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10 Key Differences Between Trigger Points and Fibromyalgia

10 Key Differences Between Trigger Points and Fibromyalgia

As any chiropractor can attest, muscular tenderness is likely the most common objective finding in clinical practice. Estimates suggest that more than 9 of 10 musculoskeletal presentations will harbor myofascial trigger points, aka myofascial pain syndrome. However, a small percentage of our patients experience more widespread palpatory tenderness, which can suggest fibromyalgia.

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Top Clinical Pearls For Radicular Arm Pain

Top Clinical Pearls For Radicular Arm Pain

Patients often associate pain with muscle, tendon, or ligament injury. However, irritated NERVES may also become the primary source of pain.  Tensile stretch or compression of nerves often results in symptoms. Unfortunately, radiculopathies are often the most...

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The Top 10 Most Impactful SMT Studies in the Past Year

The Top 10 Most Impactful SMT Studies in the Past Year

The ChiroUp research team has collected & summarized the most influential chiropractic-related research studies from the past year. Check out what the medical literature is saying about our profession’s safety and clinical effectiveness:  1. Stroke Risk...

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4 Tools for Pregnancy-Related LBP

4 Tools for Pregnancy-Related LBP

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...

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What You Need to Know About TOS

What You Need to Know About TOS

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a common diagnosis for evidence-based chiropractors. The condition is characterized by upper extremity pain and paresthesia secondary to occlusion, compression, injury, or irritation to the neurovascular structures traversing the...

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May Research Roundup

May Research Roundup

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...

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2 Simple Tips for Treating Shoulder Pain

2 Simple Tips for Treating Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is second only to back pain for visits to a doctor.  The good thing is that evidence-based chiropractors are uniquely positioned to treat shoulder dysfunction better and faster than any other health care professional.  Not because we are gurus, but...

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Insider Knowledge: Four Reasons Why MD’s Won’t Refer

Insider Knowledge: Four Reasons Why MD’s Won’t Refer

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...

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