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Nearly 100 Logan students attended a presentation by Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, DCBCN, FICC on functional neuroimaging of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) earlier this month.
The presentation, hosted by the Logan University Chapter of the Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA), was one of the largest events to date and served as an introduction to the innovative research that will be presented at DC2017, a premier chiropractic event jointly hosted by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), and the Association for Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) March 15-18 in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Kettner is one of many Logan faculty presenting at DC2017 and SACA will be sponsoring 15 students to attend.
The presentation entailed Dr. Kettner’s collaborative work with the Athinoula A. Martinis Center for Biomedical Imaging of Massachusetts General Hospital, the main teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
The data presented stemmed from several studies of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who displayed maladaptive primary somatosensory cortex reorganization, something that is associated with worsened symptomatology, including pain and paresthesia. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) revealed the maladaptive reorganization in CTS produced more cortical overlapped activations, as well as significantly lower cortical digit separation distance within the primary somatosensory cortex in contrast to the healthy controls.
“Our most recent CTS study has been accepted by Brain, a journal of neurology, and describes the beneficial clinical and neuroimaging results in CTS associated with acupuncture as the intervention,” Dr. Kettner said. “This is the first acupuncture research paper published in the nearly 140-year history of Brain.”
Dr. Kettner is the chair of Logan’s Department of Radiology and has served on the faculty since 1980. Over the course of his career, he has authored numerous publications in the field of chiropractic radiology and functional neuroimaging including prestigious journals such as NeuroImage, Human Brain Mapping and Pain. Dr. Kettner received ACA’s Academician of the Year in 2005, Researcher of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the 2016 ACA Presidential Award.