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Archive for March, 2014

Evidence-Based Chiropractic, Briefly Described

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several discussions where evidence-based chiropractic (EBCP) has been discussed. The administration at Palmer College, where I work, committed some time ago to the inclusion of EBCP in our DC curriculum, and I teach a course devoted to a thorough presentation of its concepts. Yet confusion remains, and...
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Resources for the Evidence-Based Practitioner: Textbooks

Like any other area of healthcare, evidence-based practice is simply a set of skills applied to benefit a patient. And like any other set of healthcare skills, it can be learned. However, the EBP movement is relatively new, beginning in the 1980s but really only taking wing in the last 10 years. For those...
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Study shows chiropractic patients with neck and back pain had lower costs

A reader recently posted the following question/comment: “What is the best way to approach primary care providers about evidenced based chiropractic? All I see them doing is opioid prescriptions inappropriate MRI and epidural steroid injections. Seems patients still aren’t much better. Also why don’t private insurers require more evidenced based practices with back and...
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Motivational Interviewing

One of the most difficult issues related to teaching evidence-based practice is that one of the three main planks of the discipline is relatively poorly understand often little discussed. This is patient values (the other two are, as most of us are now well aware, evidence from the literature, and clinical expertise and experience). ...
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