Auto Collision Injuries 2020, Part B
Daniel P. Dock, DC, DIANM
Diplomate International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Objective: Helps identify which physical structures were injured in a collision. Helps identify which is pre-existing and which is new. Covers the acute stage, through the possible chronic stage of the condition.
5 Hours CE
Hour 1 Do ALL soft tissue injuries heal in three months? Clinical evaluation of cases that resolve versus cases that are permanent. Pain-free versus painful degenerative disc syndrome/osteoarthritis. Are abnormalities on x-ray/MRI painful? Where is the pain coming from? Pre-vertebral soft tissue shadow.
Hour 2 Brain neuroanatomy and function of the multiple lobes of the brain, including the basal ganglion, brain stem, midbrain.
Doctor's understand where the patient's symptoms are coming from, when they understand the neuroanatomy and function. Example pathologies/conditions are covered which help the doctor correlate the symptoms to the different parts of the brain and brainstem.
Hour 3 Post Concussion Syndrome. Pathology and symptoms including mild traumatic brain injury, moderate traumatic brain injury, and severe traumatic brain injury. Various history formats and intake forms, Impact Test for athletes.
Hour 4 Post Trauma Stress Disorder. Multiple sclerosis and trauma. Post Trauma Movement Disorders, post trauma dementia. Post trauma tremor. Post trauma Fibromyalgia. Post trauma hypothalamus pituitary symptoms.
Dizziness/vertigo. The different structures that may cause this and the different injuries/conditions that may cause these symptoms.
Vertebral artery dissection symptoms, vertebral artery Rotational Occlusion, internal carotid artery dissection symptoms. Emboli from vertebral artery dissection or internal carotid artery dissection symptoms. Aggravation of pre existing cervical spine conditions.
Hour 5 Records Documentation. History taking. Chief Complaint. Current & past history. Localizing and identifying a collision related injury, and collision related conditions. General health & family health history. Localizing and identifying a condition not related to the collision.
Records Documentation in Spinal Pain Patients: Initial Visit, Subsequent Visits. History. Examination. Referrals. Care Plan development. Record keeping of mechanism of injury as part of the examination procedure to formulate a better diagnosis.
Care Plan, re-examination, daily SOAP. Appropriate referrals. Flexion-extension x-rays, MRI.