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Headache in Patients With Covid-19 Infection

Published in Headache TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Chiropractic physicians board certified in neurology and pain management often manage patients with headache, are essential healthcare workers and are engaged in the fight against Covid-19 and co-morbid presentations.The authors summarize current literature regarding headache and Covid-19 and note that headache is a common complaint of patients presenting with acute...

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Migraine as a Cortical Brain Disorder

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Migraine has been a difficult condition to fully understandAdvanced neuroimaging data and neurophysiological research indicate that fluctuating excitability, plasticity, and metabolism of cortical neurons represent the pathophysiological substrate of the migraine cycle.Migraine disorder stems, in part, from an imbalance in inhibitory/excitatory cortical circuitsSpinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) has been found to have an effect...

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Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China

Take Home Message 36.4% of patients with Covid-19 exhibit neurological symptoms. Chiropractic neurologist should be vigilant when examining patients with headache, dizziness, impaired smell and taste, impaired vision, musculoskeletal pain and nerve pain. When examining patients even without fever, consider Covid-19 as a possible cause of the patients problem. Abstract Importance  The outbreak of coronavirus disease...

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ICCN Supports AAPM DCs

The ICCN is now offering credentialing support for chiropractors board certified by the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) also known by its newer name the Academy of Integrative Pain Management (AIPM). The AAPM/AIPM went bankrupt in January 2019 leaving all members hanging. Some AAPM members had recently paid their fees and provided credentialing CE […]

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Mediterranean Diet Is Associated With Lower Probability of Prodromal Parkinson’s Disease

TAKE-HOME MESSAGE A Mediterranean diet seems to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in an elderly population. Researchers used the Movement Disorder Society (MDS) research criteria for prodromal Parkinson’s Disease along with measuring the dietary habits of a population in Greece. Eating a Mediterranean diet may result in delayed onset or lower incidence of...

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Multiple joint pains associated with poor psychosocial health and increased medication use.

Take Home Message Psychological status is compromised in patients suffering joint pains in multiple jointsMedication use increases for patients suffering with pain in multiple jointsClinicians may improve psychological status of their patients by controlling the inflammatory response through deflaming the body. Abstract Background Musculoskeletal pain frequently occurs in more than one body region, with up...

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Ultrasound Is a Reproducible Diagnostic Tool in Peripheral Neuropathy

Nerve Ultrasound: A Reproducible Diagnostic Tool in Peripheral Neuropathy TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Peripheral neuropathies are now being evaluated by the use of diagnostic ultrasound. Standard protocols were used by the authors of this prospective, multicenter study.  The cross section of the median, ulnar, fibular, tibial, sural nerves, and brachial plexus were measured in patients with acquired...

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ICCN President Challenges UHC Policy on Headache

Dr. Richard Cole, President of the ICCN challenged United Healthcare’s new policy that prohibits reimbursement for spinal manipulation for the treatment of headache pain.  The challenge was in the form of a letter that Dr. Cole sent today to Mr. Dan Schumacher, president and CEO of United Healthcare. “At a time when everyone is looking...

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Manipulation Does Not Cause Dissection

Manipulation Does Not Cause Dissection TAKE-HOME MESSAGE Early case reports suggested that cervical manipulation (CM) was the cause of cervical artery dissection (CAD) in patients and their resultant cerebrovascular accidents. Cassidy published a 2008 report in Spine calling this assertion into question and found that the association of dissection following chiropractic physician exposure was similar to exposure to...

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Functional Neurology Investigated

Functional Neurology Investigated Take Home Message: Functional neurology (FN) is a novel approach of understanding, diagnosing and managing a wide variety of neurological and musculoskeletal complaints In this review, the authors describe the functional neurology approach to neurological disease using standard and unique neurological understanding and testing procedures. As with many novel techniques, FN has...

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