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Part 1: Exposing the military "pill mill" and advocating a better way to manage pain.
By J.C. Smith, MA, DC
Scrutiny into the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) continues to grow after efforts to reform the DVA by the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, were deemed "a stunning period of dysfunction" by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
By Susan McClelland
In our previous two articles, we discussed two of the main reasons for denial when chiropractic records are reviewed by Medicare contractors. As noted, inadequate treatment plans and missing signatures are two of the top reasons for denial ... when records are received. However, a larger problem is when the records are not received at all.
By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) conducts one of the most comprehensive surveys of the U.S. chiropractic profession every 4-5 years. Practice Analysis of Chiropractic, published in 2010, includes information from previous surveys all the way back to 1991.
By John Gantner, DC, DABCO
The November 2014 elections are right around the corner; members of Congress, governors and state legislators are all running. Now is a good time to talk frankly about our overall political involvement. If we continue to do business as we have for the past 100-plus years, we will wait until the elections are over and then chase after those who won, seeking (begging for) their support for our initiatives.
Evaluating postural adaptations & patterns of dysfunction.
By Jeffrey Tucker, DC, DACRB
We need to constantly talk to our patients about spending less time sitting and about what can go wrong with poor sitting postures. The fact is we sit too long in repetitive malpositions. Prolonged and repetitive sitting leads to tight hip flexors, tight hamstrings and tight calves.
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The thoracolumbar junction is a common area of joint dysfunction. The most obvious cause is dysfunctional breathing or lack of diaphragmatic breathing. Treating this breathing problem will ultimately be the long-term cure for the syndrome.
By G. Douglas Andersen, DC, DACBSP, CCN
Some of you may have noticed that after writing parts 1 and 2 of "Genetic Modification of Organisms for Human Consumption" a while back [Nov. 15, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 issues], part 3 never appeared. I had planned to address the biggest myths put forth by both GMO supporters and opponents.
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