Dr. Barry Hughes
Dr. Barry Hughes is a current member of the American Academy of Spine Physicians. The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) is an organization comprised of chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons committed to improving the quality of spinecare through cooperative and conservative efforts. Spine and spine-related disorders represent one of the most common problems encountered in healthcare.
Chiropractic physicians and neurosurgeons both have extensive training in spinal anatomy, spinal biomechanics, diseases of the spine and neurology as it relates to the spine, thus the basis for cooperative care. Care for the full spectrum of spine disorders can be addressed through a cooperative and conservative approach between the chiropractic physician and the neurosurgeon.
Back pain consistently ranks as one of the top reasons for employee absenteeism and afflicts approximately eight of every ten Americans during their lifetime. The complexity and prevalence of spinal disorders has led to a growing demand for interdisciplinary, conservative spinecare.The AASP is preparing its members to meet these growing demands at all levels.
Dr. Hughes' Education:
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
Brazosport College, Lake Jackson, TX
San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX
Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX
Preceptorship: Fronstin Clinic, Daytona Beach, FL - Internship program - Dr. Hughes was the first student from Texas Chiropractic College to qualify for and fulfill a pregraduate preceprtoship program.
Associateships: Solee Chiropractic Clinic, Colorado Springs, CO - 1983
Mesa Chiropractic Center, Grand Junction, CO - 1984
Private Practice: Hughes Chiropractic, P.C., Brazoria, TX - 1985 - Present
Areas of Practice:
Dr. Hughes' practice consists of general chiropractic services, with an emphasis on postural and strengthening spinal rehabilitation. Dr. Hughes is qualified to provide several treatment techniques including flexion/distraction (Cox), diversified, Applied Kinesiology and Low-Force Adjusting Instrument application.
As the sole licensed healthcare professional other than dentists, in Brazoria, many patients look to Dr. Hughes for guidence in health care matters as well as referral to appropriate practitioners. As such, Dr. Hughes is proud to be a member of AASP, an organization that promotes interdisciplinary cooperation and mutual respect for spinal healthcare professionals.
"Joining the AASP was a no-brainer!" According to Dr. Hughes. "I was already practicing in a way that attempted to promote a cooperative interdisciplinary approach to spinal and general healthcare. When I heard about the AASP and saw what they were all about I jumped at the chance to become a member!"
"I just like helping people!" Is Dr. Hughes' Motto. "When a patient, in my judgement, needs medical care or evaluation by a specialist I think they should get the care they need. Likewise, if a patient has a spinal problem, they should have the right to see a spinal specialist. In many cases that's me!"
FYI - :
Cerified in Hospital Protocol - Dayton Hospital - Houston, TX - 1989
Industrial Consulting - 200 hrs toward Board Qualification - 1991
Certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia - 1992 - First student to be fully certified through the 100 hr Texas Chiropractic College MUA Certification program.
Published Treatment of Cervical Disc Syndrome Utilizing Manipulation Under Anesthesia: JMPT April 1993 in April 1993 - first paper by a chiropractor on MUA published by a peer reviewed journal. Also published in "The Year in Chiropractic - 1993".
Hospital Priviledges at Doctors Hospital East Loop - 1993