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Injuries in the Pediatric Patient

By |December 25, 2015|Pediatrics, Radiology|

Injuries in the Pediatric Patient: Review of Key Acquired and Developmental Issues

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J Clin Chiro Peds 2009 (Dec); 10 (2): 665—670 ~ FULL TEXT

Beverly L. Harger, D.C., D.A.C.B.R., and Kim Mullen, D.C.

Department of Radiology,
Western States Chiropractic College,
Portland, Oregon


Key words:   pediatric trauma, growth plate fractures, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, incomplete fractures, torus fracture, spondylolysis, pars interarcularis defects, single photon emission computed tomography, Scheuermann’s disease, ring apophyseal fracture.


Introduction

A plethora of conditions specifically target children and adolescents which are not prevalent in the adult population. Understanding the age-related differences in this population can help clinicians improve diagnosis and therefore management of these conditions. Though it is beyond the scope of this paper to extensively address diseases targeting the pediatric population, common key injuries will be discussed with emphasis on the role imaging plays in establishing accurate diagnosis.

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THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (2015) ~ DAY 12

By |December 24, 2015|Announcement|

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (2015) ~ DAY 12

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The Night Before Christmas


by Clement Clarke Moore or Henry Livingston

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter’s nap,

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Chiropractic Management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

By |December 23, 2015|Vertigo|

Chiropractic Management of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Using the Epley Maneuver: A Case Series

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SOURCE:   J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 (Feb); 36 (2): 119–126 ~ FULL TEXT

Sandy S. Sajko, MSc, Kent Stuber, MSc, DC, Tim N. Welsh, PhD

Maple Grove Chiropractic Clinic,
ON, Canada.
sandysajko@gmail.com


OBJECTIVE:   The purpose of this case series is to describe the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in a chiropractic clinical setting.

CLINICAL FEATURES:   Eight patients (4 women, 4 men) with symptoms of persistent benign paroxysmal positional vertigo presented for chiropractic care. The outcome measures included self-reported resolution of vertigo, a Short Form 12 Health Survey, Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile, and the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. Outcome measures were assessed at initial assessment, 6 days, 30 days, and 3 months postintervention.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:   The patients underwent one or more canalith repositioning procedures (Epley maneuver). Scores in each of the categories decreased from the initial to 6-day assessment and then again at the 30-day assessment. The effects of the treatment on the Short Form 12 scores showed changes between the initial assessment and 30 days posttreatment.

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Integration of Chiropractic Services in Military and Veteran Health Care Facilities

By |December 20, 2015|Chiropractic Care|

Integration of Chiropractic Services in Military and Veteran Health Care Facilities: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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SOURCE:   J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2015 (Dec 16)

Green BN, Johnson CD, Daniels CJ, Napuli JG, Gliedt JA, Paris DJ

Naval Medical Center San Diego,
San Diego, CA, USA
National University of Health Sciences,
Lombard, IL, USA


This literature review examined studies that described practice, utilization, and policy of chiropractic services within military and veteran health care environments. A systematic search of Medline, CINAHL, and Index to Chiropractic Literature was performed from inception through April 2015. Thirty articles met inclusion criteria. Studies reporting utilization and policy show that chiropractic services are successfully implemented in various military and veteran health care settings and that integration varies by facility.

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