26, 2018 -- Logan welcomed Jay Shah, MD, senior staff physiatrist and clinical
investigator of rehabilitation medicine at the National Institute of Health
(NIH), to campus last weekend. Dr. Shah spoke on the topic of Chronic
Musculoskeletal Pain, Myofascial Trigger Points and Central Sensitization:
Integrating Pain Mechanisms with Objective Physical Findings and Treatment
Chair of Logan’s
Department of Radiology Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC, who has known Dr. Shah
for many years through his work with Massachusetts General Hospital―the
teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School―said Dr. Shah’s presentation was
one of the most informative talks on pain neuroscience, related to myofascial
pain syndrome, that he has heard.
“We were honored
to have someone from the NIH clinical center, which is the forum for translating
scientific discoveries into patient care. It’s the gold standard,” said Dr.
Kettner. “Dr. Shah has a very integrated view of pain, which is effective for
patient care as far as increasing both the quality and outcomes.”
The lecture explored the
dynamic/pivotal roles that myofascial trigger points (MTrPs), central
sensitization, limbic system dysfunction and objective physical findings play
in the evaluation and management of chronic myofascial pain. He also discussed
palpation skills, ultrasound imaging applications and needling techniques to
more effectively identify and treat painful MTrPs and sensitized spinal
Attendees said they enjoyed the
interaction with Dr. Shah and appreciated the incorporation of dynamic audio
and visual resources that demonstrated neuroscience principles.
The next Chiropractic Grand Rounds will
take place in Spring 2019.