Logan Faculty Publications
who authored the case report, “Baseball Injury Resulting in Type III Salter-Harris Fracture of the First Proximal Phalangeal Base.” The purpose of this report is to describe the clinical, radiographic, and diagnostic ultrasound findings in a patient who sustained a type III Salter-Harris fracture of the first proximal phalanx. The report was published in the December 2021 issue of Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and just posted online this week.
Patient-clinician concordance in behavior and brain activity has been proposed as a potential key mediator of mutual empathy and clinical rapport in the therapeutic encounter. However, the specific elements of patient-clinician communication that may support brain-to-brain concordance and therapeutic alliance are unknown. Here, we investigated how pain-related, directional facial communication between patients and clinicians is associated with brain-to-brain concordance.
We recently showed that patients with different chronic pain conditions (such as chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, and Gulf War Illness) demonstrated elevated brain and/or spinal cord levels of the glial marker 18 kDa translocator protein, which suggests that neuroinflammation might be a pervasive phenomenon observable across multiple etiologically heterogeneous pain disorders. Interestingly, the spatial distribution of this neuroinflammatory signal appears to exhibit a degree of disease specificity (e.g. with respect to the involvement of the primary somatosensory cortex), suggesting that different pain conditions may exhibit distinct "neuroinflammatory signatures".....
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Journal of Pain
- Increased Salience Network Connectivity Following Manual Therapy is Associated with Reduced Pain in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. J Pain. 2021 May;22(5):545-555.
15th Annual Joseph W Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging
The Department of Radiology of Logan University will host the 15th Annual Joseph W Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging. This Oration 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. Dr. Howe has served as faculty in the Department of Radiology from 2002-2019. The 15th Annual Oration address on July 15th will be delivered by Jeff King, DC, MS.
- 15th Annual Joseph W Howe Oration in Diagnostic Imaging – Friday, July 15, 2022 @ 11:30 am WATCH REPLAY
- Lecture – Brain Landscapes: Imaging the Dynamics of Chronic Pain and the Neuromodulation – Friday, July 29, 2022 WATCH REPLAY
- Chiropractic Grand Rounds lecture – Friday, September 30, 2022 LEARN MORE HERE