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Chiropractic Co-Management of Pre and Post Surgical Cases

The image below is the cover of the September 1, 2019 edition of The American Chiropractor. Dr. Erickson is the primary author of an article discussing the Doctor of Chiropractic co-managing patients before and after spine surgery. The American Chiropractor is a National INDEXED publication. According to The American Chiropractor, it is “America’s Most Read Chiropractic Magazine. Under the About section from The American Chiropractor LinkedIn page, they report it is, “The leading chiropractic magazine in this niche market, with over 42 years of presence in chiropractic, mailing to 50,000 chiropractors each and every month. Balhara (2012), “Indexed journals are considered to be of higher scientific quality as compared to non-indexed journals” (p. 1). Further, “Medicus has been the [...]

By |August 2nd, 2019|

The Chiropractic Adjustment Changes Brain Function

The Chiropractic Adjustment Changes Brain Function The Evidence of Increased Muscle Strength is Added  to Pain Sensitivity and Autonomic Changes Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP William J. Owens DC, DAAMLP Matt Erickson DC, FSBT A report on the scientific literature There is a growing body of evidence that a high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) chiropractic spinal adjustment (CSA) has a significant influence on cortical (brain) and other central (cord) changes. This is significant as the evidence is now answering more questions on why has chiropractic has had such a profound effect on a myriad of conditions beyond back pain. Technology, including but not limited to functional MRI, NCV, EEG and sEMG renders demonstrable validation of the effect the chiropractic spinal adjustment [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|

Traumatic Myelomalacia

Traumatic Myelomalacia Diagnosis & Collaborative Management Between the Chiropractor as the Primary Spine Care Provider and the Neurosurgeon By: Matt Erickson DC, FSBT Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP John Edwards MD, Neurosurgeon Clay Wickiser DC Introduction Myelomalacia is defined as softening of the spinal cord and can be a result of injury and represents a serious and potentially life-threatening sequella to injury if not treated. According to Zhou, Kim, Vo and Riew (2015), “Cervical myelomalacia is a relatively uncommon finding on MRI, with an overall prevalence of 4.2% among all patients who underwent cervical MRI. Males had a higher prevalence (5.6%) than the females (3.0%).” (pg. E250) Click Here to Read the Article: Traumatic Myelomalacia [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|

Chronic Low Back Pain: Chiropractic vs. Medicine

Chronic Low Back Pain: Chiropractic vs. Medicine Research Results: Chiropractic is 457% more effective By Mark Studin DC, FASBE (C), DAAPM, DAAMLP As reported in 2003 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, "If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headache is more common" (https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet) They went on to report many of the causes of low back [...]

By |July 1st, 2014|

Chiropractic Care Reduces the Odds of Low Back Surgery

42.7%  Percent of Workers Who Consulted a Surgeon First - Had Surgery vs. 1.5% Who Consulted a Chiropractor First - Had Surgery By Mark Studin, DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP  Michael Schonfeld, DC, DABCO Back injuries are the most prevalent occupational injury in the United States. Few prospective studies have examined early predictors of spine surgery after work-related back injury. It was reported by Keeney et. al. in May 2013 that the chances of the patient undergoing lumbar spinal surgery vary dramatically changes depending upon what specialist they saw first. Trauma, aging, improper body mechanics, and normal wear and tear can all injure your spine. Damage to any part of your back or pressure on the nerves in your spine can [...]

By |June 19th, 2014|

Lumbar Disc Bulge Success

Dr. Matt has helped me tremendously with inflamed discs in my lower back. Almost a year ago I found myself in a situation where I could hardly walk or move around without excruciating pain. It had been some years since I’d had any chiropractic adjustments and eventually the neglect caught up with me. He explained to me that we’d have to go through a process of correcting the twisted state of my spine, and it would be a gradual process of improving, and possibly slightly relapsing as the treatments progressed, but if I would keep at it we could fix the problem. Now my back feels strong and I have not had any pain or spasms for many months. When [...]

By |June 4th, 2014|

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At Body Right Chiropractic, we focus on correcting the body’s inner framework using the Body Right System, which helps resolve most Secondary Conditions (symptoms).

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