Evidence-Based Chiropractic Blog
Reading time: 3 minutes There's little doubt that high heels affect lower extremity and spine kinematics. However, many patients ask whether they should wear high heels if they are in a current episode of lower back pain? Looking through the research has changed my...
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Cross country season is in action, which also means Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) – aka Shin Splints. Read the full blog for evaluation, differentiating the diagnosis, and management.
This blog outlines the treatment plan for patients who may benefit from cervical epidural steroid injections. While chiropractors cannot administer epidural steroid injections (ESI), we cannot turn a blind eye to a commonly used therapy.
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.
There are three steps needed to properly manage lateral ankle sprains to minimize re-occurrence.
STEP 1: Recognize Which Patients are Susceptible to Chronic Ankle Pain
STEP 2: Teach Patients How to Move
STEP 3- Prevent Re-Injury
Read more for details on how to incorporate these steps into your next patient encounter.
Have you ever come across someone who was surprised to hear that chiropractors treat more than back & neck pain?
Although the spine accounts for the majority of our diagnoses, evidence-based chiropractors are equally adept at treating non-spinal complaints, including problems ranging from headaches to plantar fasciitis. How do we know? – Well, last year, ChiroUp tracked more than 600,000 clinical presentations and outcomes.
In this week’s blog, you’ll find several potent visual representations highlighting our network’s most common chiropractic diagnosis. See how you compare!
Do you ever perform orthopedic tests to RULE OUT a diagnosis? Most orthopedic and functional testing RULE IN a specific diagnosis. However, today’s blog will uncover the secret to orthopedic testing that will save you time and your patient’s frustration.
Check out this week’s blog for an unbelievable snapshot of the latest research on how chiropractic care ranks with other provider types for overall patient satisfaction, Net Promoter Score (NPS), likelihood to refer, and even online reviews.
Reading time: 3 minutes Neely et al. (2013) found a measurement you can perform in the office that is 98% as accurate as a CT. “In conclusion, the current study reveals that using the Supine Tape Measure Method (TMM) to the nearest 1 mm to measure LL is valid,...
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.
Reading time: 5 minutes Runners are often a pain in the butt—mainly because they have pain in their butt! This population of patients requires attention to detail so we can quickly get them back to the sport. Today’s blog will cover the differential diagnosis of the...