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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Concussion Management Amongst Sports Physicians
- And Finally, a Story about Cervical Manipulation and Stroke
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #572 recorded November 18, 2016.
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Concussion Management Amongst Sports Physicians
The primary purpose of a study recently published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, was to examine concussion management practice patterns among sports medicine physicians in the United States.
Authors of the study distributed a questionnaire to physician members of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine assessing the current practices for evaluating and managing concussions sustained during sports. Specifically, the authors asked respondents about their use of management guidelines, medications, balance assessments, neuropsychological tests, and return-to-play strategies.
The study concluded that most sports medicine physicians seem to use recently developed guidelines for concussion management, regularly use medications and neuropsychological testing in management strategies, and follow established return-to-play guidelines.
The Clinical Relevance Pearl of the study stated that Sports medicine physicians seem to have clinical expertise in the management of sport-related concussion.
Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/cjsportsmed/Fulltext/2016/09000/Concussion_Management_Practice_Patterns_Among.5.aspx?cid=MR-eJP-Newsletter-SportsMedicine-SportsMedicine-JSM-NoPromo&rid=46382964
Cervical Manipulation and Stroke
The American Chiropractic Association, the ACA has recently started to contact Doctors of Chiropractic about recent media stories related to Cervical Manipulation and risk of Stroke.
There is an ongoing interest in the association between cervical manipulation and the incidence of cervical arterial dissection (CAD) followed by stroke.
Historically, opinion rather than fact has often dominated discussions on this topic, even though the incidence of stroke associated with cervical manipulation is very rare and there is a lack of evidence to prove that cervical adjustments cause stroke.
The ACA is sensitive to the public’s concerns surrounding this complex issue, and is offering the following resources to help doctors of chiropractic disseminate accurate information to patients, health care colleagues and the media.
ACA encourages doctors of chiropractic to speak to patients about the benefits and risks associated with any treatment plan they may recommend, as well as benefits and risks associated with other treatments their patients may consider. Review ACA’s policy on Informed Consent for guidance on fostering shared decision making with patients.
The ACA recommends that all Doctors be prepared to speak with patients about chiropractic safety. To assist with these discussions, the facts sheets and infographic below may be downloaded, printed and distributed to patients.
Surf to our Show Notes for links including Patient Handouts and Talking Points – https://www.acatoday.org/Practice-Resources/Compliance/Cervical-Arterial-Dissection
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For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been
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