors can be included within the regulatory framework, as provided by the new regulations.
We request that the definitions of 'Practitioner' and 'referrer' be broadened, to include a person whose name is entered on a register of Chiropractors and who meets the licensing standards and requirements to allow them to assume responsibility for conducting or referring for an individual diagnostic exposure.
Chiropractic Association of Ireland's
Straighten UP Ireland Campaign 2017
In association with World Spine Day
Get active with exercise and have Spinal Adjustments to maximize your posture and health!
PRACTICE ESSENTIALS FOR TODAY'S CHIROPRACTOR
Join us in Dublin, Ireland for Europe's Premier Chiropractic Seminar.
Location: Radisson Hotel, Dublin Airport
Date: 11th & 12th November 2017
Time: Saturday 11th: 8:45am - 6:00pm (Registration: 8:30am - 8:45am)
Sunday 12th: 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Straighten Up Ireland (SUI) is an on-going community service initiative of the CAI, and is an easy and enjoyable everyday program to improve your health and the way your body functions.
The Chiropractic Association of Ireland continues its annual promotion of World Spine Day campaign on October 16th. Every year on October 16th people from around the world join togeter to raise awareness of World Spine Day.
Straighten Up Ireland runs from 13th to 19th October. We will update media coverage here
The Chiropractic Association of Ireland runs Straighten Up Ireland every year to coincide with World Spine Day on 16th October. The intent of this campaign is to educate the public on the importance of maintaining a healthy spine and the program inolves teaching people a simple three minute exercise program to keep your spine healthy. Please check out some of our media coverage over the past few years and for this year's media coverage visit Straighten Up Ireland Media Coverage 2014
CAI Chiropractors are visiting schools accross the country to demonstrate the Straighten up Ireland 3 minute exercises and to educate children on looking after their spines.
We are getting very excited about Straighten Up Ireland and World Spine Day, with Straighten Up Ireland running from 13th to 19th October and World Spine Day on Thursday 16th October. CAI members all over the country are offering members of the public the chance to learn more about looking after their spine and straightening up.
Straighten Up Ireland 2013 runs from Monday 14th October to Sunday 20th October with World Spine Day on Wednesday 16th October. Chiropractic Association of Ireland members are offering a number of community events and we will be posting them on this page. If you do not find an event in your area, please contact the Chiropractic Association of Ireland.