30-4 Cervical Spine

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

This issue of D.C. Tracts targets a wide array of elements with respect to cervical spine...

This issue of D.C. Tracts targets a wide array of elements with respect to cervical spine issues. The epidemiology of these makes them an important subject for our consideration, since a large number of this patient population will seek chiropractic care.

Dr. Danielle Southerst’s feature article offers important information for every chiropractor regarding an extremely common source of neck pain – traffic collisions. She reviews evidence-based assessments and treatments for neck pain management, along with guideline recommendations for treatment, assessment and positive outcomes.

Dr. Brynne Stainsby’s audio lecture discusses various treatment methods for neck pain which are founded on evidence-based studies of this clinical condition. She also alerts the listener to important contraindications and safety concerns.

Dr. Tracey Littrell’s audio lecture complements the other contributors in this edition of D.C. Tracts, as she focuses on the cervical spine as it relates to pediatric cervical injuries, including a review of radiographic guidelines.

Dr. Yasmeen Khan’s abstracts and commentaries of three current articles provide an interesting variation of succinct and clinically relevant views on the outcomes of chiropractic treatment for cervical spine pain in specific populations, including women and older veterans.

Respectfully,
Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO
Editor-in-Chief

A note of gratitude

For the past 18 years, Dr. Vincent Lucido has passionately served as our Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Lucido has guided D.C. Tracts over the years with his devotion to education and with great insight into the needs of our readers. His dedication to D.C. Tracts and chiropractic educational development has been greatly appreciated.

Dr. Lucido has decided to retire from his post as Editor-in-Chief to dedicate his time to other interests. He will remain with D.C. Tracts as an Editorial Advisor. On behalf of the Data Trace Publishing Company family and our patrons, we offer Dr. Lucido our heartfelt thanks and wishes for much continued success and health. We are so grateful for the years he has dedicated to our publication.

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Management of Neck Pain Related to Traffic Collisions: A Review of Guideline Recommendations for Assessment, Treatment and Outcomes
    Danielle Southerst, DC, FCCS(C)
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Evidence-Based Treatment for Neck Pain
      Brynne Stainsby, BA, DC, FCCS(C)
    • Pediatric Cervical Spine Injuries: Special Presentations and Radiographic Guidelines
      Tracey A. Littrell, DC, DACBR
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES:
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS

    • Changes in Female Veterans’ Neck Pain following Chiropractic Care at a Hospital for Veterans
    • Chiropractic Treatment Including Instrument-Assisted Manipulation for Non-Specific Dizziness and Neck Pain in Community-Dwelling Older People: A Feasibility Randomised Sham-Controlling Trial
    • Long-Term Trajectories of Patients with Neck Pain and Low Back Pain Presenting to Chiropractic Care: A Latent Class Growth Analysis
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE

30-3 Vertigo: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

This issue of D.C. Tracts is focused on vertigo and its different subjective manifestations...

This issue of D.C. Tracts is focused on vertigo and its different subjective manifestations along with the proper factors to consider in a differential diagnosis. Additionally, this issue covers vertigo’s anatomy, etiology and treatment. The frequency of this condition makes it a timely subject for our consideration, since many of those suffering with it will find their way into our offices.

Dr. Brynne Stainsby’s Feature Article discusses the clinical approach to benign positional proximal vertigo (BPPV). She highlights the idea that, whenever possible, the clinician’s approach to managing a patient should be evidence-based.

In his Audio Lecture, Dr. William Huber discusses the clinically-relevant factors with respect to the causes and treatment of vertigo – the cardinal symptom of vestibular dysfunction. He covers the incidence, types, anatomy and physiology and pathology of the disturbances of the vestibular mechanism, and distinguishes between static and kinetic vertigo.

Dr. Adrienne Kaminskyj’s Audio Lecture outlines trigeminal neuralgia, focusing on its epidemiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, classification and diagnosis along with differential diagnoses and current treatment approaches. She also discusses a real-world example of one patient’s clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment course.

The Abstracts and Commentaries by Dr. Yasmeen Khan provide succinct and clinically relevant views on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the various types of conditions presenting with vertigo.

Respectfully,
Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO
Editor-in-Chief

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Benign Positional Vertigo: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management
    Brynne Stainsby, BA, DC, FCCS(C)
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • The Concept of Vertigo
      William Huber, DC, MS(R)
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Overview
      Adrienne Kaminskyj, BKin, DC
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES:
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS

    • An Abbreviated Diagnostic Maneuver for Posterior Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo
    • Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update)
    • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in the Acute Care Setting
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE

30-2 Functional Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

The title of this issue of D.C. Tracts should stimulate the interest...

The title of this issue of D.C. Tracts should stimulate the interest of every reader and listener who has a genuine desire to increase his or her ability to diagnose and effectively treat musculoskeletal disorders. The timeliness of the subject matter is highlighted by Dr. Bryan Bond’s Feature Article with respect to the annual costs ($233 billion) of treating these conditions. Another important aspect of Dr. Bond’s presentation is his careful choice of words – I see many investigations and findings that claim to be “evidenced-based,” but would be better framed in Dr. Bond’s words: “evidence-informed.” The contents of this issue will also provide an excellent review of the neuroanatomy and neurology in relation to musculoskeletal disorders (time to hit the textbooks).

Dr. Brad Muir’s Audio Lecture complements the discussion of these conditions with some more specific aspects of post-traumatic deconditioning and related research. As we always strive to do, this issue of D.C. Tracts provides additional sources of information and avenues to pursue for further study in our Abstracts and Commentaries section.

Dr. Yasmeen Khan gathers and seeks to assist the clinician with this material, and directs doctors where to find the studies that substantiate the conclusions that are reached.

Respectfully,

Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO
Editor-in-Chief

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Evidence-Informed Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Brian M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Post-Traumatic Muscle Deconditioning
      Bradley J. Muir, HBSc(Kin), DC, FRCCSS(C)
    • Functional Movement Assessment for Musculoskeletal Disorders
      Brian M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES:
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS

    • Functional Limitations in Adults Who Utilize Chiropractic or Osteopathic Manipulation in the United States: Analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey
    • Step-Down Test – Assessment of Postural Stability in Patients with Chronic Ankle Instability
    • Multifidi Muscle Characteristics and Physical Function among Older Adults with and without Chronic Low Back Pain
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE

30-1 Radiology Findings and Exams for Common Pathologies

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Most of us do not spend much time thinking about our body parts from day to day...

Most of us do not spend much time thinking about our body parts from day to day… that is, as long as they are not demanding our attention due to pain. However, 7.5 million Americans are thinking about their shoulders, and 25% of American adults are thinking about their knees because of distracting pain and dysfunction. In this issue of D.C. Tracts, Dr. Bryan Bond discusses some of the different conditions affecting these areas, along with their prevalence, proper evaluation and treatment. Radiographic examination and specific diagnostic tests and modalities that are best suited for the different pathologies and/or injuries are delineated. The comprehensive listing of his resources will aid practitioners in broadening the scope of their knowledge of these conditions.

In Dr. Tracey Littrell’s lecture, she also addresses knee and shoulder problems, their variations, evaluations and pathologies, but she approaches them with regard to different age populations and what is common among them. This aids the practitioner in approaching patients who present these problems with a better clinical focus.

Dr. Yasmeen Khan prefaces her Abstracts and Commentaries by citing an interesting dynamic within the chiropractic profession – the conflict of ideas regarding the utilization of diagnostic X-ray in clinical practice. She presents information that can help the chiropractic physician in determining when the use of diagnostic X-ray is appropriate. The views of chiropractic radiologists in clinical practice, those who teach radiology in the colleges and doctors in the field vary, and Dr. Khan addresses the influences that guide those views.

Respectfully,

Vincent P. Lucido, DC, DACBO
Editor-in-Chief

In This Issue:

  • FEATURE ARTICLE: Common Shoulder and Knee Pathologies
    Brian M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
  • AUDIO LECTURES:
    • Variations, Evaluations and Pathologies of Shoulder and Knee Injuries in Pediatric Adult and Elderly Populations
      Tracey A. Littrell, DC, DACBR, DACO, CCSP
    • Diagnostic Utility of Radiologic Clinical Prediction Rules for the Assessment of Musculoskeletal Conditions
      Brian M. Bond, DC, MS, PhD
  • ABSTRACTS AND COMMENTARIES:
    Yasmeen A. Khan, DC, MS

    • Historical Influence on the Practice of Chiropractic Radiology: Part I – A Survey of Diplomates of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology
    • Current and Prospective Use of Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging at Chiropractic Teaching Institutions: A Worldwide Survey of Diagnostic Imaging Staff
    • Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of the Difference Between the Spinal Level of the Palpated and Imaged Iliac Crests
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION QUESTIONNAIRE