Evidenced Based Chiropractic Blog
Reading time: 3 minutes Exciting news for evidence-based chiropractors! Research from the Global Spine Journal has shown that more than 97% of lumbar disc lesions will respond to conservative care. (7) However, there is a vast difference between merely treating...
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You’ve probably seen enough cases of carpal tunnel syndrome to recognize that it’s the most pervasive peripheral nerve entrapment in the upper extremity, but can you guess the second most common?
This week’s video blog will demonstrate the essential tools to solve this frequently overlooked runner-up that burdens up to 6% of the population. You’ll learn the top assessment, treatment, and nerve flossing exercise for this condition in less than three minutes! And if you want best-practice tutorials for 100 other diagnoses, we’ve got you covered.
Interscapular, shoulder, and thoracic pain often share a common cervical etiology -but not always. Evidence-based chiropractors must use orthopedic testing to identify if the pain is due to a local pathology versus neurologic referral. Practitioners must employ their knowledge gained from the patient history, clinical symptoms, and intuition to select the optimal physical exam components needed to identify the correct pathology. Sometimes, these evaluations resemble more of an art than a science!
Check out this week’s blog to learn more about one maneuver that may ultimately be the difference between a satisfied patient and a negative google review.
This week’s blog reviews our top five missteps when treating the most common musculoskeletal symptom; Including a quick step-by-step video tutorial of the most overlooked trigger points, as outlined by ChiroUp advisor and mentor Dr. Tom Hyde.
You really won’t want to miss #3!
A 2021 Delphi study of international experts identified two treatments with proven effectiveness for headaches and migraines. ChiroUp will show you how to perform these techniques and quickly distribute the essential information to your patients.
The best treatments, every patient, every time!
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.
“If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough”
This statement exemplifies our primary challenge in knowledge translation for patient care. Patient compliance is directly related to the understanding and SIMPLICITY of the solution you provide. Check out this week’s blog for our three most potent questions that simplify patient education, in-office treatment, and at-home rehabilitation.
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.
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.
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.
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…