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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.

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...
Top Clinical Pearls For Radicular Arm Pain

Top Clinical Pearls For Radicular Arm Pain

Reading time: 6 minutes Patients often associate pain with muscle, tendon, or ligament injury. However, irritated nerves may also become the primary source of pain.  Tensile stretch or compression of nerves often results in symptoms. Unfortunately, radiculopathies are...
Chiropractic Treatment for the Most Common Cause of Vertigo

Chiropractic Treatment for the Most Common Cause of Vertigo

A single intervention with the Epley maneuver leads to remission in 44-89% of cases, and this rate improves with second, third, or fourth interventions. Used in combination with at-home rehab like the Foster Half-Somersault, your office can be the place to go in your community for dizziness. Today’s blog will outline a simple recipe for these often-frustrating patents.

4 Tips for Lateral Elbow Pain

4 Tips for Lateral Elbow Pain

In this blog you will learn these 4 things:

✔ The value of spending time to make the correct diagnosis
✔ Activity modifications that speed healing
✔ When it’s time to consider alternative diagnoses
✔ Why conservative care is your patient’s best option

Lumbar Traction Infographic For Your Patients

Lumbar Traction Infographic For Your Patients

Reading time: 2 minutes Do you ever wonder which patients may benefit from lumbar traction? What is Lumbar Traction? Lumbar traction helps manage radicular pain resulting from disc lesions, degeneration, or stenosis.  There is no consensus for the application of...
7 New Skills for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

7 New Skills for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Reading time: 3 minutes A 2020 paper by Schmid confirmed that Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is by far the most common peripheral nerve entrapment, affecting one in ten adults at some point in their lifetime. (And the lifetime risk increases to an astonishing 84% in...
What is the Dix Hallpike Maneuver (DHM)?

What is the Dix Hallpike Maneuver (DHM)?

Reading time: 2 minutes The DHM Explained In This Short 3 Minute Video Dix-Hallpike Maneuver This test is performed with the patient seated on an exam table, legs extended. The clinician simultaneously rotates the patient’s head 45 degrees and quickly brings the...