Greetings, valued CA! How has your year started off so far?! There are some great tips in this new issue of the magazine, which can give you some innovative ways to improve your techniques! First, you will want to notice the article by Dr. Keith Giaquinto, on page 6, “The Best Kept Secret About Inflammation,” as it will help you to know and understand how inflammation can actually be helpful to the body and is a necessary reaction to begin the healing process.
It's always exciting when the office is wonderfully chaotic and busy—patients seem to be everywhere and you happily struggle to keep up with all that needs to be done in those moments. Patients are coming and going, staff members are busy servicing patients, synergy is in the air, and things seem to be going well.
The body employs inflammation as its first line of defense to oppose any of the possible injurious threats it may encounter. Inflammation itself is not as bad as some people may believe. Acute inflammation is a good thing because it has a very important task to do.
Five Ways to Make Your Chiropractic Career More Fulfilling
Over the years, I have met CAs who have worked in practices for six months and some who have invested more than 20 years in a practice. Interestingly, most CAs did not look at this position as a long-term career but as more of a "resting spot" on their way to another career.
ANATOMY IN ACTION SERIES: Understanding X-ray Fundamentals
Educational articles designed to help CA’s understand the underlying anatomy and physiology of conditions or issues presenting to the chiropractic office.
In the chiropractic office x-rays are an important tool to help DC's look deeper into a patient's skeletal structure and alignment. Some offices take X-rays as a standard procedure to rule out underlying pathology (like a possible tumor, infection, fracture if there has been trauma, or osteoporosis in folks at risk).