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Dr. Wayne Dyer, internationally best-selling author of more than 30 books including The Power of Intention, shares his views on the status of the current health care paradigm and the role of Chiropractic in the shift away from that current health care model.

Consumer Reports Applauds Chiropractic Care

It’s not surprising but long overdue that chiropractic care is being recognized nationally as the preferred treatment for back pain.
In a survey released in July by Consumer Reports, chiropractic care outperformed every other back pain treatment including prescription medications, yoga, Pilates and over the counter medications.
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Hydration is Essential to Peak Athletic Performance

Hydration is essential to peak athletic performance. If you do not consume enough liquid to stay properly hydrated, you end up thirsty and light headed. Insufficient hydration fatigues your muscles, reduces your coordination and causes muscle cramps. Each cell, tissue and organ in the body must have water in order to function properly. Your body relies on water to maintain body temperature, lubricate your joints and remove waste materials. When too much water is lost, dehydration occurs, and tissues of the body suffer. Proper hydration is important for overall health.
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Workers’ Compensation Update: Chiropractic Care More Valuable and Cost-Efficient For Low Back Pain vs. Physician Care, Physical Therapy

CARMICHAEL, Calif. – June 2, 2011 – A recent study conducted by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession, “Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association with Disability Recurrence,” (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2011, Vol. 53 Is. 4, p: 396-404) concludes chiropractic care to be more effective for common, work-related, low back pain (LBP), when compared to treatment by a physical therapist or physician. Overall, chiropractic patients illustrated lower medical expenses, fewer disability recurrences and shorter initial periods of disability. more

Researchers compared disability episodes across types of healthcare providers who treat claimants with new episodes of work-related LBP. After an analysis of 894 workers’ compensation cases, it was concluded that the preventive healthcare, predominantly and explicitly recommended by chiropractic doctors, is associated with lower disability recurrences. In this study, a recurrent disability is defined as the resumption of at least 15 consecutive days of temporary total disability payments following the health maintenance stage — the period following a patient’s recovery and restoration of optimal health.

“A chiropractor provides an effective approach to maintain health, a key component in preventing episode recurrence,” says Gerard Clum, D.C. and spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. “The clear trend revealed in this study shows chiropractic care resulting in the best outcomes, and the mechanism being used deserves the attention of both the consumer and healthcare professional.”

Ten percent of patients experienced recurrent disability due to LBP between initial disabilities and the subsequent return-to-work or healthcare phase. After controlling demographic and severity factors, when compared to recipients cared for mostly by physicians and/or physical therapists, those treated mostly by chiropractors showed consistently better outcomes, less use of opioids, and had fewer surgeries, with overall lower medical expenses.

“A significant hypothesis derived from this study states that chiropractors may be instrumental in avoiding procedures or surgeries of unproven cost utility value or uncertain efficacy,” adds Dr. Clum.
About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress aims to inform and educate the general public about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at


Several Doctors of Chiropractic were honored at the South Dakota Chiropractors Association Annual Awards Celebration in Deadwood, SD on April 16th, 2011. Recipients of awards are as follows:
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Walt Wolf Going the Distance Award
Dr. John Carr – Miller, SD
Dr. Greg Lowenberg – Rapid City, SD
Dr. Max Reinecke – Sioux Falls, SD
Dr. Nathan Unruh – Sioux Falls, SD

Ron Bubel Spirit of SDCA Award
Dr. Jim Fitzgerald – Yankton, SD
Dr. Greg Scherr – Rapid City, SD

Golden Service Award
Dr. Dean Tieszen – Marion, SD

Rising Star Award
Dr. Nick Krysl – Rapid City, SD
Dr. Justin Wubben – Sioux Falls, SD

Chiropractor of the Year
Dr. Max Reinecke – Sioux Falls, SD

SDCA Retiring Board Members
Dr. Chad Munsterman – Brookings, SD
Dr. Wayne Carr – Huron, SD

Newly Elected SDCA Board Member
Dr. Joshua Carr – Huron, SD

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with any of the award recipients please contact Katy Stulc at (605) 791-0770 or email Katy at

Click here to print the list of recipients.


Over sixty doctors traveled from all over the state on March 28th to help encourage our legislators to pass HB 1146. This legislation will allow health care consumers of South Dakota to access their chiropractor in the same manner that they currently access their medical doctor with the same co-pay. The South Dakota Chiropractic Association would like to thank the following for taking time out of their practices to fight for the rights of their patients:
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Dr. Drew Anderson
Dr. Josh Biberdorf
Dr. Christine Brandner
Rebecca Bessman
Dr. Laura Berg
Dr. Joshua Carr
Dr. Joseph Carr
Dr. Wayne Carr
Dr. John Carr
Dr. Patrick Clinch
Dr. Ryan Esser
Dr. Lance Fredrickson
Dr. Jim Fitzgerald
Dr. Sheila Fitzgerald
Dr. Jennifer Foss
Dr. David Fogel
Dr. Jerry Fogel
Dr. Scott Hartung
Dr. Bruce Jon Hagen
Dr. Mark Hagen
Dr. Wesley Heckel
Dr. Tim Hubbel
Cody Huisman
Dr. Ryan Johnson
Dr. Robert Joyce
Dr. Laura Koele
Dr. Jon Kunz
Dr. Greg Lowenberg
Dr. Ashely Mayland
Dr. Scott Munsterman
Dr. Chad Munsterman
Dr. Rob McCoy
Dr. Ross McDaniel
Dr. Heath Marsh
Dr. Justin McKillip
Dr. Larry Nickelson
Dr. John Nelson
Dr. Ben Oien
Dr. Chris Olson
Dr. Ashley Pfaff
Dr. Hillary Pulse
Dr. Tim Rabb
Dr. Max Reinecke
Dr. Dan Schleuter
Dr. Thomas Stotz
Julie Stotz
Dr. Wade Scheurenbrand
Dr. Mark Steiner
Dr. Mark Stevens
Dr. Greg Scherr
Dr. Jayme Scherr
Dr. Brett Sutton
Dr. TJ Stotz
Dr. Jim Schwietert
Dr. Douglas Sea
Dr. Joshua Srstka
Dr. Travis Steever
Jona Stoebner
Dr. Aaron Skonhovd
Dr. Quentin Thompson
Dr. Nathan Unruh
Dr. Allan Unruh
Dr. Kevin Vandeberg
Dr. Christine Wakefield
Dr. Justin Wubben
Peggy Wubben
Dr. Chad Woods

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