Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

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From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time.

“Is it Safe to Adjust?”

The question is; Is there enough “real estate” between the cord the disc and the cord and ligamentum Flava?  The magic happens on the axial view and the arbiter comes in the clinical examination. If there is neurological deficit either motor or sensory, then the answer is USUALLY no… for the moment… and becomes yes over a period of time. This is where experience comes in and WE need to have a conversation if you don’t already have a relationship with a neurosurgeon who has a direct knowledge of what a chiropractic spinal adjustment entails. 

This is where relationships matter.

However, don’t have anxiety because I can help you figure out the best course of care for your patient, where you get to make the best clinical decisions. 

P.S. This is also why you MUST have taken the MRI course!!!!!!! That is not non-negotiable 



Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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