Spinal Trauma

Hour 3 of 12 - How to Determine the Severity of a Spinal Injury

 
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Spinal Trauma - Hour 3 of 12 - How to Determine the Severity of a Spinal Injury

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Course Objective

This is one-hour of a complete course by Dr. Cronk. It may be taken alone but is best if taken with the hour, subtitled Mechanism of Injury, "Spinal Trauma, Terminology, and Stress Radiology". It covers the relationship between trauma and subluxation then provides an outline of the underlying and contributing factors. He covers how to determine the severity of injury, specific areas of damage, and the exact degree of misalignment needed to qualify as a ratable permanent injury according to the AMA Impairment Guide. He provides a description of the actual ligaments damaged during whiplash and explains how to determine the severity of ligament sprain.

It is extremely important to detect ligament damage, document its presence and develop treatment programs based on accepted protocols. Dr. Cronk explains how a spine reacts when external forces cause mechanical deformation of ligaments. This course reviews the research-based treatment protocols and guidelines to help the practitioner more effectively treat patients injured by trauma.

Learning Objectives

The likelihood will be able to describe the relationship between trauma, subluxation, and the factors that determine the likelihood of subluxation. He or she will be able to determine the severity of injury, which ligaments are damaged, and if the injury is ratable according to the AMA guides.

Course Instructor

Dr. Jeffrey Cronk

Doctor of Chiropractic, DC

Jeffrey A. Cronk, DC, CICE is a Doctor of Chiropractic who graduated from Palmer...

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