Continuing Education 

Terminology and Why It Matters

Cost: $24.00
State Approvals
This one-hour class reviews clinical definitions of commonly used diagnostic terms that are routinely, though often errantly, used by both practitioners and researchers. Reasons for why using clear and accurate diagnostic terminology are described. The course also describes a practical tool used to help differentiate pain from nociceptive and neuropathic sources.



Module 1 Outline
  • General definitions of commonly misused terminology
    • Nociceptive versus neuropathic pain
    • Sensitization
    • QUIZ



Module 2 Outline
  • General definitions of commonly misused terminology
    • Discogenic pain
    • Radiculopathy
    • Radicular pain
    • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Brief history of subluxation definitions
  • Faye's 5-part VSC
  • Subluxation as a concept
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Diagnostic language and coding language
  • Example legacy and emerging terms
  • QUIZ




Robert Vining, D.C.

CE Hours



  • Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz. You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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  • DISCLAIMER: While Palmer College of Chiropractic endeavors to bring diverse topics and viewpoints for continuing education options for Doctors of Chiropractic, the opinions of presenters do not necessarily represent the views of Palmer College.