Does upper cervical chiropractic anatomy research affect your practice?
It does if you provide any care in the upper cervical spine.
Too often the misinformed proclaim there is no correlation between chiropractic care and headaches.
They cite a lack of double-blinded research studies (best suited for drug research) as their “proof”. Or cite poorly performed research of “manipulations” performed by non-chiropractic practitioners as proof of no efficacy.
The better we understand the upper cervical chiropractic anatomy the better we understand the correlation of misalignments with related problems such as headaches. Is there interference to nerve tissue causing subluxation? That is for you to determine. But, anatomist have overlooked the link between the dura mater and the muscles in the sub-occipital triangle for years. It wasn’t until a chiropractic anatomy instructor from Logan college recently discovered this anatomical link.
Listen in on this audio interview with Dr. Frank Scali as we discuss his research in this profound area.
This finding may not change the way you practice, but it may help you better understand and explain the importance of chiropractic care.
What do you think?
You can learn more about Dr. Scali at: http://www.drfrankscali.com/