The National - Decompressing Spinal Decompression

This will be a live virtual event offered during The National - Virtual Event

Course Description: This course will focus on non-surgical spinal decompression (NSSD). The first part will be on the history and evolution of NSSD by discussing the technologies that have been in the market beginning in 1991 through today. Secondly examining all the clinical research on NSSD that has been published in addition to research to come. Finally, discussing multiple ideas and strategies to bridging the gap between the medical community and chiropractic utilizing NSSD.

Learning Objectives:

• Reviewing the history and evolution of non-surgical spinal decompression

• Discussing non-surgical spinal decompression research and published clinical studies

• Bridging the Gap Between Chiropractic and Medical Community utilizing non-surgical spinal decompression 

Target Audience

Doctor of Chiropractic
Certified Chiropractic Physician's Assistant

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 General (GEN) credit
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Saleem Musallam

Mr. Musallam began his career working for a Fortune 100 company and a mid-size medical device organization prior to founding Excite Medical. He is a healthcare entrepreneur that has traveled across the United States and to over 50 foreign countries, providing training and sharing his company’s non-surgical spinal decompression equipment. As a result, Excite Medical’s technologies are utilized in over 1,000 healthcare centers in the U.S. alone and have treated over a million patients suffering from herniated/bulging discs and degenerative disc disease. Mr. Musallam possesses a strong passion for bringing awareness of validated alternative medicine options to the traditional medical community. This passion has lead him to pursue a graduate degree in Healthcare Systems Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently enrolled.  Additionally, Mr. Musallam is a member of the American Public Health Association & American Society for Healthcare Engineering amongst other notable organizations.


Terry Yochum, DC, DACBR, Fellow, ACCR, FICC

Dr. Terry R. Yochum is a second-generation chiropractor and a cum laude graduate of the National College of Chiropractic, where he subsequently completed his radiology specialty. He is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Radiology and served as its Vice-President and President for seven years (1983-1990).

Dr. Yochum is currently Director of the Rocky Mountain Chiropractic Radiological Center in Denver, Colorado, and an Adjunct Professor of Radiology at Southern California University of Health Sciences (formerly LACC).

On September 27, 1996 Dr. Yochum was bestowed the honor of “Fellow” by the American Chiropractic College of Radiology (ACCR). He is the youngest recipient ever to receive this award, which has only been given to eight DACBR’s since the inception of the ACCR in 1958. The title of Fellow is the highest honor awarded to any member of the ACCR for distinguished service and contributions in the advancement of chiropractic radiology.  Dr. Yochum was also honored with an appointment to the Department of Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a skeletal radiologist, where he has been on staff since January of 1991. In June of 1991, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006 he was unanimously voted “Best Faculty Radiology Instructor of the Year” by the 40 radiology residents at this university. He is the only person ever to have won this award nine times. Dr Yochum is the recipient of the “Dr. Monte Greenawalt Chiropractic Excellence Award”, presented in Las Vegas, Nevada, in February 2003, by Mr. Kent Greenawalt, President of FootLevelers, Inc.  This award has only been given to a few people in the fifty-five year history of FootLevelers, Inc.  Dr. Yochum was voted the co-chiropractor of the year (2006) in his home state of Colorado.

Dr. Yochum has presented over 1,000 lectures worldwide. He has had over 250 scientific articles published in both the chiropractic and medical literature. The first edition of Dr. Yochum’s text, “Essentials of Skeletal Radiology”, is a benchmark publication for the profession. This textbook sold over 100,000 copies since 1987.  It is the required text in radiology at all 40 chiropractic colleges worldwide and is being used in over 100 medical schools around the world.

The third edition of Dr. Yochum’s text was released in 2005 and has expanded to 1,900 pages with a new chapter entitled “Masqueraders of Musculoskeletal Disease”.


Available Credit

  • 2.00 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) CE
    • 2.00 General (GEN) credit
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