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NEW YORK, NY, March 25, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Covid-19 pandemic restricted millions of people to their homes, limited their medical care especially in the rural area. It also poses health risks including neck pain (1-6), back pain (7-11), and scoliosis (12-16). A new study from Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic at Parker University shows that "Care at home" in chiropractic can extend the service at the comfort of patients' house (17).
The care at home should cover a broader definition that involves patients' physical, mental, and nutritional care. "Chiropractors can arrange for community assistants to come to patients' homes and provide care. The chiropractor can provide or arrange hands-on massage or personal rehabilitation programs, advise on pain and symptom control, monitor scoliosis progression, provide emotional and practical support for the patients and their carers at home." Said by Dr Eric Chun-Pu Chu, leading researcher at New York Medical Group (NYMG) and chairman of Chiropractic Doctors Association of Hong Kong (CDAHK).
Chiropractic journeys can begin to define the broader scope of care—one that extends beyond the hospital and other clinical settings into the homes—that they will need to achieve the best quality, outcomes, and experiences for their patients by mapping the various sites and modalities of care that specific patient populations may encounter throughout their care journey.
Recent clinical studies have shown that chiropractic rehabilitation can improve movement function in patients even with neurodegenerative (18) and neuromuscular disorders (19-22). "Chiropractors can also involve other specialist professionals in the home care, such as neurological and medication consultation through telemedicine." Chu said.
The COVID-19 epidemic has sparked a fundamental rethinking of home care to help improve quality of care and patient experience while also generating potential value for payers, healthcare facilities and physician groups, at-home care providers, technology businesses, and investors. The ultimate value of in-home care will be determined by a variety of factors within the hands of stakeholders. The opportunity, on the other hand, may unlock the present healthcare model's design, allowing chiropractors to play new roles in providing safe, cost-effective, and well-curated patient journeys.
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2) Chu EC. Adjacent segment pathology of the cervical spine A case report. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. 2022 February; 11(2):787-789.
3) Chu EC, et al. Craniocervical instability associated with rheumatoid arthritis: a case report and brief review. AME Case Rep. 2021;5:12.
4) Chu EC, Wong AY. Cervicogenic Dizziness in an 11-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report. Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2021;12:111-116.
5) Chu ECP et al. Cervicogenic dizziness. Oxf Med Case Reports. 2019 Nov;2019(11):476-478.
6) Chu EC, et al. Cervicogenic Dizziness Associated With Craniocervical Instability: A Case Report. J Med Cases. 2021 Nov;12(11):451-454.
7) Chu ECP, Wong AYL. Chronic Orchialgia Stemming From Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Case Report and Brief Review. Am J Mens Health. 2021 May-Jun;15(3):15579883211018431.
8) Chu E. Thoracolumbar disc herniation: a hidden cause of monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. European Journal of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. 2021 April; 8(3):2834-2840.
9) Chu ECP. Taming of the Testicular Pain Complicating Lumbar Disc Herniation With Spinal Manipulation. Am J Mens Health. 2020 Jul-Aug;14(4):1557988320949358.
10) Chu EC. Regression of Lumbar Disc Herniation Following Non-surgical Treatment. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine. 2020 July; 7(1):27-79. doi: 10.5334/ejmcm.275.
11) Chu ECP, Wong AYL. Change in Pelvic Incidence Associated With Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: A Case Report. J Med Cases. 2022 Jan;13(1):31-35.
12) Leung K, Huang K, Chu EC. Chiropractic management as conservative care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A cases report. Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021 September; 2(2).
13) Pu Chu EC et al. Changes in radiographic parameters following chiropractic treatment in 10 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A retrospective chart review. Clin Pract. 2020 Sep 4;10(3):1258.
14) Chu EC. Lumbosacral transitional vertebra as a potential contributing factor to scoliosis: a report of two cases. Asia Pacific Chiropractic Journal. 2020 July; 1.
15) Chu EC, et al. Bridging the gap between observation and brace treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Family Med Prim Care. 2017 Apr-Jun;6(2):447-449.
16) Chu EC. Improvement of quality of life by conservative management of thoracic scoliosis at 172°: a case report. J Med Life. 2022 Jan;15(1):144-148.
17) Chu E. The Opportunity to Unlock the Architecture of Healthcare Model: Chiropractic Care-at-Home. Journal of Contemporary Chiropractic. 2022; 5(1):44-49.
18) Chu ECP, Wong AYL, Lee LYK. Chiropractic care for low back pain, gait and posture in a patient with Parkinson's disease: a case report and brief review. AME Case Rep. 2021;5:34.
19) Chu EC. Remission of Headache and Neck Pain Following Chiropractic Manipulative Treatment in a Patient with Neurofibromatosis. Chiro J of Australia. 2022 49(1):8-11.
20) Chu ECP, Lam KKW. Post-poliomyelitis syndrome. Int Med Case Rep J. 2019;12:261-264.
21) Chu ECP, Bellin D. Remission of myasthenia gravis following cervical adjustment. AME Case Rep. 2019;3:9.
22) Chu ECP, Chan AKC, Lin AFC. Pitting oedema in a polio survivor with lumbar radiculopathy complicated disc herniation. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019 May;8(5):1765-1768.
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