Important Evidence Based Research ...with the Intent to Improve Health
"It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The New England Journal of Medicine." ~ Marcia Angell, MD - Professor, Harvard Medical School and Former Editor in Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/jan/15/drug-companies-doctorsa-story-of-corruption/?page=1
Chiropractic Care Most Commonly Used with Highest Percieved Benefit Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain: A National Survey
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 23 (3): 354-362 (2010)
In a recent study written by noted Harvard researchers and published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, chiropractic care was reportedly the most commonly used complimentary alternative care modality favored by patients with the highest perceived benefit.
Subluxation, Hill's Criteria of Causation and EBM http://www.chiroandosteo.com/content/17/1/13/comments When considering the term, “subluxation,” utilized by the chiropractic profession, it is my impression that stringent adherence to epidemiologic constructs and evidence based medical protocols must not over-shadow clinical experience. Authors must integrate clinical experience and the best available external evidence.
--James Demetrious, DC, FACO
“Today’s health care system is reactive rather than proactive, disease based rather than health enhancing, physician directed rather than patient-centered. This means that patients are “falling through the cracks” of modern health care-especially those with chronic debilitating, even fatal conditions for which standard medical options are limited.”
-- Ralph Snyderman, MD - Former Chancellor of Health Affairs - Duke University
Chiropractic Care Reduced Blood Pressure Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study
Bakris et al. Journal of Human Hypertension. 2007; (21) 347–352.
Anatomical abnormalities of the cervical spine at the level of the Atlas vertebra are associated with relative ischaemia of the brainstem circulation and increased blood pressure (BP). Manual correction of this mal-alignment has been associated with reduced arterial pressure. We conclude that restoration of Atlas alignment is associated with marked and sustained reductions in BP similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy.
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