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Dr. Christopher Arick

Christopher Arick, DC, MS, is the assistant dean of the chiropractic medicine program at National University of Health Sciences. He oversees various academic elements of the program, including curriculum development and evaluation along with interactive learning between the Florida and Illinois sites. Previously, he had been on the faculty at the National University of Health Sciences - Florida site since 2012. He received his chiropractic degree from National University in 2005 and practiced for six years in Indiana before teaching.

Recent Posts

Healthy Tips

6 Easy Exercises You Can Perform on a Daily Basis to Improve Your Overall Health

Movement and exercise have a great number of health benefits. A new study this month suggests that forgoing exercise may even be worse for you than smoking and diabetes. 

Not only can exercise improve your health and prevent a wide range of health concerns, it is also recommended to treat certain health ailments like depression, diabetes, and heart disease. In 2017, The American College of Physicians also recommended exercise to help treat low back pain as the first line of treatment before resorting to pain medication.

Exercises don’t need to be time consuming in order to make a difference. Here are some quick and easy exercises that you can perform on a daily basis to improve your overall health.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Chiropractic Medicine

5 Universal Myths About Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic medicine is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on natural, non-invasive, evidence-informed practices of disease prevention and health promotion. Chiropractic services effectively treat a wide range of conditions and improve overall health through a broad scope of assessment and treatment modalities such as:

  • Skeletal and spinal manipulation
  • Functional medicine
  • Physical rehabilitation therapy
  • Targeted nutritional and botanical treatment
  • Acupuncture
  • Diet/lifestyle management

Over the last few decades, chiropractic therapy has become more widely accepted by the conventional medical community. Unfortunately, there are still some pervasive myths that affect the public’s view and understanding of chiropractic care.

This article aims to separate myths from facts to help you gain a better understanding of what chiropractic medicine entails.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Healthy Tips

Can Good Posture Make You Healthier? Here are 5 Tips to Consider

Having good posture doesn’t just keep you looking tall and feeling confident, having good posture is a daily habit formed over many years that can have a huge impact on your overall health.  

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) defines posture as the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chiropractic Medicine

How Much Do Chiropractors Make Today and Why

The field of chiropractic medicine continues to grow and evolve despite being a discipline that is more than 100 years old. Today, some of those changes are taking place in practice, and affect the compensation a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), or a chiropractic physician as they are also known, earns as a result.

If you are wondering “how much do chiropractors make?” you are not alone. It is a growing area of interest that is studied by other industries as well. The 2018 salary and expense survey from Chiropractic Economics shows that the average Doctor of Chiropractic salary in 2018 is $107,310, which is a significant increase from $76,542 in 2016. This differs from their total compensation, which will be discussed later.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017