Friday, April 12, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Nerve

The body’s communication system; nerves carry messages back and forth between the brain and all body parts.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Human Nervous System (Part 1) - Spinal Cord and Periphery (Animation)


In this animation, we will describe the human nervous system in a very detailed way. Here we first focus on the spinal cord and the periphery.

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Myofascial Release

Releasing the fascia (the sheath around a muscle) by gentle movements.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Myofascial Pain

Referred pain caused by trigger points, or hard nodules in muscle tissue.

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Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter


Happy Easter To You.

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Human Nervous System (Part 2) - Brain (Animation)


This animation describes the human brain with breathtaking images.

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Muscles

Soft tissues that provide strength and assist with motor ability, or movement. Spinal muscles support your spine as it bends and flexes.

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Muscle Spasm

A sudden violent involuntary contraction of a muscle or a group of muscles. A muscle spasm is attended by pain and interference with function, producing involuntary movement and distortion.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

How Depression Affects The Brain - Yale Medicine Explains


For many people, depression turns out to be one of the most disabling illnesses that we have in society. Despite the treatments that we have available, many people are not responding that well. It's a disorder that can be very disabling in society. It's also a disorder that has medical consequences. By understand the neurobiology of depression we hope to be able more to find the right treatment for the patient suffering from this disease.  The current standard of care for the treatment of depression is based on what we call the monoamine deficiency hypothesis. Essentially, presuming that one of three neurotransmitters in the brain is deficient or underactive. But the reality is, there are more than 100 neurotransmitters in the brain. And billions of connections between neurons. So we know that that's a limited hypothesis. Neurotransmitters can be thought of as the chemical messengers within the brain, it's what helps one cell in the brain communicate with another, to pass that message along from one brain region to another. For decades, we thought that the primary pathology, the primary cause of depression was some abnormality in these neurotransmitters, specifically serotonin or norepinephrine. However, norepinephrine and serotonin did not seem to be able to account for this cause, or to cause the symptoms of depression in people who had major depression. Instead, the chemical messengers between the nerve cells in the higher centers of the brain, which include glutamate and GABA, were possibilities as alternative causes for the symptoms of depression. When you're exposed to severe and chronic stress like people experience when they have depression, you lose some of the connections between the nerve cells. The communication in these circuits becomes inefficient and noisy, we think that the loss of these synaptic connections contributes to the biology of depression. There are clear differences between a healthy brain and a depressed brain. And the exciting thing is, when you treat that depression effectively, the brain goes back to looking like a healthy brain, both at the cellular level and at a global scale. It's critical to understand the neurobiology of depression and how the brain plays a role in that for two main reasons. One, it helps us understand how the disease develops and progresses, and we can start to target treatments based on that. We are in a new era of psychiatry. This is a paradigm shift, away from a model of monoaminergic deficiency to a fuller understanding of the brain as a complex neurochemical organ. All of the research is driven by the imperative to alleviate human suffering. Depression is one of the most substantial contributors to human suffering. The opportunity to make even a tiny dent in that is an incredible opportunity.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Muscle Tension

A state where the muscles are in a general state of contraction.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Massage Therapy

A general term to describe various bodywork techniques.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

How a synapse works


Learn how a synapse works in the brain.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Manipulation

Manual movement of the spinal bones or joints to restore normal function.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Lumbar

The lower five weight bearing vertebrae that are located between the thoracic vertebrae and the sacrum.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Anatomical Position and Directional Terms [Anatomy MADE EASY]


Anatomical position and directional terms of the human body. Anatomy review and examples of medial, lateral, proximal, distal, anterior, posterior, superior, inferior, and more!

Simplified review of the standard anatomical position, body planes and sections, and directional terms. 

Examples of proximal, distal, medial, lateral, superficial, deep, anterior (ventral), posterior (dorsal), superior (cranial), inferior (caudal), unilateral, bilateral, ipsilateral, and contralateral.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Low Back Pain

Pain at the base of the spine that can be caused by several factors.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Lordosis

The curve in the cervical and lumbar spine. An abnormal accentuated arch in the lower back swayback.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

What is Chiropractic? UPDATED


Chiropractic is the largest alternative healthcare profession in the world, but what exactly is it? This video explains how chiropractic works with the body via the nervous system to help the body heal naturally without the use of drugs or surgery. Presented by Palmer College of Chiropractic.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Ligament

Strong, dense bands made of connective tissue that stabilize a joint, connecting bone to bone across the joint.

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Sunday, February 18, 2024

Easiest Way to Remember Movement Terms | Corporis


To round out the intro to Anatomy videos, we'll learn the words you'll need to describe the unique motions that the joints have to go through.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Monday, February 12, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Laminectomy

A surgical procedure that removes a portion of the plate that serves as the back of the spinal canal. This decompression procedure is performed for treatment of herniated intervertebral discs and spinal stenosis.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Kyphosis


Normal curve of the thoracic spine. Also describes an excess curvature of the thoracic spine called a “dowager’s hump.” This is a common occurrence in people with osteoporosis.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

What are stem cells? - Craig A. Kohn


Learn about the science of stem cells and how these incredible, transforming cells could lead to personalized medicine for individual bodies.

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Kinesiology

The study of muscles and their relation to movement and pain relief.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Inflammation

A pathologic process associated with redness, heat, swelling, pain, and loss of function. This process destroys tissues but is also associated with the repair and healing of body structures.

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Joints: Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology #20


We continue our look at your bones and skeletal system, skipping over the silly kid's song in favor of a more detailed look at your axial and appendicular skeleton. This episode also talks about the structural and functional classifications of your joints and the major types of body movement that they facilitate.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Instrument Adjustment

A form of chiropractic adjustment using a spring-loaded device called an Activator.

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Ice Massage

A form of therapy involving the application of ice to treat many kinds of injuries, including those associated with back or neck pain. Ice causes the veins in the affected tissue area to constrict. This reduces the flow of blood while acting as kind of anesthetic to numb the pain. But when the ice is removed, the veins compensate by opening large, allowing a large volume of blood to rush to the affected area. The blood brings with it important chemicals that aid in the healing process.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Lymphatic System Explained In Simple Words


The lymphatic system consists of a complex network of lymphatic vessels, glands or nodes, and organs, such as the spleen and thymus, extending throughout the body. Through it flows a fluid called lymph. The lymphatic system has three main functions. 1. It returns excess body fluid back to the blood circulation. 2. It helps the immune system detect pathogens and mount an immune response. 3. It aids in fat absorption.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Herniated Disc

A disc that protrudes from its normal position between two vertebrae, due to an injury to the annulus; frequently associated with the nucleus of the disc oozing out of the center of the disk.

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Saturday, January 13, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Heat Therapy

A form of therapy often used in patients who have chronic, or long-lasting pain. Heat therapy can involve many kinds of methods, from simple heating pads, wraps, and warm gel packs, to sophisticated techniques such as therapeutic ultrasound. While ice therapy is used to reduce swelling, heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation. Both kinds of therapy help reduce pain.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Muscles of the shoulder joint and girdle - Human Anatomy | Kenhub


In this tutorial, we will briefly discuss and name the muscles of the shoulder joint and girdle.

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Sunday, January 7, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Golfer’s Elbow

A type of elbow pain that originates near the inside part of the bony protrusion. This type of pain is also caused by a tear or rupture in the tendon supporting the elbow bone.

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

Chiropractic Glossary from A to Z : Fusion

In regard to the spine, a surgical procedure to unite two or more vertebrae with bone graft with or without metal supports resulting in immobilization of that portion.

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