Academy of Chiropractic Personal Injury & Primary Spine Care Program

Quickie Consult 106

From the Desk of Dr. Mark Studin
Academy of Chiropractic
Preamble: Many of the issues I bring to you are very small, yet each issue is just that, an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then you will be able to build and more importantly, focus on the bigger issues...a larger practice and more family time.

"Spinal Decompression...Caveat"

This is directed to those doctors who either perform or refer patients for decompression


If you utilize spinal decompression you must be very, very careful. As I have reported previously, I have disagreed with over 40% of the MRI interpretations from general radiologists. This entire service is predicated on MRI findings and if you are getting incorrect information from the radiologist, you can hurt your patient and leave your license exposed to disciplinary action and revocation.


I just spoke to another doctor who did just that; he got an incorrect read from the radiologist and hurt the patient. Don’t be the next one. Be the best at what you do and be in control of your practice and patients by having the power to make the clinical decisions. Do not abdicate the decisions to someone who doesn’t understand chiropractic or spinal decompression. Learn to read your own MRI’s…Take the MRI Spine Interpretation Course. In the end, both you and your patients will win.

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