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National Chiropractic Month 2014

National Chiropractic Health Month


October is both Breast Cancer Awareness month (with link) and National Chiropractic Health month. They should make it a health awareness month and have people post at least one health awareness tip on social media.

Some infographics about chiropractic:


Putting Neck Pain Treatment Risks into Perspective
Risk of death from spine surgery: 1,800 per 1 million1
Risk of serious side effects/death from cervical spine (neck) surgery: 500 in 1 million2
Risk of death from combined use of NSAIDS/aspirin: 153 per 1 million3
Risk of death from aspirin: 25 per 1 million4
Association between neck manipulation and stroke: about 1 in 5.85 million adjustments5 (or <1 1="" in="" million="" p=""> 

 


Feel free to look at some NCHM brochures:
Conservative Care Brochure
Back Pain Brochure
Neck Pain Brochure
Visiting a Chiropractor Brochure

More articles regarding health:
TV news interview for NCHM
Why are you looking at my back when I have foot pain?
Opioid prescriptions led to 92,200 overdoses in EDs in one year


ChiroWorks Care Center
Anthony Tsai, D.C.
Chiropractor in San Jose, CA
Graston Technique Certified
FAKTR Certified

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References:
http://www.acatoday.org
http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/national-chiropractic-health-month-celebrated/13745/LfE5itcKxkODddFnVG2P8g
http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/body-by-blower-chiropractor/Why_are_you_looking_at_my_back_when_I_have_foot_pain37865.shtml
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-opioid-overdose-prescription-hospital-er-20141026-story.html
  1. Smith, JS et al. Rates and causes of mortality associated with spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a review of the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Database. Spine 2012, Nov 1;37(23):1975-82.
  2. Marquez-Lara A, Nandyala SV, Hassanzadeh H, Noureldin M, Sankaranarayanan S, Singh K: Sentinel Events in Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine 2014 Jan 29 [Epub ahead of print], http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24480955
  3. Lanas A et al. A nationwide study of mortality associated with hospital admission due to severe gastrointestinal events and those associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use. Am J Gastroenterology 2005, Aug;100(8):1685-93.
  4. Ibid.
  5. Haldeman S, Carey P, Townsend M, Papadopoulos C: Arterial dissections following cervical manipulation: the chiropractic experience. CMAJ 2001;165:905.

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