Case Studies in Chiropractic – The Cervical Spine I

Tuition: $99
Hours: 6


Course Description

This six-hour distance based course will provide Doctors of Chiropractic with current information concerning the evaluation and management of the cervical spine. The course is designed for the general practicing Doctor of Chiropractic. The learner is actively tracked and engaged in this distance-based class by the use of interactive teaching tools including radiographic interpretation. This class includes three hours of X-ray.


The learner’s time spent studying course materials is tracked electronically.  A formal multiple-choice examination is administered at the termination of the course materials.  There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class.  The learner will also be required listen to evaluate radiographs and construct a report of findings.  The learner must score 75% to receive credit for the course.  Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.



  1. Case One
  2. Discussion of cervical spine case one
  3. Case Two
  4. Discussion of cervical spine case two
  5. Case Three
  6. Discussion of cervical spine case three


In this course the learner will:

  • Review the art of history taking.
  • Know the standard of care concerning the physical examination of the cervical spine.
  • Apply the knowledge of physical examination and history taking to provide a chiropractic assessment of the cervical spine.
  • Develop writing skills used in analyzing and writing radiology reports.
  • Develop further appreciation of the conditions encountered in the general population that involve the spine.
  • Analyze the history and physical examination to determine a chiropractic diagnosis.
  • Develop a care plan.
  • Evaluate three case studies of individuals with cervical spine complaints and perform synthesis of the case studies to determine clearance to adjust.


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.