Dynamic Chiropractic - December 18, 1992, Volume 10, Issue 26|
Title: The Chiropractic Report
Category: Doctor Education/Research Review
Editor: David Chapman-Smith, LLB(Hons)
Publication: Bi-Monthly NewsletterPlease see pages xx, Parts #J-300-C for information on how to order.
Isn't it sometimes a little tedious to read the research studies? Most of the time you don't care about the paradigm -- just the results, right? The Chiropractic Report is the publication you want. This is a bi-monthly review of worldwide literature and research that cuts to the heart of the matter and allows you to understand quickly what the research is proving about the efficacy of chiropractic.
Edited in Canada and calling upon chiropractic leaders worldwide, the most refreshing aspect of The Chiropractic Report is the lack of scope of practice controversy that seems to consume only American chiropractors. As you read it, you feel as though you have been lifted above the petty rivalries and rhetoric that are holding U.S. chiropractors back from completely taking control of musculoskeletal care in the health care system.
You read reports from chiropractic associations in Japan, Hong Kong, Trinidad, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Mexico, and the U.K. They report on the research in all those countries that model and support things like the RAND study. The preponderance of evidence supports chiropractic and at the same time proves that medical care is not only ineffective but often harmful as well.
The newsletter is truly valuable to the practicing doctor, staff, and students too. It will keep doctors and staff abreast of the most current research so you can mention it to patients during the normal course of treatments. "Oh, by the way, Mrs. Jones, did you know that a recent study in Saskatoon, Canada found that 20 percent of all chiropractic patients went to the chiropractor because they were referred there by their medical doctors?" This information is also extremely valuable when you are presenting lectures, spine care classes, or health screenings. In addition, this is an excellent publication to put in your reception room for patients to read. There are no offensive ads or articles on intraprofessional squabbles that are embarrassing for our patients to see.
I have already ordered my first year's subscription. At $70 for only six issues, I did think twice about it, but that was before I actually read the two sample issues they sent me. When I was done (and believe me, I read them cover to cover and couldn't put them down), I ordered immediately.
I can hardly contain my enthusiasm for this publication. I'm so motivated that, as soon as I'm done writing this review, I'm going to set up some public appearances so I can tell everyone about how great chiropractic is. This makes me very proud of my profession. I am looking forward to this kind of mental boost every other month from now on.
Eggleston Rating: 10Steven C. Eggleston, D.C.
Huntington Beach, California