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By: Tim Maggs, DC Many Chiropractors would love to become more involved with both industry and sports teams in their area. These same Chiropractors know they could provide tremendous benefits if given the opportunity. The problem arises when they attempt to become involved, as politics and mis-education usually barricades the entry. The Medical Model Chiropractors 

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Correcting the Anterior Thoracic and a “View on Pain”

By: Wayne Henry Zemelka, DC Keeping the record straight: The anterior thoracic is the loss of curvature in the dorsal region which gives the appearance that the vertebrae have moved anterior-ward, which in turn gives the appearance of flattening of the kyphotic curvature of the Dorsal vertebrae (Fig. 1). Therefore the name, ‘Anterior Thoracic.’ Analysis 

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Low Back Pain Improves with A-S-R

By: William M. Austin, DC, CCSP, CCRD During standing, walking, and running the lumbar spine and pelvis balance on the lower extremities. As shown in Fig. 1, leg or foot asymmetries send abnormal forces along the closed Kinetic/Kinematic Chain, interfering with spinal function.1 And interfering with spinal function can result in a number of bodily malfunctions. 

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Radiology Corner – Pseudo or Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR and Chad J. Maola, DC DISCUSSION Degenerative spondylolisthesis is a type of non-spondylolytic spondylolisthesis (no pars defects). Degenerative spondylolisthesis can affect any degenerated vertebral segment positioned within a lordotic curve. In the lumbar spine, it most commonly affects L4 (Figs. 2 & 3), with approximately 10 times 

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Radiology Corner – Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia

  By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR, and Chad J. Maola, DC Case History This young adult presents with pain in the hip after suffering trauma. Is there a fracture? DIAGNOSIS Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia. Observe the geographic radiolucency just below the lesser trochanter. There is a “ground glass” matrix and a sclerotic border. 

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Radiology Corner – SLAC Wrist

By: Terry R. Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR, and Chad J. Maola, DC Case History  This adult male patient presents with pain in the wrist. Observe the widened scapholunate space. What may this be indicative of? Diagnosis The widening of the scapholunate space is characteristic of scapholunate disassociation creating the classic “Terry Thomas Sign.” This 

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Shin Splints, Stress Fractures, and Orthotic Support

By: Tim Maggs, DC In athletes, shin splints and stress fractures are typically a result of repetitive motion injury in one or more supportive muscles in the lower leg. Very often these muscles work without ever fully recovering before being asked to perform again. All athletes use similar muscles as they participate in sport specific 

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