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Should Patients With Back Pain Wear High Heels?

Should Patients With Back Pain Wear High Heels?

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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The Most Overlooked Cause of Neck Pain

The Most Overlooked Cause of Neck Pain

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.

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Follow These Critical Steps to Resolve Ankle Sprains

Follow These Critical Steps to Resolve Ankle Sprains

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.

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Part 2: Top Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor

Part 2: Top Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor

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!

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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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Treating Runners with Gluteal Pain

Treating Runners with Gluteal Pain

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...

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