Garlic, Rats, and Biomechanics: Should we Adjust them in the Dark?

By Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Jr. and Dr. Christopher Kent One of the most exciting and revolutionary events in chiropractic history was the first annual “Scientific Symposium on Spinal Biomechanics” sponsored by the ICA in 1969. It marked the beginning of interdisciplinary, universitybased chiropractic research. Together for the first time were chiropractors, neuropsychologists and engineers specializing […]

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Weird Science: A Symptom of Paradigmosis?

By Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Jr. and Dr. Christopher Kent Chiropractic research has undergone a revolution in the last decade. Today, every chiropractic college has a formal department of research. Today, every chiropractic college has a formal department of research. The last few years have seen the establishment of chiropractic science journals and a growing number […]

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The Pendulum Must Swing Toward Renewed Commitment

By Dr. Christopher Kent and Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Jr. Although chiropractic has been rated one of the top career choices in the United States by independent authors, it is no secret that our chiropractic profession is at the crossroads. The last 20 years have seen radical changes in the profession. Against tremendous odds, we have […]

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Paraspinal EMG: Facts vs. Fiction

By Dr. Christopher Kent and Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Jr. Paraspinal EMG scanning is becoming a popular technique in chiropractic. It is a useful tool for measuring changes in the electrical activity of paraspinal muscles. It is important for the chiropractor to understand the clinical significance of these changes, and to integrate the EMG findings with […]

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Paraspinal EMG: Is it Scientific?

By Drs. Christopher Kent and Patrick Gentempo, Jr. Paraspinal EMG scanning is a popular technique for evaluating and characterizing the muscular dysfunction associated with the vertebral subluxation complex. Some critics of the technology have alleged that it is not a scientifically sound technique. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that EMG scanning is […]

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Documenting Need for Care with Electromyography

By Dr. Christopher Kent and Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Jr. A common problem for D.C.s is documenting the need for chiropractic care. A disturbing number of insurance carriers are placing arbitrary “caps” on the frequency of chiropractic visits permitted per year. Even where formal caps do not exist, many insurance companies are cutting claims and denying […]

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Documenting the VSC with Electromyography

By Dr. Christopher Kent Accurate spinal analysis is the keystone of successful chiropractic practice. To fulfill the mission of chiropractic in the contemporary health care environment, the chiropractor must be skilled in locating vertebral subluxations. In addition, the chiropractor is responsible for communicating these findings in terms which can be understood by the scientific community […]

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