The ‘Chiropractic Patient Incident Reporting and Learning System’ (CPiRLS)
Oct05

The ‘Chiropractic Patient Incident Reporting and Learning System’ (CPiRLS)

As numerous of my posts have demonstrated, chiropractic manipulations can cause severe adverse effects, including deaths. Several hundred have been documented in the medical literature. When discussing this fact with chiropractors, we either see denial or we hear the argument that such events are but extreme rarities. To the latter, I usually respond that, in the absence of a monitoring system, nobody can tell how often serious...

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Experts Debate Infant Chiropractic Care on TikTok
Oct01

Experts Debate Infant Chiropractic Care on TikTok

Several chiropractors in the U.S. are posting TikTok videos of themselves working with newborns, babies, and toddlers, often promoting treatments that aren’t backed by science, according to The Washington Post. The videos include various devices and treatments, such as vibrating handheld massagers, spinal adjustments, and body movements, which are meant to address colic, constipation, reflux, musculoskeletal problems, and even trauma...

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Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Saves Money
Sep17

Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Saves Money

Each year, nearly 1-in-4 women and 1-in-6 men experience an episode of neck pain. In particular, the risk is highest for working-age adults aged 30 to 59 years. Interestingly, past research suggests that indirect costs associated with a condition like neck pain—such as missing work or lost productivity—often exceed direct healthcare expenditures. Thus, when it comes to a recommended course of care, it’s important for care to improve...

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Whiplash Injury and Stress Induced Analgesia and the Connection with Chiropractic Spinal Adjusting
Sep13

Whiplash Injury and Stress Induced Analgesia and the Connection with Chiropractic Spinal Adjusting

“Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” – Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) Ukrainian-American Geneticist and Evolutionary Biologist Historical Background Most humans older than 60 years of age have a detailed memory of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War extended 20 years, from 1955 to 1975. United States soldier-on-the-ground involvement in the war extended primarily from 1965 to 1975. The collective...

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Brooklyn Bedding & Helix Sleep Receive Endorsements From American Chiropractic Association
Sep08

Brooklyn Bedding & Helix Sleep Receive Endorsements From American Chiropractic Association

Brooklyn Bedding and Helix Sleep have announced that five of their mattresses have been endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Brooklyn Bedding’s Plank Firm and Plank Firm Luxe and Helix’s Midnight Luxe, Twilight Luxe, and Plus were approved for endorsement following a thorough review, analysis, testing, and evaluation by a review board of Doctors of Chiropractic with specific and related expertise, including final...

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Chiropractic for Pediatric Seizures: Marketing in the Form of a Case Report
Sep04

Chiropractic for Pediatric Seizures: Marketing in the Form of a Case Report

Here we are again with yet more chiropractic nonsense coated with a patina of science and published in a journal that was essentially created to serve the purpose of marketing bogus treatments for pediatric patients. Yes, I’ve taken you down this road before and I promise it’s as annoying to me as it likely is to you. And the sad truth is that I am confident this won’t be the last time. The offending journal linked to above is the...

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