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Carpal Tunnel Research Update (What’s In & What’s Out)

Carpal Tunnel Research Update (What’s In & What’s Out)

A significant amount of new data has been published in the past quarter about the management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This week’s blog will equip evidence-based chiropractors with a quick summary of the ten most significant findings plus a bonus tutorial video...
Five Potent Tools for Tennis Elbow

Five Potent Tools for Tennis Elbow

What do you do for patients with chronic tennis elbow? Most evidence-based chiropractors have a multimodal recipe that includes manipulation, manual therapy, anti-inflammatory modalities, and stretching.  Today’s blog will describe 5 proven ingredients to help improve...
3 Simple Nerve Flossing Exercises to Help Resolve Arm Pain

3 Simple Nerve Flossing Exercises to Help Resolve Arm Pain

According to a new Spine Journal Study: “Symptomatic nerve roots are wider than asymptomatic nerve roots due to the presence of edema. Peripheral nerves develop edema, fibrosis, and changes distal to the affected nerve.”(1)  Nerves are dynamic structures that need the...
Runners with Pain? – Try This

Runners with Pain? – Try This

“Static assessment of movement-related injuries may lull a chiropractor into a secondary diagnosis.  There is no substitute for watching patients move.” - Common Sense Running is a common trigger for recurrent lower extremity pain. The majority of running-related...
Research Roundup for September 2018

Research Roundup for September 2018

Review the latest news: ✔ Can SMT cause disc herniation? ✔ Conservative care is as effective as surgery for CTS ✔ Chiropractic patients use far fewer opioids ✔ 2 tests to predict LBP during pregnancy Successful evidence-based chiropractors continually leverage new...
2 Exercises to End Iliotibial Band Syndrome

2 Exercises to End Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Increased activity and knee pain go together like peanut butter and jelly.  The Iliotibial band is a frequent recipient of overuse stress. This blog will provide an updated etiology of the best practice management for Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), including a...
The 2 Essential Skills for Successfully Managing BPPV

The 2 Essential Skills for Successfully Managing BPPV

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness and vertigo. (1-4) The condition is characterized by brief episodes of dizziness, nausea, and/or nystagmus triggered by head movement. (5) Over seven percent of the population will...
ONE Essential Exercise for Plantar Fasciosis

ONE Essential Exercise for Plantar Fasciosis

Plantar fasciosis (PF) is a prevalent diagnosis, and if treated effectively, can help build your reputation. Medical treatment is generally directed at rest and anti-inflammatories. However, approximately 40% of patients continue to have symptoms after two years. (1)...
Top Techniques for Tennis Elbow

Top Techniques for Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylopathy (LE) is the most common cause of elbow pain, and the natural course of the disorder can be exasperating.  Twenty percent of untreated patients demonstrate no improvement after one year.  (1) However, a new systematic review in the Journal of...
Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Pronator Teres Syndrome?

Is it Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Pronator Teres Syndrome?

Earlier this week, a prospective cohort study of more than 1100 patients identified the most sensitive and specific findings to establish the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The study found that “paresthesia in a median nerve distribution with nocturnal...
2 Critical Steps to Resolve Ankle Sprains

2 Critical Steps to Resolve Ankle Sprains

Efficient treatment of ankle sprains continues well after the pain subsides.  While the majority of inversion (lateral) ankle sprains heal relatively quickly, up to 1/3 of patients, continue to note symptoms at one year, and up to 25% report pain, instability,...
Research Roundup for July 2018

Research Roundup for July 2018

Review the latest news:  ✔ Manipulation for headaches and lateral elbow pain ✔ KinesioTape for carpal tunnel syndrome ✔ Epidural steroid injections increase the risk of fracture ✔ How common are rotator cuff tears?   Successful evidence-based chiropractors continually...
The Degenerative Cascade – Updated

The Degenerative Cascade – Updated

In chiropractic colleges, there are very few unchallenged theories.  One exception is that most schools teach the well-established model of spinal degeneration as described by Kirkaldy-Willis.  This model of repetitive motion explains how small sprains lead to disc...