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The Thoracic Spine

Instructor: James Demetrious, DC, DABCO

Cost: $100.00 / 4.0 CE Hours


  • Course Description:
    • Dr. James Demetrious discusses the assessment, differential diagnosis, and risk management of conditions associated with the thoracic spine and chest wall.
  • Hourly Breakdown:
    • Hour 1 – MRI anatomy, conditions of the thorax, and chest wall abnormalities.
    • Hour 2 – Imaging appropriateness criteria, thoracic disc herniation, and Schmorl’s nodes.
    • Hour 3 – Differential diagnosis, tumors, and case review.
    • Hour 4 – Osteoporosis and fractures.
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Attendees will better understand common clinical presentations affecting the thoracic spine.
    • Attendees will have a better appreciation of insidious contraindications for chiropractic care.
    • Attendees will learn current fracture classifications, and risks associated with osteoporosis medications and bisphosphonate osteonecrotic fractures.

Instructor: James Demetrious, DC, DABCO

Dr. James Demetrious is a nationally distinguished, board-certified chiropractic orthopedist and Diplomate of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He teaches post-graduate coursework through his company PostGradDC. He is a proud member of the NCMIC Speakers’ Bureau and teaches throughout the United States. He has taught on behalf of Northeast College of Health Sciences. Dr. Demetrious has published peer-reviewed papers related to advanced differential diagnosis. Notably, he published the very first paper to ever associate fluoroquinolone medications as a causative risk factor of Cervical Artery Dissection. Dr. Demetrious serves as an editorial reviewer on behalf of the journals: SpineAnnals of Internal Medicine, and Clinical Anatomy. He has continually cared for patients since 1986.