Previous State of Chiropractic
When BJ and DD Palmer pioneered the chiropractic profession in 1895, it was a relatively new concept. For the next 75 years, chiropractic was fighting for its place in health care based primarily on philosophy and personal accounts of its benefits. In the mid 80′s, the American Medical Association was found guilty of engaging in an unlawful conspiracy to try “to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession”. The AMA’s reason for this was the chiropractic profession seemed non-scientific. In the late 1980′s and on, the federal government has increasingly given research money to a number of chiropractic colleges in order to further the scientific advancement of the profession.
In 1991 the Office of Alternative Medicine was established as a branch of the National Institute of Health to fund and research complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM). In 2008, $2.6 million was awarded to Palmer Center for Chiropractic research to study conservative treatments for TMJ, as well as the effects of a neck adjustment on lowering blood pressure. They also studied administration of a “fake” or sham adjustment to better standardize chiropractic research.
In February 2011, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research (PCCR), the RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute received a $7.4 million grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The grant is funding a four-year research project to assess chiropractic treatment for military readiness in active duty personnel. This is the largest single award for a chiropractic research project in the history of the profession and is being used to conduct the largest clinical trial evaluating chiropractic to date.
The doctors of Turning Point Chiropractic attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minnesota which has been awarded more than $20 million for research. In 2009, the school opened a new state of the art research facility to study chiropractic in a clinical setting.
Current State of Health Care
Being a relatively recent graduate, Dr. Adam was educated in a system that is very medically oriented. He have learned the the importance of research-based care and knows the most current, up to date information can speed recovery and keep people healthy. He has also worked hard to develop relationships with other chiropractors, physical therapists and medical doctors in the area to make sure you receive the most comprehensive care available.