Understanding Whiplash: Unraveling the Impact of Auto Accidents Part 1 (Murphy, Jan 20-21, 2024 on-campus)

Hayward, CA US
January 20, 2024 to January 21, 2024

Summary:

The most important consideration for the understanding of the consequences of cervical spine traumatic injury caused by motor vehicle collisions (WHIPLASH-TYPE MECHANISMS) is the unique anatomy of the cervical spine. This includes the uncinated processes, the upper cervical spine complex, the vascular system, and the brain.

The secondary important consideration is the understanding of the basic laws of physics, including inertia, mass, speed, velocity, acceleration, etc. These concepts should be coupled with:

•       Vehicle variables, such as size, road conditions, directions of impact, head restraints, seat belts, bumper characteristics, etc.

•       Patient variables, such as awareness, head position, age, degenerative joint disease, central canal stenosis, etc.

Lastly, the established steps in the healing of injured soft tissues and how they are influenced by various types of chiropractic care interventions should be understood.

These concepts, and more, are integrated into this class presentation.

 

SCHEDULE

January 20, 2024, 12:00pm - 8:00 pm

January 21, 2024, 8:00am - 12:00 pm

12 general CE hours

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 AZ Chiropractic Board
    Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 11.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 1.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 KS Chiropractic Assoc
    Kansas Chiropractic Association
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 12.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MO Chiropractic Board
    Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NS Chiropractic College
    Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 12.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 12.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 12.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 12.00 VI Chiropractic Board
    U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Course opens: 
01/01/2023
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Event starts: 
01/20/2024 - 12:00pm PST
Event ends: 
01/21/2024 - 12:00pm PST
Cost:
$429.00

Hour#1:  Anatomy Review

Emphasize the unique anatomy of the cervical spine as related to spinal trauma.

Point out the importance of the uncinate process joints as related to disc herniation, the nerve root, the vertebral artery, and the spinal cord.

Explain how cervical spine injury may manifest clinically as low back and leg pain.

 

Hour#2:  Define Sleep Hygiene

Explain the role for sleep and sleep’s influence on the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Summarize the influence of sleep on brain neurochemistry.

 

Hour#3:  Awareness and Soft Tissue Injury

Explain the influence of awareness on an impending collision and the muscles ability to protect joints.

Explain how being “caught by surprise” by a collision is related to a poor prognosis for full recovery.

 

Hour#4:  Whiplash History

Summarize the history of whiplash injuries, including mechanical mechanisms, biological mechanisms, pathology, diagnostics and management.

Define the issues that the early whiplash literature got wrong.

Emphasize the issues that early whiplash literature got correct.

 

Hour#5: Whiplash Today

Summarize recent advances in the understanding of whiplash injuries, emphasizing anatomy, diagnostics, pain production and pain suppression.

Integrate whiplash trauma, chronic pain, and chiropractic care.

 

Hour#6: Low Speed Collisions and Minor Vehicle Damage

Point out the mathematics of how a low speed vehicle to vehicle collision can result in passenger injury.

Explain why vehicle damage should not be used as a proxy for passenger injury.

Integrate the concepts of awareness, rotation, and pre-accident spondylosis in injury magnitude and prognosis.

 

Hour#7: Soft Tissue Injury and Repair

Define the three phases of soft tissue healing and point out the time sequence for each phase.

Justify the clinical interventions that have a positive therapeutic influence on each phase of soft tissue injury healing.

Emphasize the concept of motion in the healing of injured soft tissues, especially spinal adjusting (specific manipulation) motion.

Quantify acute injury and ultimate recovery(prognosis) by using measurement outcomes.

 

Hour#8: Treatment Duration, Frequency, and Prognosis

Summarize the biology and published data on treatment frequency and duration for whiplash spinal trauma.

Point out published studies relating to recovery and prognosis.

Reference the incidence of acceleration of spondylosis in long-term studies following a whiplash injury.

 

Hour#9: Upper Cervical Spine Injury and the flow of Cerebral Spinal Fluid

Review the evidence for upper cervical spine injury and instability following whiplash injury and its influence of cerebral spinal fluid flow.

Integrate upper cervical spinal injury to cerebellar ectopia.

 

Hour#10: Informed Consent

Define the legal requirements for informed consent for chiropractic care.

Review common entities for an informed consent and the rational for each.

 

Hour#11: Directions of Impact

The rear-end collision

The side-impact collision

The head-on collision

 

Hour#12: Whiplash Injury and the Vertebral Artery

Review the anatomy of the vertebral-basilar vascular systems

Distinguish between the anterior and posterior circulation

Summarize the signs and symptoms of a cervical spine vascular injury

Solidify the knowledge as to when the suspected vascular injury patient should be referred to diagnostic imaging or emergency services.

Life Chiropractic College West
25001 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
United States
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DAN MURPHY, DC

Dr. Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978, and has more than 36 years of practice experience. He received his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dr. Murphy has served as part-time undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, where he is currently teaching classes to seniors in the Management of Spinal Disorders.

See below for a list of credits available for this seminar. 

Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the CCE and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

*The following State and Province boards do not require an application when a program is sponsored by a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE): CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IA, MD, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NJ, OR, RI, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY, BC, NB, ON, QC. Life Chiropractic College West cannot guarantee that any session of this offering will be accepted by these licensing board(s). Life West urges licensees to familiarize themselves with the laws governing continuing education in the jurisdictions where they hold licensure.

Available Credit Hours

  • 12.00 AK Chiropractic Board
    Alaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 AZ Chiropractic Board
    Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 11.00 CA Chiro Board, Category B
    CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
  • 1.00 CA Chiropractic Board, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
    California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Category A Exam/Adjust/Billing
  • 12.00 CO Chiropractic Board
    Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 CT Chiropractic Board
    Connecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
  • 12.00 DC Chiropractic Board
    District of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 DE Chiropractic Board
    Delaware Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 HI Chiropractic Board
    Hawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 IA Chiropractic Board
    Iowa Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 ID Chiropractic Board
    Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
  • 12.00 IL Chiropractic Board
    Illinois Medical Licensing Board
  • 12.00 IN Chiropractic Board
    Indiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 KS Chiropractic Assoc
    Kansas Chiropractic Association
  • 12.00 MA Chiropractic Board
    Massachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 MD Chiropractic Board
    Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ME Chiropractic Board
    Maine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
  • 12.00 MI Chiropractic Board
    Michigan Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 MN Chiropractic Board
    Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MO Chiropractic Board
    Missouri Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MS Chiropractic Board
    Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 MT Chiropractic Board
    Montana Board of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NC Chiropractic Board
    North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 ND Chiropractic Board
    North Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NE Chiropractic Board
    Nebraska Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 NH Chiropractic Board
    New Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NJ Chiropractic Board
    New Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 NS Chiropractic College
    Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors
  • 12.00 NV Chiropractic Board
    Nevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
  • 12.00 OH Chiropractic Board
    Ohio Chiropractic Board
  • 12.00 OR Chiropractic Board
    Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 PACE
    FCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
  • 12.00 PR Chiropractic Board
    Puerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 RI Chiropractic Board
    Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
  • 12.00 SC Chiropractic Board
    South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 SD Chiropractic Board
    South Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 UT Chiropractic Board
    Utah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
  • 12.00 VA Board of Medicine
    Virginia Board of Medicine
  • 12.00 VI Chiropractic Board
    U.S. Virgin Islands Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • 12.00 VT Chiropractic Board
    Vermont Board of Chiropractic
  • 12.00 WA Chiropractic Comm
    Washington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
  • 12.00 WY Chiropractic Board
    Wyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Price

Cost:
$429.00
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