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New Treatment for Cervicogenic Headaches

New Treatment for Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches affect almost half of the population. 15-25% of all headaches are referred from the cervical spine and are classified as “cervicogenic” (1). The pathophysiology of cervicogenic headache (CGH) is debatable, but the anatomical basis may partially involve...
Chiropractic Research Update

Chiropractic Research Update

  Medline contains more than 24 million articles, with almost one million new citations added each year. Keeping up is tough, but ChiroUp makes it easier for you to stay on top of the musculoskeletal literature. Each week our team mines the most relevant...
Rethinking Rehab : Back to Basics

Rethinking Rehab : Back to Basics

A Guest Blog by Dr. Jess Brower I hope to serve two means by reviewing a couple of recently published studies regarding patellar and rotator cuff tendinopathy- something which most of us manage on any given day. I hope to provide thoughtful information to those who...
Mobility and Stability for Throwing Athletes

Mobility and Stability for Throwing Athletes

Throwing athletes must have extreme shoulder mobility to allow for acceleration, yet have enough stability to prevent injury from the high forces generated during the pitching motion. Any disruption in this balance leads to strain somewhere in kinetic chain. Check out...
Expert Advice – Lumbar Stenosis

Expert Advice – Lumbar Stenosis

ChiroUp is honored to partner with hundreds of exceptional providers in 5 countries throughout the world. Synthesizing this data has allowed us to identify the top performers for multiple diagnoses. We have invited these stars to share their clinical recipes. Having...
Home Rehab for Rotator Cuff

Home Rehab for Rotator Cuff

  Patients whose rotator cuff injury limits their ROM and strength typically have a long road to recovery. Fortunately, making the patient an active participant in their recovery speeds improvement while preserving your utilization stats. According to a 2016...
Three Tests to Differentiate TOS

Three Tests to Differentiate TOS

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is characterized by upper extremity pain or parasthesia caused from occlusion, compression, injury or irritation to the neurovascular structures traversing the thoracic outlet. Most patients presenting with TOS are between the ages of...
Research Roundup

Research Roundup

  Your ChiroUp team regularly scours emerging clinical literature to mine out relevant information.  These findings are automatically incorporated into ChiroUp condition synopses, clinical protocols and patient condition reports- keeping you and your patients...
Three simple tests for identifying SLAP lesions

Three simple tests for identifying SLAP lesions

  The acronym “SLAP” stands for Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior, and is used to describe a tear or detachment of the shoulder’s superior glenoid labrum; generally originating at the anchor site for the long head of the biceps tendon and extending into anterior...
Differentiating Scapular Winging

Differentiating Scapular Winging

  The presence of functional scapular winging is typically due to a simple imbalance of otherwise healthy muscles. But approximately 5% of cases are due to more significant pathology like nerve injury- particularly the long thoracic nerve. (1) Differentiating the...
Shin Splints and Stress Fractures

Shin Splints and Stress Fractures

The Problem Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), aka Medial Tibial Traction Periostitis, describes exercise-induced pain along the posteromedial border of the tibia.  The condition is commonly referred to as “Shin splints” and is a familiar malady in athletes and...
Imaging Mechanical Spine Pain

Imaging Mechanical Spine Pain

  Chiropractors have historically performed x-rays as part of a new patient assessment, thereby delaying treatment until visit two. This policy arguably improves care plan compliance. However, “compliance” is often synonymous with “over utilization”. The emerging...
The Role of the Diaphragm

The Role of the Diaphragm

The diaphragm is obviously the primary muscle of respiration, however, it serves a secondary role as a core stabilizer. Intraabdominal pressure (IAP) is a key determinant of spinal stability- as increased intraabdominal pressure equates to improved spinal stability....