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Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Reading Time: 7 minutes Meralgia paresthetica is a painful compressive neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), causing burning pain and paresthesia in the anterolateral thigh. This elusive diagnosis can cause significant frustration for patients and providers.

Fortunately, the correct conservative care recipe can resolve more than 9 out of 10 cases. Check out this week’s blog for our top tips on differentiating meralgia paresthetica from L3-4 radiculopathy, plus video demonstrations of the essential treatments, exercises, and nerve glides.

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Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Reading Time: 7 minutes Meralgia paresthetica is a painful compressive neuropathy of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN), causing burning pain and paresthesia in the anterolateral thigh. This elusive diagnosis can cause significant frustration for patients and providers.

Fortunately, the correct conservative care recipe can resolve more than 9 out of 10 cases. Check out this week’s blog for our top tips on differentiating meralgia paresthetica from L3-4 radiculopathy, plus video demonstrations of the essential treatments, exercises, and nerve glides.

Three Simple Tests For Identifying SLAP Lesions

Three Simple Tests For Identifying SLAP Lesions

Reading Time: 3 minutes No single orthopedic maneuver reliably predicts a SLAP tear. However, research is filled with over two dozen tests to help establish this diagnosis. In this week’s blog, we’ll dive deeper into three of the most useful tests to help diagnose SLAP lesions and provide a couple of clinical pearls on patient management.

3 Simple Nerve Flossing Exercises to Help Resolve Arm Pain

3 Simple Nerve Flossing Exercises to Help Resolve Arm Pain

Reading Time: 6 minutes Last month, the ChiroUp blog detailed how adding one very simple nerve flossing maneuver could significantly decrease pain in shoulder impingement patients- by nearly two VAS points! In response to requests for additional neurodynamic tutorials, this week’s blog reviews the three most useful upper extremity neurodynamic assessment and management techniques.

Implementing these quick and simple techniques can dramatically impact your clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Kick Off 2021 with New Disability Surveys Feature

Kick Off 2021 with New Disability Surveys Feature

Reading Time: 2 minutes You asked for it, and as of January 5, ChiroUp will release the most requested piece of functionality from 2020: AUTOMATIC DISABILITY SURVEYS.

This week’s blog breaks down what you need to know, what your patients will see, and how I plan on using this in my own clinic.

BONUS: We’ve also included a sneak peek into where ChiroUp is going in 2021…

(Video) Nerve Mobilization Technique for Rotator Cuff Impingement

(Video) Nerve Mobilization Technique for Rotator Cuff Impingement

Reading Time: 3 minutes Earlier this month, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders concluded that shoulder impingement syndrome patients showed a dramatic decrease in symptoms after applying one specific Neuromobilization Technique…

Check out this week’s blog for a 2-minute video tutorial on the WHY, WHEN, and HOW of this simple yet promising tool.

1 Hip Test: 3 Diagnoses

1 Hip Test: 3 Diagnoses

Failure to perform an effective physical exam is one of the most inefficient processes within a chiropractic office. Evidence-based clinicians must utilize only the most sensitive and specific tests to ensure a proper diagnosis, clinical success, and resultant patient...

Top 10 Game-Changing Clinical Pearls From 2020

Top 10 Game-Changing Clinical Pearls From 2020

Reading Time: 9 minutes Clinical success requires staying on top of the latest research.

Your ChiroUp research team has reviewed thousands of new articles in 2020, and today, our docs are highlighting the top 10 findings that you can apply. Use these findings to take your clinical outcomes and practice viability to the next level in 2021.

BONUS – we’re linking dozens of ChiroUp resources that allow you to implement this knowledge in your daily practice.

Test your clinical IQ with this quick 7-question assessment

Test your clinical IQ with this quick 7-question assessment

Reading Time: < 1 minute You take pride in being a sharper than average clinician – otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading ChiroUp blogs… But did you ever wonder how your chiropractic musculoskeletal clinical IQ ranks?

Take this quick & confidential 7-question assessment to test your knowledge. (Bonus clinical skills video included)

Chiropractors: What Would You Do? (Watch Video)

Chiropractors: What Would You Do? (Watch Video)

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’ve ever worked with a personal injury case, you know that at times it can be… demanding… In this week’s blog, I want to lay out a scenario and ask you the question: what would you do?

Read it to see my experience with navigating patient care, long term expectations, and lawyer expectations after a traumatic injury without structural abnormalities…

Chiropractic Evaluation: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs. Pronator Teres Syndrome (Watch Video)

Chiropractic Evaluation: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome vs. Pronator Teres Syndrome (Watch Video)

Reading Time: 6 minutes We recently reviewed a study that found that “paresthesia in a median nerve distribution with nocturnal awakening” was 77% sensitive for the diagnosis of CTS… So where do the other 23% of cases arise?

This week’s chiropractic clinical blog supplies a quick yet potent review of the work-up for this other common presentation. Watch the blog for best practices that you can apply today.

Clinical Efficiency with Franciso Gonzolas Espinosa de los Monteros

Clinical Efficiency with Franciso Gonzolas Espinosa de los Monteros

Reading Time: < 1 minute Evidence-based chiropractors accurately and quickly diagnose patients. If the diagnosis is incorrect—clinical outcomes falter. If the examination is lengthy—practice growth stagnates. However, asking the ideal questions and performing the most sensitive tests improves diagnostic accuracy and speeds up your initial evaluation. These two components lead to greater patient satisfaction and practice growth. In this quick video with Brandon and Tim, learn how emerging research may speed up your initial evaluation and lead to the correct diagnosis in the case of lumbar radiculopathy.

(Watch Video) The Most Overlooked Cause of Neck Problems

(Watch Video) The Most Overlooked Cause of Neck Problems

Reading Time: 4 minutes New research has re-affirmed that weakness of one cervical muscle group is closely tied to chronic neck pain… This unit is also implicated as a provocative factor for cervical radiculopathy, cervicogenic headache, and cervicogenic vertigo.

Do you know the answer?

Check out this week’s chiropractic blog to learn which muscle, plus specific strategies to quantifiably test and strengthen it.

Increasing Ankle Dorsiflexion is as easy as 1,2,3 (Watch Video)

Increasing Ankle Dorsiflexion is as easy as 1,2,3 (Watch Video)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Alright, I have a trivia question for you. Do you know the MOST common reason people suffer from limited ankle motion?

Answer: Past surgery or injury.

Simple inversion ankle sprains may result in a loss of ANKLE DORSIFLEXION. Which is exactly what we are diving into in this week’s blog. Give it a read for the two recommended exercises you can prescribe to help improve ankle ROM and limit future problems.

Top 5 Tips for Managing Chronic Pain (Watch Video)

Top 5 Tips for Managing Chronic Pain (Watch Video)

Reading Time: 15 minutes How familiar are you with the differences of managing acute vs. chronic pain?
Unless you said you’re 100% confident, check out this week’s blog to say ‘goodbye’ to uncertainty.

This week’s blog covers a brief synopsis of new strategies for old complaints that can be accessed in ChiroUp’s 101st protocol: Chronic Pain.

3 Questions That Create Compliant Patients In Your Practice

3 Questions That Create Compliant Patients In Your Practice

Reading Time: 2 minutes Patients retain about 5% of what we say during their first office visit.

How do you think your patient compliance compares?

In this week’s blog, we’re sharing the top 3 questions that you can ask to help create more compliant patients in your practice. Read the blog to see what they are.

Discs and Sciatica: When to Treat and When to Refer

Discs and Sciatica: When to Treat and When to Refer

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study has identified four diagnostic clues that can help differentiate chemical/ inflammatory vs. mechanical/compressive pain for disc herniation and radiculopathy patients.

Check out this blog to review those tips and a new clinical pearls video that you won’t want to miss.

Top Overlooked Cause of Shoulder Pain

Top Overlooked Cause of Shoulder Pain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over half of patients older than 60 have a partial or complete tear of one or more rotator cuff muscles. (1) Many of these tears occur in the supraspinatus, but not always!

This week’s blog and video break down a series of tests to help identify a frequently overlooked cause shoulder pain—the SUBSCAPULARIS.

Lumbar Instability: Top Chiropractic Tests and Exercises

Lumbar Instability: Top Chiropractic Tests and Exercises

Reading Time: 4 minutes Palpating a tender spinal segment suggests that something’s wrong, most likely intersegmental joint dysfunction. But tenderness doesn’t necessarily indicate that a joint is hypomobile…

The management of hypo- vs. hyper-mobility is divergent, so how can we quickly differentiate?

Review our latest blog and video to find out → .

Injections for Pain Relief: Pros vs. Cons

Injections for Pain Relief: Pros vs. Cons

Reading Time: 5 minutes Injections for pain relief are growing in popularity. Traditionally, corticosteroid injections are used to alleviate symptoms. However, research has highlighted ongoing concerns about the use of corticosteroids increasing the rate of future joint degeneration. Some contemporary studies promote a new class of regenerative injections that have a much different effect—to stimulate inflammation. There is also new data showing that injections using placebo (saline) may provide equivocal results. In this blog, we will dive deeper into non-spinal injections, and possibly add another alternative to your toolbox.