Thermally-Assisted Electrical Stim Provides Pain Relief and Enhances Cartilage Rejuvenation

Two recent major scientific discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of pain management and osteoarthritis treatment: Electric Field Stimulation and Thermal Stimulation Electric Field Stimulation activates the anti-inflammatory “adenosine – A2aR signaling pathway,” which down-regulates joint inflammation, provides long term pain relief, and promotes restoration of the cartilage. Thermal Stimulation significantly inhibits chondrocytes apoptosis and promotes anabolic (restorative) activities of the …

Dr. Scott Munsterman

DC, FICC, CEO & Founder of Best Practices Academy

Understanding TRP Receptors and Musculoskeletal Pain

There are few things as important to your success as a clinician, as being able to effectively communicate to your patients why you’ve chosen a specific product, exercise, or therapy; how we think it works; and what they should expect. Their buy-in and belief is key to your ability to achieve a desired outcome. Below is some great info on Topical …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

The Power of the Rapid Release

“The Rapid Release is different from other devices because its frequency and amplitude will penetrate the entire depth of the muscle. That is by far the biggest benefit…” Please enjoy our interview with Rapid Release’s Practitioner of the Month, Dr. Peter Cichonski from Performance Chiropractic RRT: First off, thank you for taking the time to be interviewed. We really appreciate …

Iontophoresis for Pain Management

Iontophoresis, in conjunction with other conservative therapies and interventions, has been shown to effectively manage painful symptoms associated with superficial tissue structures in a wide variety of patients. This illustration depicts a patient who has had a recent total knee arthroplasty and suffers from medial knee pain being treated with the newer, self-contained, take-home form of iontophoresis. The negative pole …

Dr. Marovino

Dr. Tiziano Marovino

DPT, MPH, DAIPM

Should You Be Using Iontophoresis with Your Patients?

“Iontophoresis is an electromedical method of delivering chemicals through the skin to a specific anatomical site. This electrochemical treatment avoids the potential adverse effects of medicating a local problem systemically while allowing for a much more concentrated drug dosage to the pathological site.”         -Daniel L. Kirsch, PhD Iontophoresisor EMDA (electromotive drug administration) is the process of transdermal drug delivery by …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Effects of Biofreeze vs Ice on Acute, Non-Complicated Neck Pain

Bart Bishop, Dr. Jay Greenstein, Robert Topp doi: 10.1016/j.clch.2011.09.015 Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 153-154 Background: Cryotherapy has long been used by physical therapists and chiropractors in the management of acute pain and more recently it has been shown to effectively manage chronic pain. Multiple studies have demonstrated that both ice and menthol decrease blood flow and help …

Dr Jay Greenstein Chiropractor DC

Dr. Jay Greenstein

Doctor of Chiropractic, CEO, Sport and Spine Rehab & Founder and President of the Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation.

The Appendix may be more important than we thought

To be or not to be? When it comes to the appendix, that seems to be the question. The appendix has been called a vestigial organ, but that interpretation may be changing. We were taught in school that the appendix seemed to have no apparent purpose and should absolutely be removed if inflamed. This still seems to be the general …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Talking with Patients About the Benefits of Topical Analgesics

In many cases, the best thing you can do to help a patient recover from a musculoskeletal-related injury, or decrease the likelihood of an injury occurring in the first place, is to get the patient moving and condition proper biomechanics. Topical analgesics are a great way to slightly reduce the pain signal so your patients can make it through their …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Damian Lillard and The Science Behind Biofreeze

Whether it’s the dull throb of overworked muscles or the soreness of aching joints, pain effects millions of patients every day. Many of those people could be YOUR current or future patients. They probably have questions about their course of treatment and may want to know why you use Biofreeze Pain Reliever. You know the product works; but the video …

Dr. John Pecora

Doctor of Chiropractic, MeyerDC Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

NormaTec Clinical Case Study

Arkfeld Chiropractic is a chiropractic office in Michigan, focusing on enhancing neurological performance of the brain and spine. They offer a variety of therapies, including those found in professional sports medicine departments, to relieve pain, empower movement, and balance the nervous system. In addition to patients with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, and stress and anxiety, Arkfeld Chiropractic treats a broad …