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Dr. Joseph Sweere Receives Educator of the Year Award

EDINA, Minn., May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Chiropractic Association (MCA) recognized Dr. Joseph Sweere as the educator of the year. During the MCA convention and awards ceremony Sweere was honored for his unselfish dedication to public education and the advancement of Chiropractic.

Dr. Sweere is a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Northwestern Health Sciences University. As chairman of the Department of Occupational Health at Northwestern, he is also a postgraduate faculty member of ten chiropractic colleges. Dr. Sweere was the coordinator and principle instructor of postdoctoral orthopedics at Northwestern from 1976 through 1979 and from 1996-1999. He also was the principle investigator for the Viracon Project, an industrial spinal injury prevention program from 1980-86.

"Dr. Sweere is a model of excellence who tirelessly champions chiropractic education for the profession as well as the public" said Dr. Christopher Jo, MCA President.

Dr. Sweere is a recognized figure in the natural care field. He's lectured in 44 states and eight countries. He serves as a columnist for several health-related publications and has authored professional papers in a wide variety of journals and trade magazines. He's the author of "The Golden Rules for Vibrant Health, in Body, Mind and Spirit -- A Holistic Approach to Health and Wellness."

About Minnesota Chiropractic Association

Created in 1927, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association is the only professional organization in Minnesota that solely represents the chiropractic professional on a multi-level and integrated service basis.


Here are some interesting facts about this non-invasive and drug-free approach to health care.

  • Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine professions. -- American Chiropractic Association
  • Chiropractic does not utilize drugs or surgery.
  • A doctor of chiropractic requires a minimum of six years of college and clinic internship before receiving a license, and must pass national and state examinations.
  • A study, published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, has shown chiropractic to be more cost-effective than medical treatment when it comes to chronic low back pain.
  • Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in many traditional insurance policies. According to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. -- American Chiropractic Association
  • A major four-year study in the United States, published in the American Medical Association journal The Archives of Internal Medicine, concluded that medical benefit plan members with chiropractic coverage returned to work faster, had lower claim costs and experienced fewer interventions such as MRIs compared to plan members without chiropractic benefits.
  • The federal government provides chiropractic benefits for veterans, military personnel and Medicare patients. -- American Chiropractic Association
  • A pilot study, published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, suggests that chiropractic care may help adults suffering from concentration problems and attention deficit disorder (ADD).
  • A Chicago-area study of 50 individuals with misaligned Atlas vertebrae (located high in the neck) documents reduced blood pressure following one specialized chiropractic "adjustment" and continued results after eight weeks. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress points out that these results are equal to taking two blood-pressure drugs simultaneously.

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SOURCE Minnesota Chiropractic Association
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