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Tall Tales in Spinal Care

Tall Tales in Spinal Care

Winning an argument with a smart person is very difficult; winning an argument with a stupid person is impossible. - Bill Murray This quote sums up every chiropractor’s plight.  Entering a treatment room may lead to vastly different patient conversations. ...
To Image or Not to Image?

To Image or Not to Image?

New patient consultations leave lasting impressions. Most new patients are pleasant; others are combative and difficult.  Regardless, every new encounter provides a foundation for your future relationship.  These moments build trust and loyalty if you can adequately...
May Chiropractic Research Update

May Chiropractic Research Update

Successful evidence-based chiropractors continually leverage new studies to improve their clinical decision-making. ChiroUp helps by scouring fresh literature to mine out useful best practice data. This month, we’ve summarized more than 30 new studies and have already...
When a Headache is not just a Headache

When a Headache is not just a Headache

Almost 25% of all headaches are referred from the cervical spine. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment of cervicogenic headache (CGH) is very effective.  Manipulation of the cervical spine along with myofascial release and exercise are proven to alleviate symptoms and...
Two Prerequisites for Efficient Exercise Prescription

Two Prerequisites for Efficient Exercise Prescription

There is an undeniable benefit to combining rehabilitation exercises with standard evidence-based chiropractic treatment.  However, as you know, this requires an expenditure of your most valuable asset- time. There are two essential principles to achieve the best...
7 Questions to Test Your Knowledge About Vertigo

7 Questions to Test Your Knowledge About Vertigo

Last month, ChiroUp released a Rotator Cuff Clinical Skills Quiz.  This seven-question quiz gained tremendous popularity and was taken by thousands of chiropractors worldwide. We are proud to announce that as an average, ChiroUp subscribers and blog followers...
Your Role in The Opioid Epidemic

Your Role in The Opioid Epidemic

“There is pressure for pain medicine to shift away from reliance on opioids, ineffective procedures and surgeries toward comprehensive pain management that includes evidence-based nonpharmacologic options.”  Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing The cost of the...
3 Simple Steps to Increase Your MD Referrals

3 Simple Steps to Increase Your MD Referrals

The past year has seen more published medical studies endorsing spinal manipulation than most any prior year. Evidence-based chiropractors are delighted by the recognition from so many trusted medical establishments including the FDA (1), CDC (2), Joint Commission...
Cervicogenic Vertigo: A Better Explanation

Cervicogenic Vertigo: A Better Explanation

Patient education is one of the most critical aspects of chiropractic care.  Evidence-based physicians must use the most up-to-date research to guide their case management and patient education.  Unfortunately, some diagnoses have complex etiologies. Many patients...
ONE Critical Contributor to Shoulder Pain

ONE Critical Contributor to Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is one of the most common presentations in a chiropractic office. This malady is responsible for nearly 5 million physician visits each year. Contrary to public opinion, there is no rotator cuff fairy that randomly taps a patient on the shoulder with...
Top 3 Most Useful 2-second Orthopedic Tests

Top 3 Most Useful 2-second Orthopedic Tests

As service professionals, “time” is our primary business commodity. But outcomes-driven payors and patients care more about results and satisfaction. Our success as evidence-based chiropractors lies in our ability to harness the power of efficiency without sacrificing...
3 Essential Steps for Creating Excited Patients

3 Essential Steps for Creating Excited Patients

  As outcome-based providers, we dread re-evaluations that lack subjective or objective improvement. Many chiropractors internalize these failures, questioning what went wrong.  Retracing your treatments, advice, and exercises is frustrating; and now we are at the...
Current Best Practice Assessment of TOS

Current Best Practice Assessment of TOS

  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is characterized by upper extremity pain or paresthesia caused by compression, injury, or irritation to the neurovascular structures traversing the thoracic outlet.  To achieve exceptional clinical outcomes, chiropractors must...