June 1, 2016

INTERVIEW

The Rise of Functional Medicine

FEATURE

Nutrition-Based Treatments for the Chiropractic Clinic

PERSPECTIVE

Bulging Discs and Trauma: Causality and a Risk Factor

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INTERVIEW

The Rise of Functional Medicine

In the field of functional medicine, Dr. Ronald Grisanti is a well-respected doctor who is considered a pioneer in online education. He is the clinical director/CEO of Greenville Chiropractic, founder and medical director of Functional Medicine University, and creator of FMFogics™.

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FEATURE

Nutrition-Based Treatments for the Chiropractic Clinic

More than a hundred years ago, D. D. Palmer identified trauma and toxins as two major causes of subluxation. He taught that the nervous system is the communication network between the brain and body, and that anything that interrupted the flow of communication over this network—whether a traumatic injury or exposure to toxic substances—would result in ill health.

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PERSPECTIVE

Bulging Discs and Trauma: Causality and a Risk Factor

Bulging discs historically have been called bulges, ruptures, collapsed, pinched nerves, protrusions, slipped discs, prolapsed discs, and a myriad of other names to describe what is a very simple and common finding. In the past, many have reserved the designation of “bulging disc” as an explanation of nonspecific back pain, thereby labeling bulging discs as a category for all disc pathology when creating a plausible diagnosis in the absence of a concrete diagnosis or a full understanding of contemporary nomenclature.

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DOCUMENTATION

When Treatment Doesn’t Follow the Textbook

Every doctor knows that no two patients are alike and that a true “textbook” presentation of a condition is rare. However, auditors and other third-party readers may not automatically understand that and may assume that your diagnosis is for a condition presenting by the “book,” including symptoms, complications, and response to stimuli that are somehow standard from patient to patient.

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Rehabilitation

Get Your Back to Basics

Prevention is defined as “the action of stopping something from happening or arising.”

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