Risk of stroke after chiropractic spinal manipulation in Medicare B beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain

   A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The purpose of this study was to quantify risk of stroke after chiropractic spinal manipulation, as compared to evaluation by a primary care physician, for Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain. Discussion: This is a retrospective cohort analysis of a 100% sample of annualized […]

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HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 Application Deadline Nov 6, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Fund Phase 3 Application Deadline Nov 6, 2020 Healthcare providers can now apply for additional payments from the Phase 3 General Distribution. The HHS Provider Relief Fund offers financial support to healthcare providers who have experienced lost revenues and/or expenses attributable to COVID-19. You should apply for Phase 3 if you experienced […]

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Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache

 Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: Systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials suggest that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is efficacious for care of cervicogenic headache (CGH). The effect of SMT dose on outcomes has not been studied. To compare the efficacy of two doses […]

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TAKE ACTION TODAY! Medicare Proposed Cuts to Chiropractic

TAKE ACTION TODAY! Medicare Proposed Cuts to Chiropractic Email Congress about Proposed Medicare Cuts The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2021. When making changes, HHS is required to achieve budget neutrality which means for any […]

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Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The present study aims to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of various mobilization and manipulation therapies for treatment of chronic low back pain. Discussion: Fifty-one trials were included in the systematic review. Nine trials (1,176 […]

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Chiropractic Integrated Care Pathway for Low Back Pain in Veterans: Results of a Delphi Consensus Process A ChiroSecure Research Update

 Chiropractic Integrated Care Pathway for Low Back Pain in Veterans: Results of a Delphi Consensus Process A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop an integrated care pathway for doctors of chiropractic, primary care providers, and mental health professionals who manage veterans with low back pain, with or without […]

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New CPT Code Now Available to Report COVID-19 PPE Costs

New CPT Code Now Available to Report COVID-19 PPE Costs On September 8, 2020, the American Medical Association (AMA) released new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 99072 for reporting the cost of additional personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning supplies, and clinician or clinical staff time needed to safely provide in-person services during the public health emergency (PHE). […]

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Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low-Back Pain and Use of Prescription Opioids

 Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low-Back Pain and Use of Prescription Opioids A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: 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 […]

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Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment

 Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment   A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: We report the case of a 44-year-old school teacher who experienced long-term relief from tension-type headache (TTH) and major depression following chiropractic treatment. Recent studies indicated that autonomic dysfunction plays a role in the pathogenesis of TTHs […]

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A ChiroSecure Research Update

A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: To test the efficacy of Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in the treatment of migraine, using an uncontrolled clinical trial. Discussion: A clinical trial of six months duration. The trial consisted of 3 stages: two months of pre-treatment, two months of treatment, and two months post-treatment. A comparison was made […]

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HHS Provider Relief Funds Round II Deadline August 28, 2020

HHS Provider Relief Funds: It’s August what do I need to know? August 20, 2020 Overview: Most providers received funds in April via EFT.  2nd round distribution began after providers attested, agreed to the Terms & Conditions, provided tax returns, and lost revenue data.   FYI if you did not apply for 2nd round money you may […]

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A ChiroSecure Research Update

 A ChiroSecure Research Update Magnetic resonance imaging zygapophyseal joint space changes (gapping) in low back pain patients following spinal manipulation and side-posture positioning: a randomized controlled mechanisms trial with blinding ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to quantify lumbar zygapophyseal (Z) joint space separation (gapping) in low back pain (LBP) subjects after spinal […]

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Manipulation of Dysfunctional Spinal Joints Affects Sensorimotor Integration in the Prefrontal Cortex: A Brain Source Localization Study

Manipulation of Dysfunctional Spinal Joints Affects Sensorimotor Integration in the Prefrontal Cortex: A Brain Source Localization Study A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: Studies have shown decreases in N30 somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) peak amplitudes following spinal manipulation (SM) of dysfunctional segments in subclinical pain (SCP) populations. This study sought to verify these findings and to […]

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Investigating the Effects of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation on EEG in Stroke Patients

 Investigating the Effects of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation on EEG in Stroke Patients A ChiroSecure Research Update Investigating the Effects of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation on EEG in Stroke Patients ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of chiropractic spinal manipulation on the early somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) and resting-state electroencephalography (EEG) […]

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Alterations in Cortical and Cerebellar Motor Processing Following Spinal Manipulation

 Alterations in Cortical and Cerebellar Motor Processing Following Spinal Manipulation A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The purpose of this study was investigate whether there are alterations in cerebellar output in a subclinical neck pain (SCNP) group and whether spinal manipulation before motor sequence learning might restore the baseline functional relationship between the cerebellum and […]

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Chiropractic Management of a Veteran With Low Back Pain Previously Managed By Chronic Opioid Use

 Chiropractic Management of a Veteran With Low Back Pain Previously Managed By Chronic Opioid Use A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: To demonstrate the ability for a patient with chronic mid and low back pain to make significant improvements, both in pain score and quality of life, under chiropractic care, even after a decade of […]

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Conservative lower back treatment reduces inhibition in knee extensor muscles: a randomized controlled trial

 A ChiroSecure Research Update Conservative lower back treatment reduces inhibition in knee extensor muscles: a randomized controlled trial ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to assess whether conservative low back treatment reduces lower limb muscle inhibition (MI). In a randomized, controlled, double-blind study the effects of conservative lower back treatment on knee-extensor strength […]

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Subclinical Neck Pain and the Effects of Cervical Manipulation on Elbow Joint Position Sense

Subclinical Neck Pain and the Effects of Cervical Manipulation on Elbow Joint Position Sense A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The objectives of this study were to investigate whether elbow joint position sense (JPS) accuracy differs between participants with a history of subclinical neck pain (SCNP) and those with no neck complaints and to determine whether […]

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A ChiroSecure Research Update

Resolution of Meniere’s Disease in a 68-Year-Old Female Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic to Reduce Atlas Subluxation Using Orthospinology Technique: A Case Study & Review of Literature A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: To document and describe the positive health outcomes achieved by a patient with Meniere’s Disease (MD) while undergoing chiropractic care. Discussion: A 68-year-old female […]

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Improvement in Post-Concussion Syndrome in Two Females Using Low-Force Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Series & Review of the Literature

Improvement in Post-Concussion Syndrome in Two Females Using Low-Force Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Series & Review of the Literature A ChiroSecure Research Update Abstract: The purpose of this report is to describe the positive health outcomes of two patients with persistent post-concussion syndrome presenting to a chiropractic clinic utilizing a low-force upper cervical […]

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