Continuing Education 

Why does the spine dysfunction and what are the consequences to spinal injury?

This class discusses what a chiropractic subluxation is according to the latest basic science research evidence. Dr. Haavik will also explain the consequences of spinal injury and how this affects the brain and spinal function.



Module 1 Outline
  • Introduction
  • Vitalism
  • Rubicon Group Definition of the chiropractic subluxation
  • Importance of the small deep paraspinal muscles
  • QUIZ



Learning Outcomes and Assessment:
  • Fight and flight effects on paraspinal muscles
  • Rat spinal fixation studies
  • Spinal injury studies 
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Spinal proprioception driving the long-term brain changes in people with chronic spinal pain
  • Role of neuroplasticity in all chronic musculoskeletal disorders
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Subclinical pain vs healthy people
    • Brain differences
  • QUIZ




Heidi Haavik, B.Sc., Ph.D.

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.
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