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Understanding Imaging: X-Rays, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The word “light” brings up familiar images. The common image of “light” is that of something we see. Yet, the “light” that we can see is only a small slice of a much larger range of waves that are known as the “electromagnetic” spectrum. The entire “electromagnetic” spectrum is considered to be “light.” Yet, vast majority of the “electromagnetic spectrum of light” is invisible. This concept, and many more concepts pertaining...

Low Back Pain and Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is a nerve that begins in the lower back and travels through the buttock and into the leg and then into the foot. It is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. The sciatic nerve is made up of five lumbosacral nerve roots, L4, L5, S1, S2, and S3. When a nerve is inflamed, irritated, compressed, or ischemic, etc., it generates symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, hypersensitivity,...

Screening for Both Concussion and Whiplash

Whiplash injuries are often associated with car accidents and concussions are typically connected with sports collisions, but there’s a growing body of research suggesting that patients should be screened for both conditions following either type of incident. In one study, researchers measured the forces applied on the brain both as it impacted the headrest during a rear-end collision and when struck from the rear while wearing a football helmet. They found...

Exploring Anterior Circulation, Posterior Circulation, and Protopathic Bias

Discussion A disease is not a thing, but rather a process. A disease has a beginning, a middle, and an end. A treatment intervention that is given in the middle of a disease process may be blamed for causing the disease itself. This is called protopathic bias. Protopathic Bias is when a treatment for the symptoms of a disease or injury appears to cause the outcome, when in fact it did not. Background In 2017, the top-ranked orthopedic journal...

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