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Washington Post Article Shines Favorable Light on Chiropractic

(Arlington, Va.) Chiropractic recently received national attention thanks to a favorable article in The Washington Post.

The feature story, titled “Mainstream Makes Adjustments,” appeared on the front page of the July 17 health section and includes the personal experiences of chiropractic patient and writer, Buzz McClain, who – following three unsuccessful spinal surgeries – was referred by his neurologist to ACA member Dr. Glenn Loebig.

One of the most powerful comments in the story is from Dr. William Lauerman, chief of spine surgery and a professor of orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. “I’m an orthopedic spine surgeon, so I treat all sorts of back problems, and I'm a big believer in chiropractic,” he is quoted as saying. “I'm more of a believer for acute problems like short-term back pain, although I know [chiropractic] can be helpful for some cases of more-chronic conditions.”

Several ACA representatives were quoted in the article, including ACA Executive Vice President Kevin Corcoran, Dr. Bill Morgan of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and Dr. Bill Lauretti, an ACA spokesperson and associate professor at New York Chiropractic College. Also included in the story is information about chiropractic education and a sidebar on “what to expect” during your first visit.

To read the full story, visit the Washington Post Web site. Access to The Post's Web site will require a one-time free registration. The Washington Post is one of the nation’s leading newspapers, reaching a daily weekday audience of nearly 1.8 million adults. The Post reaches one of the most highly educated and highest-earning audiences in America.

Through proactive news releases, letters to the editor, and other vehicles, the ACA has reached millions of consumers with pro-chiropractic messages.