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A Spine’s Perspective – Top down Bias in Musculoskeletal Care

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Spine Education|

Too much brain not enough spine perspective While perusing the internet, I came across a post on a Facebook defaming an anatomical model that I personally handcrafted. The title read in big bold type: "DON'T SHOW YOUR PATIENTS THIS!" and with a video (which was a copyright infringement) of my model that I had taken [...]

Professor Stuart McGill uses ddd model to get his point across

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:52+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Back Pain, Injury Prevention, Spine Education|

Stuart McGill is a Professor of biomechanics. He has written several texbooks over his career with his latest Back Mechanic which is focused on the individual with back pain. Compared to previous books, this text is written more to the lay person while previous texts have been more to the academic audiences. As many of you know, [...]

The language of chiropractic patient education No Nocebo

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:52+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Chiropractic, Intervertebral disc, Low Back Pain, Spine Education|

The language we use as professionals is important. When I took my chiropractic oath in 1999, it was the "first do no harm" I believed to be most important. As I began practice I could hear myself speak about findings and I struggled in the beginning to translate findings like 'degenerative disc disease' to the patient [...]

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and MRI Findings – an association?

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:52+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Back Pain, Spine Education, stenosis|

In a recent paper published in Spine, researchers looked to try and correlate MRI findings and the severity of pain related to lumbar spinal stenosis. [1. Burgstaller JM1, Schüffler PJ, Buhmann JM, Andreisek G, Winklhofer S, Del Grande F, Mattle M, Brunner F, Karakoumis G, Steurer J, Held U; LSOS Study Group. Is There an Association Between [...]

Perfect Posture – What Does That Mean?

By | 2017-02-13T00:04:54+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|Back Pain, Chair-care Exercise, Degenerated Discs, Load Rate Loading, Spinal decompression, Spine Education, video|

Posture In real estate it is location, location, location. But when it comes to the spine, it is posture, posture, and posture! But what does this word actually mean? Posture comes from the Latin Root 'positura' which means "position, station' and portrays the idea of not moving. Let's get one thing straight, we are ALWAYS moving. [...]