Practice Central The “difficult patient” has challenged every chiropractor who has ever been in practice. It is likely most of us have experienced a difficult patient within the last month or even the last week. In our offices we hear questions like, “Do I really have to come in for that many visits?” and statements such as, “I will have to discuss it with my spouse.” Chiropractors have been quoted as saying, “If people would only understand the benefits of chiropractic they would be holding us at gunpoint forcing us to adjust them.”
Clinical Concerns The name itself is anything but welcoming. It is often dreaded by health care professionals, feared by patients, and in some cases too quickly diagnosed by doctors. No matter how you view it, frozen shoulder is no small thing to manage and recover from. Part of the difficulty in treating and diagnosing frozen shoulder (or, in more specific terms, adhesive capsulitis) is the lack of agreement….
This October, healthcare practitioners across the U.S. are honoring women everywhere by recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Often signified by a pink ribbon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women regardless of race or ethnicity, with 242,000 new cases reported annually. The American Cancer Society (ACS) adds that, while there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., this form of cancer is still the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with 1 in 38 women losing their lives to this particular type of cancer.
Wellness Approach In your practice, the supplement regimens of your patients tend to be pain-relieving or joint-strengthening formulas. For many other health concerns, however, there is a botanical being rediscovered by leading research and perched on the edge of a renaissance: grape seed extract. That may sound surprising. After all, grape seed extract’s popularity seemed to peak about 20 years ago. But this burst of fame was short-lived.
Clinical Concerns Modern technology is truly amazing. In the palm of your hand is a device that has the ability to bring you information and entertainment in an instant. On any given day, you can look around in public places and see people engrossed in their mobile devices. Smart phones have taken over daily life and, although they bring some useful benefits, there are physical problems that can come from their use as well.