Chiropractic has helped millions of people worldwide suffering from all types of problems and not just back and neck ailments. Chiropractic works with the spinal column and its intimate relationship with the nervous system – the major controller of all bodily functions. By optimizing spinal column structure and biomechanics, irritation and stress are removed and [...]
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Authors Abstract Acute whiplash injuries are a common cause of soft tissue trauma for which the standard treatment is rest and initial immobilization with a soft cervical collar. Because the efficacy of this treatment is unknown a randomized study in 61 patients was carried out comparing the standard treatment with an alternative regimen of early [...]
The Immediate Effect of Manipulation vs. Mobilization on Pain and Range of Motion in the Cervical SpineElevation Health 2012-04-27T05:38:51+00:00
Authors Abstract Objective - The main objective of this study is to compare the immediate results of manipulation to mobilization in neck pain patients. Design - The patients were compared in a randomized controlled trial without long-term follow-up. Setting - The study was conducted at an outpatient teaching clinic on primary and referred patients. Patients [...]
Pressure Pain Threshold Evaluation of the Effect of Spinal Manipulation in the Treatment of Chronic Neck PainElevation Health 2012-04-27T05:36:51+00:00
Authors Abstract Nine subjects with chronic mechanical neck pain syndromes were evaluated for pressure pain threshold (PPT) over standardized tender points in the paraspinal area surrounding a manipulable spinal lesion. The subjects were then allocated randomly to an intervention consisting of either an oscillatory mobilization of the cervical spine (n=4), which was designated as the [...]
Authors Abstract A randomized controlled trial of manipulation of the cervical spine was carried out on 52 patients in general practice, and the results were assessed symptomatically and goniometrically for three weeks. Manipulation produced a significant immediate improvement in symptoms in those with pain or stiffness in the neck, and pain/paraesthesia in the shoulder, and [...]
Editors Summary Cervical mobilization in comparison to other therapies has not been reported, but several researchers have found positive effects of mobilization. The purpose of this study is to address two problems: Do patients with restricted mobility and pain in cervical mobile segments benefit from mobilizing manual therapy? Is there any relationship between reduction of [...]
According to a new study, specific back stabilizing exercises are essential for preventing the recurrence of back injuries. Following back injuries, the smaller stabilizing muscles of the back, such as the multifidus muscles, undergo atrophy. Because these smaller muscles play an important "stabilizing" role in the back, failing to rehabilitate them back to normal almost [...]
Heavy lifting may trigger a range of physiological changes that can hasten damage to the discs that cushion the bones of the spine, eventually leading to back pain and disability, according to a study presented by California researchers at a meeting in Belgium on Friday. The study findings may lead to better treatments for back [...]
Study Overview It is widely believed that 90% of episodes of low back pain seen in general practice resolve within one month In a large population based study we examined the outcome of episodes of low back pain in general practice with respect to both consultation behaviour and self reported pain and disability While 90% [...]
Objective - To compare the effectiveness over three years of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management for low back pain. Design - Randomised allocation of patients to chiropractic or hospital outpatient management. Setting - Chiropractic clinics and hospital outpatient departments within reasonable traveling distance of each other in 11 centres. Subjects - 741 men and women [...]