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When A Suboccipital Headache Lingers: Dig A Little Deeper

When A Suboccipital Headache Lingers: Dig A Little Deeper

Cervicogenic headache, aka occipital neuralgia or C2 neuralgia, is a peripheral nerve irritation resulting in paroxysmal shooting or stabbing pain in the dermatomes of the greater occipital nerve (GON) or lesser occipital nerve (LON).  From its origin in the...
Top Exercise for Lateral Epicondylopathy

Top Exercise for Lateral Epicondylopathy

Lateral epicondylopathy (LE) is the most common cause of elbow pain.  (1) The condition is related to repetitive wrist extension and is commonly referred to as “tennis elbow”, although the majority of those affected do not play tennis.  (2) The pathogenesis of lateral...
What’s All the Buzz About Shock Wave Therapy?

What’s All the Buzz About Shock Wave Therapy?

In an era where many passive therapy modalities are falling out of favor, one modality is bucking that trend. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a relatively new modality that has rapidly growing research support for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. A...
Halloween Study: Many Conditions Wear a Sacroiliac Costume

Halloween Study: Many Conditions Wear a Sacroiliac Costume

Pain over the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is an exceedingly common presentation. The Fortin Finger Test tells us that if it hurts to poke on it, the SIJ is a likely culprit. But evidence-based chiropractors recognize that the SIJ is not always the generator of pain that...
Successful Evidence-Based Chiropractors Do This

Successful Evidence-Based Chiropractors Do This

After countless conversations, many meetings with large chiropractic clinic systems, and learning from hundreds of ChiroUp members; there is one differentiator that successful chiropractors possess—those who “classify” and those who don’t. There are outliers in any...
Research Roundup for November 2018

Research Roundup for November 2018

Review the latest news: ✔ Which braces and supports work best? ✔ Conservative care for SLAP lesions ✔ The best exercise for tennis elbow ✔ One third of young adults with chronic LBP may have an inflammatory arthropathy ✔ Tips for differentiating myofascial pain...
How Do You Explain Joint Cavitation?

How Do You Explain Joint Cavitation?

Did It Go? Where? Where do you want it to go? Those are always the first two thoughts that go through most evidence-based chiropractor’s mind after a patient asks, “Did it go?” Many patients equate joint cavitation with successful treatment. Historically, chiropractic...
Carpal Tunnel Research Update (What’s In & What’s Out)

Carpal Tunnel Research Update (What’s In & What’s Out)

A significant amount of new data has been published in the past quarter about the management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This week’s blog will equip evidence-based chiropractors with a quick summary of the ten most significant findings plus a bonus tutorial video...
Five Potent Tools for Tennis Elbow

Five Potent Tools for Tennis Elbow

What do you do for patients with chronic tennis elbow? Most evidence-based chiropractors have a multimodal recipe that includes manipulation, manual therapy, anti-inflammatory modalities, and stretching.  Today’s blog will describe 5 proven ingredients to help improve...
3 Simple Nerve Flossing Exercises to Help Resolve Arm Pain

3 Simple Nerve Flossing Exercises to Help Resolve Arm Pain

According to a new Spine Journal Study: “Symptomatic nerve roots are wider than asymptomatic nerve roots due to the presence of edema. Peripheral nerves develop edema, fibrosis, and changes distal to the affected nerve.”(1)  Nerves are dynamic structures that need the...
Runners with Pain? – Try This

Runners with Pain? – Try This

“Static assessment of movement-related injuries may lull a chiropractor into a secondary diagnosis.  There is no substitute for watching patients move.” - Common Sense Running is a common trigger for recurrent lower extremity pain. The majority of running-related...
Research Roundup for September 2018

Research Roundup for September 2018

Review the latest news: ✔ Can SMT cause disc herniation? ✔ Conservative care is as effective as surgery for CTS ✔ Chiropractic patients use far fewer opioids ✔ 2 tests to predict LBP during pregnancy Successful evidence-based chiropractors continually leverage new...
2 Exercises to End Iliotibial Band Syndrome

2 Exercises to End Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Increased activity and knee pain go together like peanut butter and jelly.  The Iliotibial band is a frequent recipient of overuse stress. This blog will provide an updated etiology of the best practice management for Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), including a...
The 2 Essential Skills for Successfully Managing BPPV

The 2 Essential Skills for Successfully Managing BPPV

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of dizziness and vertigo. (1-4) The condition is characterized by brief episodes of dizziness, nausea, and/or nystagmus triggered by head movement. (5) Over seven percent of the population will...