Second Quarter 2023 (April to June) Issue 3.4

The friendly home of chiropractic clinical science for the world's Quiet Chiropractors

Issue 3.4

Men's Health


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The feature topic for this issue is 'Men's Health'. We believe it is an issue of clinical seriousness and is deserving of our literature carrying papers with the indexing terms 'Chiropractic' and 'Men's Health’.

America’s CDC reports that the suicide rate among males is 4 times that among females. Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Natives and non-Hispanic Whites have the highest rate.

In Australia 8.6 people a day die by suicide, 75% being male. This is more than double the road toll. The WHO notes that suicide is the fourth leading cause of death globally among 15-29 year-olds.

While the link between suicide and mental disorders (in particular, depression and alcohol use disorders) is well established in high-income countries, many suicides happen impulsively in moments of crisis with a breakdown in the ability to deal with life stresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-up or chronic pain and illness.

We are not suggesting that all problems for men are suicide-centric, rather that the issue of mental health in males must be included in all Chiropractic assessment and care plans.

These sobering facts together with a new paper by Dennis Richards (see our comments here) giving the evidence for the Palmerian System of Chiropractic Care, led the Journal’s advisors to select this image of a male mind to brand our series on Men’s Health.

We interpret this image with the frame of the skull representing the science of chiropractic, primarily osteology and the cogs to be the linking of our Science, Art and Philosophy as we put them into action to correct the body’s tone. Or as DD also called it 'functionating'.

The magenta sparkle is the difference we make as a chiropractor working with these elements of the Palmerian System. The collection of papers we publish in this issue clearly demonstrates how these elements come together in a range of male-specific clinical issues that are shown here to respond well to conventional Chiropractic subluxation-centric management and care.

Important message to all chiropractors:

The Editorial in this issue looks at a new paper which provides a considered response to the notorious Safer Care Victoria Report, still yet to be resolved. 

Here, the President of the Australian Chiropractors' Association, Dr David Cahill, presents the facts of the matter and invites your engagement through your care for children of all ages.

We hold that 'chiropractic care for all, including children' is a basic Human right. 

Seminar: North East US - Covid Long Haulers

WHY THIS TOPIC? While the pandemic phase of COVID-19 is over or winding down in most of the world, the "long haulers" are still with us. Chronic sequelae of COVID-19 will exist as long as the infection remains endemic in the human population. Undoubtedly, long haulers have already presented at many if not most of your practices and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The purpose of this course is to expand the practitioner's tool kit of assessment and management options to deal with the complex clinical challenge of the COVID long hauler.

WHAT SORTS OF THINGS WILL BE COVERED? Case history questions relevant to COVID's impact on autonomic function, olfaction, cognition and endocrine issues will be discussed. The role of examination of balance, breathing, orthostatic intolerance, and pupil function will be covered. The value of reverse digit span and lower sacral nerve root examination will be discussed. A review of the small but growing chiropractic clinical literature on long COVID will be presented. The phenomenon of mitochondrial hijacking will be the basis for several non-pharmaceutical adjuncts for the care of the long hauler.

WHY THIS PRESENTER?   I am Charles Masarsky, D.C. I have been leading postgraduate programs for chiropractic colleges and associations since the 1990s. Among my papers in peer-reviewed journals, several of my most recent ones deal with the topic of long COVID. Get in touch with me if you would like citations for these papers:

WHEN? This weekend seminar will be held Friday May 19 from 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday May 20 from 8:00 am - noon and 1:30-6:30 pm.

WHERE? We will meet in the auditorium of the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, Vienna, VA 22180. Vienna is a middle to upper-middle class community. It is easily accessible from anywhere in Northern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and much of Southern Maryland. When you arrive, you will find ample parking.

Get in touch with me if you require information on nearby lodging and dining options:

CREDITS This course has been approved for 12 Type I peer interaction credit hours through Northeastern College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College).



The Journal is delighted to work with Dr Todd Waters, a highly regarded chiropractic historian. Together we will bring you in each issue a short video as 'Living History' from Dr Waters' collection.

This issue presents an overview of the lexicon differences between the Palmers and Oakley Smith.

For more videos by Dr Waters, click here

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