British Medical Journal June 2, 1990 T W Meade, Sandra Dyer, Wendy Browne, Joy Townsend, A 0 Frank FROM ABSTRACT Objective To compare chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment for managing low back pain of mechanical origin. Design Randomised controlled trial. Allocation to chiropractic or hospital management by minimization to establish groups for analysis of results […]
Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Canadian Family Physician March 1985, Vol. 31, pp. 535-540 H. Kirkaldy-Willis and J. D. Cassidy Dr. Kirkaldy-Willis is a Professor Emeritus of Orthopedics and director of the Low-Back Pain Clinic at the University Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada. FROM ABSTRACT: Spinal manipulation, one of the oldest forms of therapy for back pain, has mostly been practiced outside […]
What Are The Tissue Sources For Spine Pain?
Chiropractic spinal adjustments and manual therapy primarily affect the spinal discs and facet (zygapophysial) joints. The studies below indicate that it is these joints that are responsible for chronic spinal pain. The first study was Dr. Vert Mooney’s Presidential Address of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. It was delivered at […]
What Theories Support The Use Of Chiropractic In The Management of Pain Syndromes?
The most accepted theory to explain the benefits of chiropractic in the treatment of pain is the Gate Theory of Pain, originally presented by Melzack and Wall in 1965. The June 2002 issue of the British Journal of Anaesthesia presents a modern review of the Gate Theory in an article titled: Gate Control Theory of […]
Whiplash Injuries: The Authorities Weigh In On “Frequency and Duration” of Treatment
In this month’s issue we’re going to talk about a topic in which there is surprisingly little written… the duration and frequency of treatment for whiplash injuries. While many individual authors have published recommendations based upon personal and or clinical experience, and a small number of good solid studies have in fact been published…. the […]
Complementary And Alternative Medicine
On January 28, 1993, the New England Journal of Medicine published: Unconventional Medicine in the United States Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use Key Points from the abstract of this article include: 1) Many people use unconventional therapies for health problems, but the extent of this use and the costs are not known. The authors conducted […]
The NEW Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain
In this months issue we are going to detail the most recent, comprehensive, and authoritative Clinical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain. These guidelines were published in the October 2007 issue of the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. An extensive panel of remarkably qualified experts constructed these clinical practice guidelines. These […]
Joint Motion’s Influence On Tissue Response, Infection, Inflammation, Trauma & Healing
And The Potential Pitfalls Of Clinical Joint Immobilization Back in 1984, orthopedic surgeon Sir James Cyriax, MD, reviewed The Concept Of Motion in his Textbook of Orthopaedic Medicine, Diagnosis of Soft Tissue Lesions (1). In this text, Dr. Cyriax carefully noted that harmful infections create tissue destruction, resulting in inflammation. A current prevailing concept in […]
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