32-3 Complementary Therapies


In this volume of D.C. Tracts, we highlight the clinical relevance of “Complimentary Therapies” for chiropractors. According to a 2020 practice analysis survey reported Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), many chiropractors incorporate as part of clinical care. Complimentary therapies recommended by chiropractors exercise, physiotherapeutic modalities, nutritional supplements, acupuncture/cognitive behavioral counseling, and soft-tissue techniques. For example, approximately 58% of surveyed chiropractors reported advising in-office exercises on a daily basis, while about 76% described use of soft-tissue procedures. Neuromusculoskeletal conditions that chiropractors manage using complimentary therapies neck pain, low back pain, and myofascial pain.



In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?
    Bryan M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
    • Regenerative Medicine: Regenerate, Revitalize, Renew
      Mark Sanna, DC, ACRB Level II, FICC
    • Physical Therapy as a Complement to Chiropractic Care
      Christopher Kinslow, DC, DPT, OCS
  • JURIS-PROOFING: Acupuncture: Regulatory Considerations
    Brian J. Gleberzon, DC, MHSc
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS

    • Long-Term Results of an Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Pain Management Program for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Concise Report of an Extended Cohort with a Minimum of Five-Year Follow-Up
    • Effectiveness of a Multidisciplinary Biopsychosocial Intervention for Non-specific Subacute Low Back Pain in a Working Population: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial
    • Use of Complementary Health Approaches for Chronic Low-Back Pain: A Pain Research Registry-Based Study