Stroke: Cervical Spine Adjusting and Cervical Artery Issues (Clum, online 2023)
The conversation around cervical spine adjusting and vertebral artery issues has changed significantly in the last ten years. Recent epidemiological and anatomical research illuminates and clarifies the disputed connections between chiropractic and stroke. Dr. Clum delivers a clear and invigorating update on the safety of cervical spine adjusting and vertebral artery issues, based on a review of the scientific literature.
This course is available through December 31. Download or print your certificate before that date.
By the end of the seminar, you will be better able to:
- understand epidemiological factors that have led to public misunderstanding about the safety of cervical spine adjusting;
- recognize anatomical and biological factors that may contribute to stroke or vertebral artery dissection;
- cite research studies on the safety of cervical spine adjusting; and
- communicate the safety and risk of chiropractic care to patients
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Introduction of research on stroke and cervical spine adjusting. Causes of stroke and CVA. Explanation of epidemiology, anatomy, physiology, pathology of vertebral arteries. Arterial circulation, histology, injury & inflammation, clotting, emboli, ischemia.
Pathophysiology, sequellae of Cerebral Artery Dissection (CAD), and Vertebral Artery Dissection (VAD). Extensive review of literature through 2018. Practical steps for the chiropractor: screening tests (not reliable), pre- and post-adjustment indicators, VAD symptoms. How to prepare yourself and your office staff to respond to a possible emergency.
Review of additional literature and literature published in 2019, with attention to 1) epidemiology, 2) blood flow alterations based on cervical spine position and movement, 3) Hypertension, 4) increasing safety in cervical spine adjusting
GERALD CLUM, DC
Dr. Clum is a 1973 graduate of the Palmer College of Chiropractic where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. In the early 1970s he practiced in Davenport, Iowa and accepted an appointment as an instructor at his alma mater. In 1975 with the founding of Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia by Dr. Sid E. Williams, Dr. Clum was appointed a member of the charter faculty, the “Day One Faculty”, of Life Chiropractic College. In January 1981 Dr. Clum was appointed President of Life Chiropractic College West (Hayward, CA). He served in that role for the next 30 years through January, 2011. At the time of his retirement from Life Chiropractic College West Dr. Clum was provided with the title President Emeritus by the Board of Regents of Life Chiropractic College West.
His career accomplishments include guiding Life Chiropractic College West through Recognized Candidate for Accreditation (RCA) status onto Accredited status with the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE). He was a founding member and as secretary-treasurer completed the formation and incorporation of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) in 1983. While serving as president of the ACC Dr. Clum spearheaded the development and implementation of the ChiroLoan program in cooperation with Education Funding Services of Hyannis, MA. He was a member of founding Council (board of directors) of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) in 1988. In the early 1990s he was honored as Chiropractor of the Year by the International Chiropractors Association, “Man of the Year” by Dynamic Chiropractic and in a poll of the readers of Dynamic Chiropractic was identified as being among the top 5 most respected leaders in the chiropractic profession. In 1999 he led the effort of Life Chiropractic College West to purchase an $11 million 12 acre campus in Hayward, California and then saw through a $17 million renovation of the campus into the current home of Life Chiropractic College West. In 2003-2005 Dr. Clum co-chaired the Identity Consultation of the chiropractic profession conducted by the World Federation of Chiropractic.
In 2014 Dr. Clum was the recipient of the Lee-Homewood Award of the Association for the History of Chiropractic. In 2015 he received the 2015 Honour Award of the World Federation of Chiropractic.
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Life Chiropractic College West is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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Available Credit Hours
- 3.00 AK Chiropractic BoardAlaska Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 CA Chiro Board, Category BCA Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Cat B
- 3.00 CO Chiropractic BoardColorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 CT Chiropractic BoardConnecticut Board of Chiropractic Examiner
- 3.00 DC Chiropractic BoardDistrict of Columbia Board of Chiropractic
- 3.00 DE Chiropractic BoardDelaware Board of Chiropractic
- 3.00 HI Chiropractic BoardHawaii Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 IA Chiropractic BoardIowa Board of Chiropractic
- 3.00 ID Chiropractic BoardIdaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians
- 3.00 IL Chiropractic BoardIllinois Medical Licensing Board
- 3.00 IN Chiropractic BoardIndiana Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 KS Chiropractic AssocKansas Chiropractic Association
- 3.00 MA Chiropractic BoardMassachusetts Board of Registration of Chiropractors
- 3.00 MD Chiropractic BoardMaryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 ME Chiropractic BoardMaine Board of Chiropractic Licensure
- 3.00 MN Chiropractic BoardMinnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 MT Chiropractic BoardMontana Board of Chiropractors
- 3.00 NC Chiropractic BoardNorth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 ND Chiropractic BoardNorth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 NE Chiropractic BoardNebraska Board of Chiropractic
- 3.00 NH Chiropractic BoardNew Hampshire Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 NJ Chiropractic BoardNew Jersey Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 NV Chiropractic BoardNevada Chiropractic Physicians' Board
- 3.00 OH Chiropractic BoardOhio Chiropractic Board
- 3.00 OR Chiropractic BoardOregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 PACEFCLB Providers of Approved Continuing Education
- 3.00 PR Chiropractic BoardPuerto Rico Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 RI Chiropractic BoardRhode Island Board of Examiners in Chiropractic
- 3.00 SC Chiropractic BoardSouth Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 SD Chiropractic BoardSouth Dakota Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 TN Chiropractic BoardTennessee Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- 3.00 UT Chiropractic BoardUtah Chiropractic Physicians Licensing Board
- 3.00 VA Board of MedicineVirginia Board of Medicine
- 3.00 VT Chiropractic BoardVermont Board of Chiropractic
- 3.00 WA Chiropractic CommWashington Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission
- 3.00 WY Chiropractic BoardWyoming Board of Chiropractic Examiners
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