Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs’ October Faculty News
November 13, 2012
Dr. James George, an instructor in Logan’s Chiropractic Science Division, is one step closer to having the research paper for which he is lead author, published by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The paper, entitled “A randomized controlled trial comparing a multimodal intervention and standard obstetrics care for low back and pelvic pain in pregnancy,” was originally presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, in Dallas, Texas, this past February. Dr. George’s coauthors include Clayton Skaggs, DC; Paul Thompson, PhD; D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD; Jeffrey Gavard, PhD; and Gilad Gross, MD. Since women commonly experience low back pain during pregnancy, the study’s objective was to examine whether a multimodal approach of musculoskeletal and obstetric management (MOM) was superior to standard obstetric care to reduce pain, impairment and disability in the ante-partum period. The study’s conclusion was that a multimodal approach to low back and pelvic pain in mid pregnancy does benefit patients more than standard obstetric care.
Dr. Patrick Montgomery, associate professor of chiropractic history, philosophy and technique, attended the Annual Conference of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (COCSA) from Nov. 7- 11 in Atlanta, Ga. He represented Missouri as the president of the Missouri State Chiropractors Association. Representatives from all U.S. state associations met and conferred with top officials of the federal government as well as representatives of the ACA, ICA and CCE.