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Lumbar Instability: Top Chiropractic Tests and Exercises

Lumbar Instability: Top Chiropractic Tests and Exercises

Is that symptomatic segment hypo-mobile or hyper-mobile? Providing a consistent and accurate answer to this question largely defines our clinical success.

Estimates suggest that spinal segmental instability is responsible for between 13-33% of all LBP. Instability is synonymous with diagnoses like spondylolisthesis. However, a new study found that instability was also present in more than half (57%) of all discogenic LBP cases.

You won’t want to miss this week’s blog for a from-the-trenches synopsis (and quick video tutorial) of the best-practice assessment and management of spinal instability.

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A New Twist on ROM Testing

A New Twist on ROM Testing

There have been several recent papers supporting a TWIST (pun intended) on standard cervical range of motion testing. Spinal ROM testing identifies deficits in joint motion across multiple segments of the spine; however, the Cervical Flexion-Rotation Test (CFRT)...

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Injections for Pain Relief: Pros vs. Cons

Injections for Pain Relief: Pros vs. Cons

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. Some contemporary studies promote a new class of...

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Chiropractic Research Update | November 2019

Chiropractic Research Update | November 2019

This week we’re hitting you with the most pertinent research gathered from last month’s published literature. Over 1,000 articles were scoured and summarized into the following 11 summaries -- it doesn’t get easier to stay up-to-date than this.✅ What’s in: Friction...

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Peeing in the Wind

Peeing in the Wind

As a parent, I appreciate this phrase – in a way that only a father of two young boys could. We’ve all stopped on the highway to rush little Johnny out of the car, run to the side of the road, and brace ourselves for the impending mayhem. You see, three-year old’s...

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Top Clinical Pearls for Lumbar Supports

Top Clinical Pearls for Lumbar Supports

Evidence-based chiropractors employ data to establish treatment algorithms. But what happens when that data changes? While we may have performed due diligence to develop a management protocol, new research will likely change that protocol over time. The best example...

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Top Four Tips for Lateral Elbow Pain

Top Four Tips for Lateral Elbow Pain

Treating elbow pain sounds simple, and with the correct information, it is.   Evidence-based chiropractors DO NOT (and cannot) memorize every evaluation, treatment, patient education tip, ADL modification, and exercise for every condition; however, the most effective...

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October Chiropractic Research Roundup

October Chiropractic Research Roundup

It’s that time again! Your ChiroUp research team has compiled clinical tips for 15 common conditions from this past month’s research. From concussions to plantar fasciitis, we’ve got you covered on the latest news.Review the latest news: ✔ Valuable New Biceps...

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Top Sleep Positions for 6 Common Conditions

Top Sleep Positions for 6 Common Conditions

Detrimental positions, postures, and activities are obstacles to healing.  Today, we will discuss ONE significant variable that, when corrected, allows patients to heal more quickly—sleep posture. This blog will identify six condition-specific sleep faults, and...

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20 Tips for Enhancing Patient Satisfaction Today

20 Tips for Enhancing Patient Satisfaction Today

Healthcare is changing, and providers can soon expect to be paid based upon their performance… but more than merely clinical performance. The fee-for-outcomes reimbursement model requires that providers deliver three key metrics:Fee-for-outcomes Reimbursement Timely...

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