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Lessons From Spinal Surgeons – What Not to Do

By Ronald Feise, DC


DCs 10x More Expensive Than MDs or DOs?

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher
Contrary to almost all other research, doctors of chiropractic are 10 times more expensive than MDs and DOs ... in one respect: when they serve as directors on a national board of examiners.
Back Pain

Treating Sciatica: Are You Misdiagnosing the Cause?

By Donald DeFabio, DC, DACBSP, DABCO
Pain down the back of the leg, the kind that settles anywhere from the buttock to the calf, is more than a disc herniation irritating the L5 nerve root. To condense sciatica to an L5 nerve root irritation is too simplistic.

New ICA-Endorsed Medicare Legislation Introduced in House

By Editorial Staff
The Chiropractic Act of 2022 (H.R. 8701), introduced by Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) and endorsed by the International Chiropractors Association, is touted by the ICA as Medicare legislation that "provides clear instructions for standard of care evaluation and management services (exams and radiological imaging when needed)."
New Research

Chiropractic Best for Neck Pain – And Insurers Are Taking Notice

By Editorial Staff
Following a low back pain study that yielded similar conclusions, a retrospective observational study also in preprint (and also authored by insurance-affiliated researchers) examined type of initial-contact health care provider (HCP), the services they provide and total episode cost for managing neck pain (NP).
Health Care

The Obesity Epidemic: How We Got Here (and How We Can Go Back)

Pt. 1: Where the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Steered Us Wrong

By Dennis Barley, DC, CCSP
We can't expect the dietary guidelines to save America's collective health. However, bringing science back and returning to a focus on macronutrient balance will definitely begin to move the needle.

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