back pain

076- Statins Now Causing Back Pain

A while back we highlighted how, based upon current standards, EVERY MAN IN AMERICA, could be recommended statins.


Not only are these drugs potentially harmful, but this article shows how they also can contribute to increased odds of spine issues.

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Medscape- Statin Use Increases Back Disorders

Statins for Every Man in America?

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064- Updated ACP Low Back Guidelines

The brand new ACP low back guidelines support the use of spinal manipulation prior to the prescription of NSAID's. Also, learn about the chiropractic social media stars you should follow online!

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Top Chiropractors to Follow on Social Media

ACP Back Pain Guidelines

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045- Manipulation Proven More Effective than NSAID's

This episode explores on a randomized controlled trial that showed spinal manipulation to be more effective than both NSAID's and placebo. Discover why every chiropractor should know this study inside and out.

035- The Research Behind RockBlades: An Interview with Dr. Steve Capobianco

This week we have a special interview with RockTape medical director, Dr. Steve Capobianco.  Dr. Capo and I dive into the research behind their new soft tissue tools: RockBlades.  Don't miss this interview episode with one of chiropractic's innovators.

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Click here to learn more about RockBlades

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029- Comparing Adjustment Types and NSAID's for Low Back Pain

In this episode we explore the 2015 research article from SPINE which pitted various chiropractic adjustment techniques against NSAID's for low back pain. The results are a piece of knowledge that every chiropractor should have.

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Comparison of spinal manipulation methods and usual medical care for acute and subacute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial

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028- Differences in Chiropractic Patients and Medical Patients

This week we explore a study which evaluated the differences between chiropractic patients and medical patients. Additionally, we touch on some news with The Evidence Based Chiropractor.

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Low Back Pain in Primary Care: A Description of 1250 Patients with Low Back Pain in Danish General and Chiropractic Practice

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027- Improving Function and Health for an Aging Population

Health care institutions everywhere have been struggling with providing care for our aging population. As mobility decreases and disability increases; often independence is lost. Fortunately, research has begun to showcase the effects chiropractic care can have on our senior population. Hear how this research can be a talking point in your practice today!

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Chiropractic use in the Medicare population: prevalence, patterns, and associations with 1-year changes in health and satisfaction with care

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025- Pressure Pain Thresholds and Your Patients

Learn how new research from SPINE regarding pressure pain thresholds can impact your patient care today!

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Changes in pressure pain threshold in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.


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024- How a Chiropractic Adjustment Works

This week we review a research article from SPINE journal which investigates how a chiropractic adjustment works.  Information that every chiropractic should be familiar with! Hear how this research directly impacts your daily patient care.

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Preliminary investigation of the mechanisms underlying the effects of manipulation: exploration of a multivariate model including spinal stiffness, multifidus recruitment, and clinical findings.


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023- Adjustment Outperform Injections

This weeks episode looks at the fantastic research article from 2013 which examined adjustments and injections for the treatment of MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation's.

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Symptomatic magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed lumbar disk herniation patients: a comparative effectiveness prospective observational study of 2 age- and sex-matched cohorts treated with either high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulative therapy or imaging-guided lumbar nerve root injections.

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021- Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians Towards Chiropractic Care

This week we touch on the seminal research which gets to the heart of The Evidence Based Chiropractor. Learn about the paper which examined the attitudes of primary care physicians towards chiropractors and see where you have a HUGE opportunity for growth and practice development.

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Referral patterns and attitudes of Primary Care Physicians towards chiropractors

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018- Chiropractic Care for MRI Confirmed Disc Hernations

This seminal paper from JMPT shows us the results of Chiropractic care for patients with symptomatic, MRI-confirmed, lumbar disc herniation's. They found significant improvement at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year. This is a paper you need to know about!

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Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up.

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015- Chiropractic Adjustments or Muscle Relaxers for Low Back Pain?

This study from JMPT is a randomized controlled clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxers for low back pain. Learn about the results and how you can implement this knowledge for patient education and improved physician relationships.


011- Reduced Medication Use with Collaborative Care

This week we look at the astounding reduction in medication use with collaborative care.  Collaborative care in this study was defined as the use of chiropractic in addition to a primary care physician for patients with low back pain.  Also, the researchers found 4 key attributes of a successful referral relationships between DC and MD. Dive in, learn more, and use this knowledge immediately in practice.

The Researchers Found:

“...evidence suggests that communication between chiropractors and physicians is limited, which may foster fragmentation of care and impact its continuity and quality.”

“Evidence also suggests that a multidisciplinary approach to chronic conditions improves patient outcomes and patient and provider satisfaction.”

“...the physician referred 61% of patients in the study group for chiropractic services compared to none in the pre-study group. The sex, age, and severity of pain of the study patients who were referred were similar to those who were not referred for chiropractic services.”

Episode Highlights:

Changes in primary care physician's management of low back pain in a model of interprofessional collaborative care: an uncontrolled before-after study

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010- Adding Chiropractic to Standard Medical Care

In this episode we explore the clinically and statistically significant benefits of adding Chiropractic care to standard medical care for low back pain.

The Researchers Found-

“The results of this trial suggest that Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy in conjunction with standard medial care offer a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared to standard care alone, for men and women between the ages of 18-35 with acute low back pain.”


“There was a statistically and clinically significant benefit to those patients receiving chiropractic manipulative treatment...”


“The majority of systematic reviews find that chiropractic manipulative therapy appears to reduce pain and disability at least moderately for many low back pain patients.”

“73% of participants in the SMC plus CMT group rated their global improvement as pain completely gone, much better, or moderately better, compared with 17% in the SMC group.”

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Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. SPINE 2013

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007- Comparing 2 Types of Chiropractic Care

Happy New Year!  We are starting off 2016 with a fantastic study that looks at the efficacy of both high and low velocity Chiropractic care against standard medical care. This randomized controlled trial found that chiropractic care, regardless of technique choice, provided up to 40% MORE improvement than standard medical care for adults with sub-acute and chronic low back pain. Dive in and learn how to use this research for patient AND provider education.

The Researchers Found-

“Participants who received either form of SM (spinal manipulation) were approximately 30% to 40% better on the average in functional status than those who received minimal conservative medical care.”

“both manipulative procedures were associated with clinically important changes in functional status by the end of treatment...”

“SM (spinal manipulation) had improvements on average in functional status ranging from 1 to 2.2 over those who received MCMC (minimal conservative medical care).”

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A randomized controlled trial comparing 2 types of spinal manipulation and minimal conservative medical care for adults 55 years and older with subacute or chronic low back pain.

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