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Chiropractic Research RoundUp: February

Chiropractic Research RoundUp: February

ChiroUp reviewed over 1,000 new abstracts last month. Check out the top 18 summaries that will impact your management from head-to-toe… Review the latest news: ✔ Top undiagnosed causes of hip pain ✔ High false positive carpal tunnel rate for NCV’s ✔ Therapeutic tape...
Don’t Make Promises That You Can’t Keep

Don’t Make Promises That You Can’t Keep

Predicting responders vs. non-responders for any given treatment can be difficult; and estimating recovery is even more burdensome.  While there is no foolproof way of answering either question, there is a concept to help you make more informed treatment decisions for...
Pharma’s 6 Billion Dollars Vs. Our Superior Results

Pharma’s 6 Billion Dollars Vs. Our Superior Results

Pharma’s 6 Billion Dollars Vs. Our Superior Results While chiropractors have enjoyed a recent surge of research supporting spinal manipulation over pharmaceutical options, not all medical physicians have heard that news – in no small part because big pharma’s...
January Research Roundup

January Research Roundup

The research is in! Check out our collection of 15 new studies that will optimize the way you practice each day- 5 treatments that work, 5 that don’t, and 5 studies that are simply intriguing. Review the latest news: ✔  Avoiding surgery for rotator cuff tears ✔ ...
Restore Joint Function With This Chiropractic Treatment

Restore Joint Function With This Chiropractic Treatment

Active shoulder movement requires well-timed coordination between shoulder and scapular muscles. Purposeful and injury-free movement is also dependent on adequate passive structural constraints including the bony architecture, tendons, and ligaments.  The active and...
Fibromyalgia: What works?

Fibromyalgia: What works?

On December 26th, 2018, the Journal of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences published a study showing that transcranial magnetic stimulation may provide benefit for fibromyalgia patients. (96) Whew…we can all breath a sigh of relief knowing that our treatment options...
Is Weightlifting Safe for Adolescents?

Is Weightlifting Safe for Adolescents?

No, well yes, okay maybe… in the right situations.  That is about as clear as it gets concerning the growing epidemic of adolescent injuries via weightlifting and competitive sports. There is no disputing the facts that plague childhood athletics. A September 2018...
Research Roundup for December 2018

Research Roundup for December 2018

Review the latest news: ✔ Simple Exercise for Patellar Tendinopathy ✔ Most specific & sensitive CTS test ✔ Surgical indications for disc herniation ✔ SMT increases subacromial space & ROM Successful evidence-based chiropractors continually leverage new studies...
When A Suboccipital Headache Lingers: Dig A Little Deeper

When A Suboccipital Headache Lingers: Dig A Little Deeper

Cervicogenic headache, aka occipital neuralgia or C2 neuralgia, is a peripheral nerve irritation resulting in paroxysmal shooting or stabbing pain in the dermatomes of the greater occipital nerve (GON) or lesser occipital nerve (LON).  From its origin in the...
Top Exercise for Lateral Epicondylopathy

Top Exercise for Lateral Epicondylopathy

Lateral epicondylopathy (LE) is the most common cause of elbow pain.  (1) The condition is related to repetitive wrist extension and is commonly referred to as “tennis elbow”, although the majority of those affected do not play tennis.  (2) The pathogenesis of lateral...
What’s All the Buzz About Shock Wave Therapy?

What’s All the Buzz About Shock Wave Therapy?

In an era where many passive therapy modalities are falling out of favor, one modality is bucking that trend. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a relatively new modality that has rapidly growing research support for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. A...
Halloween Study: Many Conditions Wear a Sacroiliac Costume

Halloween Study: Many Conditions Wear a Sacroiliac Costume

Pain over the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is an exceedingly common presentation. The Fortin Finger Test tells us that if it hurts to poke on it, the SIJ is a likely culprit. But evidence-based chiropractors recognize that the SIJ is not always the generator of pain that...
Successful Evidence-Based Chiropractors Do This

Successful Evidence-Based Chiropractors Do This

After countless conversations, many meetings with large chiropractic clinic systems, and learning from hundreds of ChiroUp members; there is one differentiator that successful chiropractors possess—those who “classify” and those who don’t. There are outliers in any...
Research Roundup for November 2018

Research Roundup for November 2018

Review the latest news: ✔ Which braces and supports work best? ✔ Conservative care for SLAP lesions ✔ The best exercise for tennis elbow ✔ One third of young adults with chronic LBP may have an inflammatory arthropathy ✔ Tips for differentiating myofascial pain...
How Do You Explain Joint Cavitation?

How Do You Explain Joint Cavitation?

Did It Go? Where? Where do you want it to go? Those are always the first two thoughts that go through most evidence-based chiropractor’s mind after a patient asks, “Did it go?” Many patients equate joint cavitation with successful treatment. Historically, chiropractic...