From Spine-health By Steven G. Yeomans, DC
The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique is a type of manipulation described as follows:
A spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.
The Activator Method uses a small, hand-held instrument called the Activator Adjusting Instrument to deliver a gentle impulse force to the spine with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.
It is an alternative to the traditional manual form of spinal manipulation, known as the high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) thrust.
Next to the Diversified technique, the Activator Adjusting Instrument is reported to be the most common therapeutic intervention used by chiropractors.1
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As new parents, this study hit all too close to home. Now that Liam is eating solids, we are always thinking about what we are putting in his body- low salt and sugar, organic produce, well-balanced meals, etc. At 6 months, we jumped right into solid food and decided to follow a Baby Led Weaning approach. We have enjoyed watching Liam explore different tastes and textures while getting the nutrition he needs to nourish his little, growing body. Although we prefer the ease of feeding him what we eat instead of preparing him a separate meal or spoon-feeding him jars of baby food, there are times when we are on the go or need something quick, and premade baby food is simply the easy option. Therefore, we also have a cabinet stocked full of pouches, puffs and teething crackers. All organic and BPA free brands such as Happy Baby, Plum Organics and Earths Best. So we were quite shocked and disappointed upon the news of this latest study by the nonprofit organization, The Clean Label Project, which has recently tested and found high and possibly unsafe levels of lead, arsenic and BPA in many of our favorite baby food brands.
According to an article published by USA Today, many organic baby food brands and formula are not as safe as these companies have led us to believe. "The Clean Label Project, a nonprofit advocating for transparent labeling, tested baby food, infant formulas, toddler drinks and snacks purchased within the past 5 months. The group, which did not publish findings in a peer-reviewed journal, looked at top-selling formulas and baby food using Nielsen data, and also included emerging national brands. After about 530 baby food products were tested, researchers found 65% of products tested positive for arsenic, 36% for lead, 58% for cadmium and 10% for acrylamide. All of these chemicals pose potential dangers to developing infants".
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Visit the Clean Label Project website here where you can find a list of the best and worst performers based on their state of the art laboratory testing.
While alarming, do not panic! It is unlikely that the amount of baby food the average baby eats would contain enough of these chemicals to do longterm damage. Unfortunately, arsenic and lead occur naturally in our environment and we will all be exposed to a certain amount in our lifetime. Rather, this information should help you make better decisions about what you put in your children's mouths to limit their exposure as much as possible and provide them with the healthiest diet we can. We also need to think about holding the food industry accountable and not letting them get away with misrepresenting data on their packaging to make their products more appealing, especially when this food is being given to the most innocent and vulnerable group in our society- our babies.
Back pain is an expensive health problem for both patients and businesses. A 2012 study reported that we spend about $635 billion on pain every year, with a significant amount of that spent on back pain. Over the years, quite a few studies have shown that chiropractic care is more effective for back pain than medical care, plus chiropractic patients spend less money on their care than medical patients do.
Because back pain is such a common problem, a group of Canadian researchers recently investigated the role that the type of primary caregiver has on financial compensation.
This was a large study of 5,511 patients who experienced a work-related back injury in Ontario, Canada. The patients saw the following providers for their first visit:
The study found that chiropractic patients had the shortest amount of time receiving compensation for their pain and also were less likely to have a recurrence.
In addition, chiropractic patients didn’t need to see other healthcare providers for their pain. 75% of chiropractic patients saw no other provider, while 58.6% of physical therapy patients also saw a medical doctor.
The authors conclude:
“The type of healthcare provider first visited for back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months. Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest.”
Blanchette M, Rivard M, Dionne CE, et al. Association between the type of first healthcare provider and the duration of financial compensation for occupational back pain. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2016 Sep 17.
Written by: Michael Melton
Chiropractors are trained as neuromusculoskeletal specialists, and one of the main focuses of chiropractic care is the positive impact it can have on a person's nervous system.
1. Migraines and tension headaches
2. Stress and anxiety
4. Weak immune systems
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January 3, 2016
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Countless studies have demonstrated that chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat musculoskeletal complaints like back pain, neck pain, or sciatica. Now a new study from Switzerland has looked at the relative benefits of chiropractic compared to medical care for the most common types of pain issues.
In this study, the authors examined data from people who reported spinal, hip, or shoulder pain. 403 patients saw a medical doctor for relief; 316 people saw a chiropractor. Four months after treatment, the patients were asked to fill out a survey reporting on their recovery.
The authors found that:
“The findings of this study support first-contact care provided by DCs as an alternative to first-contact care provided by MDs for a select number of musculoskeletal conditions. Restrictive models of care in which patients are required to contact a medical provider before consulting a chiropractic provider may be counterproductive for patients experiencing the musculoskeletal conditions investigated and possibly others. In addition to potentially reducing health care costs, direct access to chiropractic care may ease the workload on MDs, particularly in areas with poor medical coverage and hence enabling them to focus on complex cases. The minority of patients with complex health problems initially consulting a chiropractic provider would be referred to, or comanaged with, a medical provider to provide optimal care.”
Houweling TAW, Braga AV, Hausheer T, et al. First-Contact Care With a Medical vs Chiropractic Provider After Consultation With a Swiss Telemedicine Provider: Comparison of Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Health Care Costs in Spinal, Hip, and Shoulder Pain Patients. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2015;38(7):477-83.
Written by: Michael Melton on January 3, 2016.on January 6, 2016.
Michael MeltonAs the CEO of ChiroHosting.com, Michael Melton strives to spread awareness about chiropractic health and wellness. Since starting his career working with chiropractors in 1993, Michael has published several educational DVDs, presentations, and books on whiplash-associated disorders, such as The Complete Guide to Whiplash. His educational materials are routinely used by chiropractors, massage therapists, and attorneys across the country. As a contributor to ChiroNexus.net, Michael reports on a broad range of news topics related to chiropractic care from nutrition to fibromyalgia.