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Neurology 202: Chiropractic Considerations of Pain on the Central Nervous System

Online $40.00 2 Michael Hall, DC, FIACN

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Topic: Neurology 202: Chiropractic Considerations of Pain on the Central Nervous System

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Michael W. Hall, DC, FIACN

Course Description:

This presentation will address the more contemporary understandings of the physiological changes that occur within the central nervous system due to the adverse presence of pain. Frontal and parietal lobe diminished blood flow, hypometabolism, and hypervigilant sympathetic nervous system will be shown. The clinical meaning of this physiological change will be discussed in depth as it relates to chiropractic management, patient outcomes, and prognostic determinations. Expand your chiropractic tool box and earn chiropractic continuing education credit!

Course Outline:

  1. Pain – Types and characteristics
    • Nociception
    • Neuropathic
    • Central wind-up / dysesthesia
  2. Physiology of pain and the central nervous system
    • Endogenous modulation
    • Shift towards sympathetic escape
    • Degenerative and inflammatory changes
  3. Clinical ramifications of unresolved chronic pain
    • Signs and symptoms
    • Metabolism / hypometabolism
    • HPA / sympathoexcitatory circuitry
    • Depression / behavioural disorders
  4. Clinical Management
    • Where’s the evidence for Chiropractic?
    • Laboratory / nutrition
    • Rehabilitation

Learning Objectives:

  • Categorize the typing characteristics of pain
  • Discuss the physiology of pain
  • Illustrate the clinical applications of unresolved chronic pain
  • Develop conservative clinical management strategies for pain

Dr. Michael W. Hall is a 1990 graduate with honors from Parker College of Chiropractic. He began clinical practice immediately after graduation while also entering post-graduate programs in clinical neurology and orthopedics. He received his diplomate in clinical neurology from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology in 1993. He was later awarded a fellow in clinical neurology by the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology. For the past three decades Dr. Hall has entertained and educated thousands with enthusiastic passion for chiropractic and clinical neurology. It is his vision that all peoples may experience the healing art of chiropractic.  He has published research, served on scientific and advisory panels, and lectured around the world. His program, “Functional Neurology for the Practicing Chiropractor” is renowned throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. He speaks for the International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association as well as many state, national and international associations. You can find out more about Dr. Hall and where he is next by visiting his website – www.BrainDC.org

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