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Fibromyalgia: The Challenges of Diagnosis!

Chiropractors and Low Back Pain

The Lancet July 28, 1990, p. 220 The editors of THE LANCET review the June 2nd 1990 British Medical Journal article by Meade [immediately above], Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomized comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. The study used 741 patients. The editors of THE LANCET note: The article “showed a strong […]

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Low back pain of mechanical origin: Randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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