Professor: Dr. Adam Klotzek
Module 804 (Spinal Cord)
The common link that allows our brains to modulate all functions within the human body from the neck down.
As far as anatomy goes the spinal cord is one of the most important pieces of the anatomy of the central nervous system. After all, it is responsible for linking the brain to most aspects of the environment and allows the brain to transmit signals to create movements that will allow it to adapt and react to the environment at hand. It is amazingly small for what it does. Measuring 45 cm (18 in) in men and around 43 cm (17 in) long in women the spinal cord has a varying width, ranging from 13 mm (1⁄2 in) thick in the cervical and lumbar regions to 6.4 mm (1⁄4 in) thick in the thoracic area. This is an incredibly small structure (Widthwise) for all that it does. You name it the spinal cord has pathways that pretty much allow a function to exist and allow the brain to modify it. Thus, it is critical for the clinician to have a thorough understanding of these pathways, their placement in the spinal cord, projections and how they can be affected by trauma. Since the Spinal cord is encased in a bony canal called the “Vertebral Canal” it is susceptible to injuries and disorders affecting the vertebral column. As chiropractors, we have a vested interested in maintaining the health of our spines and thus positively influencing the health and function of the spinal cord.
In This Module You Will Learn:
- The very interesting story of how the spinal cord developed both evolutionary and embryonically. This will allow one to understand how all chiropractic techniques are linked and how treatment distal to the site of the problem can have profound positive effects.
- You will learn the story behind the establishment of homologous columns. What are they, what they do and most importantly how we can use them clinically to help our patients.
- You will learn about the major sensory and motor tracts in the spinal cord. This will include reviewing their:
- Placement in the cord
- You will learn how to clinically exam your patients thoroughly for injuries and or damage sustained to the various spinal cord tracts.
- You will learn about the most common ailments that affect the spinal cord. How to diagnose them and more importantly how to treat them.
- Learn what kind of adjustment work best in treating different disorders of the spinal cord.
- Finally, you will attain competency in the understanding of the effects of the autonomic nervous system and its influence on spinal cord function. Through this understanding will come new insights on applications for care and management of your patients. This will undoubtedly improve your patient outcomes.
Taking this course will change the way that you view lesions of the spinal cord and how you inevitably treat them significantly increasing your confidence and success rate with these types of patient.
Don’t hesitate and miss out. Register Today!!!
November 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
November 26, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Venue: Centre Chiropratique Paris 6