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Watch Your Mouth: Why Your Specific Words with Patients Matter

Lower back pain is ranked the most common musculoskeletal complaint globally and is considered a major global public health issue. As chiropractors, it is expected for patients to receive chiropractic care that provides lower back pain improvements and remedies. But what if your words are influencing your patients’ pain? Vincent DeBono, DC, Vice President of Innovation and Research, recently gave a presentation to the Missouri chapter of the American College of Physicians discussing the various factors associated with a patient’s pain experience. These factors include: Biophysical Factors: alterations in muscle size and composition that differ from those without pain Genetic …

National Chiropractic Health Month Q&A: Dr. Norman W. Kettner

Dr. Norman W. Kettner

This October, during National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), chiropractors around the country are promoting improved access to non-drug therapies and reminding people that chiropractic’s non-drug approach is on the frontline for pain management. In recognition of NCMH, Norman W. Kettner, DC (’80), DACBR, FICC, dean of research and professor emeritus of Logan’s Department of Radiology discusses the body of research he has conducted on the use of chiropractic for chronic pain management. Q: Could you provide an overview of the research you have conducted on how chiropractic care impacts the use of opioids? In collaboration with my research colleagues from …

15th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging Recap

On Thursday, July 15th, Logan University’s Department of Radiology held the 15th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging. This Oration was organized by Logan University’s Dr. Norman Kettner and is designed to honor the extensive contributions and achievements of Dr. Joseph Howe to the education, research and practice of chiropractic radiology. Every year, eminent speakers have been selected to deliver the Oration from the fields of radiology, clinical practice, education and research, reflecting the extraordinarily wide scope of intellectual interest and contributions in the career of Dr. Joseph Howe. This year’s Oration address was delivered by Jeff King, …

Logan Clinicians Contribute to White Paper Addressing Chronic Pain

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More than 20 percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Further, research has shown that chronic pain disproportionally affects low-income adults, women and adults over 65 years old. As chronic pain may affect one’s biological, psychological, social and economic state of being, its impact is widespread throughout entire communities. The Saint Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) is fighting back against this public health epidemic, and Logan clinicians have aided their efforts. “Addressing Chronic Pain: Integrating Physical Function Services into Community Health Centers” provides a blueprint for community health centers to implement physical function services. These services …

Concussion Management: Utilizing Exercise as a Recovery Tool

Dr. Jessica Russell

By Jessica Russell, DAT, MS, ATC, CSCS, Instructor in Logan’s Master’s in Athletic Training Program Fall sports season is fast approaching, and one of the hottest topics we circle back to every year is concussions. From the time I started my career as a certified athletic trainer to present day, many things have changed in how we diagnose and manage concussions in athletes and physically active populations of all ages and levels of competition. One of the most important changes I’ve seen during my time as a practicing clinician is a growing awareness.  Rarely will you hear the term “bell-ringer” …

14th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging

14th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging

Logan University welcomes Matthew F. Gornet, MD as the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging. The Howe Oration will be livestreamed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 at www.logan.edu/live-from-logan/. No registration is required. Joseph W. Howe, DC, DACBR, Fellow ACCR was instrumental in the evolution of chiropractic radiology as a specialty and helped implement and maintain the highest standards in education, clinical practice and research throughout his long and productive career. Chiropractic radiology helped catalyze chiropractic integration into the modern health care system. The Joseph W. Howe Oration …