Diagnosis & Diagnostic Equip

Dynamic Diagnosis: Facet Syndromes

By K. Jeffrey Miller, DC, MBA

When it comes to conditions that are responsive to chiropractic care, facet syndromes are a perfect example. They are easy to diagnose and manipulation has a high rate of effectiveness in their treatment.

Research Rounds

Chiropractic Can Prevent Suicide

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher

The media is known for being provocative, particularly with story headlines. In fact, sometimes the headline ends up having little to do with the actual content, much less the truth. But not this time.

Nutrition / Detoxification

Nutrition and Immunity: An Evidence-Based Review (Pt. 3)

By James P. Meschino, DC, MS

With respect to probiotics and upper respiratory tract infections, the Cochrane Review of 12 trials was included in a recent meta-analysis, and data from 3,720 participants in randomized, controlled studies conducted between 2002 and 2013, involving eight different countries, were analyzed.

X-ray / Imaging / MRI

Calcific Plaque Formation in the Abdominal Aorta

By Deborah Pate, DC, DACBR

I can't remember how many lumbar films I've read and just reported, "atherosclerotic plaquing of the abdominal aorta," leaving it at that. My only concern was to rule out aneurysmal enlargement. I don't generally mention anything in my impressions regarding atherosclerosis involving the abdominal aorta unless there is an enlargement of ≥ 3 cm. I just assume the patient is aware they have cardiovascular disease.

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