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BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


In 2009 there was a paper published by Walton et al in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy identifying risk factors for sub-optimal outcomes in whiplash injured patients.


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


The significance of pre-existing conditions has been debated since long before I began practicing 23 years ago. The defense position has always been that the reason for the patient complaints is the preexisting condition.


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


First, we need to define what SPECT imaging is and what it does. SPECT is an acronym for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography. It provides an indirect measure of brain metabolism by measuring cerebral blood flow.


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


A study in the European Spine Journal caught my attention because of its relevance to patients with chronic spine pain after trauma. This journal is considered to be one of the most highly regarded spine journals published.


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


We’ve all seen the billboards and buses, scaring the public, suggesting that they will have a stroke if they are treated by a chiropractor. When I first saw the billboard several years ago, I assumed that it was a law firm looking for a new niche.


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


This month a paper was published in the journal INJURY (Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 144-146). The article, “Can patients with low energy whiplash-associated disorder develop low back pain?” is authored by Nicholas Beattie and Martyn E. Lovell from the University Hospital of South Manchester.


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


Victims involved in acceleration-deceleration injuries, commonly known as whiplash, will often have early onset of symptoms consistent with Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD).


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


I was reading a chiropractic trade paper and came across a literature review done by Dr. Dan Murphy. In this review, he looks at a study published in the journal Brain Injury (July 2010 24(7-8):988-994)) titled “A Case Controlled study of Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia (Chiari) and Head/neck Trauma (whiplash).


BY: DR. STEVEN W.SHAW


Despite what you may hear from the spine surgical community there is an increasing controversy of what role spine surgery, and specifically spinal fusion, should play in the management of back pain in the future.


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