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ACA Response to AHA Statement on Neck Manipulation

  Press Release   Media Contacts: Annette Bernat: (703) 812-0226 | [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 07, 2014 American Chiropractic Association (ACA) President Anthony Hamm, DC, issued the following comment today in response to publication of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement, “Cervical Arterial Dissections and Association with Cervical Manipulative Therapy:” “The chiropractic profession shares the American Heart Association’s public health goal to reduce the number of strokes; however we have concerns about its statement on cervical manipulative therapy. The real message to all healthcare providers attending to patients with headaches or neck pain is to be vigilant for neurological problems that could be the early signs of stroke. The largest and most credible study, Cassidy et al ., found that a patient is as likely to have seen a primary care medical doctor as a doctor of chiropractic prior to experiencing a cervical arterial dissection (CD). Neck...
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October is National Chiropractic Health Month

  Press Release   Media Contacts: Annette Bernat: (703) 812-0226 | [email protected] Amanda Donohue: (703) 812-0209 | [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 01, 2014 DCs encourage patients to exhaust cost-effective, safer treatments before using opioids, riskier procedures Arlington, Va. —During National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October, the American Chiropractic Association is working with the more than 130,000 doctors of chiropractic (DCs), chiropractic assistants (CAs) and chiropractic doctoral students nationwide to help educate the public and policymakers about the value of a “conservative care first” approach to health care. This health care model encourages emphasis on more cost-effective and safer approaches over potentially addictive medications for pain management and health enhancement. Conservative management of painful conditions may include chiropractic manipulation combined with exercise and stretching prior to moving on to procedures involving higher risk. During NCHM, chiropractors will share information with patients and their communities to empower them to become...
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