A new study from Anesthesia: Essays & Research concluded that up to 80% of pregnant women suffer from low back pain. Of those, one in three lost sleep and nearly twice as many limited their physical activity due to pain. (1) To make matters worse, a history of lower back pain doubles the risk of developing pregnancy-related low back pain.
Fortunately, almost 75% of women undergoing chiropractic management report significant pain reduction and clinically significant improvements in disability. (2,3) Check out the following synopsis of four evidence-based tools to help manage pregnancy-related LBP.
The research is out! Our ChiroUp data collection team reviewed more than a thousand abstracts last month to mine out the essential, best practices that will impact your practice today.
Review the latest news:
• Manipulation Helps Migraines
• Coronary Artery Disease Linked to CTS
• Therapeutic Tape Reduces LBP & Disability
• What’s the Best Position for Shoulder Exercise?
• Gyroscope Exercise for Upper Extremity Rehab
• Skipping Breakfast Increases Diabetes Risk
Check out the top 21 summaries and clinical pearls that will enhance your assessment and management.
Dr. Steele and I have spent our professional lifetimes building relationships with medical providers. Those efforts pay off to the tune of more than 300 new patient MD referrals each year. We consider that statistic a “win”… but we’re still not satisfied.
We recognize that MD referral patterns span the gamut from you being the leading option, to “well…if you insist on visiting a chiropractor, then I want you to see Dr. ______”. And despite connecting multiple times per year for the past few decades, some obstinate medical providers are still reluctant to refer anyone.
We wanted to know why, so we asked more than a dozen primary care MD’s why they or their peers would be reluctant to refer to a chiropractor. Their candid replies allowed us to assemble this list of the top four factors that chiropractors MUST address in order to successfully attract medical referrals.
Please recognize the following statements are not our words. We tried to relay each MD’s concern verbatim, whether we agreed or not. We encourage you to read each statement with an open mind; recognizing that perception and reality sometimes differ, depending upon the view from where you stand.
Ready? OK… Hold your breath, we’re going in. Here are the MD’s answers to our question: “Why would a PCP not refer to a chiropractor?”:
The use of SNAG (sustained natural apophyseal glide) mobilizations may increase patient compliance and improve your clinical outcomes. A recent publication by Mohamed et al. (2019) utilized cervical SNAGs to treat cervicogenic headaches and dizziness related to upper cervical joint dysfunction. Incorporation of two special SNAGs provided significant symptomatic relief:
Your ChiroUp data collection team has reviewed more than a thousand abstracts this month to mine out the essential, real-world best practices that matter to you. These studies provide a valuable look into the past, present, and future of evidence-based musculoskeletal care.
The research is out! Our ChiroUp data collection team has reviewed more than a thousand abstracts this month to mine out the essential, best practices that will impact your practice today.
Staying at the top of your clinical “A” game means staying on top of the latest research. In this week’s blog, our team has summarized 11 of the most relevant studies pulled from the most recent research, with best practices that you can apply today.
Review the latest news:
✔ Magnesium relieves migraines
✔ Exercise vs. manipulation for SI dysfunction
✔ Cupping carpal tunnel syndrome
✔ Glucosamine & chondroitin for TMD
✔ Exercise rivals shoulder surgery
On March 19, 2019, Annals of Medicine hit the chiropractic profession with new research that will change the perception of chiropractic care. Here’s what they said:
“Manual therapy does not result in an increased risk of Cervical Arterial Dissection.”
Annals of Medicine’s “comprehensive review” of existing literature concluded that cervical spine mobilization and manipulation are not causative factors for dissection of the internal carotid or vertebral arteries. (1) The study went on to make several more important points that evidence-based chiropractors will want to apply in clinical practice to ensure our patient’s well-being.
Watch this quick video summary of the pertinent findings and see how ChiroUp incorporated this information into three new resources for you and your patients.