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Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low-Back Pain and Use of Prescription Opioids: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine:

Objective: Pain relief resulting from services delivered by doctors of chiropractic may allow patients to use lower or less frequent doses of opioids, leading to reduced risk of adverse effects. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the association between utilization of chiropractic services and the use of prescription opioid medications. Design: The authors used a […]

Q&A with NCLC 2018 Presenters: Dr. Jay Greenstein Presentation Reviews the Relevance of Clinical Practice Guidelines to Better Patient Care and Proper Reimbursement

ACA’s annual meeting, the National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC), is packed with great educational content and world-class presenters. Join us Feb. 28-March 3 in Washington, D.C., to hear from some of the profession’s most compelling thought leaders. Here we pose several questions to one of our featured speakers: Jay Greenstein, DC… 

Alternative Pain Therapies Could Help Quell Opioid Crisis, but Barriers Remain

For many Americans struggling with opioid addiction, it didn’t start with drug-filled needles or fentanyl-laced heroin, but with something far more common and less sinister: pain. More than 30 percent of Americans experience acute or chronic pain, and as emphasis on pain treatment has grown in the last two decades, prescriptions for opioids have skyrocketed in tandem […]

Performance Health Funds Expanded Study on Chiropractic’s Impact on Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions

Performance Health Funds Expanded Study on Chiropractic’s Impact on Reduction in Opioid Prescriptions  Study will include over one million subjects.   Akron, Ohio – October 5, 2017 – Performance Health, the maker of Biofreeze® Professional, is pleased to announce its significant financial support of the Clinical Compass as part of its national Safer  Pain Relief […]

American Chiropractic Association Releases Choosing Wisely® List of Tests, Procedures to Question

Arlington, VA – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today released a list of five tests and procedures commonly ordered but not always necessary in chiropractic care. The list is part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports®, which encourages conversations between patients and their clinicians about what care is really necessary and appropriate. To date, nearly 100 health care groups have participated in the Choosing Wisely® campaign to create lists identifying specific tests and procedures that evidence […]

Michigan Chiropractic Foundation Funds Significant Opioid Study

Thanks to a very generous grant from the Michigan Chiropractic Foundation James Whedon DC, MS released the preliminary findings of his paper, Association between Utilization of Chiropractic Services and Use of Prescription Opioids among Patients with Low Back Pain. The final results of the study are currently under peer review for publication.

2017 Updated Mission, Vision and Values Executive Summary

CCGPP Mission Vision Values Executive Summary 2017 At the fall 2016 annual meeting, a work group was assigned the task to review and update the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) Vision, Mission, and Values to make sure they are in line with current practices. The workgroup completed a modified Delphi process to […]