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Dr. Ted Carrick, professor of clinical neurology and founder of Carrick Institute, was a speaker at this year's Life West Wave Conference in San Francisco. He discusses the potential of chiropractic care in managing brain dysfunction. The video shows an excerpt from his presentation.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Dr. Heidi Haavik, chiropractic scientist, neurophysiologist, and director of research at New Zealand College of Chiropractic, has spent years researching the effects of the chiropractic adjustment on the brain.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) has launched two new online resources aimed at helping chiropractors better care for their patients.
With the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults, published in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and presented at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting and OTO Experience in Chicago, the appropriate testing and physical examination of an adult with a neck mass is addressed, with a specific goal to reduce delays in diagnosis of malignant disease and to optimize outcomes.
Arlington, Va. – The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors in the U.S. will observe National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October by sharing information on back pain prevention and the value of a conservative approach to treatment with the theme "Back to Basics."
VANCOUVER – A tag hanging from a dead man's left toe says the cause of death was an overdose of fentanyl, "unknowingly taken with other drugs."
FREDERICTON – The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation have announced a partnership of $1 million over five years for the establishment of the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Chair in Best Practices for Musculoskeletal Health at the University of New Brunswick.
After a few years of toiling in the trenches of practice development, owning an integrative practice can seem like a logical next step. But the decision to expand your practice to include other health-care practitioners can be fraught with hesitation and overwhelm.
The town of Petrolia, Ont. – just outside Sarnia – may have got its name from its reputation as a pioneer of the oil industry in North America, but the innovative efforts of its local doctors are making a mark in the health care realm.
The Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) understands that clinicians need easy and rapid access to information, tools and resources to become evidenced-informed practitioners. We provide clinicians with evidence at their fingertips, giving them user-friendly tools to find out how to best translate research evidence into practice, and thereby ensuring patients receive optimal care.
Brenda Miller had been suffering from debilitating back and leg pain since her vehicular accident in 2005. She was having difficulty walking and was constantly taking a cocktail of pain medications – Baclofen, Naproxen, Cymbalta, Pregabalin, Percocet, even Marijuana – just to help her manage through the day. Her condition has significantly affected her mobility that she had to quit her job and go on the Ontario Disability Support Program.
A patient waits nervously in the doctor’s office. He’s a young man with a big problem – a low back gone very badly with one awkward lift, weeks ago. He’s in pain and doesn’t get why it’s not just going away. He’s troubled because it even hurts to put his work boots on.
A Toronto lawyer has expressed concern a new Ontario legislation designed to protect patients from sexual abuse in the hands of a health-care professional may result in unintended consequences.
HALIFAX, N.S. – Hundreds of patient records at the Nova Scotia Health Authority were inappropriately accessed in two separate incidents involving six employees.
OTTAWA – A former Liberal cabinet minister who led a federally appointed task force on legalizing cannabis says Canada's plan to greenlight the drug for recreational use is in keeping with the spirit of international treaties – all of which criminalize the possession and production of marijuana.
The car insurance regime in Ontario has undergone extensive and significant changes over the past several years. Prior to 1990, Ontario had a “pure tort” system.  Under this system, an accident victim was entitled to make a claim for compensation for damages against the negligent driver who was at fault for the accident.
HALIFAX – Ten Nova Scotia doctors are being investigated for irregularities in their prescribing practices for highly addictive opioids.
Most people know Dr. Ted Carrick as the chiropractic neurologist who helped Canadian hockey star Sidney Crosby get back on the ice after suffering severe post-concussion syndrome. What some may not realize, however, is that Carrick’s work and the successes he’s had on patients with brain disorders date back decades before Crosby even walked into his clinic.
More chiropractors are reporting a slightly better income than the previous year, according to results of the 2017 annual Canadian Chiropractor Practice Trends survey.
Hayward, Calif. – Dr. Ron Oberstein has been named the third president of Life Chiropractic College West, the school's board of regents has announced.
Like many chiropractors practicing in the early 20th century, Dr. Murray Bowman had to face and overcome many challenges that younger generation of chiropractors today can only imagine.
In 2017, the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (ACAC) turns 100. That’s a century of chiropractors helping to improve Albertans’ health, which is definitely worth celebrating. While we celebrate the past, it’s important to look at how chiropractic in the province of Alberta got here and where the provincial contingent of DCs is headed.
A pioneering chiropractor with a Canadian pedigree has invented protective sports gear to help football players reduce the risk of concussions.

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