August 1, 2005


Transverse Process Fractures

Reducing the Need for Narcotic Medications: A Retrospective Case Report



In this issue... It's August and our 9th issue this year! Considering for the past few years TAC printed 7 issues per year, we're all very excited to be reaching you more fre­quently and, by your feedback, it's even more exciting to realize that we'


Transverse Process Fractures

Discussion Transverse Process Fractures Transverse process fractures arc the second most common fractures of the lumbar spine, with compression fractures being the most common. They occur usu­ally secondary to a severe hyperextension and lateral fle


Reducing the Need for Narcotic Medications: A Retrospective Case Report

Introduction The purpose of this case report is to display the dynamics of a complete tear on an anterior cruciate ligament that required surgical intervention with a graph (cadaver) insertion via ar-throscopy surgery and the chiropractic care and r


Super-sized and Inflamed

M OVIT: PRODUCliR/DlRliCTOR MORGAN SPURLOCK HAS BliliN very helpful in illustrating the pro-inflammatory na­ture of our modern fast food eatinu habits. His documentary, entitled SupersizeMe, has been airing on cable movie channels and is also availa


The Importance of Occipital Care in the Newborn

Having worked with infants for many years and being continuously frustrated by the effects of birth trauma to their delicate nervous systems, I have been drawn to deeper levels of analysis and correction. For many years, I relied on gentle, specific


Factors in Whiplash

Reference: Effects of abnormal posture on capsular ligament elongations in a computational model subjected to whiplash loading. Journal of Biomechanics Volume 38, Issue 6, June 2005, Pages 1313-1323 Brian D. Stemper, Narayan Yoganan- dan, and Frank


Sport-Specific Rehab

THE REHABILITATION PROCESS FOR INJURED ATHLETES IS OFTEN divided into three distinct phases: acute, recovery and functional.1 A comprehensive rehabilitation plan will include different types of exercises tailored for each of the three healing phases


Finding Common Grounds and Goals Thomas G. E. DePuydt, M.D.

Thomas Depuydt is an M.D. who specializes in Sports Medicine, and recognizes the importance of taking an integrated approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries. In an interview with The American Chiropractor (TAC), Dr. Depuydt discusses the "parad


Returning the Injured Athlete to Optimum Performance

LOW BACK PAIN AFFECTS ALMOST everyone during their lifetime, and this includes well-conditioned athletes. The very nature of athletics is that the athlete is performing an activity that requires a high level of skill, strength, power and/or coordina


Rapid Rehabilitation of a Hamstring Strain: A Case Study

Hamstring Strain Discussion Hamstring strains are an extreme­ly common occurrence in the sport of soccer. The hamstrings span two joints and arc, therefore, subject to stretching at more than one point. Therapies for this type of injury have traditi

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