Dr. Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO
Life Chiropractic College West
A. Overview relating whiplash trauma, neurological function, and chiropractic healthcare.
B. Discuss cell membrane trauma and arachidonic cascade to prostaglandin E2.
A. Discuss the Gate Theory of Pain
B. Review the acute pain pathway from receptor to cortex
C. Review the mechanical pathway from receptor to cortex, ad its relationship to pain inhibition.
This hour emphasizing the balance relationship between perception of pain, spinal joint mobility, chiropractic diagnostics, and chiropractic adjustment management.
A. Discuss mild traumatic brain injury and its nutritional management.
B. Discuss specific aspects of the “S” shaped cervical spine configuration during whiplash trauma, and the resulting injury to the disc and facet joint capsules.
A. Discuss the significance of other factors that affect patient injury, including awareness, head/neck rotational, and pre-accident degenerative joint disease.
B. Review the concepts on patient injury at occurring at low speed collisions.
A. Review studies on whiplash injury prognosis.
B. Review a studies on chiropractic management of late whiplash syndrome.
A. Review the clinical neuroanatomy of the intervertebral disc.
B. Review the clinical neuroanatomy of the facet articulation.
A. Discuss 5 primary concepts of chronic spine pain and their clinical relationship to the chiropractic adjustment.
Discuss non-pharmacological anti-inflammatory patient management.
Discuss excitotoxins and how they pertain to pain, brain trauma, and diet.
A. Discuss spinal cord reflexes as they relate to tissue trauma and chronic pain.
Discuss the concept of motion, and specifically chiropractic manipulative motion as it relates to the clinical management of the soft tissue trauma patient. This section emphasizes the orthopedic component. The discussion covers how the adjustment affects tissue fibrosis, adhesions, and altered instantaneous axis of rotation for subluxated vertebra.
Discuss the concept of motion, and specifically chiropractic manipulative motion as it relates to the clinical management of the soft tissue trauma patient. This section emphasizes the neurological component. The discussion covers how the adjustment affects the spinal cord, the brain, the muscular system, and the vascular system.
Integrative summary hour:
Integrate the neurological and orthopedic information learned over the weekend with principles of chiropractic subluxation complex and spinal adjusting for the management of both the orthopedic and neurological aspects of the spinal traumatized patient.
● General Attendance DCs / Staff: $289 / $189
● OSCA Members / Staff: $189 / $99
● Member Plus Members and their Staff: Included with membership!