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Insane Facts About Low Back Pain

Insane Facts About Low Back Pain

Reading time: 3 minutes There is a knowledge gap between the abundance of research versus patient beliefs concerning low back pain (LBP). Our profession is in a unique position within healthcare to solve this problem—one patient at a time. Evidence-based chiropractors...
Sciatica, or not? An improved SLR answers the question

Sciatica, or not? An improved SLR answers the question

A 34-year-old female patient presents to your office with a dull achy sensation in her buttock and thigh. Symptom severity and frequency have progressively increased over the last month. She has seen other chiropractors. Unfortunately, they have been unsuccessful with spinal manipulation as their primary treatment. Her buttock and thigh pain is worse with sitting; however, walking alleviates symptoms quickly. There are no red flags. Orthopedic evaluation reveals a positive SLR at 70 degrees.

In our latest blog, we will enhance the traditional SLR test with a new twist to differentiate the etiology of this patient’s symptoms more accurately. Do you want to learn a valuable new orthopedic examination today?

10 Things Every Chiropractor Needs to Know About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

10 Things Every Chiropractor Needs to Know About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic floor dysfunction significantly impacts the quality of life in up to 1 in 4 women. Problems range from stress incontinence to inadequate core stability and chronic back pain. Unfortunately, many chiropractors have a limited skillset for this ubiquitous problem. ChiroUp’s newest protocol summarizes the current best-practice management for this condition, including expert advice from more than a dozen providers who treat and teach pelvic floor dysfunction.

Self-Care: It Makes Cents

Self-Care: It Makes Cents

The goal of every chiropractor should be to treat every patient for LIFE—just not for the same diagnosis! Every patient should feel safe and confident in your care to solve any problems as they arise throughout their lifetime. Some diagnoses require in-office care, while others may respond to the right self-directed changes at home or work. Check out this week’s blog on how to incorporate a “Self-Care Only” option into your next treatment plan.

9 Ideas to Solve Plantar Foot Pain Fast

9 Ideas to Solve Plantar Foot Pain Fast

This week’s video blog covers 9 reasons patients suffer from ongoing plantar fascia-mediated pain. (HINT: It’s often not Plantar Fasciitis!) Then, I will give you the exercises, stretches, treatments, and patient education materials to help you solve these sometimes tricky cases.

3 Essential Skills for Resolving the #2 Compressive Neuropathy

3 Essential Skills for Resolving the #2 Compressive Neuropathy

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.

One Way to Diagnose Interscapular Pain

One Way to Diagnose Interscapular Pain

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.

2 Potent (and Overlooked) Headaches Tools

2 Potent (and Overlooked) Headaches Tools

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!

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.

The 3 Most Important Clinical Questions in Practice

The 3 Most Important Clinical Questions in Practice

“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.

Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

Top Tips for Meralgia Paresthetica

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.

Three Simple Tests For Identifying SLAP Lesions

Three Simple Tests For Identifying SLAP Lesions

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.