With Medical Cannabis now legal in 36 US States, practitioners have a greater need than ever to understand the laws surrounding this program, cannabis as medicine, the endocannabinoid system and the research available for its use in qualifying conditions. In Missouri, Amendment 2 became law effective December 6, 2018. Across the state, there is a general lack of information available about the program, the patient certification process, treating qualifying conditions and the potential benefits of medical cannabis.
Approximately one in three patients have used some form of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) in the last year. Most do not share their use of unconventional care with their primary care providers. PCPs need to be aware of the prevalence of CIM use in their practice and how it can impact outcomes for better and for worse.
We all run into patients from time to time where we aren’t always sure of what the symptoms are evidence of. It’s also common to misdiagnose patients or misdiagnose those who come in to receive chiropractic care or physical therapy. The goal is to always strive for the patients and clients to leave satisfied and with a greater understanding of whatever issue they’re experiencing.
Tendon injuries are rather simple to diagnose. Tendons are tissues that attach muscle to bone. Tendons are strong and can support up to 5 times your body weight. However, sometimes they become injured, especially at the heel, elbow, shoulders, knees, and hands. Often this happens because of the tear in the tendon over time.