The acronym R.I.C.E. stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation and it was coined by Gabe Mirkin, M.D. in 1978 as a way to address inflammation due to injury. Ever since, this modality has been a staple to treat sports injuries and muscle soreness issues. However, just because R.I.C.E. has been the standard, it may not always be the best way to treat injuries or to promote recovery.
"My back hurts, Doc." This is one of the most common complaints heard by family doctors. Approximately 25–60% of patients who experience low-back pain (LBP) will report recurrence of pain, many within as little as one year.¹ LBP is the most common cause of work disability in the US.² Many patients on disability for in excess of six months will not return to work, and that number decreases to near zero after two years.³ LBP is also the most expensive reason for work disability in the US.² It has been estimated that 2% of the work force in the US will be compensated for back injuries yearly.³
First impressions matter. Clients pay attention to details, and upon first glance they will notice if your upholstery looks clean and well cared for, or if it appears tattered, stained or in disrepair. Since you have made an investment in purchasing a quality chiropractic table, it is important to keep it clean and in good repair for many years of use, and satisfied customers.
Anti-fatigue floor mats promote employee wellness and workplace safety by proficiently reducing stress, strain and improving circulation, all while minimizing joint, limb and muscle aches. The use of high quality, ergonomically sound anti-fatigue mats is a crucial link in reducing pain related to standing long hours at work.
The human body is designed to move. Unfortunately, in today's workplace environment most people have either sedentary jobs, or jobs that require long hours of continuous standing. Office jobs that require sitting at a desk for eight or more hours per day is generally considered unhealthy. Although standing can be a healthier alternative to continuous sitting, prolonged standing can place excess strain on the back, legs and feet. This blog will discuss the benefits of using anti-fatigue mats to lessen the strain.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Creating a planned preventative maintenance program for your Apollo Laser unit only makes good cents in the long run uncovering minor issues early to save time and money.
Chiropractic and Physical Therapy work great in conjunction with each other. Adding physical therapy to your practice can expand your services, allow you to treat a wider population of people and offer a more wholesome and thorough treatment experience for your patients. Chiropractors can address joint and skeletal issues while physical therapist can strengthen and stabilize the problem areas. Together, treatments can be more effective and convenient for patients.
Do your patients ever give you a confused look after you explain a technique, exercise or position to them? It might be because you were using chiropractic or anatomy terms that they don't know the meaning of.
It is easy for professionals to talk in technical terms without skipping a beat, however, it is important for you to explain to your patients what these terms mean and how they relate to their care. To help you communicate with your patients more simply, we have put together a list of some common chiropractic terms with a brief definition that is easier for every day patients to understand.