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Chiropractic Research Update

Chiropractic Research Update

Evidence-based chiropractors know that they must employ and continually refine “best practices” to obtain great outcomes. ChiroUp continually scours freshly published literature to mine out new clinical pearls and “best practice” data. The following up-to-date...
Cluneal Nerve Entrapment: an overlooked cause of SI pain

Cluneal Nerve Entrapment: an overlooked cause of SI pain

Chiropractic Evidence-based Management of Cluneal Nerve Entrapment Pain near the sacroiliac joint is one of the most common presenting complaints in chiropractic clinics. Laslett defined the most sensitive and specific tests for diagnosing SI joint dysfunction: Thigh...
Chiropractic Research Update

Chiropractic Research Update

Evidence-based chiropractors know they must employ and continually refine “best practices” to obtain great outcomes. Chiropractic innovators thrive upon new outcome-based studies to advance clinical knowledge and patient education. Peer reviewed literature is the...
Little League Shoulder

Little League Shoulder

An overhead thrower must have tremendous shoulder range of motion to generate acceleration, yet have enough stability in the bony and soft tissues to prevent injury from the high forces associate with pitching. Any disruption in this balance can lead to excess strain...
Top Test for Lumbar Nerve Root Irritation

Top Test for Lumbar Nerve Root Irritation

Lumbar Disc Lesion describes the undesirable midpoint on a continuum of problems, beginning with repetitive disc sprain, leading to herniation, ending in degeneration. As evidence based chiropractors know all too well, these problems are often accompanied by sciatica....
Know when to hold ’em…and know when to run

Know when to hold ’em…and know when to run

  Injuries like plantar fasciitis, hip impingement, and sciatica often take several weeks to heal.  Patients eagerly await a return to running in spite of the fact that running likely created, or perpetuated, their initial problem.  What does an evidence-based...
Inflammatory Arthropathy Refresher

Inflammatory Arthropathy Refresher

  Test your diagnostic knowledge: What is your top differential diagnosis for each of these patients? Clinical Scenario #1- A 40 year old, healthy male presents with abrupt onset, non-traumatic excruciating pain and swelling affecting his right great toe. Clinical...
May Chiropractic Research Update

May 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 chiropractic...
Three Cheers for Manipulation

Three Cheers for Manipulation

FDA Endorses SMT 2017 is shaping up as a great year to be a chiropractor. In February, the American College of Physicians published a Clinical Practice Guideline recommending spinal manipulation for acute, sub-acute, and chronic LBP. (1) Last month JAMA published a...
Cervical Radiculopathy or Axillary Neuropathy?

Cervical Radiculopathy or Axillary Neuropathy?

Differentiating cervical radiculopathy from peripheral neuropathy can pose a challenge for even the sharpest clinician. While familiarity helps with recognizing common entrapments like carpal tunnel syndrome, others are less apparent. Axillary nerve entrapment, also...
JAMA Study Endorses Manipulation

JAMA Study Endorses Manipulation

For the second time in as many months, a prominent medical journal has endorsed spinal manipulation for the management of low back pain. (1) On April 11th 2017, JAMA published a systematic review of 26 randomized clinical trials to evaluate the safety and...
Nerve Mobilizations for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nerve Mobilizations for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral nerve entrapment with a reported prevalence of 3-5% in the general population (1,2).  The condition has a female to male ratio of at least 2 or 3:1 (3,4).  The peak incidence of CTS is adults age 45-60 (5)....