Chiropractic Grand Rounds
“Cox® Technic: Research Leads The Way" - September 30, 2022
A graduate of the National College of Chiropractic in 1963, Dr. James Cox enjoys a long professional life in chiropractic. He is the developer of Cox® Technic flexion distraction and decompression, author of two textbooks – Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, Treatment, now in its 7th edition by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins and Neck, Shoulder, and Arm Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, and Treatment, now in its 4th edition – and multiple peer-reviewed articles, editorial board member of the Journal of Manipulative
and Physiological Therapeutics, co-researcher in biomechanical and clinical chiropractic studies, diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, and invited presenter at various conferences on spine care. National University of Health Sciences awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Letters, the highest recognition for meritorious research scholars. He holds an honorary fellow diplomate from the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (FIANM[H]). Since 1994, his work with the research projects in collaboration with Palmer Research Center and Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and the Hines VA Hospital keeps promoting the science of chiropractic spinal manipulation. As a recognized speaker on spine pain and its relief, he has spoken for physicians around the world, and his spinal manipulation technic is practiced by over sixty percent of American chiropractors. He works from his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and consults with fellow physicians via his radiological practice, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center. In his spare time, he enjoys going to his barn and mowing grass and woodworking (pens, bowls, cutting boards).
“Chiropractic Care and Integrative Health" - October 22, 2021
“Impact of Care Provided by Chiropractic Physicians on Use of Prescription Opioids" - November 1, 2019
National award-winning, NIH-funded clinical and health services investigator with interests in integrative health care, chiropractic, trauma, healthcare workforce issues, Medicare, accountable care organizations, and health policy. Experience in clinical database development and medical editing. IRB and editorial board member. Licensed chiropractic physician with 25 years clinical experience. Faculty appointments with Southern California University of Health Sciences and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
“Advancing Chiropractic with Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging” - August 2, 2019
Instructor, Stanford University Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
“Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain, Myofascial Trigger Points and Central Sensitization: Integrating Pain Mechanisms with Objective Physical Findings and Treatment" - October 20, 2018 Strategies”
Education Coordinator, Medical Section Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Senior Staff Physiatrist Rehabilitation Medicine Department, Clinical Center National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Volgenau, School of Engineering George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
- Uncovering the biochemical milieu of myofascial trigger points.pdf
- Novel Applications of US Technology to Visualize and Characterize.pdf
- Beneficial effects of dry needling for treatment of MPS persist for.pdf
- Systematic comparison between subjects with no pain.pdf
- Dry Needling Alters Trigger Points in the Upper Trapezius Muscle.pdf
- Comprehensive Handout for Shah Workshop.pdf
- 2018 Logan University PDF Slides.pdf
- Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now A Historical and Scientific.pdf
- Chiropractic Grand Rounds Pictures Oct 20, 2018
"Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation Optimized Using Functional MRI" - July 20, 2018
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
"Clinical and Neuroimaging Data Underlying the Biopsychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain" - February 9, 2018
"Non-Surgical Treatment Approaches for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis" - March 1, 2017
Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3130 USA
Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging
16th Annual Joseph W. Howe Oration - June 2, 2023
The Orator this year is Marco Loggia, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Co-Director, Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CIPNI) and Faculty, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging . Dr. Loggia’s lecture is titled “From brain to joint: imaging pain-related inflammation in humans using integrated PET/MRI”. I think you will find the Oration quite informative and hope you can join us.
Alshelh Z, Brusaferri L, Saha A, Morrissey E, Knight P, Kim M, Zhang Y, Hooker JM, Albrecht D, Torrado-Carvajal A, Placzek MS, Akeju O, Price J, Edwards RR, Lee J, Sclocco R, Catana C, Napadow V, Loggia ML. Neuroimmune signatures in chronic low back pain subtypes. Brain. 2022 Apr 29;145(3):1098-1110. doi: 10.1093/brain/awab336. PMID: 34528069; PMCID: PMC9128369.
Dworsky-Fried Z, Kerr BJ, Taylor AMW. Microbes, microglia, and pain. Neurobiol Pain. 2020 Jan 29;7:100045. doi: 10.1016/j.ynpai.2020.100045. PMID: 32072077; PMCID: PMC7016021.
Albrecht DS, Ahmed SU, Kettner NW, Borra RJH, Cohen-Adad J, Deng H, Houle TT, Opalacz A, Roth SA, Melo MFV, Chen L, Mao J, Hooker JM, Loggia ML, Zhang Y. Neuroinflammation of the spinal cord and nerve roots in chronic radicular pain patients. Pain. 2018 May;159(5):968-977. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001171. PMID: 29419657; PMCID: PMC5908728.
15th Annual Howe Oration - July 15, 2022
Dr. King is the director of chiropractic at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the department of neurosurgery. He sees patients at the “SpineCare” clinic. In addition to his clinical duties, he serves on many service line committees within the health care system and was previously the chair of the chiropractic examining board. Dr. King’s research interests are on the impact of cervical spine pain in concussion patients. Dr. King’s Lecture Title for the Oration is “Cervical spine pain in the concussion patient. Discussion of the current literature”.
14th Annual Howe Oration - July 30, 2021
Dr. Matthew Gornet is a Board Certified Spine Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with low back and neck pain. Dr. Gornet received his Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Orthopedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his Spinal Surgery fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital with world-renowned Spine Surgeon, John Kostuik, MD. He is a leader in spinal care and currently a Spine Surgeon at The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.
Additionally, Dr. Gornet is the author of several published book chapters and research papers and his sub-specialty interests involve treating patients with continued pain after failed spine surgery. He accepts referrals of difficult revision cases from physicians throughout the nation and is a national leader in the development of dynamic stabilization, disc replacement, and “non-fusion” technology.
13th Annual Howe Oration - October 16, 2020
Dr. Vitaly Napadow is an associate professor at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He holds secondary appointments in the Pain Management Center (Links to an external site.) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Logan University (Links to an external site.). Vitaly received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (Links to an external site.) program and a Masters degree from the New England School of Acupuncture (Links to an external site.) (NESA). His laboratory has pioneered the application of non-invasive neuroimaging techniques to better understand the brain circuitry underlying aversive perceptual states, and to better understand how therapies such as acupuncture ameliorate these states. Vitaly is the Director of the Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CiPNI) (Links to an external site.) and the co-President of the Society for Acupuncture Research (Links to an external site.), a non-profit research organization responsible for organizing the premier international biennial conference dedicated to evidence-based acupuncture research.
12th Annual Howe Oration - May 30, 2019
Michael S. Montileone, MD, DACR, DC, DACBR earned his doctor of chiropractic degree at Logan College of Chiropractic in 1980. From 1980 to 1982, Dr. Montileone completed two years of radiology residency training at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He was awarded Diplomate status by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology in 1983. He owned Sandia Mountain Radiology and practiced as a Chiropractic Radiologist from 1983 to 1993 in Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Montileone attended the American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, British West Indies, and received his medical doctor degree in 1996. He completed an Internship in Surgery from 1997-1998 at the Carilion Hospital in Roanoke, VA, and then completed a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology from 1998-2002 at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. Dr. Montileone also obtained an MSK fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA. In 2002, he was awarded Diplomate status from the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Montileone has been practicing as a Medical Radiologist since 2002 at Tidewater Diagnostic Imaging LLC and Musculoskeletal Radiologist at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital in Williamsburg, VA, Sentara Careplex, and Port Warwick Medical Center in Newport News, VA. Additionally, he has served as Chairman of the Radiology Department and Nuclear Medicine Department at Sentara Williamsburg Hospital in Williams-burg, VA.
11th Annual Howe Oration - May 30, 2018
Gary M. Guebert, BS, DC, DACBR, earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at Southeast Missouri State University, in 1973, prior to attending Logan College of Chiropractic where he received his chiropractic degree in 1980. In 1982, following two years of resident training at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, he was awarded Diplomate status by the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. Dr. Guebert served as chair of the radiology department at Texas Chiropractic College from 1983 through 1986. In 1989, Dr. Guebert was appointed Assistant Professor of Logan’s Clinical Science Division and taught in the Department of Radiology full time until 2017. Dr. Guebert continues to lecture through the postgraduate faculty. He currently serves as director of St. Louis Roentgen Associates, a diagnostic image reading service and serves as Radiation Safety Officer for the Department of Radiology.
The author of numerous articles in the field of radiology, he has contributed two chapters to the text by Yochum and Rowe, Essentials of Skeletal Radiology, published by Williams & Wilkins. He produced for Mosby – Year Book, along with Drs. Othel Pirtle and Terry Yochum, Essentials of Diagnostic Imaging, a text for the private practitioner regarding the physics of diagnostic imaging, an approach to obtaining quality radiographs and radiographic quality control in the private office setting.
10th Annual Howe Oration - May 25, 2017
Dr. Terry R. Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and a cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and served as its Vice-President and President for seven years (1983-1990). Dr. Yochum has presented more than 1,000 lectures worldwide and published over 200 scientific articles in both the chiropractic and medical literature. He is currently Director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly LACC). Dr. Yochum’s Oration is titled “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of a Junior Olympic Soccer Star“.
James M. Cox, DC, DACBR is a board-certified chiropractic radiologist and clinician who specializes in the study of the mechanism, diagnosis, and treatment of spine pain. As such he has participated in federal-funded National Institute of Health and Health Resources and Services Administration studies in the biomechanics of normal and aberrant spine function and the clinical outcome of medical care versus chiropractic spinal manipulation for the relief of spine pain. These studies have been in collaboration of the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Hines Veteran’s Administration hospital, Palmer College of Chiropractic, and the National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Cox is the developer of a specialized form of spinal manipulation named Cox Flexion Distraction Decompression manipulation. His textbook Low Back Pain: Mechanism, Diagnosis, and Treatment is in its 7th edition and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins company. Certification for honors-level application of Cox technic is approved through National University of Health Sciences. Dr. Cox’s Oration is titled “Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Post Surgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series”.
Dr. Kettner is Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology at Logan University. He has served on the faculty since 1980. Dr. Kettner was elected president of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology in 1991. Over the course of his career, he has authored numerous publications in the field of chiropractic radiology and functional neuroimaging including papers in prestigious journals such as Neu-roImage, Human Brain Mapping, Pain and Brain. He received ACA’s Academician of the Year in 2005, Researcher of the Year in 2008 and was awarded the 2016 ACA Presidential Award. Dr. Kettner’s Oration is titled “Imaging Horizons: FuncƟonal Brain Dynamics in Health and Disease”.
9th Annual Howe Oration - May 26, 2016
There are few members of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology whose careers have been as influential as that of Joseph W. Howe, DC, DACBR. For more than six decades, Dr. Howe has distinguished himself by his contributions as a clinician, radiologist, educator, researcher, and mentor in the field of modern chiropractic radiology. His passion for academic excellence, critical scientific insight, and professional advancement has left an indelible impact on the chiropractic profession. His influence is felt daily by the numerous residents, whom he has trained, and who themselves have become inspirational leaders in the chiropractic profession. Today, Dr. Howe still enjoys what he cherishes the most, teaching, as he rouƟnely shares his vast clinical and radiological knowledge base with interns and residents at Logan University.
Dr. Joseph W. Howe has given the American Chiropractic College of Radiology and the chiropractic profession a legacy of unparalleled achievement as a role model and mentor for several generations of chiropractic radiologists. His name will always be associated with the incredible progress of chiropractic radiology in the 20th century. The Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging is designed to honor his extensive contributions to and achievements in the education, research and practice of chiropractic radiology.
8th Annual Howe Oration - May 28, 2015
Victor Tong, DC, DACBR, graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1979. Dr. Tong is the first resident who started and completed a radiology residency program with Dr. Joseph Howe at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC). Dr. Tong has been teaching Radiology in chiropractic colleges for more than 31 years. AddiƟonally, he maintains a private Radiologic Consultation practice in Southern California and teaches ChiropracƟc Education seminars in California and Arizona.
7th Annual Howe Oration - May 29, 2014
Lawrence H. Wyatt, DC, DACBR, FICC, graduated as a chiropractor in 1984 from Logan College of Chiropractic. He was a radiology resident from 1984 to 1987 at the Whiƫer Health Center Division of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), now known as Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Wyatt trained under Dr. Joseph W. Howe and became a board-certified chiropractic radiologist in 1988. In 1988 he began teaching at Texas Chiropractic College, located in Houston, TX, and currently holds the rank of Professor/Senior Faculty, Division of Clinical Sciences. AddiƟonally, Dr. Wyatt has a Private Practice of Diagnostic Radiology in Houston, TX. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association and Topics in Integrated Health Care: An InternaƟonal Journal.
6th Annual Howe Oration - May 30, 2013
Anita L. Manne, DC, DACBR, graduated as a chiropractor in 1981 from Logan College of Chiropractic. She was a radiology resident from 1983 to 1985 at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), now known as Southern California University of Health Sciences. She trained under Dr. Joseph W. Howe and became a board-certified chiropractic radiologist in 1985. In 1985 she began teaching at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Blooming-ton, MN and currently holds the rank of Professor and is the Chair of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Manne is also the Director of the Radiologic Consultation Service at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
5th Annual Howe Oration - May 31, 2012
John A. M. Taylor, DC, DACBR, graduated as a chiropractor in 1979 from Canadian Memorial Chiro-practic College (CMCC) in Toronto. He practiced in Vancouver, B.C., earned his diplomate in radiology from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC), and completed a research fellowship in osteoradiology at the University of California, San Diego. He co-authored a textbook entitled Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities. The second edition was published by WB Saunders in January 2010. He is the author of numerous articles in the chiropractic and biomedical literature and has lectured worldwide on the topic of diagnostic imaging in chiropractic. He is currently coordinator of diagnostic imaging and professor of radiology in the chiropractic program at D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY.
4th Annual Howe Oration - May 26, 2011
Victor Tong, DC, DACBR, graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1979. Dr. Tong is the first resident who started and completed a radiology residency program with Dr. Joseph Howe at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC). Dr. Tong has been teaching faculty at Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly LACC) and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles for more than 31 years. Additionally, he teaches post-graduate seminars on weekends. He maintains a private x-ray consultation practice in Southern California.
3rd Annual Howe Oration - April 8, 2010
Sharon Jaegar, DC, DACBR has been in private practice for more than 30 years and also serves as radiologic consultant. she holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National College of Chiropractic. Dr. Jaeger obtained radiology residency training at National College of Chiropractic in 1977 then completed her training at Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1978 under the direction of Dr. Joseph W. Howe. She became a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic College in 1980. In 1985, she became the first woman president of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology (ACBR). Dr. Jaeger is the author of numerous articles in the field of chiropractic radiology and has served on several editorial boards. She is the author of Atlas of Radiologic Positioning, Normal Anatomy & Developmental Variants, and co-author of Case Studies in Chiropractic Radiology.
2nd Annual Howe Oration - April 2, 2009
Dr. Reed Philips is the director of international programs and research development for the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) and serves as executive editor of the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed and non-per-reviewed publications. He has authored or co-authored 24 book chapters and one book. a 1973 graduate of National College of Chiropractic, he holds a Diplomate from the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, a Master of Science in Science and Community Medicine from the University of Utah, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Utah. From 1990 to 2008, he served as president of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic/Southern California University of Health Sciences.
Inaugural Joseph W. Howe Oration in Diagnostic Radiology - April 3, 2008
Dr. Terry R. Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and served as its Vice-President and President for seven years (1983-1990). Dr. Yochum has presented more than 1000 lectures worldwide and published over 200 scientific articles in both the chiropractic and medical literature. He is currently Director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, and Instructor in the Department of Radiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. James M. Cox is a graduate of the National College of Chiropractic and a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology. He is the inventor of the Cox Distraction Manipulation Instrument, THE COX TABLE. More than 25,000 doctors of chiropractic employ Cox procedures of lumbar biomechanics and treatment in their practices. He has lectured in every one of the 50 states and nine foreign countries. Dr. Cox has been in private practice since 1963. Since 1970, he has served as director of Chiropractic Associates, Inc. in Ft. Wayne, Ind., and as chief radiologist at the Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiology Center since 1993. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.
Professor Norman W. Kettner, DC, FICC, DACBR, DCBN, is chairperson of the Dept. of Radiology at Logan College of Chiropractic where he has served on the faculty since 1980. A Logan College graduate, he was elected President of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology in 1991. Dr. Kettner has co-authored papers published in Human Brain Mapping, NeuroImage, and PAIN. His current research interest is the use of MRI to explore the neural mechanisms underlying acupuncture techniques, through an ongoing collaboration with, Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
National Symposiums on Complementary and Alternative Health Care
4th National Symposium on Complementary and Alternative Geriatric Health Care and the 25th Annual Geriatric Education & Clinical Center Symposium - October 28, 2010
“Preventing Cognitive Decline in Older Adults”
- Norman W. Kettner – The Topology of Cognitive Networks or What’s a Memory
- Abhilash K. Desai – Dementia Risk Prediction
- Art F. Kramer – Enhancing Cognitive & Brain Functions of Older Adults
- Joseph H. Flaherty – CAM Techniques for Preventing Cognitive Decline
- John E. Morley – Nutrition & Dementia
- Panel Discussion
2nd National Symposium on Complementary and Alternative Geriatric Health Care and the 23rd Annual Geriatric Education & Clinical Center Symposium - September 20-21, 2008
“Promoting Balance and Fall Prevention”
The International Consortium on Manual Therapies - Webinar 2021
This dynamic program with 17 presenters from 6 professions within the field of manual therapies is now available online for review and to share with colleagues who were not able to attend.