Case Reviews: 7 Tips for Solving Unresponsive Problems

March 3, 2020

By Tim Bertelsman, DC While the majority of musculoskeletal cases respond quickly and favorably to conservative care, some conditions are less cooperative. When a patient is not meeting outcome goals, evidence-based chiropractors must be willing to abandon their familiar recipe,...

Sensitization (Part 2): Management Strategies

February 12, 2020

By Anna-Marie Schmidt, MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc Chronic pain symptoms can be quite different from acute pain symptoms.1 One possible reason is sensitization, a process whereby neurons become more responsive to pain signals and/or translate non-painful stimuli into...

Sensitization (Part 1): Characteristics and Implications

February 4, 2020

By Anna-Marie Schmidt, MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc Practitioners use symptoms to guide clinical evaluation and treatment. For example, chest pain on exertion suggests possible need for cardiac evaluation. Pain is a symptom we are trained to explore...

Top 10 ACA Blog Posts of 2019

January 22, 2020

Our review of the top 10 blog posts on ACA Blogs in 2019 provides plenty of evidence that readers are most interested in topics that will help them better care for their patients as well as information on new developments in health...

Postdoctoral Training Programs

January 15, 2020

Chiropractors Pursue Advanced Training Through Innovative New Programs By Vivian Ly, DC Postdoctoral training programs are very common in the sciences and healthcare disciplines but may not be well known in chiropractic circles. The National Postdoctoral Association defines a postdoctoral...

On the Job Training

December 16, 2019

Dr. Eric Roseen Embarks on Research Supported by a 5-Year $802,000 NIH Career Development Award By Sienna Shoup In the wake of the national opioid crisis in the United States, primary care clinics are beginning to recognize the importance of...

Chronic Pain: Screening for Potential Psychological Factors

October 22, 2019

By Anna-Marie Schmidt MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc Chronic pain symptoms and the ability to manage and cope with them can be strongly influenced by what are generally referred to as psychological factors.1 These factors have the capacity to...

ICSC Spotlight: An Osteopathic Physician Unpacks the Evidence for Manual Therapy

September 9, 2019

The Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC) will bring together members of the chiropractic, osteopathic medicine and physical therapy professions to tackle topics related to manual therapy and its use—amid the opioid epidemic—in treating low back pain and other conditions. In his presentation,...

ICSC Spotlight: Keynote Speaker Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD

August 19, 2019

Non-Pharmacological Back Pain Management: Collaborative Solutions Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, will be the keynote speaker at the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa. In his presentation,...

Best Practice Recommendations: Translating Evidence Into Action

July 30, 2019

By Anna-Marie Schmidt, MM, DC, and Robert Vining, DC, DHSc Research evidence suggests following guideline recommendations can improve quality of care and clinical outcomes.1–3 However, translating recommendations into clinical care for individuals can be challenging because guidelines, by nature, tend...