The Temporomandibular Disorder: A Guide for Evidence-Based Chiropractors
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by Brandon Steele
2d ago
An Introduction to Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) encompasses a complex set of muscular and articular disorders affecting the TMJ, leading to pain, dysfunction, and potential degeneration. Understanding the etiology is crucial for effective assessment and treatment. For a comprehensive guide and research-backed assessment and treatment, refer back to ChiroUp.com in the condition reference section.  New research for all conditions is added monthly.    What Causes TMD TMD has two primary origins: myogenous (muscular) and arthrogenous ..read more
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The Chiropractic Exam Reimagined
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by Brandon Steele
2w ago
Can you remember all the positive orthopedic tests needed to be documented for tarsal tunnel syndrome? What about the positive and negative tests associated with a shoulder dislocation? I can’t, but fortunately, ChiroUp can! Today, let’s explore something crucial yet often overlooked in our daily practice: the art of performing a simple orthopedic exam using clinical prediction rules/clusters. Why is this so important? Well, think about it—our job isn’t just about alleviating symptoms temporarily. It’s about uncovering the root causes of those symptoms and making a real, lasting impact on our ..read more
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Boost Your Clinical Neuro Skills: Take Our Chiropractic IQ Test and Review Essential Insights
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by Tim Bertelsman
3w ago
Radiculopathies and peripheral neuropathies are some of the most common presentations in chiropractic offices. Success in managing these cases often hinges on having the right skills. This blog offers a quick 7-question quiz to see how your knowledge stacks up against your peers. Not only will you challenge yourself, but you'll also gain valuable insights from our accompanying tutorial, where we'll review the answers and share essential clinical pearls. Don't miss this opportunity to sharpen your clinical neuro skills and solidify your role as the go-to provider for nerve pain. Take the quiz n ..read more
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7 Proven Strategies to Boost Patient Engagement in Chiropractic Care
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by Tim Bertelsman
1M ago
Welcome to the world of patient engagement, where patients learn that the magic doesn't happen just by walking through your office door for a quick tune-up! As chiropractors, we know that true recovery is a team effort, and it's high time our patients understood that, too. Let's explore how we can empower our patients to become active participants in their own recovery. Significant research has shown that patient engagement ignites awareness and understanding, crucially enhancing factors that ensure the future success of both patients and providers in an outcomes-based healthcare model: Impr ..read more
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7 Essential Neurodynamic Tests For Sciatica And Lumbar Radiculopathies
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by Tim Bertelsman
1M ago
Nerves are dynamic structures that require the ability to glide and stretch for optimal function. Edema and fibrosis can impair this normal nerve movement, often resulting in neurogenic complaints. Nerve tension tests are crucial for identifying altered neurodynamics and effectively addressing these issues. Evidence-based chiropractors frequently manage lower extremity radicular pain, with sciatica being the most common culprit. Fortunately, clinicians can accurately identify sciatic nerve involvement through reliable neurodynamic tests, including the Straight Leg Raise (SLR), Braggard, and Sl ..read more
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AI Programs for Chiropractic
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by Brandon Steele
2M ago
The Chiropractic AI Dilemma In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) holds immense promise for revolutionizing various aspects of clinical care. However, AI faces significant challenges regarding the intricate realm of musculoskeletal diagnosis within chiropractic care. While AI systems have shown remarkable capabilities in specific domains, accurately diagnosing musculoskeletal pain requires complexity and nuance that presents hurdles for even the most advanced algorithms. This blog will explore why AI struggles with musculoskeletal diagnosis and how chiropra ..read more
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome & Treating Runners
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by Michael Braccio
2M ago
As the temperature outside continues to rise, more and more people will go outdoors for hikes and runs. This also means more patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome will walk through the clinic doors. Let’s step into some rehab exercises and some running gait considerations for treating patellofemoral pain in runners.     Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Exercises There are various exercises to load the knees and the hips. Previously, the aim of rehab was to strengthen the VMO muscle, which was thought to have a role in patellar tracking. However, research has found that strength ..read more
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Chiropractic Treatment for Cuboid Syndrome
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by Brandon Steele
2M ago
Cuboid syndrome is a condition often challenging to identify and frequently misdiagnosed. Chiropractors should consider cuboid syndrome as a potential cause of lateral foot and ankle pain. Conservative treatment, particularly specific cuboid manipulation techniques, yields favorable outcomes, often leading to a decrease or cessation of symptoms post-treatment. Given the limited utility of radiographic imaging, diagnosis primarily relies on patient history and clinical signs and symptoms, emphasizing the importance of understanding the syndrome's underlying causes for accurate diagnosis and tre ..read more
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Baxter’s Nerve Entrapment
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by Brandon Steele
3M ago
Heel pain is a common complaint encountered by chiropractors in clinical practice. While plantar fasciitis (PF) is often the primary diagnosis considered, it's essential to recognize other potential causes, such as Baxter's neuropathy. Baxter's neuropathy, also known as Baxter's nerve entrapment or compression, can mimic PF but requires a distinct approach for accurate diagnosis and management. In this blog, we'll delve into the nuances of Baxter's neuropathy, how it differs from PF, and essential considerations for chiropractors in evaluating and treating this condition.    88% of p ..read more
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Mastering the Hip Exam: Top Tests for Hip Pain
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by Tim Bertelsman
4M ago
Hip pain affects patients of all ages and increases with time. In fact, up to one in seven older adults will report “significant hip pain on most days.” (1) Regardless of age, hip pain can lead to difficulties with basic activities like sitting and standing, negatively affecting functional capabilities and reducing quality of life. Fortunately, evidence-based chiropractors are proficient in managing most of these patients... provided we accurately diagnose the problem.  This week's blog and video will dive into the crucial aspects of hip evaluation, featuring a comprehensive hip physical ..read more
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