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  1. Chiropractic Adjustment

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    ... syndrome) A certain type of stroke (vertebral artery dissection) after neck manipulation Don't seek chiropractic adjustment ... Chiropractic treatment. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2015. Shekelle P, et al. Spinal ...

  2. Chiropractic Handbook.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of the Professions.

    This reference guide contains laws, regulations, and licensing requirements and procedures governing chiropractic practice in New York State. Following a general introduction to professional regulation in New York State, licensure requirements are spelled out in detail, including general requirements, education requirements, examination…

  3. Chiropractic: a critical evaluation.

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    Ernst, Edzard

    2008-05-01

    Chiropractic was defined by D.D. Palmer as "a science of healing without drugs." About 60,000 chiropractors currently practice in North America, and, worldwide, billions are spent each year for their services. This article attempts to critically evaluate chiropractic. The specific topics include the history of chiropractic; the internal conflicts within the profession; the concepts of chiropractic, particularly those of subluxation and spinal manipulation; chiropractic practice and research; and the efficacy, safety, and cost of chiropractic. A narrative review of selected articles from the published chiropractic literature was performed. For the assessment of efficacy, safety, and cost, the evaluation relied on previously published systematic reviews. Chiropractic is rooted in mystical concepts. This led to an internal conflict within the chiropractic profession, which continues today. Currently, there are two types of chiropractors: those religiously adhering to the gospel of its founding fathers and those open to change. The core concepts of chiropractic, subluxation and spinal manipulation, are not based on sound science. Back and neck pain are the domains of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat conditions other than musculoskeletal problems. With the possible exception of back pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation has not been shown to be effective for any medical condition. Manipulation is associated with frequent mild adverse effects and with serious complications of unknown incidence. Its cost-effectiveness has not been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt. The concepts of chiropractic are not based on solid science and its therapeutic value has not been demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt.

  4. Your First Chiropractic Visit

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    Healthy Living Patient Information from the American Chiropractic Association Your First Chiropractic Visit You’ve decided to visit a chiropractor, but you’re not quite sure what to expect on your ...

  5. Chiropractic care for back pain

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000416.htm Chiropractic care for back pain To use the sharing ... discussed in your first session. What Conditions Does Chiropractic Treat Best? Chiropractic treatment is most effective for: ...

  6. Educational Standards for Chiropractic Colleges.

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    Council on Chiropractic Education, Des Moines, IA.

    The policy of accreditation for the chiropractic profession and educational standards for chiropractic colleges are presented. The following types are historical development of chiropractic accreditation; the structure and function of the Council on Chiropractic Education; and eligibility, procedures, and classifications for status as an…

  7. A Chiropracticness Test

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    Charlton Keith H

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is little homogeneity of opinion in the chiropractic profession about its essence and identity. Matters compromising the establishment of a coherent identity include the issue of vertebral subluxation, philosophy, mercantilism, poverty of qualifications in some chiropractic college faculty, and lack of intellectual productivity in some chiropractic college faculty. Discussion The Chiropractic profession has mislabeled rhetoric, supposition and cant as philosophy, whilst showing sparse evidence for the existence of more than a few chiropractors writing in philosophy as a discipline. There is no evidence for "Chiropractic Philosophy". I propose, however, that a better use of the discipline of philosophy can be of great use to the Chiropractic profession. Various thinkers throughout the ages have written about deduction, induction and falsificationism as methods to discover more reliably the nature of things in the world about us. Each method has strengths and frailties, but some of the latter are insurmountable for our purposes. Summary Using a contrivance of that method which seems most suited, sui generis, for the purpose, I propose a Chiropracticness Test as a tool to assist the search for essence and identity in Chiropractic.

  8. Chiropractic. New York State.

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    New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of the Professions.

    A reference guide to laws, rules, and regulations that govern the chiropractic practice in New York State is presented. After an overview of professional regulation in the state, licensing requirements/procedures for chiropractors are described. Provisions of Title VIII, Articles 130 and 132, of the Education Law are also covered, along with…

  9. Children and chiropractic care

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    Hartvigsen, Jan; Hestbaek, Lise

    2009-01-01

    care profession has convincingly assumed the responsibility of spinal and musculoskeletal health for children. Considering the magnitude of the challenges ahead for both researchers and clinicians, this may be a good opportunity for doctors of chiropractic to take responsibility and engage...

  10. Chiropractic care and public health

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    Johnson, Claire; Rubinstein, Sidney M; Côté, Pierre

    2012-01-01

    through the lifespan, and effective participation in community health issues. The questions that are addressed include: Is spinal manipulative therapy for neck and low-back pain a public health problem? What is the role of chiropractic care in prevention or reduction of musculoskeletal injuries...... in children? What ways can doctors of chiropractic stay updated on evidence-based information about vaccines and immunization throughout the lifespan? Can smoking cessation be a prevention strategy for back pain? Does chiropractic have relevance within the VA Health Care System for chronic pain and comorbid...... to public health? What public health roles can chiropractic interns perform for underserved communities in a collaborative environment? Can the chiropractic profession contribute to community health? What opportunities do doctors of chiropractic have to be involved in health care reform in the areas...

  11. Danish Chiropractic Practice

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    Myburgh, Cornelius; Boyle, Eleanor; Christensen, Henrik Wulff

    Objectives: To develop a contemporary, patient-oriented perspective of chiropractic private practice, as reflected by the setting, practice models and clinical interactions observable in Denmark. Methods: A qualitative point-of-view investigation was conducted making use of participant observation......, face-to-face interviews and video analysis. Data was analysed for content and thematic emergence. Results: A purposive sampling framework yielded 11 clinic sites, representative of prevalent practice models. Data collected over a 6-month period included interviews with 60 patients, 22 health care...... value competence and professionalism in their clinical encounter with their chiropractor. Conclusion: Danish chiropractic practice is strongly influenced by modern consumer behaviour and team-oriented practice trends. Furthermore, the administrative hub plays an important role in operationalizing...

  12. Chiropractic manipulation for the foot: Diversified chiropractic techniques.

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    Lawrence, D J

    2001-05-01

    There has been increasing acceptance and development of manual methods in providing for the needs of patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction. Several professions have helped fuel this growth, including the chiropractic profession. To date, there has been only a small amount of collaboration between chiropractors and physical therapists. This paper provides a base foundation for one small part of general chiropractic practice, i.e. procedures used for manipulating the foot. Information is provided about the specific diagnostic procedures used by the chiropractic profession in assessing the joints and soft tissues of the foot, followed by descriptions of a number of chiropractic manipulative techniques drawn from the form of chiropractic in widest usage, Diversified technique. For each technique, information is provided on indications for use, patient position, therapist position, hand placements and procedure. In addition, a short discussion on the genesis of Diversified technique is provided.

  13. Chiropractic & Osteopathy. A new journal

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    Walker Bruce F

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Both chiropractic and osteopathy are over a century old. They are now regarded as complementary health professions. There is an imperative for both professions to research the principles and claims that underpin them, and the new journal Chiropractic & Osteopathy provides a scientific forum for the publication of such research.

  14. Chiropractic. State of the Art.

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    Schafer, R. C., Ed.

    The review covers: (1) the discipline (description, scientific theories and principles, its practice, contributions to the health field, and history); (2) the profession (a doctor profile, patients, students, and the American Chiropractic Association); (3) chiropractic education (colleges, career opportunities, standard basic curriculum,…

  15. Chiropractic and children

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    Leboeuf-Yde, Charlotte; Hestbæk, Lise

    2010-01-01

    briefly discuss how this should be handled in clinical practice is briefly discussed, using the concept of "traffic lights" (red, yellow, green). We explain how the combination of evidence and plausibility can be used to reach a decision as to whether a treatment or diagnostic procedure is suitable...... of problems were identified: the lack of research in general and the lack of research using the appropriate study designs and methodology in particular. Therefore, we discuss the meager research noted in the areas of chiropractic care in children and the clinical consequences this should have...

  16. Chiropractic management of back pain.

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    Lall, M

    1983-05-01

    The vast majority of those with back pain respond extremely well to chiropractic spinal manipulation. There are several hundred procedures available to a well trained chiropractor, including high velocity manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue techniques and pressure point therapy, which may be used to eliminate the need for manipulation under anaesthesia or surgery.

  17. Dr. Millie Cleveland: chiropractic achiever.

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    Nash, J

    1998-06-01

    Dr. Mildred Genoa Allison-Cleveland, affectionately known as "Dr. Millie," was an important part of life at Cleveland Chiropractic College for over thirty years, serving first as a clerical assistant, then instructor, administrative assistant, and trusted right hand of her husband, Dr. Carl Cleveland, Jr. Yet Mildred Cleveland, like many other women who have helped the profession grow and survive over the years, has never been the subject of an article in print. In this paper, the author will strive to outline Dr. Mildred Cleveland's accomplishments, as well as to give the reader as clear a picture as possible of the woman who was the wife of one chiropractic pioneer and mother of another.

  18. Chiropractic and CAM Utilization: A Descriptive Review

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    Meeker William C

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective To conduct a descriptive review of the scientific literature examining use rates of modalities and procedures used by CAM clinicians to manage chronic LBP and other conditions Data Sources A literature of PubMed and MANTIS was performed using the key terms Chiropractic; Low Back Pain; Utilization Rate; Use Rate; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; and Health Services in various combinations. Data Selection A total of 137 papers were selected, based upon including information about chiropractic utilization, CAM utilization and low back pain and other conditions. Data Synthesis Information was extracted from each paper addressing use of chiropractic and CAM, and is summarized in tabular form. Results Thematic analysis of the paper topics indicated that there were 5 functional areas covered by the literature: back pain papers, general chiropractic papers, insurance-related papers, general CAM-related papers; and worker's compensation papers. Conclusion Studies looking at chiropractic utilization demonstrate that the rates vary, but generally fall into a range from around 6% to 12% of the population, most of whom seek chiropractic care for low back pain and not for organic disease or visceral dysfunction. CAM is itself used by people suffering from a variety of conditions, though it is often used not as a primary intervention, but rather as an additional form of care. CAM and chiropractic often offer lower costs for comparable results compared to conventional medicine.

  19. 2016 World Federation of Chiropractic/Association of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference proceedings

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    2016-01-01

    In October 2016, the World Federation of Chiropractic and Association of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference was held in Montreal, Canada. This summary provides the titles of the contributed presentations. The full set of abstracts for this meeting are published online at www.journalchiroed.com as an exclusively electronic publication that is part of volume 30, issue 2 (October 2016) of the Journal of Chiropractic Education. PMID:27749117

  20. Chiropractic practice in the Danish public health care sector

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    Myburgh, Corrie

    2009-01-01

    This commentary offers preliminary considerations around a phenomenological investigation of chiropractic services in a Danish public sector setting. In this narrative description, the main venue for chiropractic public (secondary) sector practice in the Danish context is briefly described...

  1. Attitudes Toward Chiropractic: A Survey of Canadian Obstetricians.

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    Weis, Carol Ann; Stuber, Kent; Barrett, Jon; Greco, Alexandra; Kipershlak, Alexander; Glenn, Tierney; Desjardins, Ryan; Nash, Jennifer; Busse, Jason

    2016-04-01

    We assessed the attitudes of Canadian obstetricians toward chiropractic with a 38-item cross-sectional survey. Ninety-one obstetricians completed the survey, for a response rate of 14% (91 of 659). Overall, 30% of respondents held positive views toward chiropractic, 37% were neutral, and 33% reported negative views. Most (77%) reported that chiropractic care was effective for some musculoskeletal complaints, but 74% disagreed that chiropractic had a role in treatment of non-musculoskeletal conditions. Forty percent of respondents referred at least some patients for chiropractic care each year, and 56% were interested in learning more about chiropractic care. Written comments from respondents revealed concerns regarding safety of spinal manipulation and variability among chiropractors. Canadian obstetricians' attitudes toward chiropractic are diverse and referrals to chiropractic care for their patients who suffer from pregnancy-related low back pain are limited. Improved interprofessional relations may help optimize care of pregnant patients suffering from low back pain.

  2. Case management of chiropractic patients with cervical brachialgia

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    Guenoun, Olivier; Debarle, Michel; Garnesson, Coralie;

    2011-01-01

    Not much is known about the French chiropractic profession on, for example, level of consensus on clinical issues.......Not much is known about the French chiropractic profession on, for example, level of consensus on clinical issues....

  3. Chiropractic approach to the management of children

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    Miller Joyce

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chiropractic (Greek: done by hand is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on joint subluxation (World Health Organization 2005 or mechanical lesion and restoring function. The chiropractor's role in wellness care, prevention and treatment of injury or illness is based on education in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle counseling as well as referral to other health practitioners. Depending on education, geographic location, scope of practice, as well as consumer preference, chiropractors may assume the role of primary care for families who are pursuing a more natural and holistic approach to health care for their families. Objective To present a perspective on current management of the paediatric patient by members of the chiropractic profession and to make recommendations as to how the profession can safely and effectively manage the paediatric patient. Discussion The chiropractic profession holds the responsibility of ethical and safe practice and requires the cultivation and mastery of both an academic foundation and clinical expertise that distinguishes chiropractic from other disciplines. Research into the effectiveness of chiropractic care for paediatric patients has lagged behind that of adult care, but this is being addressed through educational programs where research is now being incorporated into academic tracks to attain advanced chiropractic degrees. Conclusion Studies in the United States show that over the last several decades, chiropractors are the most common complementary and alternative medicine providers visited by children and adolescents. Chiropractors continue to seek integration with other healthcare providers to

  4. Chiropractic

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    ... care profession. Chiropractors perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body's natural ...

  5. Chiropractic as spine care: a model for the profession

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    Metz R Douglas

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background More than 100 years after its inception the chiropractic profession has failed to define itself in a way that is understandable, credible and scientifically coherent. This failure has prevented the profession from establishing its cultural authority over any specific domain of health care. Objective To present a model for the chiropractic profession to establish cultural authority and increase market share of the public seeking chiropractic care. Discussion The continued failure by the chiropractic profession to remedy this state of affairs will pose a distinct threat to the future viability of the profession. Three specific characteristics of the profession are identified as impediments to the creation of a credible definition of chiropractic: Departures from accepted standards of professional ethics; reliance upon obsolete principles of chiropractic philosophy; and the promotion of chiropractors as primary care providers. A chiropractic professional identity should be based on spinal care as the defining clinical purpose of chiropractic, chiropractic as an integrated part of the healthcare mainstream, the rigorous implementation of accepted standards of professional ethics, chiropractors as portal-of-entry providers, the acceptance and promotion of evidence-based health care, and a conservative clinical approach. Conclusion This paper presents the spine care model as a means of developing chiropractic cultural authority and relevancy. The model is based on principles that would help integrate chiropractic care into the mainstream delivery system while still retaining self-identity for the profession.

  6. Chiropractic and the politics of health care.

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    O'Neill, A; Willis, E

    1994-09-01

    Musculoskeletal disorders remain a common disability suffered by Australians, but the question of who should treat them remains a contentious issue as the first centenary of the original chiropractic adjustment approaches. This paper, part of a longitudinal study of the role of chiropractic in the Australian health system, analyses this ongoing debate. Recent events are analysed here in this commentary on the politics of health care in this field. These include meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of spinal manipulation for the treatment of lower back pain, recent legal action in the United States, and the recent epistle against Australian chiropractors published by the Australian Medical Association.

  7. Chiropractic Colleges Seek Legitimacy amid Financial Woes

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    Fuller, Andrea

    2012-01-01

    Many of the nation's chiropractic colleges, like other small colleges that rely heavily on tuition, are struggling to stay in business. At the same time that they are working to improve their stature in higher education and broadening their missions to increase their appeal, a number of the colleges are seeing enrollments plummet--and revenues are…

  8. Pediatric Chiropractic Care: The Subluxation Question And Referral Risk.

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    Homola, Samuel

    2016-02-01

    Chiropractors commonly treat children for a variety of ailments by manipulating the spine to correct a 'vertebral subluxation' or a 'vertebral subluxation complex' alleged to be a cause of disease. Such treatment might begin soon after a child is born. Both major American chiropractic associations - the International Chiropractic Association and the American Chiropractic Association - support chiropractic care for children, which includes subluxation correction as a treatment or preventive measure. I do not know of any credible evidence to support chiropractic subluxation theory. Any attempt to manipulate the immature, cartilaginous spine of a neonate or a small child to correct a putative chiropractic subluxation should be regarded as dangerous and unnecessary. Referral of a child to a chiropractor for such treatment should not be considered lest a bad outcome harms the child or leads to a charge of negligence or malpractice.

  9. Contemporary chiropractic practice in the UK: a field study of a chiropractor and his patients in a suburban chiropractic clinic

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    Hennius, Bjorn J

    2013-01-01

    Background Two recent surveys of chiropractors in Great Britain suggest that there are discrepancies between chiropractic practice as defined in regulatory guidelines and day-to-day chiropractic clinical practice and there is in general a paucity of information regarding the characteristics of contemporary chiropractic practice in the United Kingdom. This field study describes the daily practice of a contemporary British UK-trained chiropractor. Methods The fieldwork took place during the spr...

  10. The journal 'chiropractic & osteopathy' changes its title to 'chiropractic & manual therapies'. a new name, a new era.

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    Walker, Bruce F; French, Simon D; Cameron, Melanie; Perle, Stephen M; Lebouef-Yde, Charlotte; Rubinstein, Sidney M

    2011-01-01

    Chiropractic & Osteopathy changes its title to Chiropractic & Manual Therapies in January 2011. This change reflects the expanding base of submissions from clinical scientists interested in the discipline of manual therapy. It is also in accord with the findings of a review of the journal content and a joint venture between the original parent organisation the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia and a new partner the European Academy of Chiropractic, which is a subsidiary body of the European Chiropractors' Union. The title change should encourage submissions from all professionals interested in manual therapy including chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, medical doctors and scientists interested in this field.

  11. The journal 'chiropractic & osteopathy' changes its title to 'chiropractic & manual therapies'. a new name, a new era

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    Walker Bruce F

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Chiropractic & Osteopathy changes its title to Chiropractic & Manual Therapies in January 2011. This change reflects the expanding base of submissions from clinical scientists interested in the discipline of manual therapy. It is also in accord with the findings of a review of the journal content and a joint venture between the original parent organisation the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia and a new partner the European Academy of Chiropractic, which is a subsidiary body of the European Chiropractors' Union. The title change should encourage submissions from all professionals interested in manual therapy including chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, medical doctors and scientists interested in this field.

  12. Chiropractic approach to the management of children

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    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Chiropractic (Greek: done by hand) is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation, with a particular focus on joint subluxation (World Health Organization 2005) or mechanical lesion and restoring function. The chiropractor's role in wellness care, p...

  13. Chiropractic and CAM Utilization: A Descriptive Review

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    Meeker William C; Lawrence Dana J

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Objective To conduct a descriptive review of the scientific literature examining use rates of modalities and procedures used by CAM clinicians to manage chronic LBP and other conditions Data Sources A literature of PubMed and MANTIS was performed using the key terms Chiropractic; Low Back Pain; Utilization Rate; Use Rate; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; and Health Services in various combinations. Data Selection A total of 137 papers were selected, based upon including inform...

  14. Iowa Chiropractic Students Outlook for Practitioners and Need for State-Funded Assistance.

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    Greiner, Keith

    This state-mandated study examined the needs of Iowa chiropractic students and the Iowa demand for chiropractic health care in order to determine the feasibility of establishing a chiropractic forgivable loan program. The project used financial aid data and repayment rate data to evaluate the need for financial aid for chiropractic students;…

  15. Chiropractic Use by Urban and Rural Residents with Insurance Coverage

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    Lind, Bonnie K.; Diehr, Paula K.; Grembowski, David E.; Lafferty, William E.

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To describe the use of chiropractic care by urban and rural residents in Washington state with musculoskeletal diagnoses, all of whom have insurance coverage for this care. The analyses investigate whether restricting the analyses to insured individuals attenuates previously reported differences in the prevalence of chiropractic use…

  16. A diachronic study of the language of chiropractic.

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    Budgell, Brian S; Kwong, Alice; Millar, Neil

    2013-03-01

    This study investigates how the language of chiropractic has changed over time. A collection of material, published up until approximately 1950 and consisting of textbooks, monographs and lecture notes from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, was analyzed to identify commonly occurring words and phrases. The results were compared to a corpus of recent articles from the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. This permitted the identification of words which were over-represented in the historical literature and therefore likely have become somewhat archaic or represent themes which are of less import in the modern chiropractic literature. Words which were over-represented in the historical literature often referred to anatomical, pathological and biomechanical concepts. Conversely, words which were comparatively over-represented in the modern chiropractic literature often referred to concepts of professionalism, the clinical interaction and evidence-based care. A detailed analysis is presented of trends in the use of the conceptually important terms subluxation and adjustment.

  17. Spine Care as a Framework for the Chiropractic Identity

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    Schneider, Michael; Murphy, Donald; Hartvigsen, Jan

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this commentary is to provide an argument for the role and identity of chiropractors as spine care providers within the context of the greater health care system. DISCUSSION: Surveys of the general public and chiropractors indicate that the majority of patients seek...... globally. CONCLUSION: Although the chiropractic profession may debate internally about its professional identity, the chiropractic identity seems to have already been established by society, practice, legislation, and education as a profession of health care providers whose area of expertise is spine care....... chiropractic services for back and neck pain. Insurance company utilization data confirm these findings. Regulatory and legal language found in chiropractic practice acts reveals that most jurisdictions define the chiropractic scope of practice as based on a foundation of spine care. Educational accrediting...

  18. McTimoney chiropractic: a gentle way with back pain.

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    Cartlidge, S

    1997-10-01

    There are 1080 chiropractors in the UK today, and almost one-third of these are McTimoney chiropractors. This article outlines the development of McTimoney Chiropractic, which is a particular branch of the chiropractic profession in the UK, taught at the McTimoney Chiropractic College in Abingdon, near Oxford. The McTimoney method is distinguished by its gentle, whole body approach. It aims to correct the alignment of the bones of the spine and other joints of the body, to restore nerve function, to alleviate pain, and to promote natural health. The technique is suitable for the very young as well as the old and frail. In this paper, several nurses-turned-chiropractor offer their personal views. Reference is also made to the McTimoney-Corley technique, which is a similar chiropractic method taught at the Oxford School of Chiropractic, UK.

  19. Core Competencies of the Certified Pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic

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    Hewitt, Elise; Hestbaek, Lise; Pohlman, Katherine A

    2016-01-01

    An outline of the minimum core competencies expected from a certified pediatric doctor of chiropractic was developed using a Delphi consensus process. The initial set of seed statements and substatements was modeled on competency documents used by organizations that oversee chiropractic and medical...... education. These statements were distributed to the Delphi panel, reaching consensus when 80% of the panelists approved each segment. The panel consisted of 23 specialists in chiropractic pediatrics (14 females) from across the broad spectrum of the chiropractic profession. Sixty-one percent of panelists...... had postgraduate pediatric certifications or degrees, 39% had additional graduate degrees, and 74% were faculty at a chiropractic institution and/or in a postgraduate pediatrics program. The panel were initially given 10 statements with related substatements formulated by the study's steering...

  20. The Council on Chiropractic Education's New Wellness Standard: A call to action for the chiropractic profession

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    Rupert Ronald

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The chiropractic profession has long considered itself to be a preventive science. Recently the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE has defined a set of standards that must be implemented at all US chiropractic colleges as of January of 2007. These are specific to wellness measures and health promoting efforts that should be performed by chiropractors. This will mandate traditional health promotion and prevention methods be taught to students at accredited colleges and to practicing chiropractors. Objective To present the idea of performing traditional health promotion and wellness-concepts in chiropractic practice as a call to action for clinicians and generate discussion on the topic. Discussion This manuscript discusses relevant topics of health promotion and prevention for chiropractors and other practicing clinicians that should be made priorities with patients in order to enhance both patient health and community and population health. Conclusion All practicing chiropractors, as well as other clinicians should take these new standards from the CCE as a call to action to begin helping patients address the removable causes of morbidity, disability and premature mortality where they exist, in addition to treating their painful spinal conditions.

  1. Chiropractic and children: Is more research enough?

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    Leboeuf-Yde Charlotte

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Many health science research and review articles end with the words: "More research is needed". However, when it comes to research, it is not as much a question of quantity as of quality. There are a number of important prerequisites before research should be initiated. The three pillars, relevance, quality and ethics should be respected but for a project to be meaningful, it must also be based on plausible rationale. In evidence-based (informed practice, one takes into account not only research-based evidence but also clinical expertise and the patients' perspectives. In this paper, we briefly discuss how this should be handled in clinical practice is briefly discussed, using the concept of "traffic lights" (red, yellow, green. We explain how the combination of evidence and plausibility can be used to reach a decision as to whether a treatment or diagnostic procedure is suitable, possible, or unsuitable. In this thematic series of Chiropractic & Osteopathy a number of reviews are presented, in which the research status of pediatric chiropractic is scrutinized and found wanting. Two important aspects were studied in these reviews: the effect of treatment and safety issues. Two types of problems were identified: the lack of research in general and the lack of research using the appropriate study designs and methodology in particular. Therefore, we discuss the meager research noted in the areas of chiropractic care in children and the clinical consequences this should have. The prerequisites for "more research" are scrutinized and an example given of suitable research programs. Finally, the important issue of implementation of research findings is covered, emphasizing the responsibility of all stakeholders involved at both the undergraduate and the postgraduate level, within professional associations, and on an individual level.

  2. An independent review of NCCAM-funded studies of chiropractic.

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    Ernst, Edzard; Posadzki, Paul

    2011-05-01

    To promote an independent and critical evaluation of 11 randomised clinical trials (RCTs) of chiropractic funded by the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Electronic searches were conducted to identify all relevant RCTs. Key data were extracted and the risk of bias of each study was determined. Ten RCTs were included, mostly related to chiropractic spinal manipulation for musculoskeletal problems. Their quality was frequently questionable. Several RCTs failed to report adverse effects and the majority was not described in sufficient detail to allow replication. The criticism repeatedly aimed at NCCAM seems justified, as far as their RCTs of chiropractic is concerned. It seems questionable whether such research is worthwhile.

  3. The role of chiropractic care in older adults

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    Dougherty Paul E

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract There are a rising number of older adults; in the US alone nearly 20% of the population will be 65 or older by 2030. Chiropractic is one of the most frequently utilized types of complementary and alternative care by older adults, used by an estimated 5% of older adults in the U.S. annually. Chiropractic care involves many different types of interventions, including preventive strategies. This commentary by experts in the field of geriatrics, discusses the evidence for the use of spinal manipulative therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and fall prevention strategies as delivered by doctors of chiropractic. Given the utilization of chiropractic services by the older adult, it is imperative that providers be familiar with the evidence for and the prudent use of different management strategies for older adults.

  4. The use of diagnostic coding in chiropractic practice

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    Testern, Cecilie D; Hestbæk, Lise; French, Simon D

    2015-01-01

    of chiropractors about diagnostic coding and explore the use of it in a chiropractic setting. A secondary aim was to compare the diagnostic coding undertaken by chiropractors and an independent coder. METHOD: A codin exercise based on the International Classification of Primary Care version 2, PLUS extension (ICPC...... of agreement between the chiropractors and the coder was determined and Cohen's Kappa was used to determine the agreement beyond that expected by chance. RESULTS: From the interviews the three emerging themes were: 1) Advantages and disadvantages of using a clinical coding system in chiropractic practice, 2......) ICPC-2 PLUS terminology issues for chiropractic practice and 3) Implementation of a coding system into chiropractic practice. The participating chiropractors did not uniformly support or condemn the idea of using diagnostic coding. However there was a strong agreement that the terminology in ICPC-2...

  5. Legislative approaches to the regulation of the chiropractic profession.

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    Chapman-Smith, D A

    1997-01-01

    Traditional and complementary health care services have a growing and significant role in both developed and developing countries. In the United Kingdom the British Medical Association (BMA) has identified five complementary approaches to health care that should now be regarded as "discrete clinical disciplines" because they have "established foundations of training and have the potential for greatest use alongside orthodox medical care". These are acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, homeopathy and osteopathy. The BMA recommended that there should be legislation to regulate these disciplines and the Chiropractors' Act enacted in the U.K in 1994. The chiropractic profession was founded in the United States in 1895, and the practice of chiropractic has been regulated in the United States and Canada since the 1920s, in Australia since the late 1940s, in New Zealand and South Africa since the 1960s, and more recently in Asia, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere. Figure 1 lists the countries which currently recognize and regulate the chiropractic profession. Many countries, such as Japan with approximately 10,000 chiropractors with different levels of education, and Trinidad & Tobago with 5 chiropractors who are graduates of accredited chiropractic colleges in North America, are considering legislation. Croatia, with 3 chiropractors, is preparing legislation. Cyprus, with 6 chiropractors, has legislation. Even in countries such as these, where the profession is small, there are compelling public interest arguments for regulation. This is especially true in the 1990s. One reason is the growing incentive for lay healers and others without formal training to use the title "chiropractor" as chiropractic practice gains increasing acceptance. The majority of chiropractic practice involves patients with non- specific or mechanical back and neck pain. The chiropractic approach to management, which includes spinal adjustment or manipulation, other physical treatments, postural

  6. The chiropractic profession in Norway 2011

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    Kvammen, O. C.; Leboeuf-Yde, C.

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The chiropractic profession in Norway has increased five-fold in the last two decades. As there is no academic graduate program in Norway, all chiropractors have been trained outside of Norway, in either Europe, America or Australia. This might have given Norwegian chiropractors...... in Norway. METHOD: Two surveys were distributed to all 530 registered chiropractors in Norway in 2011. One survey was for all chiropractors (Survey 1) and the other for clinic owners (Survey 2). Results have been reported as tables and as approximate percentages in the text for ease of reading. RESULT......: Response rates were 61% (Survey 1, N = 320) and 71% (Survey 2, N = 217). More than two-thirds of the chiropractors in Norway had been in practice for under a decade. Only one in four chiropractors worked in solo practice and the majority shared premises with at least one colleague, typically at least one...

  7. An investigation into the demographics and motivations of students studying for a chiropractic degree.

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    Yalden, Philip; Cunliffe, Christina; Hunnisett, Adrian

    2013-01-01

    Objective : This research aimed to investigate motivations for studying chiropractic, and to determine what students look for in a course/college and potential barriers to studying chiropractic. Methods : The study design was a cross-sectional survey. Following IRB/Ethical approval, a paper-based questionnaire was distributed to students at McTimoney College of Chiropractic. Demographic data were compared to another chiropractic college in the United Kingdom. Results : The questionnaire response rate was 70.8% (n = 121). Motivating factors for studying chiropractic included a desire to help others (54.5%, n = 66), with 44.6% (n = 54) attracted by chiropractic's holistic, drugless approach to health. Previous help from chiropractic influenced 55.4% (n = 67) and 22.3% (n = 27) felt chiropractic had "changed their life." Just over half of the respondents (55.4%, n = 67) viewed the ability to work while studying as extremely important and 73.6% (n = 89) said they could not have studied chiropractic without this. Conclusion : Previous help from chiropractic care was a common motivation for studying chiropractic. The ability to work while studying was seen as vital by many students and, without it, the vast majority felt they could not have studied chiropractic.

  8. The Effects of Chiropractic Treatment on Students With Learning and Behavioral Impairments Due to Neurological Dysfunction.

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    Walton, E. V.; Brzozowski, Walter T.

    The effects of chiropractic treatment on children with learning and behavioral problems was investigated with 24 elementary and secondary level students, 12 receiving regular chiropractic treatment and 12 receiving medication. Results indicated that chiropractic treatment was more effective for the wide range symptoms common in the neurological…

  9. Characteristics of Veterans Health Administration chiropractors and chiropractic clinics.

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    Lisi, Anthony J; Goertz, Christine; Lawrence, Dana J; Satyanarayana, Preeti

    2009-01-01

    Chiropractic services have been delivered on station at select Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical facilities since late 2004. No published data describing the characteristics of VHA chiropractic physicians (chiropractors) and chiropractic clinics exist at a national level. This study was designed to examine elements of the structures of chiropractic services in VHA settings. Web-based survey methods were used to question all chiropractors in VHA facilities (N = 36). Data were obtained from 33 providers, yielding a 91.6% response rate. Most respondents were full-time VHA employees, while others were part-time employees or contractors. Differences were found in prior training, integrated practice, and academic or research experience. Of the respondents, 88% ranked low back pain as the most common patient complaint seen in practice and 79% ranked cervical pain the second most common complaint. Of the new patient consultations, 67.6% originated from primary care, 9.4% from pain management, and 6.2% from physiatry. Most respondents were similar in their reported use of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, but their reported rates of participation in various facility activities were different. Further work is needed for researchers and policy makers to more fully understand the integration and delivery of chiropractic services in VHA settings.

  10. [Chiropractic in general and in low back pain].

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    Myhrvold, K

    1999-05-30

    The practice of chiropractic was for many years regulated by "The Quack Act" in Norway, and the numbers of chiropractors decreased year by year. They are now authorized health care practitioners with academic training; most Norwegian students attending courses in chiropractic or clinical biomechanics go to European universities. An international council ensures reciprocity and a quality assured academic programme in all recognized colleges of chiropractic. Recent research have broadened our understanding of the biomechanical interrelationship between the nervous system, the musculature and the skeletal articulations. In the early 1990s, several studies documented favourable effect of chiropractic treatment of low back disorders. These studies are now substantiated by new studies, especially concerning cost-effectiveness. Several reports also give evidence that chiropractic manipulation is beneficial especially in combination with light exercise. There are conflicting results concerning the efficacy of varying types of exercise programmes. Patients may benefit from increased cooperation between medical doctors and chiropractors. Most acute low back syndromes should be assessed by the chiropractor in order to prevent chronic illness.

  11. Attitudes towards chiropractic: an analysis of written comments from a survey of north american orthopaedic surgeons

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    Busse Jason W

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is increasing interest by chiropractors in North America regarding integration into mainstream healthcare; however, there is limited information about attitudes towards the profession among conventional healthcare providers, including orthopaedic surgeons. Methods We administered a 43-item cross-sectional survey to 1000 Canadian and American orthopaedic surgeons that inquired about demographic variables and their attitudes towards chiropractic. Our survey included an option for respondants to include written comments, and our present analysis is restricted to these comments. Two reviewers, independantly and in duplicate, coded all written comments using thematic analysis. Results 487 surgeons completed the survey (response rate 49%, and 174 provided written comments. Our analysis revealed 8 themes and 24 sub-themes represented in surgeons' comments. Reported themes were: variability amongst chiropractors (n = 55; concerns with chiropractic treatment (n = 54; areas where chiropractic is perceived as effective (n = 43; unethical behavior (n = 43; patient interaction (n = 36; the scientific basis of chiropractic (n = 26; personal experiences with chiropractic (n = 21; and chiropractic training (n = 18. Common sub-themes endorsed by surgeon's were diversity within the chiropractic profession as a barrier to increased interprofessional collaboration, endorsement for chiropractic treatment of musculoskeletal complaints, criticism for treatment of non-musculoskeletal complaints, and concern over whether chiropractic care was evidence-based. Conclusions Our analysis identified a number of issues that will have to be considered by the chiropractic profession as part of its efforts to further integrate chiropractic into mainstream healthcare.

  12. The chiropractic profession in Denmark 2010-2014

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    Nielsen, Orla Lund; Kongsted, Alice; Christensen, Henrik Wulff

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The chiropractic profession has been well established in Denmark for several decades with state authorization, partial reimbursement by the state and a formal academic education. Biennial systematic data collections among all chiropractors and clinics have been performed since 2010...... in order to provide exact information on the profession to The Danish Chiropractic Association (DCA). It is the aim of this study to outline the major characteristics and developments of the chiropractic profession in Denmark to make this information accessible to other stakeholders, domestic as well...... as foreign. METHODS: Using contact information from the DCA, two questionnaires were distributed electronically to all individual members of the association actively working as chiropractors and all clinics respectively in 2010, 2012 and 2014. The questions asked were developed for this specific survey...

  13. The first research agenda for the chiropractic profession in Europe

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    Rubinstein, Sidney M; Bolton, Jenni; Webb, Alexandra L;

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Research involving chiropractors is evolving and expanding in Europe while resources are limited. Therefore, we considered it timely to initiate a research agenda for the chiropractic profession in Europe. The aim was to identify and suggest priorities for future research in order...... to best channel the available resources and facilitate advancement of the profession. METHODS: In total, 60 academics and clinicians working in a chiropractic setting, and who had attended any of the annual European Chiropractors' Union/European Academy of Chiropractic (ECU/EAC) Researchers' Day meetings...... thought to be most important: 1) cost-effectiveness/economic evaluations, 2) identification of subgroups likely to respond to treatment, and 3) initiation and promotion of collaborative research activities. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first formal and systematic attempt to develop a research agenda...

  14. Prevalence of hip osteoarthritis in chiropractic practice in denmark

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    Poulsen, Erik; Christensen, Henrik W; Overgaard, Søren

    2012-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to measure the prevalence of clinical and radiographic hip osteoarthritis (OA) and first-time diagnosis of hip OA in consecutive patients presenting to chiropractic practices in Denmark and to report the components of the initial treatment rendered by the chiroprac......The purposes of this study were to measure the prevalence of clinical and radiographic hip osteoarthritis (OA) and first-time diagnosis of hip OA in consecutive patients presenting to chiropractic practices in Denmark and to report the components of the initial treatment rendered...

  15. The perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of physiotherapy and chiropractic students regarding each others’ professional practice

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    Full Text Available Introduction: The roles of physiotherapists and chiropractors demon-strate some overlap. Both are members of a multidisciplinary team and contributeto the holistic care of patients. Good understanding of each others’ professionalpractice may lead to good working relationships with effective referrals, inter -disciplinary and multidisciplinary management of patients. Purpose: To investigate the perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of undergraduatephysiotherapy and chiropractic students about each others’ professional roles inclinical practice. Methodology: Data was obtained using a questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions. First and final-yearphysiotherapy (n = 72 and chiropractic students (n = 49 participated. Results: First and final year physiotherapy students scored 58% and 62% respectively in the “test” on chiropractic;chiropractic students scored 52% and 68% respectively in the test on physiotherapy. Seventy percent of the chiropractic and 14% of the physiotherapy students had visited the practice of other profession. Sixty seven percent of the chiropractic and 38% of the physiotherapy students found it was effective. Forty seven percent chiropractic and 80% physiotherapy students considered physiotherapy and chiropractic to be in direct competition. Sixty six percentof the chiropractic students and 49% of the physiotherapy students expressed the intention of working together withthe other profession.  Discussion: The reason for the possible feelings of competitiveness could be because in South A frica there is vastoverlap of practice in both professions; Physiotherapists and chiropractors are seen to use modalities that are similar.This may be viewed as an indication of the importance in defining the roles, scope and characteristics of both physio-therapy and chiropractic.Conclusion: The knowledge of the physiotherapy and chiropractic students is equal, however, chiropractic studentshave more positive perceptions

  16. Chiropractic management of postpartum pubic symphysis diastasis: A case report.

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    Henry, Lucian

    2015-03-01

    This case report describes the chiropractic management of a 30-year-old female patient with severe postpartum pelvic pain secondary to pubic symphysis diastasis. No literature was found on the chiropractic management of postpartum symphysis pubis diastasis. The existing literature concerning chiropractic care for symphysis pubis dysfunction during pregnancy is limited and indicates a potential benefit. Separation of the pubic symphysis may include ligamentous injury to the sacroiliac joints and may lead to chronic pain. Pubic symphysis separation of 17 millimeters was present on digital radiograph. Management consisted of chiropractic adjustments, trigger point release, electrical stimulation, moist heat, sacroiliac belt, and specific stabilizing exercises. The patient's pain improved immediately following treatment on the initial visit. Pain was reduced from 8/10 VAS at the first visit to 2/10 at the fourth visit. She was able to resume normal activities and reached a final pain level of 1/10. The diastasis was reduced by 7 millimeters at 14-weeks post radiograph for a final separation of just under 10 millimeters. Collaboration between obstetricians, midwives and chiropractors may be warranted.

  17. Chiropractic Health Care: A National Study of Cost of Education, Service Utilization, Number of Practicing Doctors of Chiropractic, and Other Key Policy Issues. Volumes I-II.

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    von Kuster, Thomas, Jr.

    Results from the first federally sponsored study of the chiropractic health care profession are presented, and a broad range of facts and issues of concern to policy-makers, the profession, and the public are described. The two-year project included three national surveys of: service providers (doctors of chiropractic in practice more than two…

  18. Australian chiropractic sports medicine: half way there or living on a prayer?

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    Dragasevic George

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Sports chiropractic within Australia has a chequered historical background of unorthodox individualistic displays of egocentric treatment approaches that emphasise specific technique preference and individual prowess rather than standardised evidence based management. This situation has changed in recent years with the acceptance of many within sports chiropractic to operate under an evidence informed banner and to embrace a research culture. Despite recent developments within the sports chiropractic movement, the profession is still plagued by a minority of practitioners continuing to espouse certain marginal and outlandish technique systems that beleaguer the mainstream core of sports chiropractic as a cohesive and homogeneous group. Modern chiropractic management is frequently multimodal in nature and incorporates components of passive and active care. Such management typically incorporates spinal and peripheral manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue techniques, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercises. Externally, sports chiropractic has faced hurdles too, with a lack of recognition and acceptance by organized and orthodox sports medical groups. Whilst some arguments against the inclusion of chiropractic may be legitimate due to its historical baggage, much of the argument appears to be anti-competitive, insecure and driven by a closed-shop mentality.sequently, chiropractic as a profession still remains a pariah to the organised sports medicine world. Add to this an uncertain continuing education system, a lack of protection for the title 'sports chiropractor', a lack of a recognized specialist status and a lack of support from traditional chiropractic, the challenges for the growth and acceptance of the sports chiropractor are considerable. This article outlines the historical and current challenges, both internal and external, faced by sports chiropractic within Australia and proposes positive changes that will assist in

  19. Well-being outcomes of chiropractic intervention for lower back pain: a systematic review.

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    Parkinson, Lynne; Sibbritt, David; Bolton, Philip; van Rotterdam, Joan; Villadsen, Inger

    2013-02-01

    The usefulness of chiropractic for treatment of low back pain is a contentious issue. Chiropractors advocate holism and general well-being as a key principle on which they base their clinical practice, yet the quality of life, lifestyle, health and economic impacts of chiropractic intervention for back pain in adults have rarely been investigated. This article provides an overview of chiropractic principles and practices, together with the results of a systematic review of peer-reviewed publications between 2000 and 2010 retrieved from MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, AMED and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This review sought to determine the benefits of chiropractic treatment and care to well-being, and to what extent chiropractic treatment and care improve quality of life. Of 1,165 articles, 12 articles were retained, representing six studies (four randomised controlled trial, two observational) of varying quality. There was a high degree of inconsistency and lack of standardisation in measurement instruments and outcome measures. Three studies reported reduced use of other/extra treatments as a positive outcome; two studies reported a positive effect of chiropractic intervention on pain, and two studies reported a positive effect on disability. The six studies reviewed concentrated on the impact of chiropractic care on physical health and disability, rather than the wider holistic view which was the focus of this study. It is difficult, therefore, to defend any conclusion about the impact of chiropractic intervention on the quality of life, lifestyle, health and economic impact on chiropractic patients presenting with back pain.

  20. A description of children and adolescents in Danish chiropractic practice: results from a nationwide survey

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    Hestbaek, Lise; Jørgensen, Anette; Hartvigsen, Jan

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe Danish chiropractic patients younger than 18 years. METHODS: Questionnaires were mailed to all chiropractic clinics in Denmark during a randomly assigned month between September 2007 and September 2008. All patients younger than 18 years....... CONCLUSIONS: Babies made up most of the Danish chiropractic patients younger than 18 years. Among the older children and the adolescents, musculoskeletal complaints were most common and mostly of a chronic nature. The large number of pediatric patients in chiropractic practices and the paucity of evidence...

  1. Retropharyngeal tendinitis may be more common than we think: a report on 45 cases seen in Danish chiropractic clinics

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    Hviid, Carsten; Salomonsen, Mette; Gelineck, John;

    2009-01-01

    This study presents information from 45 cases of retropharyngeal tendinitis that were collected in Danish chiropractic clinics.......This study presents information from 45 cases of retropharyngeal tendinitis that were collected in Danish chiropractic clinics....

  2. Caught in the crosshairs: identity and cultural authority within chiropractic.

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    Villanueva-Russell, Yvonne

    2011-06-01

    In this paper the discourse over identity and cultural authority within the profession of chiropractic in the United States has been analyzed using critical discourse analysis. As the profession struggles to construct one singular image, versions of self must be internally debated and also shaped in consideration of larger, external forces. The dilemma of remaining tied to a marginal professional status must be balanced against considerations of integration. Written texts from chiropractic journals and newspapers are analyzed in a multidimensional approach that considers the rhetorical devices and thematic issues of identity construction; the representation of various voices within the discourse (both heard and unheard); and the extent to which external pressures affect the projection of cultural authority for the profession. A heterogeneous discourse characterized by conflict was found, with discrepancies between everyday chiropractors in actual practice versus academic chiropractors and leaders particularly over the idea, practice and significance of science for the profession.

  3. Horizontal integration of the basic sciences in the chiropractic curriculum.

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    Ward, Kevin P

    2010-01-01

    Basic science curricula at most chiropractic colleges consist of courses (eg, general anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, etc) that are taught as stand-alone content domains. The lack of integration between basic science disciplines causes difficulties for students who need to understand how the parts function together as an integrated whole and apply this understanding to solving clinical problems. More horizontally integrated basic science curricula could be achieved by several means: integrated Part I National Board of Chiropractic Examiners questions, a broader education for future professors, an increased emphasis on integration within the current model, linked courses, and an integrated, thematic basic science curriculum. Horizontally integrating basic science curricula would require significant efforts from administrators, curriculum committees, and instructional faculty. Once in place this curriculum would promote more clinically relevant learning, improved learning outcomes, and superior vertical integration.

  4. 78 FR 48904 - United States v. Chiropractic Associates, Ltd. of South Dakota; Public Comment and Response on...

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    2013-08-12

    ... Antitrust Division United States v. Chiropractic Associates, Ltd. of South Dakota; Public Comment and... United States v. Chiropractic Associates, Ltd. of South Dakota., Civil Action No. 13-CV- 4030-LLP, which... DIVISION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATES, LTD. OF SOUTH DAKOTA,...

  5. Improvement in hearing after chiropractic care: a case series

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    Di Duro Joseph O

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The first chiropractic adjustment given in 1895 was reported to have cured deafness. This study examined the effects of a single, initial chiropractic visit on the central nervous system by documenting clinical changes of audiometry in patients after chiropractic care. Case presentation Fifteen patients are presented (9 male, 6 female with a mean age of 54.3 (range 34–71. A Welch Allyn AudioScope 3 was used to screen frequencies of 1000, 2000, 4000 and 500 Hz respectively at three standard decibel levels 20 decibels (dB, 25 dB and 40 dB, respectively, before and immediately after the first chiropractic intervention. Several criteria were used to determine hearing impairment. Ventry & Weinstein criteria of missing one or more tones in either ear at 40 dB and Speech-frequency criteria of missing one or more tones in either ear at 25 dB. All patients were classified as hearing impaired though greater on the right. At 40 dB using the Ventry & Weinstein criteria, 6 had hearing restored, 7 improved and 2 had no change. At 25 dB using the Speech-frequency criteria, none were restored, 11 improved, 4 had no change and 3 missed a tone. Conclusion A percentage of patients presenting to the chiropractor have a mild to moderate hearing loss, most notably in the right ear. The clinical progress documented in this report suggests that manipulation delivered to the neuromusculoskeletal system may create central plastic changes in the auditory system.

  6. Chiropractic manipulation in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: a pilot study

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    Stoline Michael R

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS remains the most common deforming orthopedic condition in children. Increasingly, both adults and children are seeking complementary and alternative therapy, including chiropractic treatment, for a wide variety of health concerns. The scientific evidence supporting the use chiropractic intervention is inadequate. The purpose of this study was to conduct a pilot study and explore issues of safety, patient recruitment and compliance, treatment standardization, sham treatment refinement, inter-professional cooperation, quality assurance, and outcome measure selection. Methods Six patients participated in this 6-month study, 5 of whom were female. One female was braced. The mean age of these patients was 14 years, and the mean Cobb angle was 22.2 degrees. The study design was a randomized controlled clinical trial with two independent and blinded observers. Three patients were treated by standard medical care (observation or brace treatment, two were treated with standard medical care plus chiropractic manipulation, and one was treated with standard medical care plus sham manipulation. The primary outcome measure was Cobb, and the psychosocial measure was Scoliosis Quality of Life Index. Results Orthopedic surgeons and chiropractors were easily recruited and worked cooperatively throughout the trial. Patient recruitment and compliance was good. Chiropractic treatments were safely employed, and research protocols were successful. Conclusion Overall, our pilot study showed the viability for a larger randomized trial. This pilot confirms the strength of existing protocols with amendments for use in a full randomized controlled trial. Trial registration This trial has been assigned an international standard randomized controlled trial number by Current Controlled Trials, Ltd. http://www.controlled-trials.com/isrctn/. The number is ISRCTN41221647.

  7. Chiropractic treatment of low back pain: a prospective survey.

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    Bronfort, G

    1986-06-01

    The clinical course of low back pain (LBP) during chiropractic treatment has not previously been reported on the basis of a prospective survey. The prospective survey is based on patient questionnaires filled in before treatment was started, as well as 1, 3, 6 and 12 months later. Clinical examination was performed at entry and also 1 month later. Two hundred ninety-eight patients with acute or chronic LBP from ten different chiropractic clinics were selected sequentially for this study. At the time of first contact between these patients and the clinics, the current episode of LBP had lasted less than 1 wk in 30% of the patients and for more than 4 wk in 51%. Sixty-five percent had radiating pain into the lower extremity, and 38% were unable to work. Fifty-three percent of the patients had consulted a medical doctor or had received other types of treatment due to the current episode. Nineteen percent were referred by a medical doctor to the chiropractor. After each period of registration, approximately 75% of the patients reported being free of symptoms or feeling much better. The present study was designed to be compared to a similar investigation carried out in a general medical practice. A clear indication of a more favorable outcome was found in those patients receiving chiropractic treatment when compared to those receiving medical treatment, especially concerning such factors as ability to work, bedrest and use of medication. Only a randomized controlled clinical trial is suited for a direct comparison of the effect and cost of chiropractic and medical treatment of LBP.

  8. The effects of chiropractic treatment on patients' quality of life

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    2012-01-01

    M.Tech. The purpose of this study is to determine whether chiropractic care has an effect on a patient's quality of life using the endpoints of: "the ability to perform general activities of daily living" (patient's level of disability, and restored function) and their "general emotional state" (energy level, depression, interference from emotional problems and feeling of wellness), also how these endpoints affect quality of life. Two hundred and fifty-three subjects participated in this s...

  9. Chiropractic at the crossroads or are we just going around in circles?

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    Reggars John W

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chiropractic in Australia has seen many changes over the past 30 years. Some of these changes have advanced the professional status of chiropractic, improved undergraduate training and paved the way for a research culture. Unfortunately, other changes or lack of changes, have hindered the growth, public utilisation and professional standing of chiropractic in Australia. This article explores what influences have impacted on the credibility, advancement and public utilisation of chiropractic in Australia. Discussion The 1970's and 1980's saw a dramatic change within the chiropractic profession in Australia. With the advent of government regulation, came government funded teaching institutions, quality research and increased public acceptance and utilisation of chiropractic services. However, since that time the profession appears to have taken a backward step, which in the author's opinion, is directly linked to a shift by sections of the profession to the fundamentalist approach to chiropractic and the vertebral subluxation complex. The abandonment, by some groups, of a scientific and evidenced based approach to practice for one founded on ideological dogma is beginning to take its toll. Summary The future of chiropractic in Australia is at a crossroads. For the profession to move forward it must base its future on science and not ideological dogma. The push by some for it to become a unique and all encompassing alternative system of healthcare is both misguided and irrational.

  10. Developmental issues in chiropractic: a South African practitioner and patient perspective

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    Myburgh, Corrie; Mouton, Johan

    2007-01-01

    responded that the strengths of the chiropractic profession lie in its social desirability and its health care utility. Two factors seem important in endorsing chiropractic, namely, on the grounds of patient beliefs and philosophical views with respect to health care and the model of practice encountered...... of the 3 domains investigated. Issues such as the apparent lack of conceptual identity of chiropractic; the absence of a coherent, marketable model of chiropractic practice; and poor interprofessional relationships with mainstream health care stakeholders were observed. The issue of integrated public......OBJECTIVE: This study explores pertinent aspects of chiropractic practice in contemporary South Africa in terms of the domains of beliefs, philosophy, professional matters, and education. METHODS: Ten practitioners were purposively sampled. From these, 3 were used as gatekeepers to access 6...

  11. History of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada): the early years

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    De Finney, John; Lawson, Gordon; Gryfe, David; Gillis-Lawson, Susan; Crawford, John P.

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    In 1978 the Canadian Chiropractic Association recognized the need to establish an organization that would prepare chiropractors to treat athletic injuries and promote these services to sports organizations. Dr. Adrian Grice approached three chiropractors to establish such an organization. The Canadian Chiropractic Sports Academy (CCSA) was established in 1978. This was the start of the chiropractic sports movement which has seen chiropractors playing prominent roles as team doctors to professional and amateur teams and athletes and in the delivery of care at major national and international competitions. This paper will show the work done by the original founders of the CCSA which has helped to pave the way to the present level of acceptance of chiropractic sports injury management and performance enhancement and as the progenitor of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada. PMID:28065996

  12. Core Competencies of the Certified Pediatric Doctor of Chiropractic: Results of a Delphi Consensus Process.

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    Hewitt, Elise; Hestbaek, Lise; Pohlman, Katherine A

    2016-04-01

    An outline of the minimum core competencies expected from a certified pediatric doctor of chiropractic was developed using a Delphi consensus process. The initial set of seed statements and substatements was modeled on competency documents used by organizations that oversee chiropractic and medical education. These statements were distributed to the Delphi panel, reaching consensus when 80% of the panelists approved each segment. The panel consisted of 23 specialists in chiropractic pediatrics (14 females) from across the broad spectrum of the chiropractic profession. Sixty-one percent of panelists had postgraduate pediatric certifications or degrees, 39% had additional graduate degrees, and 74% were faculty at a chiropractic institution and/or in a postgraduate pediatrics program. The panel were initially given 10 statements with related substatements formulated by the study's steering committee. On all 3 rounds of the Delphi process the panelists reached consensus; however, multiple rounds occurred to incorporate the valuable qualitative feedback received.

  13. History of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada): the early years.

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    De Finney, John; Lawson, Gordon; Gryfe, David; Gillis-Lawson, Susan; Crawford, John P

    2016-12-01

    In 1978 the Canadian Chiropractic Association recognized the need to establish an organization that would prepare chiropractors to treat athletic injuries and promote these services to sports organizations. Dr. Adrian Grice approached three chiropractors to establish such an organization. The Canadian Chiropractic Sports Academy (CCSA) was established in 1978. This was the start of the chiropractic sports movement which has seen chiropractors playing prominent roles as team doctors to professional and amateur teams and athletes and in the delivery of care at major national and international competitions. This paper will show the work done by the original founders of the CCSA which has helped to pave the way to the present level of acceptance of chiropractic sports injury management and performance enhancement and as the progenitor of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada.

  14. Racial Disparities in Use of Chiropractic Services by Medicare Beneficiaries Aged 65 to 99 in Los Angeles County, California.

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    Whedon, James M; Kimura, Melissa N; Phillips, Reed B

    2016-04-01

    Racial and ethnic disparities in utilization of chiropractic services have been described at the state level, but little is known about such local disparities. We analyzed Medicare data for the year 2008 to evaluate by ZIP code for utilization of chiropractic services among older adults in Los Angeles County, California. We evaluated for availability and use of chiropractic services by racial/ethnic category, quantified geographic variations by coefficient of variation, and mapped utilization by selected racial/ethnic categories. Among 7502 beneficiaries who used chiropractic services, 72% were white, 12% Asian, 1% black, 1% Hispanic, and 14% other/unknown. Variation in the number of beneficiaries per ZIP code who used chiropractic services was highest among Hispanics, blacks, and Asians. We found evidence of racial disparities in use of chiropractic services at the local level in Los Angeles County. Older blacks and Hispanics in Los Angeles County may be underserved with regard to chiropractic care.

  15. A longitudinal study of chiropractic use among older adults in the United States

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    Jones Michael P

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Longitudinal patterns of chiropractic use in the United States, particularly among Medicare beneficiaries, are not well documented. Using a nationally representative sample of older Medicare beneficiaries we describe the use of chiropractic over fifteen years, and classify chiropractic users by annual visit volume. We assess the characteristics that are associated with chiropractic use versus nonuse, as well as between different levels of use. Methods We analyzed data from two linked sources: the baseline (1993-1994 interview responses of 5,510 self-respondents in the Survey on Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD, and their Medicare claims from 1993 to 2007. Binomial logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with chiropractic use versus nonuse, and conditional upon use, to identify factors associated with high volume relative to lower volume use. Results There were 806 users of chiropractic in the AHEAD sample yielding a full period prevalence for 1993-2007 of 14.6%. Average annual prevalence between 1993 and 2007 was 4.8% with a range from 4.1% to 5.4%. Approximately 42% of the users consumed chiropractic services only in a single calendar year while 38% used chiropractic in three or more calendar years. Chiropractic users were more likely to be women, white, overweight, have pain, have multiple comorbid conditions, better self-rated health, access to transportation, higher physician utilization levels, live in the Midwest, and live in an area with fewer physicians per capita. Among chiropractic users, 16% had at least one year in which they exceeded Medicare's "soft cap" of 12 visits per calendar year. These over-the-cap users were more likely to have arthritis and mobility limitations, but were less likely to have a high school education. Additionally, these over-the-cap individuals accounted for 58% of total chiropractic claim volume. High volume users saw chiropractors the most among

  16. A focus group study of chiropractic students following international service learning experiences

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    Boysen, James C.; Salsbury, Stacie A.; Derby, Dustin; Lawrence, Dana J.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: One objective of chiropractic education is to cultivate clinical confidence in novice practitioners. The purpose of this qualitative study was to describe how participation in a short-term international service learning experience changed perceptions of clinical confidence in senior chiropractic students. Methods: Seventeen senior chiropractic students participated in 4 moderated focus group sessions within 4 months after a clinical educational opportunity held in international settings. Participants answered standard questions on how this educational experience may have changed their clinical confidence. Two investigators performed qualitative thematic analysis of the verbatim transcripts to identify core concepts and supporting themes. Results: The core concept was transformation from an unsure student to a confident doctor. The service learning experience allowed students to deliver chiropractic treatment to patients in a real-world setting, engage in frequent repetitions of technical skills, perform clinical decision-making and care coordination, and communicate with patients and other health professionals. Students described increased clinical confidence in 9 competency areas organized within 3 domains: (1) chiropractic competencies including observation, palpation, and manipulation; (2) clinical competencies including problem solving, clinic flow, and decision-making; and (3) communication competencies, including patient communication, interprofessional communication, and doctor–patient relationship. Students recommended that future service learning programs include debriefing sessions similar to the experience offered by these focus groups to enhance student learning. Conclusion: Senior chiropractic students who participated in an international service learning program gained confidence and valuable practical experience in integrating their chiropractic, clinical, and communication skills for their future practices. PMID:27258817

  17. An educational campaign to increase chiropractic intern advising roles on patient smoking cessation

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    Strasser Sheryl M

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Tobacco use, particularly smoking, is the most preventable cause of death in the United States. More than 400,000 premature deaths are associated with its use and the health care costs are in the billions. All health care provider groups should be concerned with patients who continue to smoke and use tobacco. The US Preventive Services Taskforce and Health People 2010 guidelines encourage providers to counsel smokers on cessation. Current studies, though limited regarding chiropractic advising practices indicate a low engagement rate when it comes to providing cessation information. Objective To test a campaign regarding initial impact aimed at increasing chiropractic interns advising on cessation and delivery of information to smokers on cessation. Discussion Chiropractic interns do engage patients on smoking status and can be encouraged to provide more cessation messages and information to patients. The initial impact assessment of this campaign increased the provision of information to patients by about 25%. The prevalence of smoking among chiropractic patients, particularly at teaching clinics may be lower than the national averages. Conclusion Chiropractic interns can and should be encouraged to advise smokers about cessation. A systematic method of intake information on smoking status is needed and a standardized education protocol for chiropractic colleges is needed. Chiropractic colleges should assess the adequacy of their advising roles and implement changes to increase cessation messages to their patients as soon as possible.

  18. Spinal cord injury following chiropractic manipulation to the neck.

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    Chakraverty, Julian; Curtis, Olivia; Hughes, Tom; Hourihan, Margaret

    2011-12-01

    Spinal cord injury is a rare complication of chiropractic treatment. This case report describes a 50-year-old man who developed neurological symptoms a few hours after manipulation (high velocity low amplitude [HVLA] technique) of the cervical spine. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the cervical spine revealed intramedullary high signal at the C2/3 level of the right side of the cervical cord on the T2-weighted images. The potential mechanism of injury and causes of the radiological appearance are discussed.

  19. Chiropractic management of a patient with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

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    Nørregaard, Anette R; Lauridsen, Henrik H; Hartvigsen, Jan

    2009-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: This article describes and discusses the case of a patient with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) characterized by severe vertigo with dizziness, nausea, and nystagmus, treated without the use of spinal manipulation by a doctor of chiropractic. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 46-year......-old woman presented for care with complaints of acute vertigo and dizziness. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient was examined and diagnosed with left posterior canalolithiasis by means of the Dix-Hallpike maneuver. She was treated successfully with the Epley maneuver once and subsequently discharged...... without further treatment. CONCLUSION: This case demonstrates the importance of correctly identifying patients with BPPV. This case also demonstrates the successful treatment of BPPV....

  20. Chiropractic and social justice: a view from the perspective of Beauchamp's principles.

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    Green, Bart N; Johnson, Claire

    2010-01-01

    Social justice in public health involves the process and product of a community acting to fairly distribute advantages and burdens to improve the health of its population and to reasonably take care of the disadvantaged. Although publications are available about chiropractic public health history, programs, and policy, the potential role of chiropractic in social justice has received little attention. This article discusses Beauchamp's 4 principles of social justice and suggests actions that the chiropractic profession may consider to participate in the practice of social justice in the field of public health.

  1. Chiropractic care and public health: answering difficult questions about safety, care through the lifespan, and community action.

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    Johnson, Claire; Rubinstein, Sidney M; Côté, Pierre; Hestbaek, Lise; Injeyan, H Stephen; Puhl, Aaron; Green, Bart; Napuli, Jason G; Dunn, Andrew S; Dougherty, Paul; Killinger, Lisa Zaynab; Page, Stacey A; Stites, John S; Ramcharan, Michael; Leach, Robert A; Byrd, Lori D; Redwood, Daniel; Kopansky-Giles, Deborah R

    2012-09-01

    The purpose of this collaborative summary is to document current chiropractic involvement in the public health movement, reflect on social ecological levels of influence as a profession, and summarize the relationship of chiropractic to the current public health topics of: safety, health issues through the lifespan, and effective participation in community health issues. The questions that are addressed include: Is spinal manipulative therapy for neck and low-back pain a public health problem? What is the role of chiropractic care in prevention or reduction of musculoskeletal injuries in children? What ways can doctors of chiropractic stay updated on evidence-based information about vaccines and immunization throughout the lifespan? Can smoking cessation be a prevention strategy for back pain? Does chiropractic have relevance within the VA Health Care System for chronic pain and comorbid disorders? How can chiropractic use cognitive behavioral therapy to address chronic low back pain as a public health problem? What opportunities exist for doctors of chiropractic to more effectively serve the aging population? What is the role of ethics and the contribution of the chiropractic profession to public health? What public health roles can chiropractic interns perform for underserved communities in a collaborative environment? Can the chiropractic profession contribute to community health? What opportunities do doctors of chiropractic have to be involved in health care reform in the areas of prevention and public health? What role do citizen-doctors of chiropractic have in organizing community action on health-related matters? How can our future chiropractic graduates become socially responsible agents of change?

  2. Do chiropractic college faculty understand informed consent: a pilot study

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    Hondras Maria A

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to survey full-time faculty at a single chiropractic college concerning their knowledge of Institutional Review Board (IRB policies in their institution as they pertain to educational research. Methods All full-time faculty were invited to participate in an anonymous survey. Four scenarios involving educational research were described and respondents were asked to select from three possible courses of action for each. In addition, respondents were queried about their knowledge of IRB policies, how they learned of these policies and about their years of service and departmental assignments. Results The response rate was 55%. In no scenario did the level of correct answers by all respondents score higher than 41% and in most, the scores were closer to just under 1 in 3. Sixty-five percent of respondents indicated they were unsure whether Palmer had any policies in place at all, while 4% felt that no such policies were in place. Just over one-quarter (27% were correct in noting that students can decline consent, while more than half (54% did not know whether there were any procedures governing student consent. Conclusion Palmer faculty have only modest understanding about institutional policies regarding the IRB and human subject research, especially pertaining to educational research. The institution needs to develop methods to provide knowledge and training to faculty. The results from this pilot study will be instrumental in developing better protocols for a study designed to survey the entire chiropractic academic community.

  3. Effectiveness and Economic Evaluation of Chiropractic Care for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

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    Blanchette, Marc-André; Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen; Borges Da Silva, Roxane;

    2016-01-01

    evidence regarding the effectiveness and economic evaluation of care offered by these provider groups. PURPOSE: To estimate the clinical effectiveness and to systematically review the literature of full economic evaluation of chiropractic care compared to other commonly used care approaches among adult...... patients with non-specific LBP. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic reviews of interventions and economic evaluations. METHODS: A comprehensive search strategy was conducted to identify 1) pragmatic randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and/or 2) full economic evaluations of chiropractic care for low back pain compared...... were scientifically admissible. Five RCTs with low risk of bias compared chiropractic care to exercise therapy (n = 1), physical therapy (n = 3) and medical care (n = 1). Overall, we found similar effects for chiropractic care and the other types of care and no reports of serious adverse events. Three...

  4. Generalizability of a composite student selection procedure at a university-based chiropractic program

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    O'Neill, Lotte Dyhrberg; Korsholm, Lars; Wallstedt, Birgitta;

    2009-01-01

    PURPOSE: Non-cognitive admission criteria are typically used in chiropractic student selection to supplement grades. The reliability of non-cognitive student admission criteria in chiropractic education has not previously been examined. In addition, very few studies have examined the overall test...... generalizability of composites of non-cognitive admission variables in admission to health science programs. The aim of this study was to estimate the generalizability of a composite selection to a chiropractic program, consisting of: application form information, a written motivational essay, a common knowledge...... test, and an admission interview. METHODS: Data from 105 Chiropractic applicants from the 2007 admission at the University of Southern Denmark were available for analysis. Each admission parameter was double scored using two random, blinded, and independent raters. Variance components for applicant...

  5. Integration of Chiropractic Services in Military and Veteran Health Care Facilities: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

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    Green, Bart N; Johnson, Claire D; Daniels, Clinton J; Napuli, Jason G; Gliedt, Jordan A; Paris, David J

    2016-04-01

    This literature review examined studies that described practice, utilization, and policy of chiropractic services within military and veteran health care environments. A systematic search of Medline, CINAHL, and Index to Chiropractic Literature was performed from inception through April 2015. Thirty articles met inclusion criteria. Studies reporting utilization and policy show that chiropractic services are successfully implemented in various military and veteran health care settings and that integration varies by facility. Doctors of chiropractic that are integrated within military and veteran health care facilities manage common neurological, musculoskeletal, and other conditions; severe injuries obtained in combat; complex cases; and cases that include psychosocial factors. Chiropractors collaboratively manage patients with other providers and focus on reducing morbidity for veterans and rehabilitating military service members to full duty status. Patient satisfaction with chiropractic services is high. Preliminary findings show that chiropractic management of common conditions shows significant improvement.

  6. Posterior rib fractures in a young infant who received chiropractic care.

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    Wilson, Paria Majd; Greiner, Mary V; Duma, Elena M

    2012-11-01

    We report on a 21-day-old infant with healing posterior rib fractures that were noted after a chiropractic visit for colic. Chiropractors are the third largest group of health care professionals in the United States, and colic is the leading complaint for pediatric chiropractic care. Rib fractures, specifically when posterior, are traditionally considered to be secondary to nonaccidental trauma. Thorough investigation is necessary to rule out bone fragility and genetic disorders, but patient history is key when evaluating unexplained fractures.

  7. Attitudes towards fibromyalgia: A survey of Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical therapy and occupational therapy students

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    Badwall Parminder; Kulkarni Abhaya V; Busse Jason W; Guyatt Gordon H

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background The frequent use of chiropractic, naturopathic, and physical and occupational therapy by patients with fibromyalgia has been emphasized repeatedly, but little is known about the attitudes of these therapists towards this challenging condition. Methods We administered a cross-sectional survey to 385 senior Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical and occupational therapy students in their final year of studies, that inquired about attitudes towards the diagnosis and ma...

  8. Effects of Expanded Coverage for Chiropractic Services on Medicare Costs in a CMS Demonstration

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    Stason, William B.; Grant A Ritter; Timothy Martin; Jeffrey Prottas; Christopher Tompkins; Shepard, Donald S.

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    Background Moderately convincing evidence supports the benefits of chiropractic manipulations for low back pain. Its effectiveness in other applications is less well documented, and its cost-effectiveness is not known. These questions led the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to conduct a two-year demonstration of expanded Medicare coverage for chiropractic services in the treatment of beneficiaries with neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) conditions affecting the back, limbs, neck, or ...

  9. Self-reported recognition of undiagnosed life threatening conditions in chiropractic practice: a random survey

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    Daniel Dwain M

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to identify the type and frequency of previously undiagnosed life threatening conditions (LTC, based on self-reports of chiropractic physicians, which were first recognized by the chiropractic physician. Additionally this information may have a preliminary role in determining whether chiropractic education provides the knowledge necessary to recognize these events. Methods The study design was a postal, cross-sectional, epidemiological self-administered survey. Two thousand Doctors of Chiropractic in the US were randomly selected from a list of 57878. The survey asked respondents to state the number of cases from the list where they were the first physician to recognize the condition over the course of their practice careers. Space was provided for unlisted conditions. Results The response rate was 29.9%. Respondents represented 11442 years in practice and included 3861 patients with a reported undiagnosed LTC. The most commonly presenting conditions were in rank order: carcinoma, abdominal aneurysm, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, myocardial infarction, subdural hematoma and a large group of other diagnoses. The occurrence of a previously undiagnosed LTC can be expected to present to the chiropractic physician every 2.5 years based on the responding doctors reports. Conclusion Based on this survey chiropractic physicians report encountering undiagnosed LTC’s in the normal course of practice. The findings of this study are of importance to the chiropractic profession and chiropractic education. Increased awareness and emphasis on recognition of LTC is a critical part of the education process and practice life.

  10. Development of disease-specific quality indicators for danish chiropractic patients with low back pain

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    Sorensen, Line P; Krog, Birgitte R; Kongsted, Alice;

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to develop disease-specific quality indicators for Danish chiropractic patients with low back pain (LBP) as an initial effort to include chiropractors in the Danish Health Care Quality Programme.......The purpose of this study is to develop disease-specific quality indicators for Danish chiropractic patients with low back pain (LBP) as an initial effort to include chiropractors in the Danish Health Care Quality Programme....

  11. INTEREXAMINER RELIABILITY OF CHIROPRACTIC EVALUATION FOR CERVICAL SPINE PROBLEMS—A Pilot Study

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    Tuchin, Peter J.; Hart, Christopher J.; Johnson, Catriona; Colman, Robert; Gee, Adam; Edwards, Ian; Plucknett, Mark; Bonello, Rod

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    Objective: A pilot study was conducted to determine whether untrained examiners could agree on palpatory findings in the cervical spine. Design: Fifty-three university students, (most of whom were chiropractic students), had their cervical spines examined by seven different chiropractors using their own clinical methods, of which motion palpation was a common, but not standard component. Setting: Chiropractic Centre in Macquarie University. Participants: Volunteer university students. Main Ou...

  12. Chiropractic diagnosis and management of non-musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents

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    Miller Joyce

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A great deal has been published in the chiropractic literature regarding the response, or lack thereof, of various common pediatric conditions to chiropractic care. The majority of that literature is of low scientific value (that is, case reports or case series. The purpose of this review is to summarize the literature from the point of view of clinicians, rather than researchers, and to discuss some additional detail of the conditions themselves. Methods Databases searched were PubMed, Mantis, Index to Chiropractic Literature, and CINAHL. Keywords were chiropractic paired with colic, crying infant, nocturnal enuresis, asthma, otitis media and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Results Most of the published literature centers around case reports or series. The more scientifically rigorous studies show conflicting results for colic and the crying infant, and there is little data to suggest improvement of otitis media, asthma, nocturnal enuresis or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Discussion The efficacy of chiropractic care in the treatment of non-musculoskeletal disorders has yet to be definitely proven or disproven, with the burden of proof still resting upon the chiropractic profession.

  13. Chiropractic: Is it Efficient in Treatment of Diseases? Review of Systematic Reviews

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    Alireza Salehi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Chiropractic is a complementary medicine that has been growing increasingly in different countries over recent decades. It addresses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system disorders and their effects on the whole body health. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of chiropractic in the treatment of different diseases. To gather data, scientific electronic databases, such as Cochrane, Medline, Google Scholar, and Scirus were searched and all systematic reviews in the field of chiropractic were obtained. Reviews were included if they were specifically concerned with the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment, included evidence from at least one clinical trial, included randomized studies and focused on a specific disease. The research data including the article’s first author’s name, type of disease, intervention type, number and types of research used, meta-analysis, number of participants, and overall results of the study, were extracted, studied and analyzed. Totally, 23 chiropractic systematic reviews were found, and 11 articles met the defined criteria. The results showed the influence of chiropractic on improvement of neck pain, shoulder and neck trigger points, and sport injuries. In the cases of asthma, infant colic, autism spectrum disorder, gastrointestinal problems, fibromyalgia, back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, there was no conclusive scientific evidence. There is heterogeneity in some of the studies and also limited number of clinical trials in the assessed systematic reviews. Thus, conducting comprehensive studies based on more reliable study designs are highly recommended.

  14. Sports chiropractic management at the World Ice Hockey Championships

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    Vitiello Andrew L

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Ice hockey is an international sport. Injuries occur in a full body fashion, to a number of tissues, commonly through body contact. There is a lack of literature documenting the scope of sports chiropractic practice. Thus, it was the aim to document the type, scope and severity of conditions presenting to, and the treatment provided by, the New Zealand team chiropractor acting as a primary health provider for the duration of the 2007 World Ice Hockey Championships. Methods All conditions presenting were recorded. Diagnosis was recorded along with clinical parameters of injury: injury type, severity, mechanism and whether referral or advanced imaging was required. All treatment provided was continuously recorded, including information on the number of treatments required and the reason, duration, type and location of treatment. Results Players presented for diagnosis of injury 50 times. Muscle (34%, joint (24% and tendon injuries (18% were most common. Players presented with a new injury 76% of the time. Most injuries had been present for less than one week (84%, with 53% occurring through a contact mechanism. Injuries were common at training and match locations. Only two injuries required the player to stop playing or training, both of which were referred for advanced imaging. During the study, 134 treatment consultations were rendered to 45 player injuries. Eighty per-cent of injuries were managed with four or less treatments. Three quarters of treatment was provided at training locations with treatment duration predominantly being between 11-15 minutes (71% and 16-20 minutes (27%. Most treatment delivered was passive in nature (71% although combination active and passive care was provided (27%. Treatment typically involved joint (81% and soft tissue based therapies (81% and was delivered in a full body manner. Conclusions This study documented the injury profile of ice hockey at an international level of competition. It

  15. Constructing a philosophy of chiropractic: evolving worldviews and postmodern core☆

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    Senzon, Simon A.

    2011-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this article is to explore the postmodern, postrational, and postconventional core of DD Palmer's self-sense and philosophy. Discussion DD Palmer's self and philosophy can be viewed as a reaction to the self of modernity and its challenges of a fracture between mind and body, spirit, and nature. It is argued that Palmer's solution to these vexing problems facing the modern self was to use postrational and postconventional logic to overcome the dualisms. His philosophy resonates with similar postrational approaches, most notably, the German idealist Schelling. Conclusion It is argued that Palmer was one of the first postrational individuals in America and that chiropractic was an attempt at the first postrational health profession. PMID:22693480

  16. Assessment and risk reduction of infectious pathogens on chiropractic treatment tables

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    Husbands Chris

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To investigate the presence of pathogenic microbes on chiropractic treatment tables in one outpatient teaching clinic. Additional aims were to test inexpensive disinfectants on tables that may kill microbes and suggest infection control measures for chiropractic offices, clinics and classrooms. The aim of the study was to assess the presence of pathogenic microbes on treatment tables in one outpatient teaching clinic and determine a simple behavioral model for infection control including table disinfection and accepted hand washing and sanitizing protocols. Methods 10 treatment tables were selected and sampled for possible microbial flora on face and hand pieces. Samples were cultured on MacConky's agar and mannitol salt agar, labeled and incubated for up to 48 hours. Confirmatory testing of microbes to determine if drug resistant flora were present was performed. Among tables tested, 5 were selected to test disinfectants. One-half of the face piece and 1 hand piece were treated with two different wipes and then post-tested for microbes. Results Pathogenic microbes were present on chiropractic treatment tables including methicillin-resistant Staph aureus. Simple disinfectants neutralized the pathogens. A rudimentary disinfection procedure and infection control measures are suggested based on the findings. Conclusion Pathogenic microbes may be present on chiropractic treatment tables and can be effectively killed with proper disinfecting. Hand washing/sanitizing is an important measure in infection control as is table disinfecting. Rudimentary behavioral changes to improve chiropractic clinic infection control are needed. More comprehensive behavioral models are needed. All teaching clinics and private chiropractic offices should adopt infection control practices including routine table disinfecting and hand sanitizing. Effective measures can be put in place at minimal costs. Accrediting bodies of chiropractic institutions

  17. The prevalence of the term subluxation in North American English-Language Doctor of chiropractic programs

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    Mirtz Timothy A

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The subluxation construct has been a divisive term in the chiropractic profession. There is a paucity of evidence to document the subluxation. Some authors have questioned the propriety of continuing to use the term. Aim The purpose of this study is to examine current North American English language chiropractic college academic catalogs and determine the prevalence of the term subluxation in the respective chiropractic program curricula. Methods Sixteen current English-language North American chiropractic college academic catalogs were studied. The term subluxation was searched for in each of the catalogs. Categories were developed for the usage of the term. These included "total times mentioned", "subluxation mentioned in a course description", "subluxation mentioned in a course title", "subluxation mentioned in a technique course description", and "subluxation mentioned in a philosophy course description." The prevalence of the "subluxation mentioned in a course description" was compared to the total programmatic curriculum. Results Palmer College in Florida devoted 22.72% of its curriculum to courses mentioning the subluxation followed by Life University (Marietta, GA and Sherman College with 16.44% and 12.80% respectively. As per specific coursework or subjects, an average of 5.22 courses or subjects have descriptions mentioning the term subluxation. Three schools made no mention of the term subluxation in their academic catalogs; they were National University of Health Sciences, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, and Southern California University of Health Sciences. Conclusion Despite the controversies and paucity of evidence the term subluxation is still found often within the chiropractic curricula of most North American chiropractic programs. Future research should determine if changes in accreditation standards and research on evidence based practice will affect this prevalence.

  18. A randomized clinical trial of chiropractic treatment and self-management in patients with acute musculoskeletal chest pain

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    Stochkendahl, Mette J; Christensen, Henrik W; Vach, Werner;

    2012-01-01

    We have previously reported short-term follow-up from a pragmatic randomized clinical trial comparing 2 treatments for acute musculoskeletal chest pain: (1) chiropractic treatment and (2) self-management. Results indicated a positive effect in favor of the chiropractic treatment after 4 and 12...

  19. Chiropractic care for paediatric and adolescent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A systematic review

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    Bonello Rod

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Psychostimulants are first line of therapy for paediatric and adolescent AD/HD. The evidence suggests that up to 30% of those prescribed stimulant medications do not show clinically significant outcomes. In addition, many children and adolescents experience side-effects from these medications. As a result, parents are seeking alternate interventions for their children. Complementary and alternative medicine therapies for behavioural disorders such as AD/HD are increasing with as many as 68% of parents having sought help from alternative practitioners, including chiropractors. Objective The review seeks to answer the question of whether chiropractic care can reduce symptoms of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity for paediatric and adolescent AD/HD. Methods Electronic databases (Cochrane CENTRAL register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, Index to Chiropractic Literature were searched from inception until July 2009 for English language studies for chiropractic care and AD/HD. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied to select studies. All randomised controlled trials were evaluated using the Jadad score and a checklist developed from the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials guidelines. Results The search yielded 58 citations of which 22 were intervention studies. Of these, only three studies were identified for paediatric and adolescent AD/HD cohorts. The methodological quality was poor and none of the studies qualified using inclusion criteria. Conclusions To date there is insufficient evidence to evaluate the efficacy of chiropractic care for paediatric and adolescent AD/HD. The claim that chiropractic care improves paediatric and adolescent AD/HD, is only supported by low levels of scientific evidence. In the interest of paediatric and adolescent health, if chiropractic care for AD/HD is to continue, more rigorous

  20. A commentary on the implications of medication prescription rights for the chiropractic profession.

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    Emary, Peter C; Houweling, Taco A W; Wangler, Martin; Burnie, Stephen J; Hood, Katherine J; Erwin, W Mark

    2016-01-01

    There is a growing desire within the chiropractic profession to expand the scope of practice to include limited medication prescription rights for the treatment of spine-related and other musculoskeletal conditions. Such prescribing rights have been successfully incorporated into a number of chiropractic jurisdictions worldwide. If limited to a musculoskeletal scope, medication prescription rights have the potential to change the present role of chiropractors within the healthcare system by paving the way for practitioners to become comprehensive specialists in the conservative management of spine / musculoskeletal disorders. However, if the chiropractic profession wishes to lobby to expand the scope of practice to include limited prescriptive authority, several issues must first be addressed. These would include changes to chiropractic education and legislation, as well as consideration of how such privileges could impact the chiropractic profession on a more theoretical basis. In this commentary, we examine the arguments in favour of and against limited medication prescription rights for chiropractors and discuss the implications of such privileges for the profession.

  1. Chiropractic Treatment for Gastrointestinal Problems: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials

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    E Ernst

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Many chiropractors believe that chiropractic treatments are effective for gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of the present systematic review was to critically evaluate the evidence from controlled clinical trials supporting or not supporting this notion. Six electronic databases were searched for relevant studies. No limits were applied to language or publication date. Prospective, controlled, clinical trials of any type of chiropractic treatment for any type of gastrointestinal problem, except infant colic, were included. Only two trials were found – one was a pilot study, and the other had reached a positive conclusion; however, both had serious methodological flaws. There is no supportive evidence that chiropractic is an effective treatment for gastrointestinal disorders.

  2. Outcomes of usual chiropractic, harm & efficacy, the ouch study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Walker Bruce F

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous studies have demonstrated that adverse events occur during chiropractic treatment. However, because of these studies design we do not know the frequency and extent of these events when compared to sham treatment. The principal aims of this study are to establish the frequency and severity of adverse effects from short term usual chiropractic treatment of the spine when compared to a sham treatment group. The secondary aim of this study is to establish the efficacy of usual short term chiropractic care for spinal pain when compared to a sham intervention. Methods One hundred and eighty participants will be randomly allocated to either usual chiropractic care or a sham intervention group. To be considered for inclusion the participants must have experienced non-specific spinal pain for at least one week. The study will be conducted at the clinics of registered chiropractors in Western Australia. Participants in each group will receive two treatments at intervals no less than one week. For the usual chiropractic care group, the selection of therapeutic techniques will be left to the chiropractors' discretion. For the sham intervention group, de-tuned ultrasound and de-tuned activator treatment will be applied by the chiropractors to the regions where spinal pain is experienced. Adverse events will be assessed two days after each appointment using a questionnaire developed for this study. The efficacy of short term chiropractic care for spinal pain will be examined at two week follow-up by assessing pain, physical function, minimum acceptable outcome, and satisfaction with care, with the use of the following outcome measures: Numerical Rating Scale, Functional Rating Index, Neck Disability Index, Minimum Acceptable Outcome Questionnaire, Oswestry Disability Index, and a global measure of treatment satisfaction. The statistician, outcome assessor, and participants will be blinded to treatment allocation. Trial

  3. Test anxiety and academic performance in chiropractic students.

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    Zhang, Niu; Henderson, Charles N R

    2014-01-01

    Objective : We assessed the level of students' test anxiety, and the relationship between test anxiety and academic performance. Methods : We recruited 166 third-quarter students. The Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI) was administered to all participants. Total scores from written examinations and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) were used as response variables. Results : Multiple regression analysis shows that there was a modest, but statistically significant negative correlation between TAI scores and written exam scores, but not OSCE scores. Worry and emotionality were the best predictive models for written exam scores. Mean total anxiety and emotionality scores for females were significantly higher than those for males, but not worry scores. Conclusion : Moderate-to-high test anxiety was observed in 85% of the chiropractic students examined. However, total test anxiety, as measured by the TAI score, was a very weak predictive model for written exam performance. Multiple regression analysis demonstrated that replacing total anxiety (TAI) with worry and emotionality (TAI subscales) produces a much more effective predictive model of written exam performance. Sex, age, highest current academic degree, and ethnicity contributed little additional predictive power in either regression model. Moreover, TAI scores were not found to be statistically significant predictors of physical exam skill performance, as measured by OSCEs.

  4. Internal carotid artery dissection following chiropractic treatment in a pregnant woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Morton Adam

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A case of internal carotid artery dissection in a pregnant woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE immediately following chiropractic treatment is presented. The literature regarding complications of neck manipulation during pregnancy, spontaneous dissection of craniocervical arteries in pregnancy and the postpartum period, and dissection of craniocervical arteries in SLE are reviewed. To the best of the author’s knowledge, this is the first case of carotid artery dissection following chiropractic treatment in a pregnant woman published in the literature.

  5. A pilot study of a chiropractic intervention for management of chronic myofascial temporomandibular disorder

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    DeVocht, James W; Goertz, Christine M; Hondras, Maria;

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular pain has multiple etiologies and a range of therapeutic options. In this pilot study, the authors assessed the feasibility of conducting a larger trial to evaluate chiropractic treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). METHODS: The authors assigned 80 particip......BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular pain has multiple etiologies and a range of therapeutic options. In this pilot study, the authors assessed the feasibility of conducting a larger trial to evaluate chiropractic treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). METHODS: The authors assigned 80...... that will provide clinicians with information that should be helpful when discussing treatment options for patients with TMD....

  6. The evidence base for chiropractic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents: The emperor's new suit?

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    Hestbæk, Lise; Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen

    2010-01-01

    ABSTRACT: Five to ten percent of chiropractic patients are children and adolescents. Most of these consult because of spinal pain, or other musculoskeletal complaints. These musculoskeletal disorders in early life not only affect the quality of children's lives, but also seem to have an impact...... have detected a paradox within the chiropractic profession: Although the major reason for pediatric patients to attend a chiropractor is spinal pain, no adequate studies have been performed in this area. It is time for the chiropractic profession to take responsibility and systematically investigate...

  7. Comparative effects of chiropractic adjustment versus chiropractic adjustment combined with static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points for the treatment of mechanical neck pain

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    M.Tech. (Chiropractic) Purpose: This study was undertaken in order to demonstrate the effects of static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points in the treatment of those suffering from mechanical neck pain. Isolated spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine was compared to spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine in conjunction with magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points using both objective and subjective measurements. Before the execution of this study, it was...

  8. Chiropractic patients in Denmark 2002: an expanded description and comparison with 1999 survey

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    Sorensen, Line Press; Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen; Hartvigsen, Jan

    2006-01-01

    of activities of daily living, mode of referral, duration of sick leave, previous treatments, comorbidity, SF-12, smoking habits, and use of x-ray. RESULTS: Eighty-five percent of all chiropractic clinics in Denmark participated in the study, and 1595 patients (81%) filled out a self-administered questionnaire...

  9. Self-Regulation of a Chiropractic Association through Participatory Action Research

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    Sheppard, Lorraine A.; Jorgensen, Anna Maria S.; Crowe, Michael J.

    2012-01-01

    Participatory action research (PAR) can be used in the health professions to redefine their roles. This study investigated a small health professional group, the members of The Chiropractic Association Singapore (TCAS), by using a PAR method; researchers and participants gained insights into the self-regulation of a health profession. A…

  10. Overview of Clinical Application of Chiropractic Therapy in the Past ten Years

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    2004-01-01

    捏脊疗法是推拿常用手法之一,这一疗法具有简、便、验、廉的特点.近年来捏脊疗法临床应用的范围不断扩大,用于治疗的疾病已达数十种.遍及内科、妇科、儿科等各科及预防、保健、美容等方面,临床报道很多.本文收集近十年有关捏脊疗法的文献21篇,在分析了这些文献的基础上从捏脊疗法临床运用的角度进行归纳总结.%Chiropractic therapy is a common massage method of simplicity, convenience, efficacy and low cost. In the past years, chiropractic therapy is increasingly used to treat many diseases in relation to internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, medical prevention, healthcare and cosmetology, etc.This paper collects 21 articles concerning chiropractic therapy in the past 10 years, and then sums up the clinical application of chiropractic therapy.

  11. Individual and population doses in Manitoba from chiropractic x-ray procedures

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    Huda, W.; Sourkes, A.M. (Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Winnipeg, MB (Canada))

    1989-12-01

    Manitoba (population of 1.0 million) has 37 chiropractors who perform x-rays on behalf of 100 practising chiropractors. In 1987 these specialists performed approximately 33 300 spinal x-ray studies. Cervical spine examinations contribute the lowest patient dose (average H{sub E} of 26 {mu}Sv); thoracic and lumbar spine examinations show considerably higher patient dose (H{sub E} in the range 24-410 {mu}Sv) Average patient H{sub E} was determined to be 220 {mu}Sv. Lumbar spine examinations account for 45% of all chiropractic x-ray examinations (84% of the collective dose). Cervical spine examinations also account for 45% of chiropractic x-ray examinations, but contribute only 5% of the collective dose with thoracic spine examinations contributing the 11% balance of the collective dose. Patients undergoing chiropractic procedures involving exposure to x-rays account for about 3.6% of all diagnostic x-ray procedures. The per caput dose contribution from chiropractic practice was calculated to be 7.3 {mu}Sv (1.2% of total population dose from diagnostic procedures employing ionising radiation). (author).

  12. An Investigation into the Faculty Development Practices in Chiropractic Education Programs

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    Scaringe, John G.

    2010-01-01

    A descriptive case study design using a cross-sectional quantitative survey method was used to investigate the impact of faculty development programs on teaching effectiveness perceived by faculty teaching at chiropractic colleges in the United States. The availability of faculty development programs related to teaching and student learning was…

  13. Predictors of outcome in neck pain patients undergoing chiropractic care: comparison of acute and chronic patients

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    Peterson Cynthia

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neck pain is a common complaint in patients presenting for chiropractic treatment. The few studies on predictors for improvement in patients while undergoing treatment identify duration of symptoms, neck stiffness and number of previous episodes as the strong predictor variables. The purpose of this study is to continue the research for predictors of a positive outcome in neck pain patients undergoing chiropractic treatment. Methods Acute ( 3 months (n = 255 neck pain patients with no chiropractic or manual therapy in the prior 3 months were included. Patients completed the numerical pain rating scale (NRS and Bournemouth questionnaire (BQ at baseline prior to treatment. At 1 week, 1 month and 3 months after start of treatment the NRS and BQ were completed along with the Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC scale. Demographic information was provided by the clinician. Improvement at each of the follow up points was categorized using the PGIC. Multivariate regression analyses were done to determine significant independent predictors of improvement. Results Baseline mean neck pain and total disability scores were significantly (p  Conclusions The most consistent predictor of clinically relevant improvement at both 1 and 3 months after the start of chiropractic treatment for both acute and chronic patients is if they report improvement early in the course of treatment. The co-existence of either radiculopathy or dizziness however do not imply poorer prognosis in these patients.

  14. VARK Learning Preferences and Mobile Anatomy Software Application Use in Pre-Clinical Chiropractic Students

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    Meyer, Amanda J.; Stomski, Norman J.; Innes, Stanley I.; Armson, Anthony J.

    2016-01-01

    Ubiquitous smartphone ownership and reduced face-to-face teaching time may lead to students making greater use of mobile technologies in their learning. This is the first study to report on the prevalence of mobile gross anatomy software applications (apps) usage in pre-clinical chiropractic students and to ascertain if a relationship exists…

  15. Texas Chiropractic College Practice Management Education: The Patient's Point of View.

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    Waigandt, Alex; And Others

    A survey was conducted to determine the patient's perception of treatment received from clinicians at the Texas Chiropractic College Clinic in Pasadena, Texas. A questionnaire designed to assess various aspects of the school's clinical and dispensary services was administered to 79 patients who had completed their treatment prescriptions. The…

  16. Pregnant Students in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory: Policies and Practices at Chiropractic Colleges

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    Duray, Stephen M.; Mekow, Craig L.

    2011-01-01

    Chiropractic and medical colleges have experienced a significant increase in the number of female applicants in recent years, a percentage of whom are pregnant or become pregnant following admission. It is therefore important to ask the question: How do institutions that educate future health care providers address the issue of pregnancy and the…

  17. Brief screening questions for depression in chiropractic patients with low back pain

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    Kongsted, Alice; Aambakk, Benedicte; Bossen, Sanne;

    2014-01-01

    Depression is an important prognostic factor in low back pain (LBP) that appears to be infrequent in chiropractic populations. Identification of depression in few patients would consequently implicate screening of many. It is therefore desirable to have brief screening tools for depression...

  18. Adding chiropractic to standard medical therapy for nonspecific low back pain

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    Goertz, Christine M; Long, Cynthia R; Hondras, Maria;

    2013-01-01

    Study Design. Randomized controlled trial.Objective. To assess changes in pain levels and physical functioning in response to standard medical care (SMC) versus SMC plus chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT) for the treatment of low back pain (LBP) among 18 to 35-year-old active-duty military...

  19. Retrospective Demographic Analysis of Patients Seeking Care at a Free University Chiropractic Clinic

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    Stevens, Gerald; Campeanu, Michael; Sorrento, Andrew T.; Ryu, Jiwoon; Burke, Jeanmarie

    2016-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to describe the demographics, presenting complaints, and health history of new patients seeking treatment at a free chiropractic clinic within a university health center. Methods A retrospective analysis of patient files from 2008 to 2009 was performed for a free student chiropractic clinic in the Buffalo, NY, area. Demographics, presenting complaints, and health history of new patients seeking treatment were recorded. Results There were 343 new chiropractic patient files. Most patients were between the ages of 18 and 30 years (n = 304, 88%) with an almost equal distribution of men (n = 163, 48%) and women (n = 180, 52%). The patients were mostly single (n = 300, 87%). Patients self-reported that their case histories excluded a current medical diagnosis (n = 261, 76%), previous history of disease (n = 216, 63%), allergies (n = 240, 70%), previous surgical procedures (n = 279, 81%), and medication use (n = 250, 73%). The frequencies of spinal complaints were as follows: lumbar spine, n = 176 (51%); cervical spine, n = 78 (23%); and thoracic spine, n = 44 (13%). Maintenance care, headaches, and spine-related upper and lower extremities complaints accounted for the other 13% of patients treated. Half were chronic (n = 172, 50%), and a third were acute (n=108, 31%). Patients averaged 6 chiropractic visits, with 88% having 11 visits or less. Conclusion This study found that new patients seeking care at a free student chiropractic clinic within a university health center in the Buffalo area mainly consisted of young single adults, with chronic lumbar spine complaints with few comorbidities. PMID:27069428

  20. Effectiveness and Economic Evaluation of Chiropractic Care for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of Pragmatic Studies

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    Blanchette, Marc-André; Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen; Borges Da Silva, Roxane; Boruff, Jill; Harrison, Pamela; Bussières, André

    2016-01-01

    Background Context Low back pain (LBP) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and among the most common reasons for seeking primary sector care. Chiropractors, physical therapists and general practitioners are among those providers that treat LBP patients, but there is only limited evidence regarding the effectiveness and economic evaluation of care offered by these provider groups. Purpose To estimate the clinical effectiveness and to systematically review the literature of full economic evaluation of chiropractic care compared to other commonly used care approaches among adult patients with non-specific LBP. Study Design Systematic reviews of interventions and economic evaluations. Methods A comprehensive search strategy was conducted to identify 1) pragmatic randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and/or 2) full economic evaluations of chiropractic care for low back pain compared to standard care delivered by other healthcare providers. Studies published between 1990 and 4th June 2015 were considered. Primary outcomes included pain, functional status and global improvement. Study selection, critical quality appraisal and data extraction were conducted by two independent reviewers. Data from RCTs with low risk of bias were included in a meta-analysis to determine effect estimates. Cost estimates of full economic evaluations were converted to 2015 USD and results summarized using Slavin’s qualitative best-evidence synthesis. Results Six RCTs and three full economic evaluations were scientifically admissible. Five RCTs with low risk of bias compared chiropractic care to exercise therapy (n = 1), physical therapy (n = 3) and medical care (n = 1). Overall, we found similar effects for chiropractic care and the other types of care and no reports of serious adverse events. Three low to high quality full economic evaluations studies (one cost-effectiveness, one cost-minimization and one cost-benefit) compared chiropractic to medical care. Given the divergent

  1. Chiropractic Name techniques in Canada: a continued look at demographic trends and their impact on issues of jurisprudence

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    Gleberzon, Brain J

    2002-01-01

    In a previous article, the author reported on the recommendations gathered from student projects between 1996 and 1999 investigating their preferences for including certain chiropractic Name technique systems into the curriculum at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC). These results were found to be congruent with the professional treatment technique used by Canadian chiropractors. This article reports on the data obtained during the 2000 and 2001 academic years, comparing these ...

  2. A study to determine the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation combined with Kinesio® taping in the treatment of chronic lower back pain

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    2012-01-01

    M.Tech. (Chiropractic) Chronic lower back pain is a very common condition affecting 60-80% of the worlds’ population at sometime in their lives. Manual therapy, including chiropractic manipulation, has been proven to be very successful in the treatment of chronic lower back pain and reduction in muscle tension. Although chiropractic treatment alone is effective in the treatment of chronic lower back pain, chiropractors often search for adjunctive modalities to enhance the positive outcomes...

  3. Reflex control of the spine and posture: a review of the literature from a chiropractic perspective

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    Schlappi Mark

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective This review details the anatomy and interactions of the postural and somatosensory reflexes. We attempt to identify the important role the nervous system plays in maintaining reflex control of the spine and posture. We also review, illustrate, and discuss how the human vertebral column develops, functions, and adapts to Earth's gravity in an upright position. We identify functional characteristics of the postural reflexes by reporting previous observations of subjects during periods of microgravity or weightlessness. Background Historically, chiropractic has centered around the concept that the nervous system controls and regulates all other bodily systems; and that disruption to normal nervous system function can contribute to a wide variety of common ailments. Surprisingly, the chiropractic literature has paid relatively little attention to the importance of neurological regulation of static upright human posture. With so much information available on how posture may affect health and function, we felt it important to review the neuroanatomical structures and pathways responsible for maintaining the spine and posture. Maintenance of static upright posture is regulated by the nervous system through the various postural reflexes. Hence, from a chiropractic standpoint, it is clinically beneficial to understand how the individual postural reflexes work, as it may explain some of the clinical presentations seen in chiropractic practice. Method We performed a manual search for available relevant textbooks, and a computer search of the MEDLINE, MANTIS, and Index to Chiropractic Literature databases from 1970 to present, using the following key words and phrases: "posture," "ocular," "vestibular," "cervical facet joint," "afferent," "vestibulocollic," "cervicocollic," "postural reflexes," "spaceflight," "microgravity," "weightlessness," "gravity," "posture," and "postural." Studies were selected if they specifically tested any or

  4. Attitudes towards fibromyalgia: A survey of Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical therapy and occupational therapy students

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    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The frequent use of chiropractic, naturopathic, and physical and occupational therapy by patients with fibromyalgia has been emphasized repeatedly, but little is known about the attitudes of these therapists towards this challenging condition. Methods We administered a cross-sectional survey to 385 senior Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical and occupational therapy students in their final year of studies, that inquired about attitudes towards the diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia. Results 336 students completed the survey (response rate 87%. While they disagreed about the etiology (primarily psychological 28%, physiological 23%, psychological and physiological 15%, unsure 34%, the majority (58% reported that fibromyalgia was difficult to manage. Respondants were also conflicted in whether treatment should prioritize symptom relief (65% or functional gains (85%, with the majority (58% wanting to do both. The majority of respondents (57% agreed that there was effective treatment for fibromyalgia and that they possessed the required clinical skills to manage patients (55%. Chiropractic students were most skeptical in regards to fibromyalgia as a useful diagnostic entity, and most likely to endorse a psychological etiology. In our regression model, only training in naturopathic medicine (unstandardized regression coefficient = 0.33; 95% confidence interval = 0.11 to 0.56 and the belief that effective therapies existed (unstandardized regression coefficient = 0.42; 95% confidence interval = 0.30 to 0.54 were associated with greater confidence in managing patients with fibromyalgia. Conclusion The majority of senior Canadian chiropractic, naturopathic, physical and occupational therapy students, and in particular those with naturopathic training, believe that effective treatment for fibromyalgia exists and that they possess the clinical skillset to effectively manage this disorder. The majority place high priority

  5. Patient with signs and symptoms of myocardial infarction, presenting to a chiropractic office: a case report

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    Erfanian, Parham

    2001-01-01

    A 53-year-old female presented to a chiropractic office with signs and symptoms of heart attack (myocardial infarction). Although she was complaining of neck and upper back pain, the cause of her condition was due to an incident of acute myocardial infarction (MI). Other than anterior chest pain, patients with MI could experience pain over lower jaw and teeth, both arms, shoulders, neck, upper back and epigastrium. Recognizing the possible underlying cause of the patient's complaints, and dir...

  6. The effectiveness of chiropractic manipulative therapy and Spidertech therapy in the treatment of chronic neck pain

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    M.Tech. Purpose: This study aims to compare the effects of Chiropractic manipulative therapy of the cervical spine in conjunction with SpiderTech therapy in the treatment of chronic neck pain with regards to pain, disability and cervical spine range of motion. Method: This study consisted of two groups of 15 participants between the ages of eighteen and forty, ensuring equal male to female and age ratios. The potential participants were examined and accepted according to the inclusion and ...

  7. Chiropractic management of low back pain in a patient with a transfemoral amputation

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    Illes, Jennifer D.; Maola, Chad J.

    2012-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic management of a patient with a unilateral transfemoral amputation and low back pain (LBP). Clinical Features A 20-year-old woman with right transfemoral amputation and a right upper extremity amputation due to amniotic band syndrome had approximately 40 different prosthetic lower extremities in the prior 20 years. She presented for chiropractic care for LBP (5/10 numeric pain scale) that she experienced after receiving a new right prosthetic leg. The pain increased with walking, attempts to exercise, and lying supine. Physical evaluation revealed asymmetrical leg length (long right limb); restricted left ankle dorsiflexion; restricted lumbopelvic motion; and hypertonicity of the left triceps surae muscle complex as well as the gluteus maximus, quadratus lumborum, and erector spinae bilaterally. Gait examination revealed a right Trendelenberg gait as well as a pattern of left vaulting. The working diagnosis was sacroiliac joint dysfunction, with lumbar facet syndrome secondary to a leg length inequality causing alteration in gait. Intervention and Outcome Chiropractic management included manipulative therapy to the lumbar spine and pelvis, trigger point therapy of hypertonic musculature, and strengthening of pelvic musculature. In addition, the patient's prosthetist shortened her new prosthetic device. After 18 treatments, LBP severity was resolved (0/10); and there was an overall improvement with gait biomechanics. Conclusion This case illustrates the importance of considering leg length inequality in patients with amputations as a possible cause of lower back pain, and that proper management may include adjusting the length of the prosthetic device and strengthening of the hip flexors and abductors, in addition to trigger point therapy and chiropractic manipulation. PMID:23450067

  8. Exercise prescription: perceptions and physical activity habits in chiropractic students at CMCC

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    Howitt, Scott; Ethridge, Eric; Nelson, Eric; Gotuaco, Mike; Demello, Louis

    2016-01-01

    Background: Health care practitioner’s physical activity (PA) habits are associated with their likelihood to recommend PA to their patients. The intent of this project is to better understand the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) students’ perceptions and practices of PA and exercise prescription as this may predict exercise counselling they will provide to future patients. Methods: A 27-item survey was distributed to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) students (N = 744). The survey determined the proportion of CMCC students that meet the (2012) Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Additionally the survey recorded students’ perceptions of PA counselling during patient visits and their own example of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Results: The response rate for the survey was 46% (N = 343). By using average estimates, it was determined that 72% of the respondents meet the (2012) Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. 86% of the respondents perceived PA counselling to be usually or always relevant during patient interactions, and approximately 73% believed that exercise counselling is highly relevant to chiropractic practice. Furthermore, at least 88% percent believed that chiropractors must adhere to a healthy lifestyle in order to effectively model a healthy lifestyle to their patients. Conclusions: A high proportion of CMCC students meet PA guidelines, and perceive PA counselling to be highly relevant and important to patient encounters. PMID:28065988

  9. OVERCOMING BARRIERS To DIVERSITY IN CHIROPRACTIC PATIENT AND PRACTITIONER POPULATIONS: A COMMENTARY.

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    Young, Kenneth J

    2015-01-01

    Increasing the diversity of practitioner and patient populations has been identified as a worthy goal in the chiropractic profession, which has predominantly white male practitioners and white female patients in the USA. Toward that end, 'diversity' has been the topic of several papers and was the theme of a 2012 conference of chiropractic educators. However, generally just the microcosm of the interactions of practitioners with patients or teachers with students has been discussed. The macrocosm of larger societal issues and government policies has not been broached. Examples of issues and policies that affect diversity within a profession include portrayals of, and value judgements on diversity by the media and politicians, as well as public funding for healthcare and education. Diversity was defined in this paper to mean differences in race, sex, sexual orientation, economic status, ethnicity, religion and other life circumstances in a population. The purpose of this paper is to raise awareness of evidence that social issues and government policy affect the diversity of practitioners and patients, and to suggest that the barriers to diversity present in these realms be addressed with a cogent, profession-wide effort in order to help increase the diversity of people involved with chiropractic.

  10. Cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care versus self-management in patients with musculoskeletal chest pain

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    Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen; Sørensen, Jan; Vach, Werner;

    2016-01-01

    AIMS: To assess whether primary sector healthcare in the form of chiropractic care is cost-effective compared with self-management in patients with musculoskeletal chest pain, that is, a subgroup of patients with non-specific chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS: 115 adults aged 18-75 years with acute......, non-specific chest pain of musculoskeletal origin were recruited from a cardiology department in Denmark. After ruling out acute coronary syndrome and receiving usual care, patients with musculoskeletal chest pain were randomised to 4 weeks of community-based chiropractic care (n=59) or to a single......-dimension questionnaire (EQ-5D) and Short Form 36-item Health Survey (SF-36)) were compared in cost-effectiveness analyses over 12 months from baseline. Mean costs were €2183 lower for the group with chiropractic care, but not statistically significant (95% CI -4410.5 to 43.0). The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio...

  11. The implementation of problem-based learning in collaborative groups in a chiropractic program in Malaysia

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    Ni Ni Win

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Problem-based learning (PBL is usually conducted in small-group learning sessions with approximately eight students per facilitator. In this study, we implemented a modified version of PBL involving collaborative groups in an undergraduate chiropractic program and assessed its pedagogical effectiveness. Methods: This study was conducted at the International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and involved the 2012 chiropractic student cohort. Six PBL cases were provided to chiropractic students, consisting of three PBL cases for which learning resources were provided and another three PBL cases for which learning resources were not provided. Group discussions were not continuously supervised, since only one facilitator was present. The students’ perceptions of PBL in collaborative groups were assessed with a questionnaire that was divided into three domains: motivation, cognitive skills, and perceived pressure to work. Results: Thirty of the 31 students (97% participated in the study. PBL in collaborative groups was significantly associated with positive responses regarding students’ motivation, cognitive skills, and perceived pressure to work (P<0.05. The students felt that PBL with learning resources increased motivation and cognitive skills (P<0.001. Conclusion: The new PBL implementation described in this study does not require additional instructors or any additional funding. When implemented in a classroom setting, it has pedagogical benefits equivalent to those of small-group sessions. Our findings also suggest that students rely significantly on available learning resources.

  12. Predictors of performance of students in biochemistry in a doctor of chiropractic curriculum.

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    Shaw, Kathy; Rabatsky, Ali; Dishman, Veronica; Meseke, Christopher

    2014-01-01

    Objective : This study investigated the effect of completion of course prerequisites, undergraduate grade point average (GPA), undergraduate degree, and study habits on the performance of students in the biochemistry course at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. Methods : Students self-reported information regarding academic preparation at the beginning of the semester using a questionnaire. Final exam grade and final course grade were noted and used as measures of performance. Multivariate analysis of variance was used to determine if number of prerequisites completed, undergraduate GPA, undergraduate degree, hours spent studying in undergraduate study, and hours spent studying in the first quarter of the chiropractic program were associated significantly with the biochemistry final exam grade or the final grade for the biochemistry course. Results : The number of prerequisites completed, undergraduate degree, hours spent studying in undergraduate study, and hours spent studying in the first quarter of the chiropractic program did not significantly affect the biochemistry final exam grade or the final grade for the biochemistry course, but undergraduate GPA did. Subsequent univariate analysis and Tukey's post hoc comparisons revealed that students with an undergraduate GPA in the 3.5 to 3.99 range earned significantly higher final course grades than students with an undergraduate GPA in the 2.5 to 2.99 range. Conclusion : No single variable was determined to be a factor that determines student success in biochemistry. The interrelationship between the factors examined warrants further investigation to understand fully how to predict the success of a student in the biochemistry course.

  13. Music therapy and chiropractic: an integrative model of tonal and rhythmic spinal adjustment.

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    Miller, E B; Redmond, P

    1999-03-01

    There is a philosophical basis for the integration of treatment using music therapy and chiropractic. Perception is intimately linked to the nervous system. A relationship between spinal integrity and consciousness does exist. We can see that as spinal distortions diminish and awareness increases, there is a natural attraction toward the higher or more loving state of consciousness. Rhythms of healing and suffering are a key concept in combining music therapy with chiropractic manipulation. Donald Epstein's conceptualization of the rhythmic stages of consciousness corresponding to prescribed physiological patterns serves as a starting point for the use of rhythm in the healing process. Using interactive music, the music therapist can help facilitate a change in the patient's physical or emotional state. This occurs when the practitioner establishes an initial connection or musical validation of the patient's emotional state and assists the healing process by improvising supportive music while suggesting possibilities for resolution. We believe that the power of music can be used as a significant tool in chiropractic work to aid individuals in their healing process.

  14. Creating European guidelines for Chiropractic Incident Reporting and Learning Systems (CIRLS: relevance and structure

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    Wangler Martin

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In 2009, the heads of the Executive Council of the European Chiropractors' Union (ECU and the European Academy of Chiropractic (EAC involved in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN process for the chiropractic profession, set out to establish European guidelines for the reporting of adverse reactions to chiropractic treatment. There were a number of reasons for this: first, to improve the overall quality of patient care by aiming to reduce the application of potentially harmful interventions and to facilitate the treatment of patients within the context of achieving maximum benefit with a minimum risk of harm; second, to inform the training objectives for the Graduate Education and Continuing Professional Development programmes of all 19 ECU member nations, regarding knowledge and skills to be acquired for maximising patient safety; and third, to develop a guideline on patient safety incident reporting as it is likely to be part of future CEN standards for ECU member nations. Objective To introduce patient safety incident reporting within the context of chiropractic practice in Europe and to help individual countries and their national professional associations to develop or improve reporting and learning systems. Discussion Providing health care of any kind, including the provision of chiropractic treatment, can be a complex and, at times, a risky activity. Safety in healthcare cannot be guaranteed, it can only be improved. One of the most important aspects of any learning and reporting system lies in the appropriate use of the data and information it gathers. Reporting should not just be seen as a vehicle for obtaining information on patient safety issues, but also be utilised as a tool to facilitate learning, advance quality improvement and to ultimately minimise the rate of the occurrence of errors linked to patient care. Conclusions Before a reporting and learning system can be established it has to be clear

  15. A demographic and epidemiological study of a Mexican chiropractic college public clinic

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    Ndetan Harrison T

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Descriptive studies of chiropractic patients are not new, several have been performed in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Europe. None have been performed in a Latin American country. The purpose of this study is to describe the patients who visited a Mexican chiropractic college public clinic with respect to demographics and clinical characteristics. Methods This study was reviewed and approved by the IRB of Parker College of Chiropractic and the Universidad Estatal del Valle de Ecatepec (UNEVE. Five hundred patient files from the UNEVE public clinic from May 2005 to May 2007 were selected from an approximate total number of 3,700. Information was collected for demographics, chief complaints, associated complaints, and previous care sought. Results The sample comprised 306 (61.2% female. Most files (44.2% were in the age range of 40–59 years (mean of 43.4 years. The most frequent complaints were lumbar pain (29.2% and extremity pain (28.0%, most commonly the knee. Most (62.0% described their complaints as greater than one year. Trauma (46.6% was indicated as the initial cause. Mean VAS score was 6.26/10 with 20% rated at 8/10. Conclusion Demographic results compared closer to studies conducted with private clinicians (females within the ages of 40–59. The primary complaint and duration was similar to previous studies (low back pain and chronic, except in this population the cause was usually initiated by trauma. The most striking features were the higher number of extremity complaints and the marked increased level of VAS score (20% rated as 8/10.

  16. Lost and Found, Letters and Methods: Assessing Attitudes toward Chiropractic and Medical Care

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    Hannah Kern

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Attitudes toward traditional and chiropractic medicine were compared using Milgram's lost letter technique. A total of 192 letters were placed on the windshields of vehicles in parking lots at six restaurants and department stores in each of four quadrants of a medium-sized, Southeastern city. These letters were addressed to "Admissions" at either a fictitious Institute of Medicine or Institute of Chiropractic Care. Return addresses included either a male or a female name. Thus, those who found a lost letter were faced with the option of returning or not returning a letter from either a male or a female, addressed to an Institute of traditional or non-traditional medicine. After examining previous studies which had used the lost letter technique, numerous methodological improvements were implemented. For example, letters were randomly assigned to potential drop spots for each of 24 study locations (six study locations in each of four city quadrants, and a Latin square design was used to control for possible order effects in the four study conditions that were implemented. Nearly 65% of the letters (124 of 192 were returned. We found: 1 letters addressed to a fictitious Institute of Chiropractic Care were just as likely to be returned as those addressed to a fictitious Institute of Medicine; 2 letters with female return addresses were as likely to be returned as those with male return addresses; 3 there was no interaction between study conditions; 4 based on what was essentially a replication study, a comparison of the pattern of returns using the first and second cycle of lost letters (n = 96 for each cycle revealed an equivalent pattern of no-difference findings. DOI: 10.2458/azu_jmmss.v1i1.78

  17. Effects of Expanded Coverage for Chiropractic Services on Medicare Costs in a CMS Demonstration.

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    Full Text Available Moderately convincing evidence supports the benefits of chiropractic manipulations for low back pain. Its effectiveness in other applications is less well documented, and its cost-effectiveness is not known. These questions led the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS to conduct a two-year demonstration of expanded Medicare coverage for chiropractic services in the treatment of beneficiaries with neuromusculoskeletal (NMS conditions affecting the back, limbs, neck, or head.The demonstration was conducted in 2005-2007 in selected counties of Illinois, Iowa, and Virginia and the entire states of Maine and New Mexico. Medicare claims were compiled for the preceding year and two demonstration years for the demonstration areas and matched comparison areas. The impact of the demonstration was analyzed through multivariate regression analysis with a difference-in-difference framework.Expanded coverage increased Medicare expenditures by $50 million or 28.5% in users of chiropractic services and by $114 million or 10.4% in all patients treated for NMS conditions in demonstration areas during the two-year period. Results varied widely among demonstration areas ranging from increased costs per user of $485 in Northern Illinois and Chicago counties to decreases in costs per user of $59 in New Mexico and $178 in Scott County, Iowa.The demonstration did not assess possible decreases in costs to other insurers, out-of-pocket payments by patients, the need for and costs of pain medications, or longer term clinical benefits such as avoidance of orthopedic surgical procedures beyond the two-year period of the demonstration. It is possible that other payers or beneficiaries saved money during the demonstration while costs to Medicare were increased.

  18. Inappropriate use of the title 'chiropractor' and term 'chiropractic manipulation' in the peer-reviewed biomedical literature

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    Wenban Adrian B

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The misuse of the title 'chiropractor' and term 'chiropractic manipulation', in relation to injury associated with cervical spine manipulation, have previously been reported in the peer-reviewed literature. The objectives of this study were to - 1 Prospectively monitor the peer-reviewed literature for papers reporting an association between chiropractic, or chiropractic manipulation, and injury; 2 Contact lead authors of papers that report such an association in order to determine the basis upon which the title 'chiropractor' and/or term 'chiropractic manipulation' was used; 3 Document the outcome of submission of letters to the editors of journals wherein the title 'chiropractor', and/or term 'chiropractic manipulation', had been misused and resulted in the over-reporting of chiropractic induced injury. Methods One electronic database (PubMed was monitored prospectively, via monthly PubMed searches, during a 12 month period (June 2003 to May 2004. Once relevant papers were located, they were reviewed. If the qualifications and/or profession of the care provider/s were not apparent, an attempt was made to confirm them via direct e-mail communication with the principal researcher of each respective paper. A letter was then sent to the editor of each involved journal. Results A total of twenty four different cases, spread across six separate publications, were located via the monthly PubMed searches. All twenty four cases took place in one of two European countries. The six publications consisted of four case reports, each containing one patient, one case series, involving twenty relevant cases, and a secondary report that pertained to one of the four case reports. In each of the six publications the authors suggest the care provider was a chiropractor and that each patient received chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine prior to developing symptoms suggestive of traumatic injury. In two of the four case reports

  19. Generalizability of a composite student selection procedure at a university-based chiropractic program

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    O'Neill, Lotte D; Korsholm, Lars; Wallstedt, Birgitta;

    2009-01-01

    generalizability of composites of non-cognitive admission variables in admission to health science programs. The aim of this study was to estimate the generalizability of a composite selection to a chiropractic program, consisting of: application form information, a written motivational essay, a common knowledge...... generalizability was found for the common knowledge test (G=1.00) and the admission interview (G=0.88). Good generalizability was found for application form information (G=0.75) and moderate generalizability (G=0.50) for the written motivation essay. The generalizability of the final composite admission procedure...... for future research are discussed....

  20. Case management of chiropractic patients with cervical brachialgia: A survey of French chiropractors

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    Guenoun Olivier

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Not much is known about the French chiropractic profession on, for example, level of consensus on clinical issues. Objectives The first objective was to investigate if French chiropractors' management choices appeared reasonable for various neck problem scenarios. The second objective was to investigate if there was agreement between chiropractors on the patient management. The third objective was to see to which degree and at what stages chiropractors would consider to interact with other health-care practitioners, such as physiotherapists, general practitioners and specialists. Method A questionnaire was sent to a randomly selected sample of all French chiropractors known to the national chiropractic college. It consisted of an invitation to participate in the study, a brief case description, and drawings of five stages of how a case of neck pain gradually evolves into a brachialgia to end up with a compromised spinal cord. Each stage offered five management choices. Participants were asked at what stages patients would be treated solely by the chiropractor and when patients would be referred out for second opinion or other care without chiropractic treatment, plus an open ended option, resulting in a "five-by-six" table. The percentages of respondents choosing the different management strategies were identified for the different scenarios and the 95% confidence intervals were calculated. There was a pre hoc agreement on when chiropractic care would or would not be suitable. Consensus was arbitrarily defined as "moderate" when 50- 69% of respondents agreed on the same management choice and as "excellent" when 70% or more provided the same answer. It was expected that inter professional contacts would be rare. Results The response rate was 53% out of 254 potential participants. The first two uncomplicated cases would generally have been treated by the chiropractors. As the patient worsened, the responses tended towards

  1. Simultaneous bilateral internal carotid and vertebral artery dissection following chiropractic manipulation: case report and review of the literature

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    Nadgir, R.N.; Ahmed, T. [University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, PA 19104, Philadelphia (United States); Loevner, L.A.; Moonis, G.; Slawek, K.; Imbesi, S. [Neuroradiology Section, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, PA 19104, Philadelphia (United States); Chalela, J. [Department of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, PA 19104, Philadelphia (United States)

    2003-05-01

    Single-vessel cervical arterial dissections typically occur in young adults and are a common cause of cerebral ischemia and stroke. Although the pathogenesis of multivessel dissection is unclear, it is thought to be a consequence of underlying collagen vascular disease. We present a 34-year-old previously healthy man who developed bilateral internal carotid and vertebral artery dissection following chiropractic manipulation. (orig.)

  2. Chiropractic wellness on the web: the content and quality of information related to wellness and primary prevention on the Internet

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    Evans Marion

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Internet has become a common source of information for patients wishing to learn about health information. Previous studies found information related to back pain poor and often contradictory to current guidelines. Wellness has become a common topic in the field of chiropractic and accrediting agencies have standards on delivery of wellness-based content in college curricula as well as directives for clinical applications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of the information on the Internet using the terms "chiropractic wellness," or "wellness chiropractic". Methods Five commonly used search engines were selected and the first 10 sites found using the strategy above were evaluated by two raters. Demographic assessments of the sites were made along with whether they were Health on the Net Foundation (HON certified, contained standard wellness content, mentioned any Healthy People Focus Areas, and other chiropractic topics. Kappa statistics compared inter-rater agreement. Results Potential patients appeared to be the audience 87% of the time and a private doctor of chiropractic appeared to be the typical site owner. The sites usually promoted the provider. No sites displayed HON certification logo nor did any appear to meet the HON certification criteria. Twenty-six sites (55% promoted regular physical activity in some manner and 18 (38% had information on health risks of tobacco. Four (9% had mental health or stress-reduction content but none had information supportive of vaccination. Some had information contradictory to common public health measures. Conclusions Patients searching the Internet for chiropractic wellness information will often find useless information that will not help them maintain health or become well. Most simply market the chiropractic practice or allow for a patients to provide personal information in exchange for more 'wellness' information. More research should be done on how

  3. Attitudes of Australian chiropractic students toward whole body donation: a cross-sectional study.

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    Alexander, Michelle; Marten, Mathew; Stewart, Ella; Serafin, Stanley; Štrkalj, Goran

    2014-01-01

    Cadavers play an important role in anatomy education. In Australia, bodies for anatomy education are acquired only through donations. To gain insight into educational dynamics in an anatomy laboratory as well as to facilitate body donation programs and thanksgiving ceremonies, it is important to understand students' attitudes toward body donation. In this cross-sectional study, the attitudes of Macquarie University's first, second, and fifth year chiropractic students toward body donation were investigated. Macquarie University chiropractic students have a four semester long anatomy program, which includes cadaver-based instruction on prosected specimens. A questionnaire was used to record respondents' demographics and attitudes toward body donation: personal, by a relative, and by a stranger. It was found that ethnicity and religion affect attitudes toward body donation, with Australian students being more willing to donate a stranger's body and atheists and agnostics being more willing to donate in general. Furthermore, willingness to donate one's own or a family member's body decreases as year of study increases, suggesting a possible negative impact of exposure to cadavers in the anatomy laboratory. This was only true, however, after controlling for age. Thus, the impact of viewing and handling prosected specimens, which is the norm in anatomy classes in Australia, may not be as strong as dissecting cadavers. It is suggested that anatomists and educators prepare students for cadaver-based instruction as well as exhibit sensitivity to cultural differences in how students approach working with cadavers, when informing different communities about body donation programs and in devising thanksgiving ceremonies.

  4. Application of lead-acrylic compensating filters in chiropractic full spine radiography: a technical report

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    Buehler, M.T.; Hrejsa, A.F.

    1985-09-01

    X-raying the entire spinal column in the standing position in a single exposure (mainly the AP projection) is an often-used chiropractic radiography procedure which has also found some application in medical scoliosis screening program. Aside from any controversy of clinical objectives or medical necessity, the primary agreed-upon requisite for such procedure is twofold; achieving the best possible film image quality with the least amount of radiation exposure to the patient. A popular method of accomplishing this objective is by the use of collimator-attached devices designed to selectively filter the primary x-ray beam in accordance with regional variations of body thickness and/or density. This study was conducted to evaluate the use of a new lead-acrylic filter system under specialized chiropractic conditions. In comparison to other available systems, it was concluded that this new system; a) is generally equivalent in its radiation dose reduction capabilities; b) is capable of producing full spine radiographs with good to above average image quality; and c) is appreciably easier to use.

  5. The Nordic back pain subpopulation program: predicting outcome among chiropractic patients in Finland

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    Pekkarinen Harri

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In a previous Swedish study it was shown that it is possible to predict which chiropractic patients with persistent LBP will not report definite improvement early in the course of treatment, namely those with LBP for altogether at least 30 days in the past year, who had leg pain, and who did not report definite general improvement by the second treatment. The objectives of this study were to investigate if the predictive value of this set of variables could be reproduced among chiropractic patients in Finland, and if the model could be improved by adding some new potential predictor variables. Methods The study was a multi-centre prospective outcome study with internal control groups, carried out in private chiropractic practices in Finland. Chiropractors collected data at the 1st, 2nd and 4th visits using standardized questionnaires on new patients with LBP and/or radiating leg pain. Status at base-line was identified in relation to pain and disability, at the 2nd visit in relation to disability, and "definitely better" at the 4th visit in relation to a global assessment. The Swedish questionnaire was used including three new questions on general health, pain in other parts of the spine, and body mass index. Results The Swedish model was reproduced in this study sample. An alternative model including leg pain (yes/no, improvement at 2nd visit (yes/no and BMI (underweight/normal/overweight or obese was also identified with similar predictive values. Common throughout the testing of various models was that improvement at the 2nd visit had an odds ratio of approximately 5. Additional analyses revealed a dose-response in that 84% of those patients who fulfilled none of these (bad criteria were classified as "definitely better" at the 4th visit, vs. 75%, 60% and 34% of those who fulfilled 1, 2 or all 3 of the criteria, respectively. Conclusion When treating patients with LBP, at the first visits, the treatment strategy should be

  6. Chiropractic management of patients post-disc arthroplasty: eight case reports

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    Descarreaux Martin

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background When conservative therapies for low back pain (LBP are not effective, elective surgery may be proposed to these patients. Over the last 20 years, a new technology, disc replacement, has become increasingly popular because it is believed to maintain or restore the integrity of spinal movement and minimize the side-effects compared to fusion. Although disc replacement may relieve a patient from pain and related disability, soreness and stiffness of the lumbopelvic region seem to be common aftermaths of the surgery. This prospective case series was undertaken to identify and describe potential adverse events of lumbar spinal manipulation, a common therapy for low back pain, in a group of patients with symptoms after disc prostheses. Cases presentation Eight patients who underwent lumbar spine total disc replacement were referred by an orthopaedic surgeon for chiropractic treatments. These patients had 1 or 2 total lumbar disc replacements and were considered stable according to the surgical protocol but presented persistent, post-surgical, non-specific LBP or pelvic pain. They were treated with lumbar spine side posture manipulations only and received 8 to 10 chiropractic treatments based on the clinical evolution and the chiropractor's judgment. Outcome measures included benign, self-limiting, and serious adverse events after low back spinal manipulative therapy. The Oswestry Disability Index, a pain scale and the fear avoidance belief questionnaire were administered to respectively assess disability, pain and fear avoidance belief about work and physical activity. This prospective case series comprised 8 patients who all had at least 1 total disc replacement at the L4/L5 or L5/S1 level and described persistent post-surgical LBP interfering with their daily activities. Commonly-reported side-effects of a benign nature included increased pain and/or stiffness of short duration in nearly half of the chiropractic treatment period

  7. The development of contemporary chiropractic education in Denmark: an exploratory study

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    Myburgh, Corrie; Mouton, Johan

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to capture the experience of key stakeholders regarding the development, structure, and influence of the local education program on the Danish chiropractic profession. METHODS: A gatekeeper was initially interviewed, after which a snowball sampling approach...... a local education, to state-subsidized copayments. "Stakeholder behavior," "boundary work," and "countervailing powers" underscore this example of professionalization; and evidence for secondary legitimization appears evident in the third-party influences, peer association legitimacy, and disciplinary...... led to a further 11 respondents being identified. Semistructured interviews were conducted, and computer-assisted thematic analysis was used to interpret data. RESULTS: Seven themes emerged. Two described pertinent historical aspects during the development of the local education, 4 related to status...

  8. Chiropractic Rehabilitation for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: End-of-Growth and Skeletal Maturity Results

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    Morningstar, Mark W.; Dovorany, Brian; Stitzel, Clayton J.; Siddiqui, Aatif

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    The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiographic outcomes obtained in a sample of patients treated with a chiropractic scoliosis-specific exercise program for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Patients were treated and subsequently followed through skeletal maturity, and their results were reported in accordance with the SOSORT Consensus Guidelines. A total of 60 patient charts were consecutively selected when they met inclusion criteria. Cobb angle measurements and Risser staging were collected on all images. Using SOSORT criteria, 51.7% of patients achieved curve correction and 38.3% achieved stabilization. In the curve correction group, average total correction was 12.75°. A small number of sampled patients’ curves progressed, with a 13% failure rate based upon patients who dropped out before skeletal maturity combined with those who had progressed at skeletal maturity. Future studies are needed to corroborate these observations. PMID:28243430

  9. KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE POSTERIOR ELEMENT OF LUMBAR SPINE IN ROTATORY CHIROPRACTIC

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    侯筱魁; 董凡; 戴克戎; 汤荣光; 魏晋兵

    1993-01-01

    Rotatory chiropractic is one of the key manipulations in the treatment of low-er backache. The present paper reports the kinematic changes in the posterior element oflumbar spine during rotatory manipulation, using motion segments of lumbar spine fromfresh cadavers as specimens and an electromechanical system for the measurements. Theanalysis of the angle-displacement curve and the load-angle curve reveals that rotatorychiropractic is a kind of complicated 3-D. 6-degree-of-freedom motion. Correctmanipulation may adjust the volume of the nerve root canal and relax the articulation be-tween the upper and lower joint processes so as to relieve the adhesion of the enclosuresin the nerve root canal and relieve the adhesion of the facet joints, and bring aboutimprovement of local circulation and amelioration of symptoms.

  10. The establishment of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia in Queensland (1996–2002

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction For chiropractors and osteopaths after graduation, the learning process continues by way of experience and continuing education (CE. The provision of CE and other vocational services in Queensland between 1996 and 2002 is the subject of this paper. Methods The Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA implemented a plan, which involved continuing education, with speakers from a broad variety of health provider areas; and the introduction of the concepts of evidence-based practice. The plan also involved building membership. Results Membership of COCA in Queensland grew from 3 in June 1996 to 167 in 2002. There were a total of 25 COCA symposia in the same period. Evidence-based health care was introduced and attendees were generally satisfied with the conferences. Discussion The development of a vocational body (COCA for chiropractors and osteopaths in Queensland was achieved. Registrants in the field have supported an organisation that concentrates on the vocational aspects of their practice.

  11. Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: a national population survey

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    Polus Barbara

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There have been no published national studies on the use in Australia of the manipulative therapies, acupuncture, chiropractic or osteopathy, or on matters including the purposes for which these therapies are used, treatment outcomes and the socio-demographic characteristics of users. Methods This study on the three manipulative therapies was a component of a broader investigation on the use of complementary and alternative therapies. For this we conducted a cross-sectional, population survey on a representative sample of 1,067 adults from the six states and two territories of Australia in 2005 by computer-assisted telephone interviews. The sample was recruited by random digit dialling. Results Over a 12-month period, approximately one in four adult Australians used either acupuncture (9.2%, chiropractic (16.1% or osteopathy (4.6% at least once. It is estimated that, adult Australians made 32.3 million visits to acupuncturists, chiropractors and osteopaths, incurring personal expenditure estimated to be A$1.58 billion in total. The most common conditions treated were back pain and related problems and over 90% of the users of each therapy considered their treatment to be very or somewhat helpful. Adverse events are reported. Nearly one fifth of users were referred to manipulative therapy practitioners by medical practitioners. Conclusion There is substantial use of manipulative therapies by adult Australians, especially for back-related problems. Treatments incur considerable personal expenditure. In general, patient experience is positive. Referral by medical practitioners is a major determinant of use of these manipulative therapies.

  12. Use of osteopathic or chiropractic services among people with back pain: a UK population survey.

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    Ong, Chi-Keong; Doll, Helen; Bodeker, Gerard; Stewart-Brown, Sarah

    2004-05-01

    Questionnaires covering health and the use of complementary, alternative and conventional health services were mailed to a random sample of 14 868 adults aged 18-64 years living in four counties of England in 1997. The present study examined the use of osteopathy/chiropractic among the 15% (n = 1377) of respondents reporting back pain. Osteopaths/chiropractors were seen by 13.4% (n = 184) of respondents with back pain during the past 3 months compared with 9.8% (n = 135) who consulted physiotherapists. The presence of back pain and non-manual social class were the strongest predictors of consultation with both types of practitioner. Women, older respondents, non-smokers and those who exercised for 30 minutes at least once a week were more likely to use osteopathy/chiropractic. The only other significant predictor of physiotherapy use was desire for more physical exercise. While those reporting back pain had Short-Form 36 (SF-36) scores suggesting very significant levels ofdisability, respondents with back pain who consulted osteopaths/chiropractors reported better health in all dimensions of the SF-36 than those using physiotherapy services. Although they reported worse pain scores than people not consulting any practitioners, their mental health, physical functioning, energy and health perception were better. It is impossible to disentangle cause and effect in this cross-sectional study, but the data suggest that people who can afford to pay are more likely to choose osteopath/chiropractor treatments than physiotherapy. The possibility that osteopath/chiropractor treatment has a generalised positive effect on health, allowing people with back pain to function better than those not receiving such treatment, warrants further investigation.

  13. The efficacy of the homoeopathic similimum on musculoskeletal pain in UJ chiropractic students as a result of practicing adjustments

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    M.Tech. (Homeopathy) Students of Chiropractic, attending the University of Johannesburg (UJ), start the practical component of their training from their third year of study (Bunge & Tyranes, 2007). Each student must be proficient in 250 adjustments (200 of which must be spinal) by the end of their fifth year of study (Fletcher et al., 2005). As these manual manipulations are complex psychomotor skills, they require a good deal of practice to master (Bunge & Tyranes, 2007). Due to the pract...

  14. The evidence base for chiropractic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents: The emperor's new suit?

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    Stochkendahl Mette; Hestbaek Lise

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Five to ten percent of chiropractic patients are children and adolescents. Most of these consult because of spinal pain, or other musculoskeletal complaints. These musculoskeletal disorders in early life not only affect the quality of children's lives, but also seem to have an impact on adult musculoskeletal health. Thus, this is an important part of the chiropractors' scope of practice, and the objective of this review is to assess the evidence base for manual treatment of musculosk...

  15. Chiropractic manipulative therapy combined with Kinesio Tape™ versus elastic bandage in treatment of chronic lower back pain

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    M.Tech. (Chiropractic) Chronic lower back pain (LBP) is considered as one of the most prevalent conditions in our society with 70-85% of the population experiencing pain at some point in their lives and 80% having recurrent episodes. The majority of chronic LBP is treated with conservative care, with spinal manipulation being a treatment modality shown to be beneficial resulting in restoration of normal ranges of movement, decrease of muscle spasm and there is an overall biomechanical chan...

  16. Retrospective cost comparison of chiropractic versus medical treatment of back pain in a typical South African mechanised underground mining environment

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    M. Tech. It is well known internationally that the high prevalence of back pain costs the economies of the world many billions of dollars annually. This has prompted a great deal of research abroad into means of reducing the deleterious economic effects of back pain. One of the results of this research is the realisation that Chiropractic treatment of back pain offers an efficacious and cost effective alternative to the conventional medical treatments currently employed in most countries. ...

  17. The evidence base for chiropractic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents: The emperor's new suit?

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    Hestbaek, Lise; Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen

    2010-06-02

    Five to ten percent of chiropractic patients are children and adolescents. Most of these consult because of spinal pain, or other musculoskeletal complaints. These musculoskeletal disorders in early life not only affect the quality of children's lives, but also seem to have an impact on adult musculoskeletal health. Thus, this is an important part of the chiropractors' scope of practice, and the objective of this review is to assess the evidence base for manual treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents.Randomized, quasi-randomized and non-randomized clinical studies were included if they investigated the effect of manual therapy on musculoskeletal disorders in children and/or adolescents. The MEDLINE and MANTIS databases were searched, and studies published in English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian were included.Only three studies were identified that in some way attempted to look at the effectiveness of manual therapy for children or adolescents with spinal problems, and none of these was a randomized controlled clinical trial. As for the rest of the musculoskeletal system, only one study of temporomandibular disorder was identified.With this review, we have detected a paradox within the chiropractic profession: Although the major reason for pediatric patients to attend a chiropractor is spinal pain, no adequate studies have been performed in this area. It is time for the chiropractic profession to take responsibility and systematically investigate the efficiency of joint manipulation of problems relating to the developing musculoskeletal system.

  18. The evidence base for chiropractic treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents: The emperor's new suit?

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    Stochkendahl Mette

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Five to ten percent of chiropractic patients are children and adolescents. Most of these consult because of spinal pain, or other musculoskeletal complaints. These musculoskeletal disorders in early life not only affect the quality of children's lives, but also seem to have an impact on adult musculoskeletal health. Thus, this is an important part of the chiropractors' scope of practice, and the objective of this review is to assess the evidence base for manual treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents. Randomized, quasi-randomized and non-randomized clinical studies were included if they investigated the effect of manual therapy on musculoskeletal disorders in children and/or adolescents. The MEDLINE and MANTIS databases were searched, and studies published in English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian were included. Only three studies were identified that in some way attempted to look at the effectiveness of manual therapy for children or adolescents with spinal problems, and none of these was a randomized controlled clinical trial. As for the rest of the musculoskeletal system, only one study of temporomandibular disorder was identified. With this review, we have detected a paradox within the chiropractic profession: Although the major reason for pediatric patients to attend a chiropractor is spinal pain, no adequate studies have been performed in this area. It is time for the chiropractic profession to take responsibility and systematically investigate the efficiency of joint manipulation of problems relating to the developing musculoskeletal system.

  19. Chiropractic of Recumbent Position Treating Cervical Vertigo%卧位整脊治疗颈性眩晕

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    刘立志

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the curative effects in chiropractic of recumbent position treating cervical vertigo. Methods:64 cases of cervical ver-tigo were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, each of 32 cases, respectively with supine chiropractic and routine manipulation therapy, the effects were assessed after a course. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 93.75%, significantly higher than that of con-trol group by 75%(P<0.05). Conclusion:Chiropractic of recumbent position treating cervical vertigo is of favorable effects.%目的:观察卧位整脊治疗颈性眩晕的疗效。方法:64例颈性眩晕患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各32例,分别采用卧位整脊治疗和常规推拿治疗,1个疗程后评定疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率为93.75%,显著高于对照组的75%(P<0.05)。结论:卧位整脊治疗颈性眩晕效果良好。

  20. Use of the measure your medical outcome profile (MYMOP2 and W-BQ12 (Well-Being outcomes measures to evaluate chiropractic treatment: an observational study

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    Polus Barbara I

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The objective was to assess the use of the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP2 and W-BQ12 well-being questionnaire for measuring clinical change associated with a course of chiropractic treatment. Methods Chiropractic care of the patients involved spinal manipulative therapy (SMT, mechanically assisted techniques, soft tissue therapy, and physiological therapeutic devices. Outcome measures used were MYMOP2 and the Well-Being Questionnaire 12 (W-BQ12. Results Statistical and clinical significant changes were demonstrated with W-BQ12 and MYMOP2. Conclusions The study demonstrated that MYMOP2 was responsive to change and may be a useful instrument for assessing clinical changes among chiropractic patients who present with a variety of symptoms and clinical conditions.

  1. Chiropractic Treatment vs Self-Management in Patients With Acute Chest Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Patients Without Acute Coronary Syndrome

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    Stochkendahl, Mette J; Christensen, Henrik W; Vach, Werner;

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The musculoskeletal system is a common but often overlooked cause of chest pain. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the relative effectiveness of 2 treatment approaches for acute musculoskeletal chest pain: (1) chiropractic treatment that included spinal manipulation and (2......) self-management as an example of minimal intervention. METHODS: In a nonblinded, randomized, controlled trial set at an emergency cardiology department and 4 outpatient chiropractic clinics, 115 consecutive patients with acute chest pain and no clear medical diagnosis at initial presentation were...... included. After a baseline evaluation, patients with musculoskeletal chest pain were randomized to 4 weeks of chiropractic treatment or self-management, with posttreatment questionnaire follow-up 4 and 12 weeks later. Primary outcome measures were numeric change in pain intensity (11-point box numerical...

  2. Stress in chiropractic education: a student survey of a five-year course.

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    Hester, Hilary; Cunliffe, Christina; Hunnisett, Adrian

    2013-01-01

    Objective : Stress encompasses academic issues, such as time management, increased work load, and new subject matter, but cannot be separated from stressors, such as social adjustment and financial pressure. Our study investigated whether perceived level of academic or practical attainment and the method of study were associated with the amount of perceived stress during students" studies. Methods : A semi-structured self-administered questionnaire was piloted and distributed to 134 students at a chiropractic college at the end of a lecture. Results : The survey had a response rate of 81%. Students in their fourth year consistently reported the highest perceived levels of stress, with 81% feeling that their ability to study was affected by their financial situation and 56% felt overwhelmed at their ability to cope with their college workload. All year groups were stressed during their course of studies, but the stressor varies depending on the year of study. Conclusions : Year 4 consistently demonstrated the highest levels of stress. All students, regardless of year group, experienced varying degrees of stress while studying and the central stressor changed depending on the time position within the course.

  3. Audit and feedback intervention: An examination of differences in chiropractic record-keeping compliance.

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    Homb, Nicole M; Sheybani, Shayan; Derby, Dustin; Wood, Kurt

    2014-10-01

    Objective : The objective of this study was to investigate the association of a clinical documentation quality improvement program using audit-feedback with clinical compliance to indicators of quality chart documentation. Methods : This was an analysis of differences between adherence to quality indicators of chiropractic record documentation and audit-feedback intervention (feedback report only vs. feedback report with one-on-one educational consultation) at different campuses. Comparisons among groups were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA), Tukey or Dunnett post hoc tests, and Cohen's d effect size estimates. Results : There was a significant increase in the mean percentile compliance in 2 of 5 compliance areas and 1 of 11 compliance objectives. Campus B demonstrated significantly higher levels of compliance relative to campus A and/or campus C in 5 of 5 compliance areas and 7 of 11 compliance objectives. Across-campus comparisons indicated that the compliance area Review (Non-Medicare) Treatment Plan [F(2,18) = 17.537, p importance for clinical compliance practice. Conclusions : Feedback of performance improved compliance to indicators of quality health record documentation, especially when baseline adherence is relatively low. Required educational consultations with clinicians combined with audit-feedback were no more effective at increasing compliance to indicators of quality health record documentation than audit-feedback alone.

  4. Changes in electrical activity in muscles resulting from chiropractic adjustment: a pilot study.

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    Shambaugh, P

    1987-12-01

    This study examines the effects of chiropractic adjustment on the muscles of the back. Vertebrae that are hypomobile may be held in that state by the erector spinae muscle group; adjusting such vertebrae should result in less muscle tension. By measuring the change in electrical activity, such relaxation can be observed. Hypomobile vertebrae were found by motion palpation. The patient was then placed prone and surface electrodes were placed over the upper trapezius, upper erector spinae (T3-T5), and lumbar erector spinae (L1-L3) muscle groups on both sides of the body. The patient was adjusted using full spine toggle recoil thrusts, and postadjustment readings were taken. Results from this study show that significant changes in muscle electrical activity occur as a consequence of adjusting. On average, a 25% reduction in muscle activity was observed across the 20 subjects tested, while no significant reductions were observed with the control group of 14 subjects. Significant reductions in side-to-side imbalances were also observed.

  5. VARK learning preferences and mobile anatomy software application use in pre-clinical chiropractic students.

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    Meyer, Amanda J; Stomski, Norman J; Innes, Stanley I; Armson, Anthony J

    2016-05-06

    Ubiquitous smartphone ownership and reduced face-to-face teaching time may lead to students making greater use of mobile technologies in their learning. This is the first study to report on the prevalence of mobile gross anatomy software applications (apps) usage in pre-clinical chiropractic students and to ascertain if a relationship exists between preferred learning styles as determined by the validated VARK(©) questionnaire and use of mobile anatomy apps. The majority of the students who completed the VARK questionnaire were multimodal learners with kinesthetic and visual preferences. Sixty-seven percent (73/109) of students owned one or more mobile anatomy apps which were used by 57 students. Most of these students owned one to five apps and spent less than 30 minutes per week using them. Six of the top eight mobile anatomy apps owned and recommended by the students were developed by 3D4Medical. Visual learning preferences were not associated with time spent using mobile anatomy apps (OR = 0.40, 95% CI 0.12-1.40). Similarly, kinesthetic learning preferences (OR = 1.88, 95% CI 0.18-20.2), quadmodal preferences (OR = 0.71, 95% CI 0.06-9.25), or gender (OR = 1.51, 95% CI 0.48-4.81) did not affect the time students' spent using mobile anatomy apps. Learning preferences do not appear to influence students' time spent using mobile anatomy apps. Anat Sci Educ 9: 247-254. © 2015 American Association of Anatomists.

  6. Mixed-Methods Research in a Complex Multisite VA Health Services Study: Variations in the Implementation and Characteristics of Chiropractic Services in VA

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    Raheleh Khorsan

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Maximizing the quality and benefits of newly established chiropractic services represents an important policy and practice goal for the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system. Understanding the implementation process and characteristics of new chiropractic clinics and the determinants and consequences of these processes and characteristics is a critical first step in guiding quality improvement. This paper reports insights and lessons learned regarding the successful application of mixed methods research approaches—insights derived from a study of chiropractic clinic implementation and characteristics, Variations in the Implementation and Characteristics of Chiropractic Services in VA (VICCS. Challenges and solutions are presented in areas ranging from selection and recruitment of sites and participants to the collection and analysis of varied data sources. The VICCS study illustrates the importance of several factors in successful mixed-methods approaches, including (1 the importance of a formal, fully developed logic model to identify and link data sources, variables, and outcomes of interest to the study’s analysis plan and its data collection instruments and codebook and (2 ensuring that data collection methods, including mixed-methods, match study aims. Overall, successful application of a mixed-methods approach requires careful planning, frequent trade-offs, and complex coding and analysis.

  7. Prevalence of pain-free weeks in chiropractic subjects with low back pain - a longitudinal study using data gathered with text messages

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    Lemeunier, Nadege; Kongsted, Alice; Axen, Iben

    2011-01-01

    percentages were reported for [greater than or equal to] 7 zero weeks in a row. There were no significant differences between the two study groups. CONCLUSION: It was uncommon that chiropractic subjects treated for non-specific LBP experienced an entire week without any LBP at all over 18 weeks. When...

  8. Chiropractic manipulation in low back pain and sciatica: statistical data on the diagnosis, treatment and response of 576 consecutive cases.

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    Cox, J M; Shreiner, S

    1984-03-01

    A chiropractic multicenter observational pilot study to compile statistics on the examination procedures, diagnosis, types of treatments rendered, results of treatment, number of days of care, and number of treatments required to arrive at a 50% and a maximum clinical improvement was collected on 576 patients with low back and/or leg pain. The purpose was to determine the congenital and developmental changes in patients with low back and/or leg pain, the combinations of such anomalies, the accuracy of orthodox diagnostic tests in assessing low back pain, ergonomic factors affecting onset and, ultimately, the specific difficulty factors encountered in treating the various conditions seen in the average chiropractor's office. For all conditions treated, the average number of days to attain maximum improvement was 43 and the number of visits 19. It was concluded that this study provided useful data for assessment of routine chiropractic office based diagnosis and treatment of related conditions; however, further controlled studies are necessary for validation of specific parameters.

  9. Acupuncture and chiropractic care for chronic pain in an integrated health plan: a mixed methods study

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    DeBar Lynn L

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Substantial recent research examines the efficacy of many types of complementary and alternative (CAM therapies. However, outcomes associated with the "real-world" use of CAM has been largely overlooked, despite calls for CAM therapies to be studied in the manner in which they are practiced. Americans seek CAM treatments far more often for chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP than for any other condition. Among CAM treatments for CMP, acupuncture and chiropractic (A/C care are among those with the highest acceptance by physician groups and the best evidence to support their use. Further, recent alarming increases in delivery of opioid treatment and surgical interventions for chronic pain--despite their high costs, potential adverse effects, and modest efficacy--suggests the need to evaluate real world outcomes associated with promising non-pharmacological/non-surgical CAM treatments for CMP, which are often well accepted by patients and increasingly used in the community. Methods/Design This multi-phase, mixed methods study will: (1 conduct a retrospective study using information from electronic medical records (EMRs of a large HMO to identify unique clusters of patients with CMP (e.g., those with differing demographics, histories of pain condition, use of allopathic and CAM health services, and comorbidity profiles that may be associated with different propensities for A/C utilization and/or differential outcomes associated with such care; (2 use qualitative interviews to explore allopathic providers' recommendations for A/C and patients' decisions to pursue and retain CAM care; and (3 prospectively evaluate health services/costs and broader clinical and functional outcomes associated with the receipt of A/C relative to carefully matched comparison participants receiving traditional CMP services. Sensitivity analyses will compare methods relying solely on EMR-derived data versus analyses supplementing EMR data with

  10. Psychosocial factors and their predictive value in chiropractic patients with low back pain: a prospective inception cohort study

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    Breen Alan C

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Being able to estimate the likelihood of poor recovery from episodes of back pain is important for care. Studies of psychosocial factors in inception cohorts in general practice and occupational populations have begun to make inroads to these problems. However, no studies have yet investigated this in chiropractic patients. Methods A prospective inception cohort study of patients presenting to a UK chiropractic practice for new episodes of non-specific low back pain (LBP was conducted. Baseline questionnaires asked about age, gender, occupation, work status, duration of current episode, chronicity, aggravating features and bothersomeness using Deyo's 'Core Set'. Psychological factors (fear-avoidance beliefs, inevitability, anxiety/distress and coping, and co-morbidity were also assessed at baseline. Satisfaction with care, number of attendances and pain impact were determined at 6 weeks. Predictors of poor outcome were sought by the calculation of relative risk ratios. Results Most patients presented within 4 weeks of onset. Of 158 eligible and willing patients, 130 completed both baseline and 6-week follow-up questionnaires. Greatest improvements at 6 weeks were in interference with normal work (ES 1.12 and LBP bothersomeness (ES 1.37. Although most patients began with moderate-high back pain bothersomeness scores, few had high psychometric ones. Co-morbidity was a risk for high-moderate interference with normal work at 6 weeks (RR 2.37; 95% C.I. 1.15–4.74. An episode duration of >4 weeks was associated with moderate to high bothersomeness at 6 weeks (RR 2.07; 95% C.I. 1.19 – 3.38 and negative outlook (inevitability with moderate to high interference with normal work (RR 2.56; 95% C.I. 1.08 – 5.08. Conclusion Patients attending a private UK chiropractic clinic for new episodes of non-specific LBP exhibited few psychosocial predictors of poor outcome, unlike other patient populations that have been studied. Despite

  11. A descriptive report of management strategies used by chiropractors, as reviewed by a single independent chiropractic consultant in the Australian workers compensation system

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    de Luca Katie

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In New South Wales, Australia, an injured worker enters the workers compensation system with the case often managed by a pre-determined insurer. The goal of the treating practitioner is to facilitate the claimant to return to suitable duties and progress to their pre-injury status, job and quality of life. Currently, there is very little documentation on the management of injured workers by chiropractors in the Australian healthcare setting. This study aims to examine treatment protocols and recommendations given to chiropractic practitioners by one independent chiropractic reviewer in the state of New South Wales, and to discuss management strategies recommended for the injured worker. Methods A total of 146 consecutive Independent Chiropractic Consultant reports were collated into a database. Pain information and management recommendations made by the Independent Chiropractic Consultant were tabulated and analysed for trends. The data formulated from the reports is purely descriptive in nature. Results The Independent Chiropractic Consultant determined the current treatment plan to be "reasonable" (80.1% or "unreasonable" (23.6%. The consultant recommended to "phase out" treatment in 74.6% of cases, with an average of six remaining treatments. In eight cases treatment was unreasonable with no further treatment; in five cases treatment was reasonable with no further treatment. In 78.6% of cases, injured workers were to be discharged from treatment and 21.4% were to be reassessed for the need of a further treatment plan. Additional recommendations for treatment included an active care program (95.2%, general fitness program (77.4%, flexibility/range of movement exercises (54.1%, referral to a chronic pain specialist (50.7% and work hardening program (22.6%. Conclusion It is essential chiropractic practitioners perform 'reasonably necessary treatment' to reduce dependency on passive treatment, increase compliance to active

  12. 治脊疗法与TENS治疗躯体性耳鸣%Effects of chiropractic vs.transcutaneous electrical stimulation treating somatic tinnitus

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    陶泉; 杜青; 周璇; 杨晓颜; 刘刚; 冯宇伟; 毛琳

    2012-01-01

    目的:研究治脊疗法与经皮神经电刺激(TENS)治疗头颈肌紧张引起躯体性耳鸣的差异性.方法:耳鸣患者28例,随机分为2组各14例,治脊组采用治脊疗法,TENS组采用TENS治疗.测定2组治疗前后双侧咀嚼肌、胸锁乳突肌和上斜方肌静态下电位及耳鸣程度.结果:治疗2周后,2组耳鸣侧静态下电位值及耳鸣响度VAS均值均降低(P<0.01,0.05),治脊组较TENS组下降更显著(P<0.05),治脊组总有效率明显高于TENS组(P<0.01).结论:治脊疗法和TENS对头颈肌紧张引起躯体性耳鸣具有治疗作用,且治脊疗法效果更佳.%Objective: To study the differences of chiropractic vs. transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) treating somatic tinnitus caused by muscular tension in the head and neck. Methods-. Twenty-eight cases of tinnitus were randomly divided into chiropractic group and TENS group with fourteen cases in each group. Bilateral static potential in masticatory muscles, sternocleidomastoid and superior trapezius by sEMG and tinnitus loudness were assessed before and after treatment. Results: After two weeks of treatment, static potential and VAS score of tinnitus loudness in both groups were decreased (P<0. 01 or P<0. 05), more significantly in chiropractic group than in TENS group (P<0. 05). The effective rates of chiropractic group was obviously higher than TENS group(P< 0. 01). Conclusion: Somatic tinnitus caused by muscular tension in the head and neck can be improved by chiropractic or TENS treatment, and chiropractic is more satisfactory.

  13. Patient characteristics in low back pain subgroups based on an existing classification system. A descriptive cohort study in chiropractic practice

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    Eirikstoft, Heidi; Kongsted, Alice

    2014-01-01

    reducible disc syndromes followed by facet joint pain, dysfunction and sacroiliac (SI)-joint pain. Classification was inconclusive in 5% of the patients. Differences in pain, activity limitation, and psychological factors were small across subgroups. Within 10 days, 82% were reported to belong to the same......Sub-grouping of low back pain (LBP) is believed to improve prediction of prognosis and treatment effects. The objectives of this study were: (1) to examine whether chiropractic patients could be sub-grouped according to an existing pathoanatomically-based classification system, (2) to describe...... patient characteristics within each subgroup, and (3) to determine the proportion of patients in whom clinicians considered the classification to be unchanged after approximately 10 days. A cohort of 923 LBP patients was included during their first consultation. Patients completed an extensive...

  14. The Role of Chiropractic Care in the Treatment of Dizziness or Balance Disorders: Analysis of National Health Interview Survey Data.

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    Ndetan, Harrison; Hawk, Cheryl; Sekhon, Vishaldeep Ka; Chiusano, Miguel

    2016-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the role of chiropractic in the treatment of dizziness or balance disorders through an analysis of data from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to assess the likelihood that respondents with dizziness or balance problems perceived that they were helped by specified practitioners. Eleven percent of respondents reported having had a balance or dizziness problem; more than 35% were aged 65 years and older. The odds ratio for perceiving being helped by a chiropractor was 4.36 (95% CI, 1.17-16.31) for respondents aged 65 years or older; 9.5 (95% CI, 7.92-11.40) for respondents reporting head or neck trauma; and 13.78 (95% CI, 5.59-33.99) for those reporting neurological or muscular conditions as the cause of their balance or dizziness.

  15. Correlation of Preadmission Organic Chemistry Courses and Academic Performance in Biochemistry at a Midwest Chiropractic Doctoral Program*

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    McRae, Marc P.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: Organic chemistry has been shown to correlate with academic success in the preclinical years of medicine, dentistry, and graduate physiology. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between undergraduate organic chemistry grades and first-semester biochemistry grades at a Midwest chiropractic doctoral program. Methods: Students enrolled in a first-semester biochemistry course who had completed the prerequisite courses in organic chemistry offered at this same institution were entered into the study. The total grade for each of the three courses was calculated using the midterm and final exam raw scores with a weighting of 50% each. Analysis consisted of obtaining correlation coefficients between the total grades of organic 1 with biochemistry and organic 2 with biochemistry. Using the biochemistry total grade, the students were divided into quartiles and course grades for both organic chemistry 1 and 2 were calculated. Results: For the 109 students in the study, the correlation coefficient between the biochemistry and organic chemistry 1 and biochemistry and organic chemistry 2 courses was r = 0.744 and r = 0.725, respectively. The difference in organic chemistry grades between those in the first and fourth quartiles was 63.2% and 86.9% for organic chemistry 1 (p < .001) and 60.9% and 79.4% for organic chemistry 2 (p < .001). Conclusion: This study shows that organic chemistry can be used as an indicator of future academic success in a chiropractic biochemistry course. Knowledge of such a relationship could prove useful to identify students who may potentially run into academic difficulty with first-year biochemistry PMID:20480012

  16. The Nordic maintenance care program – case management of chiropractic patients with low back pain: A survey of Swedish chiropractors

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    Jørgensen Kristian

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chiropractic treatment for low back pain (LBP can often be divided into two phases: Initial treatment of the problem to attempt to remove pain and bring it back into its pre-clinical or maximum improvement status, and "maintenance care", during which it is attempted to maintain this status. Although the use of chiropractic maintenance care has been described and discussed in the literature, there is no information as to its precise indications. The objective of this study is to investigate if there is agreement among Swedish chiropractors on the overall patient management for various types of LBP-scenarios, with a special emphasis on maintenance care. Method The design was a mailed questionnaire survey. Members of the Swedish Chiropractors' Association, who were participants in previous practice-based research, were sent a closed-end questionnaire consisting of nine case scenarios and six clinical management alternatives and the possibility to create one's own alternative, resulting in a "nine-by-seven" table. The research team defined its own pre hoc choice of "clinically logical" answers based on the team's clinical experience. The frequency of findings was compared to the suggestions of the research team. Results Replies were received from 59 (60% of the 99 persons who were invited to take part in the study. A pattern of self-reported clinical management strategies emerged, largely corresponding to the "clinically logical" answers suggested by the research team. In general, patients of concern would be referred out for a second opinion, cases with early recovery and without a history of previous low back pain would be quickly closed, and cases with quick recovery and a history of recurring events would be considered for maintenance care. However, also other management patterns were noted, in particular in the direction of maintenance care. Conclusion To a reasonable extent, Swedish chiropractors participating in this

  17. Physical injury assessment of male versus female chiropractic students when learning and performing various adjustive techniques: a preliminary investigative study

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    Huber Laura L

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Reports of musculoskeletal injuries that some chiropractic students experienced while in the role of adjustor became increasingly evident and developed into the basis of this study. The main objective of this study was to survey a select student population and identify, by gender, the specific types of musculoskeletal injuries they experienced when learning adjustive techniques in the classroom, and performing them in the clinical setting. Methods A survey was developed to record musculoskeletal injuries that students reported to have sustained while practicing chiropractic adjustment set-ups and while delivering adjustments. The survey was modeled from similar instruments used in the university's clinic as well as those used in professional practice. Stratified sampling was used to obtain participants for the study. Data reported the anatomical areas of injury, adjustive technique utilized, the type of injury received, and the recovery time from sustained injuries. The survey also inquired as to the type and area of any past physical injuries as well as the mechanism(s of injury. Results Data obtained from the study identified injuries of the shoulder, wrist, elbow, neck, low back, and mid-back. The low back was the most common injury site reported by females, and the neck was the most common site reported by males. The reported wrist injuries in both genders were 1% male complaints and 17% female complaints. A total of 13% of female respondents reported shoulder injuries, whereas less than 1% of male respondents indicated similar complaints. Conclusion The data collected from the project indicated that obtaining further information on the subject would be worthwhile, and could provide an integral step toward developing methods of behavior modification in an attempt to reduce and/or prevent the incidence of musculoskeletal injuries.

  18. The probe into the curative effect with the method of chiropractic adding acupuncture%美式脊椎矫正辅以针灸疗法的疗效分析

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    蒋伟; 郑星; 黄玲; 李淑宽

    2012-01-01

    Objective To probe into the curative effect with the method of combining the Chinese traditional medicine with the west medicine.that is chiropractic adding acupuncture. Method To choose 450 cases of cervical vertebra and lumbar vertebra and relevance to the chine.use 3 kinds of method, they are single chiropractic and single acupuncture and chiropractic adding acupuncture.gain the evaluation of the curative effect and the period of treatment. Result All of the 3 kinds of method can give the curative effect at the first time.Chiropractic or chiropractic adding acupuncture can disappear symptoms and get the X-ray picture change.Chiropractic adding acupuncture spends the least time. Conclusion The best method is chiropractic adding acupuncture.%目的:探讨美式脊椎矫正法辅以针灸疗法治疗颈椎病、腰椎病、脊椎相关疾病的效果.方法:选择颈椎病、腰椎病、脊椎相关疾病各1 50例,分别采用单纯美式脊椎矫正、单纯针灸、美式脊椎矫正法辅以针灸疗法三种疗法进行治疗,记录疗效和次数.结果:三种疗法均能起效,美式脊椎矫正法和美式脊柱矫正法辅以针灸疗法的效果较好,达到相同效果的治疗次数以美式脊椎矫正辅以针灸疗法最少.结论:美式脊椎矫正同时辅以针灸疗法治疗颈椎病、腰椎病和脊椎相关疾病疗效好、疗程短.

  19. 捏积疗法在小儿保健中的临床应用分析%Analysis of chiropractic therapy in pediatric care in clinical application

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    范丰鹤; 袁安香; 尹华

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study on the clinical application of chiropractic therapy in children with health care in. Methods From January to 2014 October from 2013 in our hospital 26 cases, take the chiropractic therapy, before and after the treatment Resultsand family satisfaction. Results The children in the 1 years after treatment in 1 cases of illness number is more than 6 times, 15 cases of more than 2 times less than 6 times, not more than 10 cases of children s constitution 2 times, signiifcantly improve.Conclusion Chiropractic therapy can signiifcantly improve the physique condition, enhance immunity, it is in clinical use.%目的 研究捏积疗法在小儿保健中的临床应用.方法 抽取2013年1月~2014年10月来我院治疗的26例患儿,采取捏积疗法,比较治疗前后结果以及家属满意度.结果 患儿在治疗后1年内生病次数>6次的1例,2~6次的15例,<2次的10例,患儿体质显著提高.结论 捏积疗法能显著提高患儿的体质状况,增强免疫力,值得在临床上推广使用.

  20. Collaborative Care for Older Adults with low back pain by family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic (COCOA: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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    Goertz Christine M

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low back pain is a prevalent and debilitating condition that affects the health and quality of life of older adults. Older people often consult primary care physicians about back pain, with many also receiving concurrent care from complementary and alternative medicine providers, most commonly doctors of chiropractic. However, a collaborative model of treatment coordination between these two provider groups has yet to be tested. The primary aim of the Collaborative Care for Older Adults Clinical Trial is to develop and evaluate the clinical effectiveness and feasibility of a patient-centered, collaborative care model with family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic for the treatment of low back pain in older adults. Methods/design This pragmatic, pilot randomized controlled trial will enroll 120 participants, age 65 years or older with subacute or chronic low back pain lasting at least one month, from a community-based sample in the Quad-Cities, Iowa/Illinois, USA. Eligible participants are allocated in a 1:1:1 ratio to receive 12 weeks of medical care, concurrent medical and chiropractic care, or collaborative medical and chiropractic care. Primary outcomes are self-rated back pain and disability. Secondary outcomes include general and functional health status, symptom bothersomeness, expectations for treatment effectiveness and improvement, fear avoidance behaviors, depression, anxiety, satisfaction, medication use and health care utilization. Treatment safety and adverse events also are monitored. Participant-rated outcome measures are collected via self-reported questionnaires and computer-assisted telephone interviews at baseline, and at 4, 8, 12, 24, 36 and 52 weeks post-randomization. Provider-rated expectations for treatment effectiveness and participant improvement also are evaluated. Process outcomes are assessed through qualitative interviews with study participants and research clinicians, chart audits

  1. Preliminary study into the components of the fear-avoidance model of LBP: change after an initial chiropractic visit and influence on outcome

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    Newell Dave

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In the last decade the sub grouping of low back pain (LBP patients according to their likely response to treatment has been identified as a research priority. As with other patient groups, researchers have found few if any factors from the case history or physical examination that are helpful in predicting the outcome of chiropractic care. However, in the wider LBP population psychosocial factors have been identified that are significantly prognostic. This study investigated changes in the components of the LBP fear-avoidance beliefs model in patients pre- and post- their initial visit with a chiropractor to determine if there was a relationship with outcomes at 1 month. Methods Seventy one new patients with lower back pain as their primary complaint presenting for chiropractic care to one of five clinics (nine chiropractors completed questionnaires before their initial visit (pre-visit and again just before their second appointment (post-visit. One month after the initial consultation, patient global impression of change (PGIC scores were collected. Pre visit and post visit psychological domain scores were analysed for any association with outcomes at 1 month. Results Group mean scores for Fear Avoidance Beliefs (FAB, catastrophisation and self-efficacy were all improved significantly within a few days of a patient's initial chiropractic consultation. Pre-visit catastrophisation as well as post-visit scores for catastrophisation, back beliefs (inevitability and self-efficacy were weakly correlated with patient's global impression of change (PGIC at 1 month. However when the four assessed psychological variables were dichotomised about pre-visit group medians those individuals with 2 or more high variables post-visit had a substantially increased risk (OR 36.4 (95% CI 6.2-213.0 of poor recovery at 1 month. Seven percent of patients with 1 or fewer adverse psychological variables described poor benefit compared to 73% of those

  2. Enlightenment by Chiropractic's developing mode%由脊骨神经医学发展模式引发的思考

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    王辉昊; 张明才; 詹红生

    2011-01-01

    在治疗脊柱相关疾病时,中医脊柱推拿疗法与脊骨神经医学存在一定相似之处,但自身也保持着鲜明的特色.虽然中医脊柱推拿疗法的"骨错缝、筋出槽"与脊骨神经医学的"椎体半脱位"均未形成定论,但脊骨神经医学已经与WHO开展正式合作,并且形成指导其进一步规范化推广.相对而言,中医脊柱推拿疗法有着成熟理论体系和良好临床疗效,却难以作为正规医疗方式走向世界.本文通过对中医脊柱推拿疗法的基本理论与临床思维进行分析,旨在通过分析中医脊柱推拿疗法的不足之处,借鉴脊骨神经医学之优势,对中医脊柱推拿疗法之推广分析和探讨,希望为相关领城提供参考.%Traditional Chinese spinal manipulative therapy (TCSMT) and Chiropractic are similar in treating related with spinal disease,but they keep different characteristics of themselves. Although Chiropractic's "Subluxation" and TCSMT's "Jin Chu Cao and Gu Cuo Feng" theory have not be widely recognized,yet Chiropractic has already have official cooperation with WHO, and has launched "WHO Basis of Chiropractic Training and Security Guide" which would promote the project further research. Comparatively,TCSMT has mature theoretical system and satisfactory clinical effectiveness,but it's hard to global spreading formally and legally. By means of cogitation of the TCSMT'S basic theories and clinical applications, this paper aims to analyze the inadequacy aspects of it,and hope to borrow some Chiropractic's advantage to TCSMT's global spreading. And I wish this paper could be helpful for relative doctors and researchers.

  3. Research progress of chiropractic manipulation treatment for lumbar disc herniation%整脊手法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的研究进展

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    赵志恒; 张仁倩; 王剑歌; 王雷; 祝贺旗

    2015-01-01

    Chiropractic treatment of lumbar disc herniation is a common practice. Chiropractic operation method of the clinical applica-tion and effect is different. To further explore the clinical application of chiropractic treatment of lumbar disc herniation, in this article we reviewed the development of chiropractic therapy and clinical application of chiropractic technique on lumbar intervertebral disc protru-sion, and new insights were put forward.%整脊是治疗腰椎间盘突出症的常用手法,临床上应用的整脊操作方法各不相同,疗效也各有差异,为了进一步探究整脊治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床应用。从整脊疗法的发展及整脊技术对腰椎间盘突出症的临床应用等方面进行了评述,对整脊的临床应用进展进行了综述,并提出新的见解。

  4. Clinical observation on treating infantile anorexia by the chiropractic therapy%捏脊疗法对婴幼儿厌食的效果观察

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    曾运娥; 李连娣; 温晓寰; 文秋红; 杨红英

    2015-01-01

    Objective: To investigate clinical efficacy of chiropractic therapy on infantile anorexia.Methods: 75 patients were randomly divided into two groups,the control group was given routine western medicine treatment,the treatment group was given the chiropractic treatment,clinical effects in two groups were compared.Results: The efficacy in the treatment group was better (P<0.05),after treatment,The hemoglobin was improved in the treatment group better than control group (P<0.05).Conclusion: The chiropractic therapy for infantile anorexiawas effective,safe and reliable,and was worthy of application.%目的:探讨捏脊疗法对婴幼儿厌食的临床疗效.方法:本组全部患者均为我社区收治的75例婴幼儿厌食患者,随机将其分两组,对照组采取西医治疗,治疗组采取捏脊疗法治疗,比较两组患者的效果.结果:治疗组总有效率显著优于对照组,差异有显著性(P<0.05),治疗后,治疗组患者的血红蛋白改善情况显著优于对照组,差异有显著性(P<0.05).结论:捏脊疗法对婴幼儿厌食临床疗效确实有效,且操作简单、安全可靠,值得推广应用.

  5. Comparison of outcomes in neck pain patients with and without dizziness undergoing chiropractic treatment: a prospective cohort study with 6 month follow-up

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    Humphreys B Kim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The symptom ‘dizziness’ is common in patients with chronic whiplash related disorders. However, little is known about dizziness in neck pain patients who have not suffered whiplash. Therefore, the purposes of this study are to compare baseline factors and clinical outcomes of neck pain patients with and without dizziness undergoing chiropractic treatment and to compare outcomes based on gender. Methods This prospective cohort study compares adult neck pain patients with dizziness (n = 177 to neck pain patients without dizziness (n = 228 who presented for chiropractic treatment, (no chiropractic or manual therapy in the previous 3 months. Patients completed the numerical pain rating scale (NRS and Bournemouth questionnaire (BQN at baseline. At 1, 3 and 6 months after start of treatment the NRS and BQN were completed along with the Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC scale. Demographic information was also collected. Improvement at each follow-up data collection point was categorized using the PGIC as ‘improved’ or ‘not improved’. Differences between the two groups for NRS and BQN subscale and total scores were calculated using the unpaired Student’s t-test. Gender differences between the patients with dizziness were also calculated using the unpaired t-test. Results Females accounted for 75% of patients with dizziness. The majority of patients with and without dizziness reported clinically relevant improvement at 1, 3 and 6 months with 80% of patients with dizziness and 78% of patients without dizziness being improved at 6 months. Patients with dizziness reported significantly higher baseline NRS and BQN scores, but at 6 months there were no significant differences between patients with and without dizziness for any of the outcome measures. Females with dizziness reported higher levels of depression compared to males at 1, 3 and 6 months (p = 0.007, 0.005, 0.022. Conclusions Neck pain patients with

  6. 孙其斌主任医师捏脊疗法经验小结%Chief Physician SUN Qibin′s Experience of Using Chiropractic Therapy

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    孙力; 尚亚婷; 邓灵芝; 孙其斌(指导)

    2013-01-01

    Chief Physician SUN Qibin′s clinical experiences were reviewed by applying chiropractic therapy to the pain of loin and the back, gastrointestinal problems, gynecological disease insomnia, cough due to gastroin-testinal reflux and others.%从治疗腰背部疼痛、肠胃疾病、妇科疾病、失眠症、胃食管反流性咳嗽几方面小结孙其斌主任医师运用捏脊疗法的临床经验。

  7. Patient characteristics in low back pain subgroups based on an existing classification system. A descriptive cohort study in chiropractic practice.

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    Eirikstoft, Heidi; Kongsted, Alice

    2014-02-01

    Sub-grouping of low back pain (LBP) is believed to improve prediction of prognosis and treatment effects. The objectives of this study were: (1) to examine whether chiropractic patients could be sub-grouped according to an existing pathoanatomically-based classification system, (2) to describe patient characteristics within each subgroup, and (3) to determine the proportion of patients in whom clinicians considered the classification to be unchanged after approximately 10 days. A cohort of 923 LBP patients was included during their first consultation. Patients completed an extensive questionnaire and were examined according to a standardised protocol. Based on the clinical examination, patients were classified into diagnostic subgroups. After approximately 10 days, chiropractors reported whether they considered the subgroup had changed. The most frequent subgroups were reducible and partly reducible disc syndromes followed by facet joint pain, dysfunction and sacroiliac (SI)-joint pain. Classification was inconclusive in 5% of the patients. Differences in pain, activity limitation, and psychological factors were small across subgroups. Within 10 days, 82% were reported to belong to the same subgroup as at the first visit. In conclusion, LBP patients could be classified according to a standardised protocol, and chiropractors considered most patient classifications to be unchanged within 10 days. Differences in patient characteristics between subgroups were very small, and the clinical relevance of the classification system should be investigated by testing its value as a prognostic factor or a treatment effect modifier. It is recommended that this classification system be combined with psychological and social factors if it is to be useful.

  8. Symptomatic reactions, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction associated with upper cervical chiropractic care: A prospective, multicenter, cohort study

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    Hurwitz Eric L

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Observational studies have previously shown that adverse events following manipulation to the neck and/or back are relatively common, although these reactions tend to be mild in intensity and self-limiting. However, no prospective study has examined the incidence of adverse reactions following spinal adjustments using upper cervical techniques, and the impact of this care on clinical outcomes. Methods Consecutive new patients from the offices of 83 chiropractors were recruited for this practice-based study. Clinical outcome measures included 1 Neck pain disability index (100-point scale, 2 Oswestry back pain index (100-point scale, 3 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS for neck, headache, midback, and low back pain, 4 treatment satisfaction, and 5 Symptomatic Reactions (SR. Data were collected at baseline, and after approximately 2 weeks of care. A patient reaching sub-clinical status for pain and disability was defined as a follow-up score 30% based on an 11-point numeric rating scale occurring Results A total of 1,090 patients completed the study having 4,920 (4.5 per patient office visits requiring 2,653 (2.4 per patient upper cervical adjustments over 17 days. Three hundred thirty- eight (31.0% patients had SRs meeting the accepted definition. Intense SR (NRS ≥8 occurred in 56 patients (5.1%. Outcome assessments were significantly improved for neck pain and disability, headache, mid-back pain, as well as lower back pain and disability (p 5 million career upper cervical adjustments without a reported incidence of serious adverse event. Conclusions Upper cervical chiropractic care may have a fairly common occurrence of mild intensity SRs short in duration (

  9. Influence of chiropractic therapy on the growth and intellectual development of 6 months infants%捏脊疗法对6个月婴儿生长及智能发育的影响

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    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨捏脊疗法对6个月婴儿生长和智能发育的影响.方法 将160例1月龄足月正常婴儿分为捏脊组与对照组,每组各80例.对捏脊组婴儿每天进行捏脊疗法,观察2组婴儿6个月时体质量、身长、头围的增长情况,并对其智能发育进行测评.结果 捏脊组婴儿6个月时体质量、身长的增长均高于对照组,差异有统计学意义,同时捏脊组的智能发育水平也显著高于对照组.结论 捏脊疗法对6个月婴儿的体格发育及智能发育具有明显的促进作用,值得推广.%Objective To investigate the influence of chiropractic therapy on the growth and intellectual development of 6 months infants.Methods 160 cases of 1-month-old full-term normal infants were divided into the chiropractic therapy group and the control group,each group contained 80 samples.Chiropractic therapy was given to the chiropractic therapy group daily.The development of weight,length,head circumference were observed,and the intelligent development for two groups were evaluated at the age of 6 months.Results The weight,body length in the chiropractic therapy group at the sixth month were higher than those in the control group.The intellectual development in the chiropractic therapy group was also higher than that in the control group.Conclusions Chiropractic therapy plays a significant role in promoting the physical and mental development of babies of 6 months,which is worth being promoted.

  10. Delineating inflammatory and mechanical sub-types of low back pain: a pilot survey of fifty low back pain patients in a chiropractic setting

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    Riksman Janine S

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background An instrument known as the Mechanical and Inflammatory Low Back Pain (MAIL Scale was drafted using the results of a previous expert opinion study. A pilot survey was conducted to test the feasibility of a larger study designed to determine the MAIL Scale's ability to distinguish two potential subgroups of low back pain: inflammatory and mechanical. Methods Patients with a primary complaint of low back pain (LBP presenting to chiropractic clinics in Perth, Western Australia were asked to fill out the MAIL Scale questionnaire. The instrument's ability to separate patients into inflammatory and mechanical subgroups of LBP was examined using the mean score of each notional subgroup as an arbitrary cut-off point. Results Data were collected from 50 patients. The MAIL Scale did not appear to separate cases of LBP into the two notionally distinct groups of inflammatory (n = 6 or mechanical (n = 5. A larger "mixed symptom" group (n = 39 was revealed. Conclusions In this pilot study the MAIL Scale was unable to clearly discriminate between what is thought to be mechanical and inflammatory LBP in 50 cases seen in a chiropractic setting. However, the small sample size means any conclusions must be viewed with caution. Further research within a larger study population may be warranted and feasible.

  11. 整脊手法治疗颈性眩晕效果分析%Analysis of the effect of chiropractic manipulation on cervical vertigo

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    周杰; 冯薇; 古美颖

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察整脊手法治疗颈源性眩晕的临床疗效。方法抽取262例于2012-01-2013-09在我院接受治疗的颈性眩晕患者,随机分为实验组和对照组,每组131例。对照组口服中药治疗,实验组接受整脊手法治疗,对比2组疗效;手术前后对实验组进行T CD检查,观察其椎动脉血流变化情况。结果实验组有效率高达94.65%,明显高于对照组的72.51%( P<0.05)。实验组患者椎动脉血流变化主要呈分散状态分布。结论整脊手法治疗颈性眩晕具有积极作用,值得临床推广应用。%Objective To analyze the effect of chiropractic manipulation on cervical vertigo .Methods From January 2012 to September 2013 ,262 patients with cervical vertigo in our hospital were selected and randomly divided into experimental group and control group ,with 131cases in each group .The cervical vertigo patients of experimental group were given the tech-nology of chiropractic manipulation ,while the control group used traditional Chinese medicine .The TCD checking was also giv-en to the experimental group .The effects of the two groups and the blood flow changes of vertebral artery were observed and analyzed .Results The treatment efficiency of experimental group was up to 94 .65% ,while that of the control group was only 72 .51% .The results above were considered statistically significant ,P<0 .05 ,and the distribution of data of the blood flow of vertebral artery in the experimental group were decentralized .Conclusion Chiropractic manipulation can effectively improve the therapeutic effect of patients with cervical vertigo ;it is worth to widely spread in clinics after the cause of the illness is fully understood .

  12. 针刺结合整脊疗法治疗颈椎病临床观察%Clinical observation on acupuncture plus chiropractic treatment for cervical spondylosis

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    魏文广; 董成伟; 胡卫成; 陆忠

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察通督调阳针刺结合整脊疗法治疗上段颈椎病的疗效。方法:将符合纳入标准的64例患者按随机数字表法随机分观察组和对照组,每组32例。观察组采用通督调阳针刺结合上颈段微调法和腰骶侧扳法整脊手法治疗;对照组采用常规针刺及与观察组相同的整脊治疗。两组均每日治疗1次,连续治疗10次后观察疗效。结果:观察组总有效率为78.1%,对照组为67.5%,两组总有效率差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:通督调阳针刺结合整脊疗法治疗上段颈椎病疗效优于常规针刺结合整脊疗法。%Objective:To observe the therapeutic effect of Governor Vessel-unblocking and yang-regulating acupuncture plus chiropractic treatment on upper cervical spondylosis. Methods:A total of 64 eligible cases were randomly allocated into an observation group (n=32) and a control group (n=32) according to the random digital table. Cases in the observation group were treated with Governor Vessel-unblocking and Yang-regulating needling method, fine adjustment of the upper cervical spine and lumbosacral Ban-pulling manipulation; cases in the control group were treated with routine acupuncture and same spinal adjustment as the observation group. The treatment was done once a day in both groups. The therapeutic efficacies were observed after 10 times of treatment. Results:The total effective rate was 78.1% in the observation group and 67.5% in the control group. The difference in the total effective rate between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05). Conclusion:Governor Vessel-unblocking and yang-regulating acupuncture and regulate yang plus chiropractic therapy is better than routine acupuncture plus chiropractic therapy in the therapeutic effect in the treatment of upper cervical spondylosis.

  13. Discussion on Effect of Chiropractic Therapy for Children with Tourette Syndrome%整脊疗法治疗儿童抽动症效果探讨

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    李宁

    2015-01-01

    Objective Tic disorder in children using chiropractic therapy in clinical effect.Methods The selected 40 cases of children with Tourette patients,both pediatric hospital from May 2013 to May 2014 were treated using chiropractic therapy,review of clinical data.Results This study selected 40 cases of children,cured 22 cases,accounting for 55%; effective in 10 cases,accounting for 25%; effective six cases, accounting for 15%; 2 cases,accounting for 5%,total effective rate was 95%. No adverse reactions occur.Conclusion Children tic using chiropractic therapy and improve clinical outcomes,to improve the quality of life of children is significant to ensure normal growth and development of children,with a very positive value.%目的:探讨儿童年抽动症采用整脊疗法治疗临床效果。方法本次选取40例儿童抽动症患者,均为我院儿科2013年5月至2014年5月收治,采用整脊疗法治疗,回顾临床资料。结果本次研究选取的40例患儿,痊愈22例,占55%;显效10例,占25%;有效6例,占15%;无效2例,占5%,临床总有效率为95%。无不良反应发生。结论儿童抽动症采用整脊疗法治疗,提高临床治疗效果,对改善患儿生活质量意义重大,确保患儿正常生长发育,具有非常积极的应用价值。

  14. A comparative analysis of chiropractic and general practitioner patients in North America: Findings from the joint Canada/United States survey of health, 2002–03

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    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Scientifically rigorous general population-based studies comparing chiropractic with primary-care medical patients within and between countries have not been published. The objective of this study is to compare care seekers of doctors of chiropractic (DCs and general practitioners (GPs in the United States and Canada on a comprehensive set of sociodemographic, quality of life, and health-related variables. Methods Data are from the Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health (JCUSH, 2002–03, a random sample of adults in Canada (N = 3505 and the U.S. (N = 5183. Respondents were categorized according to their pattern of health-care use in the past year. Distributions, percentages, and estimates (adjusted odds ratios weighted to reflect the complex survey design were produced. Results Nearly 80% of respondents sought care from GPs; 12% sought DC care. Compared with GP only patients, DC patients in both countries tend to be under 65 and white, with arthritis and disabling back or neck pain. U.S. DC patients are more likely than GP only patients to be obese and to lack a regular doctor; Canadian DC patients are more likely than GP only patients to be college educated, to have higher incomes, and dissatisfied with MD care. Compared with seekers of both GP and DC care, DC only patients in both countries have fewer chronic conditions, take fewer drugs, and have no regular doctor. U.S. DC only patients are more likely than GP+DC patients to be uninsured and dissatisfied with health care; Canadian DC only patients are more likely than GP+DC patients to be under 45, male, less educated, smokers, and not obese, without disabling back or neck pain, on fewer drugs, and lacking a regular doctor. Conclusion Chiropractic and GP patients are dissimilar in both Canada and the U.S., with key differences between countries and between DC patients who do and do not seek care from GPs. Such variation has broad and potentially far-reaching health policy and

  15. Perspectives of older adults on co-management of low back pain by doctors of chiropractic and family medicine physicians: a focus group study

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    Lyons, K. J.; Salsbury, S. A.; Hondras, M. A.

    2013-01-01

    that allowed exchange of health information between clinics, and practice settings where providers worked in one location. Perceived barriers to the co-management of LBP included the financial costs associated with receiving care from multiple providers concurrently, duplication of tests or imaging, scheduling......Background: While older adults may seek care for low back pain (LBP) from both medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of chiropractic (DCs), co-management between these providers is uncommon. The purposes of this study were to describe the preferences of older adults for LBP co-management by MDs and DCs...... implementation of a MD-DC co-management model. We analyzed the qualitative data using thematic content analysis. Results: Older adults considered LBP co-management by MDs and DCs a positive approach as the professions have complementary strengths. Participants wanted providers who worked in a co-management model...

  16. Feasibility of the STarT back screening tool in chiropractic clinics: a cross-sectional study of patients with low back pain

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    Kongsted, Alice; Johannesen, Else; Leboeuf-Yde, Charlotte

    2011-01-01

    Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ), and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire. Associations between the continuous scores of the psychological questionnaires and the SBT were tested by means of linear regression, and the diagnostic performance of the SBT in relation to the other questionnaires...... was described in terms of sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratios.In this cohort 59% were in the SBT low risk, 29% in the medium risk and 11% in high risk group. The SBT risk groups were positively associated with all of the psychological questionnaires. The SBT high risk group had positive likelihood...... ratios for having a risk profile on the psychological scales ranging from 3.8 (95% CI 2.3 - 6.3) for the MDI to 7.6 (95% CI 4.9 - 11.7) for the FABQ. The SBT questionnaire was feasible to use in chiropractic practice and risk groups were related to the presence of well-established psychological...

  17. Feasibility of the STarT back screening tool in chiropractic clinics: a cross-sectional study of patients with low back pain

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    Kongsted Alice

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The STarT back screening tool (SBT allocates low back pain (LBP patients into three risk groups and is intended to assist clinicians in their decisions about choice of treatment. The tool consists of domains from larger questionnaires that previously have been shown to be predictive of non-recovery from LBP. This study was performed to describe the distribution of depression, fear avoidance and catastrophising in relation to the SBT risk groups. A total of 475 primary care patients were included from 19 chiropractic clinics. They completed the SBT, the Major Depression Inventory (MDI, the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ, and the Coping Strategies Questionnaire. Associations between the continuous scores of the psychological questionnaires and the SBT were tested by means of linear regression, and the diagnostic performance of the SBT in relation to the other questionnaires was described in terms of sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratios. In this cohort 59% were in the SBT low risk, 29% in the medium risk and 11% in high risk group. The SBT risk groups were positively associated with all of the psychological questionnaires. The SBT high risk group had positive likelihood ratios for having a risk profile on the psychological scales ranging from 3.8 (95% CI 2.3 - 6.3 for the MDI to 7.6 (95% CI 4.9 - 11.7 for the FABQ. The SBT questionnaire was feasible to use in chiropractic practice and risk groups were related to the presence of well-established psychological prognostic factors. If the tool proves to predict prognosis in future studies, it would be a relevant alternative in clinical practice to other more comprehensive questionnaires.

  18. Chiropractic Treatment of Cervicogenic Arrhythmia in 34 Cases%整脊法治疗颈源性心律失常34例

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    胡青林

    2013-01-01

      目的:观察整脊法治疗颈源性心律失常的临床疗效.方法:将70例颈源性心律失常患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组采用定点旋转复位法治疗,对照组采用常规推拿治疗,两各疗程后观察疗效.结果:治疗组总有效率94.1%,对照组总有效率75.0%,治疗组高于对照组(P<0.05).结论:整脊法治疗颈源性心律失常操作安全,疗效显著,值得推广.%Objective: To observe the clinical effect of chiropractic therapy with cervicogenic arrhythmia. Methods: 70 cases of cervi-cogenic arrhythmia patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, treatment group were treated with Fixed-point rotation reduction method, while the control group adopted conventional massage therapy, and observed curative effect after two courses. Results: The total effective rate of treatment group was 94.1%, that of control group was 75%, the treatment group was better than treatment group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Chiropractic treatment of cervicogenic arrhythmia is operational safety and obvious curative effect, which is worth if promotion.

  19. Effect of Chiropractic in the treatment of children with recurrent respira-tory tract infections%捏脊疗法治疗小儿反复呼吸道感染的效果

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    王波; 吕静

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察小儿反复呼吸道感染经捏脊疗法治疗的临床效果,为临床今后治疗提供参考。方法选择2014年2月~2015年2月中国中医科学院附属广安门医院收治的67例反复呼吸道感染患儿作为研究对象,根据不同治疗方法将其分为捏脊组35例,常规组32例。常规组予以常规药物治疗,捏脊组在常规组基础上结合捏脊疗法。比较两组患儿疗效。结果捏脊组总有效率为97.1%,高于常规组的81.3%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);捏脊组发病次数改善率为85.7%,高于常规组(46.8%),差异有高度统计学意义(P<0.01);捏脊组平均病程改善率为77.1%,高于常规组的37.5%,差异有高度统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论捏脊疗法能提高小儿反复性呼吸道感染的临床疗效,且无创、安全、操作简便,患儿更易接受,值得临床应用和进一步研究。%Objective To observe the clinical effect of chiropractic therapy on children with recurrent respiratory tract infection, and provide reference for clinical treatment in the future. Methods From February 2014 to February 2015, 67 cases of children with recurrent respiratory tract infection who were treated in Guang'anmen Hospital, China Acade-my of Chinese Medical Sciences as the research object, according to the different treatment methods they were divided into the chiropractic group (35 cases) and conventional group (32 cases). Children of the conventional group were treat-ed with routine therapy, and children of the chiropractic group were given chiropractic therapy on the basis of conven-tional group. Curative effect of two groups was compared. Results The total effective rate of the chiropractic group was 97.1%, higher than the conventional group (81.3%), the difference was statistically significant (P< 0.05); the improve-ment rate of chiropractic group was 85.7%, higher than the conventional group (46.8%), the difference was statistically significant

  20. The effect of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention on the prevention of back pain, hamstring and lower limb injuries in semi-elite Australian Rules footballers: a randomized controlled trial

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    Pollard Henry; Hoskins Wayne

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in Australian Rules football. It was the aims to investigate whether a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention protocol provided in addition to the current best practice management could prevent the occurrence of and weeks missed due to hamstring and other lower-limb injuries at the semi-elite level of Australian football. Methods Sixty male subjects were assessed for eligibility with 59 meeting entry requirements and r...

  1. Clinical curative evaluation of three small point chiropractic techniques on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation%三小定点整脊技术对腰椎间盘突出症临床疗效评价研究

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    赵志恒; 张仁倩; 王剑歌; 祝贺旗; 王雷

    2014-01-01

    [目的]三小定点整脊技术对腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效评价。[方法]将90例患有腰椎间盘突出症的患者随机分为两组:即三小定点整脊组和夹脊穴针刺组,分别给予三小定点整脊与夹脊穴针刺治疗,观察腰痛和坐骨神经痛的改善情况。[结果]两组在疗效及症状改善程度上均有较好的表现,且三小定点整脊组优于夹脊穴针刺组。[结论]三小定点整脊技术对腰椎间盘突出症疗效肯定。%Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of three small fixed point chiropractic technique for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. [Methods] The 90 patients with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation were randomly divided into two groups: three small fixed point chiropractic group and Jiaji acupuncture group. The improvement of low back pain and sciatica was observed. [Results] Both groups had a better performance in terms of efficacy and the degree of improvement of symptoms, and the three small fixed point chiropractic group was better than Jiaji acupuncture group. [Conclusion] Efficacy of three small fixed point chiropractic techniques for lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is certain.

  2. 倒悬整脊法治疗112例胸椎后关节紊乱临床疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Overhanging Chiropractic Therapy for 112 Cases of Thoracic Posterior Articular Disturbance Patients

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    皮凌红

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨倒悬整脊法治疗胸椎后关节紊乱的疗效。方法:将112例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组采用倒悬整脊法治疗,对照组采用常规推拿治疗,观察两组临床疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率为96.6%,高于对照组的79.6%(P<0.05)。结论:倒悬整脊法治疗胸椎后关节紊乱疗效确切,值得临床推广。%Objective:To investigate the efficacy of overhanging chiropractic therapy for thoracic posterior articular disturbance. Methods:112 cases of patients were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, the treatment group treated by overhanging chiropractic therapy, while the control group by conventional massage therapy, and observed the efficacy of two groups. Results:The total effective rate in treatment group was 96.6%, which was higher than 79.6%that in control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:Overhanging chiropractic therapy has a significant curative effect on thoracic posterior articular disturbance, while worth clinical promotion.

  3. 美式整脊疗法治疗骶髂关节功能性半脱位疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on American Chiropractic Treatment for Functional Subluxation of Sacroiliac Joint

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    唐柯

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe and analyze the efficacy of American chiropractic treatment for functional subluxation of sacroiliac joint. Methods:55 cases of patients with functional subluxatino of sacroiliac joint were treated by American chiropractic treatment, and used visual analogue scale (VAS) and the improvement of the flexion-extension activity of sacroiliac joint to evaluate the efficacy. Results:After treatment, the VAS score was significantly lower than that of before treatment (P0.05). Conclusion:American chiropractic treatment can safely and effectively cure functional subluxation of sacroiliac joint.%目的:观察和分析美式整脊技术治疗骶髂关节功能性半脱位的疗效。方法:对55例骶髂关节功能性半脱位进行美式整脊治疗,采用视觉模拟评分法(visual analogue scale VAS)和骶髂关节屈伸活动度改善情况来评定治疗效果。结果:治疗后VAS评分显著低于治疗前(P0.05)。结论:美式整脊疗法能够安全、有效地治疗骶髂关节功能性半脱位。

  4. Treating Thoracic Spine Related Disease Through Chiropractic Technique Combined with Duhuojisheng Decoction%整脊手法配合中药独活寄生汤治疗胸椎相关性疾病

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    唐树杰; 刘复奇

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察整脊手法配合中药独活寄生汤治疗胸椎相关性疾病的临床疗效.方法:将386例胸椎相关性疾病病人随机分为治疗组与对照组,每组193例,治疗组施以理筋与膝顶复位手法,并加服独活寄生汤,每日1剂;对照组只行手法治疗.10日为一个疗程,治疗1~2疗程后评定疗效,随访0.5~2.5年,比较两组有效率与复发率.结果:治疗组有效率94.8%,对照组81.3%,治疗组有效率高于对照组(P< 0.05),差异有统计学意义;治疗组复发率8.3%,对照组15.5%,治疗组复发率低于对照组(P<0.05),差异有统计学意义.结论:整脊手法配合中药独活寄生汤治疗胸椎相关性疾病疗效优于单纯整脊手法.%Objective To assess the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic technique combined with Duhuojisheng decoction (Chinese herbal medicine) for treating the thoracic spine related diseases. Methods Three hundred and eighty six cases with thoracic spine related disease were divided into two groups, 193 cases in each group,and the cases in treatment group were treated once a day by chiropractic technique combined with Duhuojisheng decoction, and the control group was treated using chiropractic technique alone. Each therapeutic course lasted for 10 days. The effectiveness was assessed after one or two therapeutic courses. The duration of follow-up was 0.5 to 2.5 years,and the effective rate and recurrence rate were compared between the two groups. Results The effective rate was significantly higher (P < 0.05) in treatment group(94.8%) than that in control group(81.3%),while the recurrence rate was lower in treatment group(8.3%) than that in control group(15.5%) (P < 0.05). Conclusion The clinical effectiveness of chiropractic technique combined with Duhuojisheng decoction was better than of chiropractic technique alone.

  5. Clinical Observation on Chiropractic Techniques and Specific Acupoint Therapy on 30 Cases of Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy%整脊手法与特定穴疗法治疗神经根型颈椎病30例疗效观察

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    魏裕涛; 葛恒; 邵瑛; 魏静妍; 魏佳娜; 陈贤芝

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To observe the curative effects of chiropractic techniques and specific acupoint treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Methods:30 cases of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy were randomly divided into chiropractic group and the specific group, respectively with chi-ropractic techniques and specific acupoint therapy, the clinical efficacy was compared between the two groups. Results:The total effective rate of chi-ropractic group was 93.3%, higher than that of specific group by 80%(P<0.05). Conclusion:The curative effects of chiropractic techniques treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy are better than that of specific acupoint therapy in short term.%目的:观察整脊手法与特定穴疗法治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效。方法:将30例神经根型颈椎病患者随机分为整脊组和特定穴组,分别施以整脊手法和特定穴疗法,比较两组临床疗效。结果:整脊组总有效率为93.3%,高于特定穴组的80.0%(P<0.05)。结论:整脊手法在短期内治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效优于特定穴疗法。

  6. 美式脊椎矫正学的发展史与现状%History and current situation of American Chiropractic

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    董安立; 闫国华; 郭义

    2002-01-01

    @@ 美式脊椎矫正学(Chiropractic)又称整脊疗法或按脊疗法,源于欧洲的传统医学,是目前在美国广泛流行的一种自然疗法;是一门以脊椎解剖学、生物力学、X线影像学为基础,有着规范、科学矫正手法的独立学科.Chiropractic一词来自两个希腊文Chairo和Practikos,字面的含义是手的实践,它是一门哲学、科学与艺术相结合的学科.美式脊椎矫正学注重人体的整体研究,强调人体内部各器官、组织的相互关系,寻求一种维护、修复自然生理平衡与物理平衡的脊柱矫正方法.在这种思想指导下,脊椎矫正学从人体的整体平衡出发,来认识人体内部的奥秘,以达到使人体恢复健康的目的.

  7. Selling falsehoods? A cross-sectional study of Canadian naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture clinic website claims relating to allergy and asthma

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    Murdoch, Blake; Carr, Stuart; Caulfield, Timothy

    2016-01-01

    Objective To identify the frequency and qualitative characteristics of marketing claims made by Canadian chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths and acupuncturists relating to the diagnosis and treatment of allergy and asthma. Design Cross-sectional study. Setting Canada. Data set 392 chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic and acupuncture clinic websites located in 10 of the largest metropolitan areas in Canada, as identified using 400 Google search results. Duplicates were not excluded from data analysis. Main outcome measures Mention of allergy, sensitivity or asthma, claim of ability to diagnose allergy, sensitivity or asthma, claim of ability to treat allergy, sensitivity or asthma, and claim of allergy, sensitivity or asthma treatment efficacy. Tests and treatments promoted were noted as qualitative examples. Results Naturopath clinic websites have the highest rates of advertising at least one of diagnosis, treatment or efficacy for allergy or sensitivity (85%) and asthma (64%), followed by acupuncturists (68% and 53%, respectively), homeopaths (60% and 54%) and chiropractors (33% and 38%). Search results from Vancouver, British Columbia were most likely to advertise at least one of diagnosis, treatment or efficacy for allergy or sensitivity (72.5%) and asthma (62.5%), and results from London, Ontario were least likely (50% and 40%, respectively). Of the interventions advertised, few are scientifically supported; the majority lack evidence of efficacy, and some are potentially harmful. Conclusions The majority of alternative healthcare clinics studied advertised interventions for allergy and asthma. Many offerings are unproven. A policy response may be warranted in order to safeguard the public interest. PMID:27986744

  8. Efficacy of various chiropractic treatments, age distribution and incidence of accident- and nonaccident-caused low back pain in male and female patients.

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    Sheladia, V L; Johnston, D A

    1986-12-01

    From a total pool of 1189 male and female patients with accident- (AC) and nonaccident- (NA) caused low back pain, 465 cases with completed therapy were studied for effectiveness of various chiropractic treatments. For those who completed therapy, the age distribution and incidence of this disorder were also studied. At the completion of the therapy, the response was evaluated as very good (pain-free, cured), better (very small degree of discomfort), relief (some reduction in pain) or no response to the treatment. The females with NA responded better than AC cases (p less than .001). However, male NA cases showed an increase in "no relief," but it was not significant (p = 0.052). The response of male AC cases was better than that of female AC cases (p less than 0.001). The cervical, thoracic, lumbar and ilium adjustment levels in female and male NA did not show any differences in response (p = 0.15, female; p = 0.46, male). The incidence of NA back pain disorders in both male and female was higher as compared to AC-caused back problems (p less than 0.001). The lower back pain problems did not show any age-specific association in either sex. Manipulative approaches in addition to nonmanipulative methods are superior to nonmanipulative measures alone, and females responded better to nonmanipulative care than did males.

  9. 治脊疗法结合中频电治疗糖尿病性尿潴留的临床观察%Clinical observation of chiropractic therapy combined with intermediate frequency electricity in treatment of diabetic neurogen bladde

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    丁晓虹; 王潇; 廖军锋; 吕晓宇

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察治脊疗法结合中频电治疗糖尿病性尿潴留的临床疗效.方法:将糖尿病性尿潴留患者68例随机分为两组,实验组35例,采用治脊疗法结合中频电治疗;对照组33例,单纯采用中频电治疗.结果:实验组有效率为82.8%;对照组有效率为60.6%.两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:治脊疗法结合中频电治疗糖尿病性尿潴留可明显提高疗效.%Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of chiropractic therapy combined with intermediate frequency electricity in treatment of diabetic neurogen bladde. Methods: Sixty-eight patients with diabetic neurogen bladde were randomly divided into treatment group (n= 35) treated with chiropractic therapy combined with intermediate frequency electricity and control group ( n =33) treated with single intermediate frequency electricity. Results;The effective rate was 82. 8% in treatment group and 60. 6% in control group,with significant difference (P < 0. 05). Conclusion: The chiropractic therapy combined with intermediate frequency electricity might improve the efficacy of treatment for diabetic neurogen bladde.

  10. 三小定点整脊技术治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效观察%Effect of chiropractic technique with three small fixed-points on lumbar disc herniation

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    张国庆; 王遵来; 路金英; 张菲菲

    2013-01-01

    [目的]观察三小定点整脊技术治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效.[方法]选取144例(脱落6例,实际完成138例),随机分为观察组72例(2例脱落,实际完成70例),男23例,女47例,采用三小定点整脊技术治疗;对照组72例(4例脱落,实际完成68例),采用牵引法治疗.[结果]两组疗效比较,观察组疗效明显高于对照组(P<0.05),治疗期间无明显不良反应.[结论]三小定点整脊技术可明显改善患者症状,缓解疼痛.%[Objective] To observe the clinical effect of using three targeted efficacy of chiropractic technique in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. [Methods] The selected 144 patients (exuviation in 6 cases, actually completed in 138 cases) were randomly divided into observation group (72 cases, exfoliation in 2 cases, actually completed in 70 cases ) treated with the three small point chiropractic treatment and control group (72 cases, exfoliation in 4 cases, actual completed in 68 cases ) treated with traction. [Results] The curative effect of treatment group was significantly higher than control group (P<0.05), and it had no apparent adverse reactions during treatment. [Conclusion] The three small point chiropractic techniques can significantly relieve patients' symptoms and pain.

  11. 整脊疗法治疗脊源性跟痛症30例临床疗效%The clinical effect of chiropractic therapy in the treatment of 30 cases of spinal calcaneodynia

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    陈斌; 戴国文; 田新宇; 陈兆茹; 王雷空; 杨小康

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察中医整脊结合松解理筋治疗脊源性跟痛症的临床疗效。方法:30例脊源性跟痛症患者,运用中医整脊结合松解理筋治疗,观察其疗效,3个月后随访。结果:治愈12例,临床治愈9例,好转8例,无效1例,总有效率96.6%。结论:中医整脊结合松解理筋治疗脊源性跟痛症疗效显著,该疗法可提高临床疗效,降低复发率。%Objective:To observe the clinical effect of traditional Chinese medicine chiropractic combined with loose tendons and muscles in the treatment of spinal calcaneodynia.Methods:30 patients with spinal calcaneodynia were treated with traditional Chinese medicine chiropractic combined with loose tendons and muscles.The clinical effect was observed.They were given follow-up after 3 months.Results:12 cases were cured;9 cases were clinical cured;8 cases were improved;1 case was ineffective;the total effective rate was 96.6%.Conclusion:The traditional Chinese medicine chiropractic combined with loose tendons and muscles in the treatment of spinal calcaneodynia have significant effect.The therapy can improve the clinical curative effect and reduce the recurrence rate.

  12. 零角度整脊术治疗腰推间盘突出症的临床运用%Clinical application of "Zero-angle" chiropractic technique in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation

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    王雷; 王遵来

    2011-01-01

    [Objective] To observe the clinical effect of "Zero-angle" chiropractic technique in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation.[Methods] Differentiated "Zero-angle" chiropractic technique was used to treat the thoracic, lumbar spine and sacrum in 570 cases with lumbar disc herniation. [Results] The total effective rate for IA/L5 protrusion was 99%; for L5/S1 was 98%; for L4/5+L5/S1 was 98%; for IA/5 protrusion combined with merger stenosis was 96%; for L5/S1 protrusion combined with merger stenosis was 96%. [Conclusion]"Zero-angle" chiropractic technique is one of the effective methods of conservative treatment for lumbar disc herniation.%[目的]临床观察零角度整脊术治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效.[方法]通过胸椎、腰椎、骶椎零角度整脊术辨证施治治疗腰椎间盘突出症570例.[结果]L4/L5突出总有效率为99%; L5/S1突出总有效率98%; L4/5+L5/S1突出总有效率为98%;L4/5合并椎管狭窄总有效率为96%; L5/S1合并椎管狭窄总有效率为96%.[结论]零角度整脊术是保守治疗腰椎间盘突出症有效方法之一.

  13. Effect of chiropractics combined with swimming therapy on neonatal neurobehavioral development%新生儿捏脊加泳疗法对新生儿行为神经发育的影响

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    黄丽玲; 邹文霞; 陈瑶

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨新生儿捏脊加泳疗对新生儿行为神经发育的影响.方法 将我院住院分娩的116例足月正常新生儿,分为对照组和观察组.观察组沐浴后采取新生儿捏脊加泳疗,对照组仅沐浴,分别于出生后第1天、第5天、第42天进行NBNA评分进行观察对比.结果 新生儿在出生后5天和42天,观察组NBNA评分高于对照组(P<0.05).结论 新生儿捏脊加泳疗可对新生儿神经行为发育有明显的促进作用,值得临床推广.%Objective To explore the effect of chiropractics combined with swimming therapy on neonatal neurobehavioral development.Methods 116 healthy full-term neonates born in our hospital were divided into a study group and a control group.The study group received chiropractics combined with swimming therapy after bathing,while the control group received bathing alone.All the neonates were assessed by the NBNA scale on days 1,5,and 42 after birth.Results The NBNA score was higher in the study group than in the control group on days 5 and42 (P<0.05).Conclusions Chiropractics combined with swimming therapy plays a marked role in acceleration of neonatal neurobehavioral development,thus it is worth popularizing clinically.

  14. 31 Cases of Acupuncture and Chiropractic on Gastroesophageal Reflux Cough%针刺配合捏脊疗法治疗胃食管反流性咳嗽31例

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    孙其斌; 肖国民

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To observe effects of acupuncture and chiropractic on gastroesophageal reflux cough. Methods:31 cases were observed by acupuncture combined with chiropractic. Three times a week, Treated for four weeks, the therapeutic effects after one treament courses were observed. Results:8 cases were markedly effective in 31 cases, accounted for 25.8%.11 cases were effective,accounted for 35.5%.9 cases were relieved,accounted for 29.0%.3 cases were ineffective,accounted for 9.7%.And the total effective rate was 90.3%.Conclusion:The acupuncture and chiropractic therapy have definite effect in cure gastroesophageal reflux cough symptoms.%目的:观察针刺配合捏脊疗法治疗胃食管反流性咳嗽的疗效.方法:31例患者均采用针刺配合捏脊疗法进行治疗,每周3次,4周为1个疗程,治疗1个疗程后观察疗效.结果:显效8例,占25.8%;有效11例,占35.5%;缓解9例,占29.0%;无效3例,占9.7%.有效率为90.3%.结论:针刺配合捏脊疗法治疗胃食管反流性咳嗽疗效确切.

  15. General Introduction to the Recent 15 Years of Chiropractic Therapy on Infantile Enuresis%捏脊治疗小儿遗尿近15年治疗概况

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    肖显俊; 王子岳; 胡伟峰; 卢群文; 彭德忠

    2015-01-01

    应用CNKI、维普等医学数据库检索近15年来捏脊为主治疗小儿遗尿的研究报道及相关资料,对其治疗方法及疗效进行综述。%Used medical databases such as CNKI and VIP to search the research reports and related data about treating infantile enuresis based on chiropractic therapy in recent 15 years, and reviewed its therapeutic methods and efficacy.

  16. Analysis of curative effect of chiropractic therapy in the treatment of 60 patients with cervical vertigo%整脊疗法治疗颈性眩晕疗效分析60例

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    项柏冬; 王成研; 韩春霞

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To study the clinical effects of chiropractic therapy in the treatment of cervical vertigo.Methods:60 patients were all takent chiropractic therapy,through the pendulum ridge spasmolysis,side shaking and positioning chiropractic methods to observe clinical curative effect of patients after treatment and the improvement situation of cervical vertigo symptoms.Results:60 patients after treatment,effective immediately in 37 cases,cured in 49 cases,9 cases improved,and invalid in 2 cases,the total effective rate was 96.7%.The dizziness,headache,tinnitus,nausea and vomiting of all patients after the treatment were significantly improved than before the treatment,after treatment,the score was significantly lower than before treatment(P<0.05).Conclusion:Chiropractic therapy not only can correct the joint reset,but also at the same time can regulate the meridians,so that the effect is more significant,is one of the effective method in the treatment of cervical vertigo.%目的:探讨整脊疗法治疗颈性眩晕的临床疗效。方法:60例患者均采用整脊疗法治疗,通过摆脊解痉、端提摇晃、定位整脊等方法观察所有患者治疗后临床疗效及颈性眩晕症状体症改善情况。结果:60例患者治疗后,即时有效者37例,治愈49例,好转9例,无效2例,总有效率达96.7%。所有患者治疗后眩晕、头痛、耳鸣、恶心和呕吐情况较治疗前有明显好转,治疗后积分明显低于治疗前(P<0.05)。结论:整脊疗法,在纠正关节复位的同时,可调理经脉,从而使疗效更加显著,是治疗颈性眩晕的有效方法之一。

  17. 整脊推拿联合超声波治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Chiropractic Massage Combined with Ultrasonic Treating Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy

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    刘军

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察整脊推拿联合超声波治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效。方法:采用随机数字表法将90例神经根型颈椎病患者随机平均分为三组,推拿组采用整脊推拿治疗,超声组采用超声波治疗,联合组予整脊推拿联合超声波治疗,4周后评价三组临床疗效、症状体征评分、VAS评分及颈椎生理曲度变化情况。结果:联合组的总有效率明显高于推拿组与超声组(P<0.05);联合组症状体征评分、疼痛VAS评分较其他两组低,颈椎生理曲度评分较其他两组高(P<0.05)。结论:整脊推拿联合超声波治疗神经根型颈椎病临床疗效确切,明显改善患者颈椎生理曲度,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the clinical efficacy of chiropractic massage combined with ultrasonic treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Methods:90 cases of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy were randomly divided into three groups equally with method of random digits table, mas-sage group adopted therapy of chiropractic massage, ultrasonic group treated with ultrasound, combined group treated with chiropractic massage and ultrasonic, to evaluate the clinical efficacy, symptoms and signs scores, VAS score and cervical physiological curvature of three groups after 4 weeks. Results:The total effective rate of combination group was significantly higher than that of massage and ultrasonic group (P<0.05);symptoms and signs score, VAS pain score of combination group, with higher score of cervical physiological curvature, were lower than those of two other groups (P<0.05). Conclusion:Chiropractic massage combined with ultrasonic treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy is of exact clinical efficacy, signifi-cantly improving the cervical physiological curvature, being worthy of clinical promotion and application.

  18. Chiropractic combined Jideshu Pill in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation%整脊结合脊得舒丸治疗腰椎间盘突出症

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    孟庆良; 王振; 谷慧敏; 杜旭召; 周子朋; 郑福增; 郭会卿

    2012-01-01

    目的:观察整脊结合脊得舒丸治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效.方法:将98例患随机分为对照组和治疗组各49例,对照组采用整脊疗法,治疗组在对照组的基础上加用脊得舒丸治疗,15d为1个疗程.结果:对照组治愈33例,显效5例,有效3例,无效8例,有效率为83.76%;治疗组治愈42例,显效4例,有效2例题,无效1例,有效率为97.95%,两组采取有效率比较,差异有显著性(P<0.05).结论:整脊结合脊得舒丸治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效确切.%Objective: To observe the clinical effect of chiropractic combined Jideshu Pill in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Methods: 98 patients were randomly divided into control and treatment group. 49 patients in control group were treated with chiropractic therapy, the treatment group were treated with chiropractic combined Jideshu Pill, 15 days for treatment course. Results: There were 33 cases cured in control group, of which markedly effective in 5 cases, effective in 3 cases, ineffective in 8 cases, the effective rate was 83.76%; There were 42 cases cured in treatment group, of which markedly effective in 4 cases, effective in 2 cases, ineffective in 1 cases, the effective rate was 97.95%. There were significant difference between the effective rates of two groups (P<0.05). Conclusion: The chiropractic combined Jideshu Pill treatment for lumbar disc herniation is curative.

  19. 捏脊法治疗小儿厌食的应用效果研究与分析%Research on and Analysis of Application of Chiropractic in the Treatment of Infantile Anorexia

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    徐红

    2016-01-01

    Objective To explore the application effect of chiropractic in treating infantile anorexia.Methods From July 2015 to July 2016 in the hospital, 72 cases of anorexia in children were selected as the research object, according to randomly divided into control group and study group, 36 cases in each group, the control group were used in the treatment of athletes in the study group, the application of chiropractic therapy, two groups were compared with treatment effect.ResultsThe clinical efficacy of the two groups was compared, the total effective number of study group was 35 cases (97.22%), the total effective number of control group was 28 cases (77.78%), the total number of study group was higher than that of control group (P < 0.05).Conclusion Chiropractic embodies the characteristics of Chinese medicine treatment, the method for the application effect of chiropractic therapy on infantile anorexia can achieve the ideal, not only no adverse reaction, but also can improve the treatment compliance of the children, the higher the value of clinical application.%目的:探讨捏脊法治疗小儿厌食的应用效果。方法选择2015年7月~2016年7月本院接收的72例厌食患儿为研究对象,按照随机抽签法分为对照组和研究组,每组各36例,对照组患儿应用葡萄糖酸锌颗粒治疗,研究组患儿应用捏脊法治疗,比较两组患儿的治疗效果。结果两组患儿临床疗效比较,研究组总有效例数为35例(97.22%),对照组总有效例数为28例(77.78%),研究组治疗组总有效率高于对照组(P<0.05)。结论捏脊法充分体现了中医治疗的特点,将捏脊法用于治疗小儿厌食能取得理想的应用效果,不仅没有不良反应,也能提高患儿治疗依从性,临床应用价值较高。

  20. Treatment of pelvic obliquity by chiropractic manipulation%西方整脊手法治疗骨盆偏斜导致的腰痛

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    于红

    2010-01-01

    目的:观察西方整脊手法(Chiropractic)对骨盆倾斜性腰痛及纠正骨盆偏斜的治疗效果.方法:在详细了解病史、阅读X线片及临床检查基础上,对患者先行侧卧位的整脊手法治疗,动作以高速度,低振幅为原则;每次手法治疗后即刻对腰骶部及骶髂关节周围给予脊柱诊断仪治疗.结果:在本研究所治疗的13个病例中,治疗前两侧髂嵴高度差为(1.73±0.61)cm,治疗后两侧髂嵴高度为(0.28±0.10)cm,治疗前后二者差异有统计学意义;病例治疗后患者疼痛症状显著缓解或消除.结论:双侧髂嵴不等高是骨盆旋转与位移的一种特殊方式,用两侧髂嵴高度差表示病变程度和疗效评价标准方便实用.西方整脊手法配合仪器治疗此类腰痛效果显著.

  1. Comparing propensity score methods for creating comparable cohorts of chiropractic users and non-users in older, multiply comorbid Medicare patients with chronic low back pain

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    Weeks, William B; Tosteson, Tor D; Whedon, James M; Leininger, Brent; Lurie, Jon D; Swenson, Rand; Goertz, Christine M; O’Malley, Alistair J

    2015-01-01

    Objective Patients who use complementary and integrative health services like chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT) often have different characteristics than patients who do not, and these differences can confound attempts to compare outcomes across treatment groups, particularly in observational studies when selection bias may occur. The purposes of this study were to provide an overview on how propensity scoring methods can be used address selection bias by balancing treatment groups on key variables and to use Medicare data to compare different methods for doing so. Methods We described 2 propensity score methods (matching and weighting). Then we used Medicare data from 2006-2012 on older, multiply comorbid patients who had a chronic low back pain episode to demonstrate the impact of applying methods on the balance of demographics of patients between 2 treatment groups (those who received only CMT and those who received no CMT during their episodes). Results Before application of propensity score methods, patients who used only CMT had different characteristics from those who did not. Propensity score matching diminished observed differences across the treatment groups at the expense of reduced sample size. However, propensity score weighting achieved balance in patient characteristics between the groups and allowed us to keep the entire sample. Conclusions While propensity score matching and weighting have similar effects in terms of balancing covariates, weighting has the advantage of maintaining sample size, preserving external validity, and generalizing more naturally to comparisons of 3 or more treatment groups. Researchers should carefully consider which propensity score method to use, as using different methods can generate different results. PMID:26547763

  2. Chiropractic Treatment of Cervical Trection with artificial Vertigo Effect of 155 Cases%整脊配合人工牵引治疗颈性眩晕155例疗效分析

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    栾龙; 闻英奎

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the incidence of cervical vertigo mechanisms and treatment. Methods :218 cases were divided into two groups, the treatment group of 155 cases, the use of artificial practices and Chiropractic supine traction therapy, the control group of 63 patients using traditional seat manipulation and traction treatment. Results: Efficiency of the treatment group were 98.7%, the control group was 71.4%. The difference between the two groups is statistically significant (P < 0.05 ). Conclusion : Chiropractic practices with artificial supine traction treatment of cervical vertigo alleviate is the most effective way.%探讨颈性眩晕的发病机制与治疗.方法:将218例患者分为两组,治疗组155例,采用整脊手法及人工仰卧位牵引治疗,对照组63例采用传统的推拿手法及坐位牵引治疗.结果:治疗组的有效率98.7%,对照组的有效率71.4%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:整脊手法配合仰卧位牵引是治疗缓解颈性眩晕最有效的方法.

  3. A Cultural Thinking on Local Knowledge——Taking Chinese Chiropractic as an Example%作为地方性知识的文化思考——以中国整脊学为例

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    叶延勋

    2015-01-01

    Compared with science and technology, local knowledge has always been regarded as pseudoscience by academia. That led to a misunderstanding to local culture and a lack of it. Taking China chiropractic as an example, this paper analyzes local culture knowledge from four aspects-misunderstanding to local knowledge, beliefs value, scientific rationality and ethical connotations. By comparing the local knowledge and the"axiom", exploring the real value of local knowledgeˊs existence not only can enhance the national culture's self-confidence, but also can promote the development of China chiropractic.%相对于科学技术而言,地方性知识一直被学术界认为是伪科学的,从而导致人们对地方性文化的误解和地方性知识的缺失. 我们以中国整脊学为例,从对地方性知识认识的误区、信仰价值、科学合理性和伦理内涵四个方面进行分析,通过地方性知识与"公理"对比来探讨地方性知识存在的真正价值,不仅可以提升民族文化自信,同时对中国整脊学的发展也可以起到一定的推动作用.

  4. Research on Chiropractic Manipulation for Small Joint Disorder of Thoracic Vertebrae%整脊手法治疗胸椎小关节紊乱的临床研究

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    陈扬声; 黄飞麒; 赵晓

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the efficacy of treating thoracodorsal pain caused by small joint disorder of thoracic vertebrae with chiropractic manipulation. Methods: According to the different incidence of thoracic segments, adopted a different approach for corrective treatment. Results: In all cases, the total effective rate was 97%. Conclusion: The proper and reasonable use of chiroprac-tic manipulation can quickly relieve the symptoms and signs of small joint disorder of thoracic vertebrae and receive a good result.%  目的:探讨整脊手法纠正胸椎小关节紊乱所致的胸背痛的临床疗效。方法:根据胸椎发病节段的不同,采用不同的手法进行矫正治疗。结果:本组病例总有效率达97%。结论:恰当运用合理的整脊复位手法,可迅速解除胸椎小关节紊乱的症状和体征,收到良好效果。

  5. 臭氧联合整脊手法治疗腰椎退行性骨关节病的临床分析%Clinical analysis of ozone combined with chiropractic manipulation in treating degenerative osteoarthritis of lumbar spine

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    宋永达; 黄俊卿; 王宏坤

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the clinical efficacy of ozone combined with chiropractic manipulation in treating degenerative osteoarthritis of lumbar spine. Methods:120 cases of lumbar degenerative joint disease were randomly divided into the treated group and the control group, 60 cases in each group. The treated group was treated with injection of ozone combined with chiropractic manipulation, control group treated by chiropractic therapy. Before and after treatment by visual analogue score (VAS), refers to the distance (FFD) and modified Japanese department of orthopedics association low back pain score (JOA) assessment. Results: After 4 weeks of treatment, compared with before treatment, after treatment, 2 groups of visual analogue score (VAS), FFD index decreased significantly (P<0.05), JOA scale score was significantly increased (P<0.05); compared with the control group, the treated group visual analogue score (VAS), FFD index decreased significantly (P<0.05), JOA questionnaire score was significantly increased (P<0.05); after treatment, the clinical total efficiency was higher than that of the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: The injection of ozone combined with chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of lumbar degenerative joint disease has remarkable clinical curative effect. The chiropractic manipulation is simple. It is worthy of clinical application.%  目的:探讨臭氧联合整脊手法治疗腰椎退行性骨关节病的临床疗效。方法:将120例腰椎退行性骨关节病患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各60例,治疗组采用臭氧注射联合整脊手法,对照组采用单纯整脊手法治疗。治疗前后采用疼痛视觉类比评分法(VAS)、指地距离(FFD)及改良日本骨科学会下腰痛评分(JOA)进行评定。结果:治疗4周后与治疗前相比较,治疗后两组疼痛视觉类比评分法(VAS)、FFD指标显著降低(P<0.05),JOA问卷记分显著升高(P<0.05);与对

  6. Prevalence of pain-free weeks in chiropractic subjects with low back pain - a longitudinal study using data gathered with text messages

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    Lemeunier Nadège

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction The use of automated text messages has made it possible to identify different courses of low back pain (LBP, and it has been observed that pain often fluctuates and that absolute recovery is rather rare. The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of pain-free weeks and pain-free periods in subjects with non-specific LBP treated by chiropractors, and to compare subjects from two different countries in these aspects. Methods Data were obtained from two practice-based multicentre prospective outcome studies, one Danish and one Swedish, involving subjects being treated by chiropractors for non-specific LBP. Over 18 weeks, subjects answered a weekly automated text message question on the number of days in the past week that they had experienced bothersome LBP, i.e. a number between 0 and 7. The number of weeks in a row without any LBP at all ("zero weeks" as well as the maximum number of zero weeks in a row was determined for each individual. Comparisons were made between the two study samples. Estimates are presented as percentages with 95% confidence intervals. Results In the Danish and the Swedish populations respectively, 93/110 (85% and 233/262 (89% of the subjects were eligible for analysis. In both groups, zero weeks were rather rare and were most commonly (in 40% of the zero weeks reported as a single isolated week. The prevalence of pain free periods, i.e. reporting a maximum of 0, 1 or 2, or 3-6 zero weeks in a row, were similar in the two populations (20-31%. Smaller percentages were reported for ≥ 7 zero weeks in a row. There were no significant differences between the two study groups. Conclusion It was uncommon that chiropractic subjects treated for non-specific LBP experienced an entire week without any LBP at all over 18 weeks. When this occurred, it was most commonly reported for brief periods only. Hence, recovery in the sense that patients become absolutely pain free is rare, even in a primary

  7. Clinical research on treating discogenic low back pain by chiropractic manipulation%理筋整脊手法治疗椎间盘源性腰痛的临床研究

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    王冠

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To investigate clinical effects of chiropractic manipulation on discogenic low back pain. Methods: 160 subjects were randomly divided into two groups, 80 cases in each group. The experimental group received chiropractic manipulation; the control group was treated by traditional massage plus traction. Clinical effects and the VAS score in groups were compared. Results: The total efifciency in the experimental group was 97.5%, and in the control group was 71.25%, with a statistically signiifcant difference. VAS scores in groups were signally decreased, and those in the control group were lower (P<0.05). Conclusion: Chiropractic manipulation showed positive effects, with no adverse reaction, and was worthy of promotion.%目的:探讨理筋整脊手法治疗椎间盘源性腰痛的临床效果。方法:将160例患者完全随机分配入治疗组和对照组各80例。对照组采用传统推拿加牵引法治疗,治疗组采用理筋整脊手法治疗,对其临床疗效和VAS评分进行比较。结果:治疗组总有效率为97.5%,对照组总有效率为71.25%,差异具有明显统计学意义;治疗后两组VAS 评分较治疗前明显降低(P<0.05),且治疗组VAS评分低于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:理筋整脊手法治疗椎间盘源性腰痛疗效肯定,无不良反应,值得推广应用。

  8. Efficacy on Chiropractic Gun Combined with Chinese Massage Treating Lumbar Disc Herniation%美式脊椎矫正枪联合中医推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症疗效

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    林健

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察美式脊椎矫正枪(整脊枪)联合中医推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效。方法:76例腰椎间盘突出症患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各38例,治疗组采用整脊枪联合推拿治疗,对照组仅接受中医推拿治疗,观察两组临床疗效。结果:治疗组直腿抬高试验角度明显高于对照组(P<0.05);治疗组愈显率为89.47%,明显高于对照组的73.68%(P<0.05)。结论:整脊枪联合中医推拿治疗腰椎间盘突出症效果显著,值得临床推广应用。%Objective:To observe the clinical effect of American Spinal corrective gun (chiropractic gun) and Chinese massage treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods:76 cases of lumbar disc herniation were randomly divided into treatment group and control group with each of 38 cases, treat-ment group was treated with chiropractic gun and massage, control group only adopted Chinese massage, to observe the clinical efficacy of two groups. Results:Straight-leg raising test angle of treatment group was significantly higher than that of control group (P<0.05);effective rate of treat-ment group was 89.47%, significantly higher than that of control group by 73.68%(P<0.05). Conclusion:Effects of chiropractic gun combined with massage treating lumbar disc herniation are significant, being worthy of clinical promotion and application.

  9. 整脊治疗膝关节骨性关节炎急性期的疗效观察%Efficacy Observation on Acute Stage of Knee Osteoarthritis with Chiropractic Therapy

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    陈小砖; 陈淑惠

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the effects of chiropractic therapy on acute stage of knee osteoarthritis. Methods:60 cases of knee osteoarthritis in acute stage were randomly divided into treatment group and control group with each of 30 cases, treatment group received chiropractic and local conventional treatment on knee joint, control group with conventional manipulation treatment on knee joint, to evaluate the knee joint function, pain degree and curative effects of two groups after 3 months. Results:The total effective rate of treatment group was 90%, significantly higher than that of control group by 73.3%(P<0.05);improvements of pain degree and knee joint function in treatment group were better than those in control group (P<0.05). Conclusion:Chiropractic therapy significantly reduces the pain of osteoarthritis knee in acute stage, and improves the overall function of knee joint.%目的:探讨整脊疗法对膝关节骨性关节炎急性期的作用。方法:60例膝关节骨性关节炎急性期患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各30例,治疗组予整脊及膝关节局部常规手法治疗,对照组采用膝关节局部常规手法治疗,3个月后评价两组膝关节功能、疼痛度及疗效。结果:治疗组总有效率90.0%,明显高于对照组的73.3%(P<0.05);治疗组疼痛度及膝关节功能改善情况均优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:整脊疗法明显减轻膝关节骨性关节炎急性期关节疼痛,改善膝关节整体功能。

  10. Clinical Observation of Radicular Cervical Spondylosis Treated with Innovated Chinese Chiropractic%三小定点整脊技术治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床观察

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    张艳伟; 王娟; 王遵来

    2011-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical efficacy on radicular cervical spondylosis( RCS )treated with the innovated Chinese chiropractic therapy. Methods The clinical data and treatment situations of 120 cases of RCS collected from the outpatients and inpatients in Tianjin Beichen Beimen hospital were retrospectively analyzed. 120 cases were divided randomly into two groups. In an observation group( 80 cases ), the innovated Chinese chiropractic therapy was applied. In a control group( 40 cases ), acupuncture was applied to Jiaji points( Extra ). The duration of treatment was 1 week in two groups. The improvements in clinical symptoms and efficacy were observed after treatment. Results The total effective rate of RCS was 88.8% in observation group,which was remarkably higher than that in control group( 70. 0% ), presenting significant difference in statistics( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusion The innovated Chinese chiropractic therapy can relieve cramps and vascular spasm and improve blood circulation effectively in RCS and this therapy deserves to be promoted in clinical practice.%目的 探讨三小定点整脊技术治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效.方法 采用回顾性分析的方法,分析天津北辰北门医院门诊和住院部收治的120例神经根型颈椎病患者的临床资料及治疗情况.将120例患者随机分为两组,观察组80例,给予三小定点整脊技术治疗;对照组40例,给予夹脊穴针刺治疗.两组疗程均为1周.治疗结束后观察两组临床症状改善情况和疗效.结果 观察组治疗神经根型颈椎病的总有效率88.8%,明显高于对照组的有效率70.0%,两组总有效率比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 通过三小定点整脊技术法治疗神经根型颈椎病,能解除肌肉、血管痉挛,改善血液循环,效果良好,值得临床推广使用.

  11. 醒脑开窍针法治疗卒中后抑郁症临床疗效%Clinical Effect of Acupuncture Combined with Chiropractic on Sequela of Apoplexy

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    贾军丽

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析醒脑开窍针法在中风后抑郁症的治疗中的应用效果。方法:2012年5月—2014年12月,我院共收治200例中风后抑郁症患者,按照随机的方式将其列入观察组与对照组,每组各为100例。两组均使用氟西汀进行临床治疗,在此基础上,观察组加用醒脑开窍针法。对比分析两组患者的治疗效果。结果:两组患者的治疗有效率和HAMD评分相比,观察组要显著优于对照组,比较差异有显著性的统计学的意义(P<0.05);两组患者均不存在明显的不良反应。结论:应用醒脑开窍针法对卒中后抑郁症进行治疗可以有效地提高治疗有效率,且不存在严重不良反应。%Objective: To observe the application and analyze the effect of acupuncture combined with chiropractic in the treatment of sequela of apoplexy. Methods: 200 cases with sequelae of stroke patients were selected randomly from our hospital and divided into two groups as an observation group and a control group,100 cases in each group. Patients in both groups were treated with acupuncture treatment, on the basis of this,patients in the observation group were given chiropractic treatment. The therapeutic effects of the two groups were compared. Results: After the treatment, the effective rate of the observation group (93%) was significantly better than that of the control group (75%), there was statistically significant difference (P<0.05) without adverse reactions in the patients in both groups during the treatment. Conclusion: The acupuncture combined with chiropractic has significant effect on sequela of apoplexy, which is, safe. So it is worthy of promotion.

  12. 风池穴穴位注射配合整脊手法治疗偏头痛疗效观察%Observation of curative effect of acupoint injection of fengchi combined with chiropractic manipulation on migraine

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    温鸿源; 廖广婧

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the curative effect of acupoint injection of fengchi combined with chiropractic manipulation on migraine. Methods 100 cases of patients with cervical migraine in our hospital were selected and randomly divided into control group and treatment group(50 cases in each group).The acupoint injection of fengchi was used in the control group,and the acupoint injection of fengchi combined with chiropractic manipulation was used in the treatment group.The curative effect of each group was observed and analyzed. Results The curative effect of the treatment group was significantly better than that of the control group.The total effective rate of the control group was 76%,while that was 92% in the treatment group.The comparison of the total effective rate between the two groups was statistically significant(P < 0.05). Conclusion The treatment of acupoint injection of fengchi combined with chiropractic manipulation on cervical migraine has characteristics of higher cure rate,better curative effect and shorter treatment course,which is worthy of clinical popularization and application.%  目的探讨风池穴穴位注射配合整脊手法治疗偏头痛的疗效。方法选取我院收治的颈部偏头痛患者100例,随机分为对照组50例、治疗组50例。对照组采取风池穴穴位注射,治疗组在采取风池穴穴位注射的基础上配合整脊手法治疗。观察各组的疗效效果,并对此进行分析。结果治疗组治疗后的效果显著优于对照组;对照组的总有效率为76%,而治疗组的总有效率为92%,差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论采取风池穴穴位注射配合整脊手法治疗颈部偏头痛具有治愈率更高、疗效更佳、疗程时间更短等特点,值得临床推广应用。

  13. 穴位注射结合捏脊疗法治疗阳虚型不寐临床观察%Acupoint Injection Combined with Chiropractic Therapy in the Treatment of Insomnia with Yang Deficiency Type

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    苏晶; 高潇; 袁洪超; 邢艳丽; 董施秋

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察穴位注射结合捏脊疗法治疗阳虚型不寐临床疗效。方法:将符合纳入标准的70例患者随机分为3组,治疗组采用刺五加注射液风府穴穴位注射结合捏脊;针刺组采用常规取穴;对照组采用艾司唑仑口服。结果:治疗组总有效率(95.83%)高于针刺组(82.60%)及对照组(78.26%)(P<0.05)。与本组治疗前比较,三组均可降低PSQI评分( P<0.05);与针刺组和对照组治疗后比较,治疗组PSQI评分显著降低,具有统计学差异( P<0.01)。结论:刺五加注射液风府穴穴位注射结合捏脊疗法能有效改善阳虚失眠患者睡眠状况。%Objective:To observe the curative effect of the combined treatment of Fengfu point injection with ac -anthopanax and chiropractic therapy on Yang deficiency insomnia .Methods:70 patients were randomly divid-ed into three groups ,in the treatment group 24 patients received acupoint injection of Acanthopanax at Feng-fupoint and Chiropractic therapy ,in the acupuncture group 23 patients received conventional acupuncture ther-apy,in the control group 23 patients had estazolam tablets .Results:The total effective rate of the treatment group was significantly higher than the acupuncture group and the control group ( P<0 .05 ) .Conclusion:The clinical research results show that the combined treatment of point injection and chiropractic therapy can dra -matically boost the sleep quality of patients with Yang deficiency insomnia .

  14. 捏脊疗法治疗小儿哮喘非发作期临床观察%Clinical effects of chiropractic therapy on remission stage pediatric asthma

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    陈偶英; 李英; 钟捷; 帅云飞

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察捏脊疗法治疗小儿哮喘非发作期的临床疗效.方法 将68例哮喘非发作期小儿随机分为两组,治疗组34例给予捏脊疗法,2次/d;对照组34例给予口服酮替芬2次/d,30 d为1疗程,疗程结束后6个月对两组临床疗效进行观察.结果 治疗组总有效率为82.35%,明显优于对照组疗效总有效率58.82% (P<0.05),两组治疗后症状评分总和比较,治疗组治疗前、后症状评分总和比较,差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 在小儿哮喘非发作期给予捏脊治疗对预防哮喘发作有积极影响,值得临床推广.%Objective To observe and evaluate the efficacy of chiropractic therapy on remission stage pediatric asthma.Methods 68 children with remission stage asthma were randomly divided into treatment group and control group with 34 in each group.Treatment group was treated with chiropractic therapy while control group was treated with oral ketotifen.The clinical effects of 2 groups were observed and compared after 6 months since the end of treatment.Results The total effective rate was 82.35% in treatment group,which was significantly higher than 58.82% in of control group (P<0.05).After treatment symptom score sum were different between 2 groups with statistic significances (P<0.05).In treatment group,the difference of symptom score sum was statistically significant before and after treatment (P<0.05).Conclusion Chiropractic therapy is effective for children with remission stage asthma.

  15. Cervical mimic coronary artery disease treated by tuina and chiropractic therapy in 30 cases%推拿配合整脊手法治疗颈型类冠心病30例

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    叶勇

    2012-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical efficacy of tuina and chiropractic therapy in treating cervical mimic coronary artery disease. Methods Treatment group were treated by tuina and chiropractic therapy and control group were treated by traditional tuina therapy. The clinical efficacy? Score of symptoms and signs 、cervical vertebra physiology degree of curve were observed and compared between two groups. Results The total effective rate was 90.0% in treatment group and 66. 67% in control group after 1 treatment course,two groups of the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05); There was a statistically significant difference in the score of symptoms and signs and cervical vertebra physiology degree of curve between two groups after 1 treatment course(P<0.05). Conclusion Tuina and chiropractic therapy is effective to treat cervical mimic coronary artery disease.%目的 观察推拿配合颈椎整脊手法治疗颈型类冠心病的临床疗效.方法 试验组采用推拿配合颈椎整脊手法调整,对照组采用传统推拿手法,1个疗程后比较临床疗效、症状、体征积分及颈椎生理曲度.结果 2组治疗后,试验组总有效率90.0%,对照组总有效率66.67%,两组比较有显著性差异(P<0.05);症状、体征积分比较、颈椎生理曲度比较均有显著性差异(P<0.05).结论 推拿手法配合颈椎整脊手法治疗颈型类冠心病优于单纯推拿手法.

  16. 综合治脊疗法治疗脊性2型糖尿病的临床研究%Clinical Research on Comprehensive Chiropractic Therapy for Spinal Type 2 Diabetes

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    张晓洁; 黄培炯; 黄瑛; 王正和

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of comprehensive chiropractic therapy for spinal type 2 diabetes. Methods:100 cases of patients with type 2 diabetes combined with thoracic vertebra dislocation were randomly divided into two groups, the treatment group treated by comprehensive chiropractic therapy on the basis of conventional hypoglycemic therapy, while control group by hypoglycemic therapy according to the doctor's or-der, and the lifestyle intervention was continuous throughout the treatment, evaluated the efficacy after 12 weeks of treatment. Results:After 12 weeks of treatment, the overall response rate and blood glucose compliance rate of treatment group were both significantly higher than those of con-trol group (P<0.05);the improvement of FPG, 2hPG, HbA1c of treatment group were all significantly better than those of control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: Compared with single hypoglycemic therapy, conventional hypoglycemic therapy combined with comprehensive chiropractic therapy can control the blood glucose more effectively, which has a high clinical practice and promotion value.%目的:观察综合治脊疗法治疗脊性2型糖尿病的疗效。方法:将100例2型糖尿病伴胸椎错位(T6~T10)患者随机分为两组,治疗组在常规降糖治疗基础上加用综合治脊疗法,对照组则根据病情遵医嘱应用降糖药物治疗,生活方式干预贯穿于两组患者的治疗始终,治疗12周后评定疗效。结果:治疗12周后,治疗组总有效率及血糖达标率均显著高于对照组(P<0.05);治疗组FPG、2hPG、HbA1c改善程度均显著优于对照组(P<0.05)。结论:常规降糖治疗基础上加用综合治脊疗法治疗2型糖尿病相较于单用降糖治疗能更好地控制血糖,具有较高的临床应用及推广价值。

  17. Influence of chiropractic therapy on serum gastrin and motilin in premature infants%中医捏脊对早产儿胃肠激素分泌的影响

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    吴开锋; 陈佳; 刘亿荣; 陈慧青; 向建文

    2016-01-01

    目的 探讨捏脊疗法对早产儿胃肠激素分泌的影响.方法 90例早产儿随机分为治疗组42例和对照组48例,治疗组给予常规治疗并配合捏脊疗法,对照组单纯进行常规治疗,测定治疗前后血清胃泌素(gastrin,GAS)和胃动素(motilin,MOT)的水平.结果 治疗组早产儿治疗后GAS、MOT分别为(98.27±26.67) pg/ml、(362.43±36.13) pg/ml,对照组治疗后GAS、MOT分别为(83.54±24.51) pg/ml、(335.27±31.87) pg/ml;治疗组早产儿血清GAS、MOT水平比对照组明显增高,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 捏脊治疗能促进早产儿GAS、MOT的分泌,对早产儿胃肠动力促进作用.%Objective To investigate the influence of chiropractic therapy on serum gastrin and motilin in premature infants.Methods 90 premature infants were randomly divided into treatment group (42 cases) and control group (48 cases).Treatment group was treated with chiropractic therapy and conventional therapy,and control group was treated with conventional therapy.Serum gastrin (GAS) and motilin (MOT) were measured before and after treatment.Results The levels of GAS,MOT of treatment group after treatment were (98.27±26.67) pg/ml and (362.43±36.13)pg/ml,those of control group were (83.54±24.51)pg/ml and (335.27±31.87)pg/ml,those of treatment group were significantly higher than those of control group (P<0.05).Conclusion Chiropractic therapy can increase GAS and MOT levels of premature infants.

  18. 整脊手法配合小圆枕治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床研究%Clinical Study of Chiropractic Technique Combined With Small Pillow for Treating Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy

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    朱震芳

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察整脊手法配合小圆枕治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效.方法:将86例神经根型颈椎病患者,随机分为对照组和治疗组,每组各43例.对照组采用软组织松解手法治疗;治疗组在对照组的基础上加用整脊手法配合小圆枕治疗.结果:对照组有效率为72%,治疗组有效率为95%,两组有效率比较,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:整脊手法配合小圆枕治疗神经根型颈椎病,可有效改善或解除神经根受到刺激与压迫.%Objective: To analyze the clinical effect of chiropractic technique combined with a small pillow for treating cervical spondyl ic radiculopathy. Methods:86 cases of nerve root type of cervical spondylosis patients randomly divided into treatment group and cont group, each group of 43 cases. The control group using soft tissue release technique treatment; the treatment group was treated with c ropractic technique combined with a small pillow treatment t on the basis ofhe control group. Results:In the control group was 49% ,1 effective rate of treatment group was 72% , the difference was statistically significant ( P < 0. 05). Conclusion: Chiropractic combir treatment of small pillow for treatment of cervical spondylosis of nerve root stimulation and oppression, can effectively improve or reli< nerve root.

  19. 针灸配合整脊手法在腰椎间盘突出症治疗中的临床疗效观察%The clinical efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic techniques in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation

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    肖宏; 肖峰; 郭筱秋

    2013-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic techniques in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Methods 90 cases patients with lumbar disc herniation from January 2010 to April 2013 in our hospital were studied. They were randomly divided into experimental and control groups, 45 patients in each group. Control group were used chiropractic treatment to patients, the experimental group were used acupuncture and chiropractic techniques to treat the patient. Results After treatment, the symptom scores of the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group, the clinical total effective rate of the experimental group patients was significantly higher than the control group. Conclusion The clinical efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic techniques in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation is significant, worthy of clinical application.%目的:研究针灸配合整脊手法在腰椎间盘突出症治疗中的临床疗效。方法将2010年1月-2013年4月我院90例腰椎间盘突出患者随机分为两组各45例。对照组采用整脊疗法,实验组采用针灸配合整脊手法。结果治疗后,实验组各项症状评分明显高于对照组,临床总有效率明显高于对照组,组间差异有统计学意义。结论针灸配合整脊手法在腰椎间盘突出症治疗中的临床疗效显著,值得推广应用。

  20. 捏脊疗法缓解骨折术后患者腹胀、便秘及尿潴留的效果%Effect of chiropractic therapy on flatulence, constipation and urinary retention for fracture patients

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    赵玉英; 赵玉洁

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the effect of chiropractic therapy on flatulence,constipation and urinary retention for fracture patients.Methods Totals of 200 fracture patients with flatulence,constipation and urinary retention were randomly divided into experiment group and control group with 100 cases in each group.The control group received routine treatment and care,while the experiment group received chiropractic therapy and routine treatment and care.Then,the remission of flatulence,constipation and urinary retention in two groups were observed and compared.Results After intervention,in the experiment group the total effectual rates of flatulence,constipation and urinary retention were 74.4%,62.0%,69.6% respectively and the effective rates were 20.9%,38.0%,21.7%,respectively,while the total effectual rates in the control group were 35.7%,31.0%,32.1% and the effective rates were 42.9%,47.0%,35.7% respectively,and the differences were statistically significant(x2 =5.246,4.618,4.023;P <0.05).Conclusions Chiropractic therapy for patients can effectively remit their flatulence,constipation and urinary retention,and this method is sample,has little side effect and can be easily accepted by patients.%目的 探讨捏脊疗法对骨折术后患者腹胀、便秘和尿潴留的治疗作用.方法 将200例骨折术后并发腹胀、便秘、尿潴留的患者按随机数字法随机分为试验组和对照组,每组100例.对照组给予常规治疗护理,试验组在常规治疗护理的基础上加用捏脊疗法.比较两组患者腹胀、便秘、尿潴留的缓解情况.计数资料采用x2检验,等级资料采用Ridit分析.结果 干预后,试验组患者腹胀、便秘、尿潴留缓解显效率分别为74.4%,62.0%,69.6%,有效率分别为20.9%,38.0%,21.7%;对照组显效率分别为35.7%,31.0%,32.1%,有效率分别为42.9%,47.0%,35.7%;两组比较差异均有统计学意义(x2分别为5.246,4.618,4.023;P均<0

  1. 捏脊疗法在治疗消化道慢性炎症疾病的临床应用%Clinical application of chiropractic therapy in the treatment of gastrointestinal chronic inflammatory diseases

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    林小兰; 唐勇; 李珍

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究捏脊疗法在治疗消化道慢性炎症性疾病的应用,并探讨其相关原理.方法 将120例慢性消化道炎症性疾病患者随机分为对照组和治疗组,每组各60例.对照组采用常规治疗方法;治疗组除采取常规治疗方法外另外再采用捏脊疗法治疗.比较两组患者的便血、消化不良、便秘、腹痛、腹泻等症状的改善情况.结果 对照组中,共有25例便血,22例消化不良,16例腹泻,13例腹痛,8例便秘.经治疗后症状消失46例,改善17例,无变化或加重21例.而治疗组中,共有28例便血,21例消化不良,17例腹痛,14例腹泻,6例便秘.经治疗后症状消失72例、改善11例、无变化或加重3例.治疗组的总体症状改善率(96.51%)高于对照组(75.00%),差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 对于消化道慢性炎症性疾病,在常规疗法基础上加用捏脊疗法可以明显提高治疗效果,减少相关症状发生.%Objective To study the clinical application of chiropractic therapy in the treatment of gastrointestinal chronic inflammatory diseases, and to explore its associated principles. Methods 120 cases of patients with chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory disease were randomly divided into control group and treatment group, each group had 60 cases. The control group received conventional treatment methods. Addition to the conventional treatment methods, the treatment group received chiropractic treatment. Compare between the two groups to improve the situation of the patient's blood in the stool, indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea symptoms. Results In the control group, a total of 25 cases of blood in the stool, and 22 cases of indigestion, diarrhea in 16 cases, 13 cases of abdominal pain, 8 cases of constipation, symptoms disappeared of 46 cases, to improve the 17 cases, no change or increase the 21 cases after treatment. In the experimental group, a total of 28 cases of blood in the stool, 21 cases of

  2. Chiropractic Treatment of Clinical Study of Temporo Mandibular Joint Disorder( TMD) Clinical Research%整脊治疗颞下颌关节功能紊乱症临床研究

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    陈浩雄; 刘兴利; 李佳; 赵亮; 温清波

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨整脊治疗颞下颌关节功能紊乱症(TMD)疗效的临床研究.方法:选择TMD患者60例,分为治疗组与对照组各30例.治疗组采用整脊疗法配合一些颈部附近的放松手法(以推拿的点、按、揉手法).对照组采用传统的中医对颞下颌关节附近的放松手法.应用Fricton指数定量评定表分别评定治疗前和治疗后的颞下颌关节功能状况.结果:2组Friction指数评分均较治疗前有好转,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).治疗组能更有效的降低疼痛程度及改善关节活动功能, 治疗后颞下颌关节功能障碍指数评分较治疗前有明显下降(P<0.01),肌肉压痛指数和Friction指数评分较治疗前明显降低(P<0.01).2组间差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01),治疗组疗效优于对照组.结论:应用整脊治疗颞下颌关节功能紊乱症(TMD)能有效地缓解疼痛,改善颞下颌关节功能状况,值得临床推广应用.%Objective:To investigate the chiropractic treatment of temporo mandibular joint disorder (TMD) clinical research.Meth-ods:Choose 60 patients of temporo mandibular disorders,randomly divided the cases into a treatment group and a control group.Treat-ment group with the use of chiropractic therapy combined with some neck near the relaxation techniques ( to massage point, press, knea-ding manipulation) , while the control group used traditional Chinese medicine in the vicinity of the temporo mandibular joint relaxation technique.Application of Fricton index were used to assess the quantitative assessment of temporo mandibular joint function before and af-ter treatment.Results:The Friction index of two groups were significantly improved, the difference has statistical significance(P<0. 05).Muscle tenderness index and the Friction index was significantly lower than that before treatment(P<0.01), There were significant differences between the two groups (P <0.01), the treatment group was better than control group

  3. Needle knife with lumbar spinal chiropractic therapy for knee osteoarthritis combined lumbar joints staggered joints clinical observation%针刀配合腰椎整脊疗法治疗膝骨关节炎合并腰椎小关节错缝临床观察

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    孙利伟; 王方; 孙刚; 李鹤; 徐仕富; 高建波

    2013-01-01

      Objective: to observe the needle knife with lumbar spinal chiropractic therapy for treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Methods:retrospective between December 2010 and December 2010, knee osteoarthritis treated were 60 cases of patients with combined knee osteoarthritis combined lumbar joints staggered joints ,treatment group 30 cases with lumbar spinal chiropractic to needle knife therapy for knee osteoarthritis treatment, control group 30 cases of Celecoxib Capsules treatment, the knee joint as observation indexes to assess pain and joint mobility. Results: after 4 weeks follow-up treatment, treatment group total effectiveness 94.3%, control group total effective rate was 70.0%. Conclusion: needle knife with lumbar spinal chiropractic therapy for knee osteoarthritis clinical effect is remarkable, is worth further research and promotion.%  目的:观察针刀配合腰椎整脊疗法治疗膝骨关节炎的临床效果。方法:回顾2010年12月至2012年12月收治的膝骨关节炎合并腰椎小节错缝的患者60例,治疗组30例予针刀配合腰椎整脊疗法治疗膝骨关节炎治疗,对照组30例西乐葆治疗,将膝关节疼痛和关节活动度作为观察指标进行评定。结果:治疗四周后随访,治疗组总有效率94.3%,对照组总有效率70.0%。结论:针刀配合腰椎整脊疗法治疗膝骨关节炎临床效果显著,值得进一步研究和推广。

  4. The influence of cranium,spinal and TMJ chiropractic on the infant breastfeeding and body weight%头颅、脊柱及颞下颌关节按摩对新生儿母乳喂养及体重的影响

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    钱静芳

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察头颅、脊柱及颞下颌关节按摩对新生儿母乳喂养及体重的影响.方法:将120新生儿随机分为观察组和对照组各60例,两组新生儿均接受常规护理,观察组在此基础上接受头颅、脊柱及颞下颌关节按摩.结果:观察组新生儿含接乳头、吮吸力、吞咽动作及母乳喂养满意度方面均高于对照组(P<0.05);42 d时观察组新生儿体重明显高于对照组(P<0.05).结论:头颅、脊柱及颞下颌关节按摩对新生儿母乳喂养及体重增加有明显的促进作用,值得推广应用.%Objective:To observe the influence of cranium,spinal and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) chiropractic on the infant breastfeeding and body weight. Methods: 120 infants were randomly divided into observation group and control group,60 cases in each group,the neonatus of two groups were all received routine nursing,on the basic of the observaion group received cranium, spinal and TMJ chiropractic. Results: In observation group,the performance of infant latching on nipple, sucking force, swallowing movements and breastfeeding satisfaction were better than those in the control group ( P < 0.05 ). When the forty - second day,the infant body weight gain in chiropractic group was obviously higher than that in the control group (P <0.05). Conclusion;Cranium, spinal and TMJ chiropractic can remarkably improve the infant breastfeeding and body weight gain,it is worthy of popularization and application.

  5. Curative Observations of Acupuncture Combined with Chiropractic on Treating Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Herniation of Blood Stasis Type%针刺结合整脊治疗血瘀型腰椎间盘突出症的疗效观察

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    黄政德; 胡艳影; 梁斌

    2013-01-01

    To observe the therapeutic effect of acupunture combined with chiropractic for patients with blood stasis type Lumbar Disc Herniation (LDH).Methods:90 cases were randomly divided into three groups:acupuncture combined with chiropractic therapy group (groupA),single acupuncture controlled group (groupB),single chiropractic controlled group (groupC),30 cases each.Treament once a day,ten times for a course of treament,clinical observation of two courses.Results:1.JOA score contrast,group A and B and C group were compared,all had very significant difference (P <0.01) ; B,C group contrast,no significant difference (P >0.05) ; 2.The total effective rate were compared,and no significant difference (P >0.05) ; Cure rate contrast:group A and B and C group were compared,all had significant difference (P <0.05) ; B,C group contrast,no significant difference (P >0.05).Conclusion:Clinical efficacy of combined acupuncture and chiropractic has a marked therapeutic effect on lumbar intervertebral disc herniation of blood stasis type.%目的:观察针刺结合整脊治疗血瘀型腰椎间盘突出症(LDH)的临床疗效.方法:将90例患者随机分为3组:针刺结合整脊治疗组(A组)、单纯针刺对照组(B组)、单纯整脊对照组(C组),各30例.每天治疗1次,10次为1个疗程,临床观察2个疗程.结果:①JOA评分对比,A组分别与B、C组对比,均有非常显著性差异(P<0.01);B、C组对比,无显著性差异(P>0.05);②各组总有效率相比较,无显著性差异(均P>0.05);治愈率对比:A组分别与B、C组对比,均有显著性差异(P<0.05);B、C组对比,无显著性差异(P>0.05).结沦:针刺结合整脊疗法治疗血瘀型腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效显著.

  6. Chiropractic with new theoretical system for vertebral disease rehabilitation%美式脊椎矫正学为脊椎疾病康复干预注入新的内容与活力

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    郭明; 董安立; 刘芳龄

    2007-01-01

    目的:阐述美式脊椎矫正学(Chiropractic)的发展史与现状,从人体健康的平衡观、整体观及脊椎、脊柱的力学结构方面介绍脊椎矫正学的理论体系.方法:查阅关于美式脊椎矫正学的国外3部著作,同时检索2002-10/2006-01中国期刊全文网关于美式脊椎矫正学的相关文献,检索词为"美式脊椎矫正".结果:脊椎矫正学的主要目标是针对人体脊椎功能异常和/或与神经系统的关系,找出并恢复位移异常的脊椎,去除对神经系统的影响,使身体回到健康自然的状态.其主要治疗特点是针对性强,无创伤,无痛苦,疗效显著,安全系数高,是绿色疗法、纯自然疗法.结论:脊椎矫正学从人体健康的平衡观、整体观出发,对脊椎、脊柱的力学结构进一步重新认识,从而对脊椎、脊柱常见病、多发病已经形成了自己独到的理论体系,以及相应的诊疗方法,这些理论和方法过去和现在已经被越来越多的临床实践所证实.

  7. Clinical Study on Treating the Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis at Early and Medium Stages by Chiropractic and Meridian Manipulations%整脊经筋手法治疗强直性脊柱炎早中期患者临床研究

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    刘渊; 孙雪莲; 周红海

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨整脊经筋手法治疗早中期强直性脊柱炎患者的临床疗效。方法:将27例确诊为早中期强直性脊柱炎患者随机分为整脊经筋手法组(手法组)15例、柳氮磺吡啶结肠溶胶囊组(药物组)12例,共治疗4周,分别于治疗前和治疗后观察2组患者脊柱生物力学活动度、VAS评分和ESR、CRP等风湿3项。结果:手法组在改善脊柱生物力学活动度方面优于药物组,但对于血沉等生化指标的改善不如药物组。结论:整脊经筋手法在脊柱生物力学改善方面效果确实可靠,其操作简单适应性广,不失为一种可推广的疗法。%Objective: To survey clinical effects of chiropractic and meridian manipulations in treating the pa-tients with ankylosing spondylitis at early and medium stages. Methods: All 27 patients were randomized into 15 cases in the group of chiropractic and meridian manipulations (manipulation group) and 12 cases in sulfasalazine capsules group (drug group), for four weeks, the activity of spine biomechanics, VAS, ESR, CRP and other indexes in both groups were observed before and after treating. Results: Manipulation group was superior to drug group in improving the activity of spine biomechanics, but not as well as drug group in improving biochemical indexes such as ESR. Conclusion: Chiropractic and meridian manipulations are reliable in improving spine biomechanics, the op-eration is simple and feasible, and it should be spread.

  8. 龙氏治脊疗法结合针刺治疗椎动脉型颈椎病60例临床观察%Clinical observation on treating 60 cases of cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type by acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy

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    谭周纯; 洪文

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察龙氏治脊疗法结合针刺治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的临床疗效。方法:将120例椎动脉型颈椎病患者随机分为两组,治疗组采取龙氏治脊疗法结合针灸治疗。对照组采取针刺治疗。结果:治疗组痊愈率与总有效率分别为50.00%和91.67%。而对照组痊愈率与总有效率则分别为26.67%和68.33%。两组比较,差异均有显著性意义(P<0.05),治疗组疗效优于对照组。结论:龙氏治脊疗法结合针刺治疗椎动脉型颈椎病疗效明显优于单用针刺,值得临床进一步推广应用。%Objective: To observe clinical efcacy of acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type. Methods: 120 patients were randomly divided into two groups; the treatment group was given acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy. The control group was treated by acupuncture. Results: The efciency and the total efciency were 50.00%and 91.67% respectively in the treatment group; and were 26.67% and 68.33% respectively in the control group (P<0.05); and efcacy in the treatment group was better. Conclusion: Acupuncture plus the Long’s chiropractic therapy on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type shows a good effect, and is worthy of promotion.

  9. Clinical Research of Small Needle-knife Combined with Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy in Treating Nerve Root Type Cervical Spondylopathy%小针刀配合整脊手法治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床研究

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    王顺兴; 黄泳

    2012-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical curative effects of applying small needle-knife combined with chiropractic manipulation therapy in treating nerve root cervical spondylopathy. Methods;82 cases of nerve root type cervical spondylopathy patients were divided into the small needle-knife group and the combination treatment group,with each group of 41 patients. The small needle-knife group was treated by small needle-knife; the combination treatment group was treated by small needle-knife combined with chiropractic manipulative treatment methods. Results;The recovery effects of patients' disease condition after treatment in the combination treatment group was obviously superior to the small needle-knife group; improved degree of VAS score was significantly greater than the small needle-knife group; number of adverse reactions are obviously less than that of the small needle-knife group; recurrence rate was significantly lower than that of small group. Conclusion: The application of small needle-knife combined with chiropractic manipulation has distinctly clinical curative effects in treating nerve root type cervical spondylopathy.%目的:探讨应用小针刀联合整脊手法治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效.方法:将82例神经根型颈椎病患者分为对照组和治疗组,每组41例.对照组采用小针刀治疗;治疗组采用小针刀与整脊手法联合方法治疗.结果:治疗组治疗后病情好转效果明显优于对照组;VAS评分的改善幅度明显优于对照组;出现不良反应的人数明显少于对照组;复发率明显低于对照组.结论:小针刀联合整脊手法治疗神经根型颈椎病临床效果明显.

  10. Clinical observation on massage, chiropractic therapy and external application of Chinese herbs in the treatment of small joint disorder of thoracic vertebrae (Report of 60 cases)%推拿、整脊配合中药外敷治疗胸椎小关节紊乱60例临床观察

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    王惠利

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical curative effects of massage, chiropractic therapy and external application of Chinese Herbs in treating small joint disorder of thoracic vertebrae. Methods 60 patients were randomly divided into the treatment group and the control group. The treatment group was given massage, chiropractic therapy and external application of Chinese herbs. The control group was give external application of Chinese herbs. Results The clinical efficacy was compared in two groups, the total curative rate of the treatment group was 93.75%;the total curative rate of the control group was 71.43%. There was significant difference between the 2 groups. The total curative rate in the treatment group was higher than that of the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion Massage, chiropractic therapy and external application of Chinese herbs is a safe and effective way in treating small joint disorder of thoracic vertebrae, and there is no pain, it is worthy to be distributed in clinical practices.%目的:观察推拿、整脊配合中药外敷治疗胸椎小关节紊乱的临床疗效。方法将60例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组,治疗组给予推拿、整脊配合中药外敷治疗,对照组给予中药外敷治疗。结果两组临床疗效比较,治疗组总有效率为93.75%,对照组总有效率为71.43%,差异有统计学意义,治疗组临床疗效总有效率高于对照组(P<0.05)。结论推拿、整脊配合中药外敷治疗胸椎小关节紊乱安全、有效、无痛苦,适合临床推广应用。

  11. Efficacy Observation on Chiropractic with Release of Closed Type and Traction Treating Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy*%闭合型松解配合牵引下整脊治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效观察

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    沈彤; 章瑛; 尹伦辉; 梁伟坚; 敖晓龙; 谌凌燕; 何巍

    2013-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinic effects of chiropractic with release of closed type and traction treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy. Methods: 60 cases of patients with cervical spondylosis radiculopathy were randomly divided into treatment group and control group, treatment group received therapy of chiropractic with release of closed type and traction , and control group adopt-ed release of closed type and traction treatment, to compare with two groups of clinical efficacy and condition of pain scores before and after treatment. Results: the total effective rate of treatment group was 93.3%, higher than 80% of control group (P<0.05); The pain scores of two groups after treatment both decreased significantly (P<0.05), but the pain scores of treatment group after treat-ment were lower (P<0.05). Conclusion: Therapeutic effects on chiropractic with release of closed type and traction treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy are distinct and operational safety, which is worthy of clinical promotion.%  目的:观察闭合型松解配合牵引下整脊治疗神经根型颈椎病的临床疗效.方法:将60例神经根型颈椎病患者随机分为治疗组及对照组,治疗组采用闭合型松解配合牵引下整脊治疗,对照组采用闭合型松解配合单纯牵引治疗,对比两组的临床疗效及治疗前后疼痛积分情况.结果:治疗组总有效率93.3%,高于对照组的80.0%(P<0.05);两组治疗后的疼痛积分均明显降低(P<0.05),但治疗组治疗后的疼痛积分低于对照组(P<0.05).结论:闭合型松解配合牵引下整脊治疗神经根型颈椎病临床疗效显著,操作安全,值得临床推广.

  12. Effective observation on treating 53 cases of cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type with the Pingxuan decoction plus chiropractic%平眩汤联合整脊推拿治疗椎动脉型颈椎病53例的临床疗效观察

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    陈荣凯

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To observe clinical efficacy of the Pingxuan decoction plus chiropractic on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type. Methods: 53 patients in our hospital were divided into the control group (27 cases) and the observation group (26 cases). The control group was treated by chiropractic; the observation group was given the Pingxuan decoction more. Clinical efficiency in two groups was compared. Results: The total efficiency in the observation group was 96.30%, and 57.69% in the control group. Satisfactory rate in the observation group was 100.00%, and 61.54% in the control group (P﹤0.05). Conclusion: The Pingxuan decoction plus chiropractic on cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery type could relieve clinical symptoms, decrease adverse effects, and was worthy of promotion.%目的::观察分析平眩汤联合整脊推拿治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的临床疗效。方法:选取我院2013年7月-2015年7月收治的椎动脉型颈椎病患者53例为对象,随机分为对照组和观察组,对照组27例,观察组26例。对照组采用传统的推拿治疗,观察组采用平眩汤联合整脊推拿治疗,比较分析两组患者的临床治疗效果。结果:观察组总有效率为96.30%,对照组为57.69%(P﹤0.05);观察组治疗满意度为100.00%,对照组为61.54%(P﹤0.05)。结论:采用平眩汤联合整脊推拿治疗椎动脉型颈椎病,能减轻患者的临床症状,且不良反应发生率较低,具有临床推广价值。

  13. Treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis by high-qualitive traction and Chinese medicine fumigation combined with chiropractic manipulation%优值牵引、中药熏蒸联合整脊手法治疗青少年特发性腰椎侧凸

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    张梦雨; 鲍铁周; 宋永伟; 李洋

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical effect of high-qualitive traction and Chinese medicine fumigation combined with chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Method: 48 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis between February 2013 and March 2015 from were treated with high-qualitive traction and Chinese medicine fumigation combined with chiropractic manipulation. The VAS score, ODI score and Cobb change were compared before and after treatment. Result: After the treatment, the VAS score, ODI score and Cobb angle were decreased, and the difference between the three indicators were statistically significant(P<0.01). Conclusion: The treatment of AIS with high-qualitive traction and Chinese medicine fumigation combined with chiropractic manipulation can effectively improve the functional activity of patients, reduce the pain of patients with the advantages of simple operation, less injury and high safety.%目的:观察优值牵引、中药熏蒸联合整脊手法治疗青少年特发性腰椎侧凸的临床疗效。方法:2013年2月—2015年3月采用优值牵引、中药熏蒸联合整脊手法治疗青少年特发性脊柱侧弯患者48例,对比治疗前后患者VAS疼痛评分、ODI评分及Cobb角的变化。结果:疗程结束后患者的VAS疼痛评分、ODI评分及Cobb角均减小,且三项指标治疗前后差异具有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论:优值牵引、中药熏蒸联合整脊手法治疗 AIS,可有效地改善患者功能活动,减轻患者疼痛,具有操作简便、无创安全等特点。

  14. 针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林治疗纤维肌痛综合征的临床研究%Clinical research of acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome

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    陈柚杕

    2015-01-01

    目的:观察针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林治疗纤维肌痛综合征(FS)的临床疗效。方法42例纤维肌痛综合征患者,按就诊时间顺序分为治疗组(针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林治疗)和对照组(单纯用阿米替林治疗),各21例。比较两组治疗前后麦吉尔疼痛量表(MPQ)和汉密顿抑郁量表(HAMD)计分变化情况,并对两组的临床疗效进行评定。结果治疗后治疗组临床治疗效果及MPQ、HAMD计分均明显优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。结论针刺、整脊疗法配合阿米替林是治疗纤维肌痛综合征的有效治疗方法,值得临床应用。%Objective To observe clinical effect of acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FS). Methods A total of 42 fibromyalgia syndrome patients were divided by admission time into treatment group (acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline for treatment) and control group (amitriptyline alone for treatment), and each group contained 21 cases. Changes of McGill pain questionnaire (MPQ) and Hamilton depression scale (HAMD) were compared between the two groups before and after treatment, and clinical effects of the two groups were evaluated. Results The treatment group had obviously better clinical effect, MPQ and HAMD scores than the control group after treatment, and their difference had statistical significance (P<0.01). Conclusion It is effective for treating fibromyalgia syndrome by acupuncture, chiropractic therapy combined with amitriptyline. This method is worthy of clinical application.

  15. The relieving pain and numbness effects of minimally invasive therapy of soft tissue combined with traction chiropractic on the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy%软组织微创配合牵引下整脊对神经根型颈椎病的镇痛止麻效果

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    沈彤; 尹伦辉; 章瑛; 梁伟坚; 敖晓龙; 谌凌燕; 何巍

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the effect of relieving pain and numbness of minimally invasive therapy of soft tissue combined with traction chiropractic in the treatment of cervical spondylotic radiculopathy.Methods 60 patients were randomly divided into a minimally invasive therapy of soft tissue combined with traction chiropractic treatment group and minimally invasive therapy of soft tissue combined with pure traction control group with 30 cases in each group.Traction chiropractic and pure traction were all carried out for 9 times.Minimally invasive therapy of soft tissue was carried out for 3 times.The scores of the symptoms and signs of the pain on neck、shoulder and arm,neck tenderness and numbness were compared between two groups before and after treatment and on the 3rd month after treatment.Results The scores of the symptoms and signs of two groups were all improved as compared with those before treatment (P < 0.05),but the total effect in treatment group improved more than those in the conrtrol group(P < 0.05).Conclusion Minimally invasive therapy of soft tissue combined with traction chiropractic is a safe method in relieving the symptoms of the pain on neck,shoulder and arm,neck tenderness and numbness.%目的 观察软组织微创配合牵引下整脊对神经根型颈椎病的镇痛止麻效果.方法 选60例合格的神经根型颈椎病患者,随机分为软组织微创配合牵引下整脊治疗组及软组织微创配合单纯牵引对照组各30例.牵引下整脊及单纯牵引各治疗9次,软组织微创治疗3次.分析治疗前后及随访3个月后两组颈肩臂疼痛、颈部压痛及麻木症状体征积分的变化.结果 两组治疗后及随访3个月后症状体征积分均有改善(P<0.05),治疗组的症状体征积分改善优于对照组(P<0.05).结论 软组织微创配合牵引下整脊在减轻神经根型颈椎病颈肩臂疼痛、颈部压痛及麻木症状方面疗效显著,操作安全.

  16. Approach to low back pain. Chiropractic.

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    French, Simon; Werth, Peter; Walker, Bruce

    2014-01-01

    Case study. A man aged 42 years, who works as a police officer, presented with severe lower back pain, which he had experienced for 24 hours after spending the previous day helping his brother to move house. He had difficulty ambulating and most movements aggravated the pain. There were no lower limb symptoms and no red flags present on history or examination. He was otherwise well and was not taking any regular medications.

  17. 玉屏风散结合捏脊治疗对小儿支气管肺炎临床治愈后干预效果的临床观察%Clinical observation the effect on treating children bronchial pneumonia by Yupingfeng powder combined with chiropractics

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    马晓薇; 邓丽娟; 欧宛新; 曹玉梅

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察玉屏风散结合捏脊治疗对小儿支气管肺炎临床治愈后的临床干预效果,为临床治疗提供科学依据。方法:随机选取80例2012年1月-2013年8月于我院儿内科诊断为肺炎并经过综合治疗后符合出院标准的患儿,根据年龄、病情将受试对象随机为两组:A组(中药组)40例;B组(空白对照组)40例。给予A组口服玉屏风散,配合捏脊治疗,连续3个月;给予B组观察治疗3个月并随访半年,记录儿童体质状况,外感咳嗽等有关的各项指标发生情况。结果:对治疗后两组咳嗽次数比较,A组疗效优于B组,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义。两组临床疗效比较,A组疗效优于B组,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义。结论:小儿支气管肺炎临床治愈后,采用玉屏风散结合捏脊治疗临床疗效显著,具有治愈率高,安全性优异,不良反应少,可操作性强的优点,值得临床的广泛使用和推广。%Objection:To observation the effects on treating children bronchial pneumonia by Yuping Feng powder combined with chiropractics. Methods:From January 2012 to August 2013, 80 cases in our hospital, were randomly into two groups:A group (Chinese medicine group) 40 cases;group B (control group) 40 cases. A group was treated by Yuping Feng powder combined with chiropractics, for the three consecutive months;B group was observed for 3 months and followed up for half a year, records of children’s physical condition, exogenous cough occurrence related indicators. Results: The A group is better than the B group, P<0.05, the difference was statistically significant. To compare the clinical curative effect of the two groups, A group is better than the B group, P<0.05, the difference was statistically significant. Conclusion:Treating children bronchial pneumonia by Yuping Feng powder combined with chiropractics with high cure rate, excellent safety, it is worthy of clinical

  18. Observation of Clinical Efficacy of the Combination Treatment of Tuyao Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy and Ironing Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease%土瑶整脊疗法联合烫熨疗法对胃食管反流病的临床疗效观察

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    李海强; 贝光明; 李彤; 张冬琼; 韦刚; 罗昭芳; 王萍

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To observe the clinical efficacy of the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, with the combination of Hezhou Tuyao chiropractic manipulative therapy and ironing therapy. Methods: 60 cases with GERD( gastroesophageal reflux disease) were randomly divided into two groups. 30 cases of the control group conventionally took the domperidone and lansoprazole, whereas the Hezhou Tuyao chiropractic manipulative therapy combined with the ironing therapy were added to the other 30 cases of the treatment group who were received routine treatment. The two courses of treatment were 4 weeks, clinical symptoms and endoscopic mucosal manifestations of the cases with GERD were compared before and after the treatment. Results:The total efficiency of the treatment group of the clinical symptoms was 86. 7% and 76.7% of the control group. For the comparison of efficacy between the two groups,the difference was significant(P < 0.05 ) . The total efficiency of endoscopic esophageal inflammation of the treatment group was 83. 3% and that of the control group was 73.3%. Between the two groups, the difference was significant ( P < 0. 05 ). Conclusion: Adding Hezhou Tuyao chiropractic manipulative therapy combined with the ironing therapy on the basis of conventional therapy to the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can significantly improve the clinical symptoms and the endoscopic performance and then enhance the efficacy of integrated treatment.%目的:观察贺州土瑶整脊疗法联合烫熨疗法治疗胃食管反流病的临床疗效.方法:将60例胃食管反流病患者随机分为两组,对照组30例常规服用多潘立酮及兰索拉唑,治疗组30例在常规治疗基础上加用贺州土瑶整脊疗法联合烫熨疗法,两组疗程均为4周,比较两组患者治疗前后临床症状、胃镜下黏膜表现.结果:临床症状总有效率治疗组为86.7%,对照组为76.7%,两组间疗效比较,差异有显著性意义(P<0.05);胃

  19. Clinical study of magnetic suction needle combined with chiropractic manipulative therapy in the treatment of cervicogenic facial nerve paralysis%磁吸针配合整脊手法治疗颈源性面神经麻痹的临床研究

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    钟建兵; 邓龙刚; 魏运芳; 宋宗仁; 田野

    2012-01-01

    目的 通过磁吸针配合整脊手法治疗颈源性面神经麻痹达到标本兼治的目的,找到一种治疗颈源性面神经麻痹安全、有效的新方法.方法 将我院91例颈源性面神经麻痹患者随机分成两组,治疗组48例采用磁吸针配合整脊手法治疗,对照组43例采用磁吸针治疗,20次为1个疗程,疗程间休息3~5 d;1个疗程后对照组未愈患者转入治疗组治疗;参照Bell面瘫疗效标准,观察患者临床疗效.结果 第1个疗程治疗组治愈率(89.6%)、总有效率(100.0%)明显高于对照组(69.8%、86.0%),两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);第1个疗程后治疗组总治愈率为100.0%.结论 磁吸针配合整脊手法治疗颈源性面神经麻痹效果显著.%Objective To find a safe and effective new method to treat cervicogenic facial nerve paralysis through magnetic suction needle combined with chiropractic manipulative therapy, in order to get goal treating both principal and secondary aspect of disease. Methods 91 patients with cervicogenic facial paralysis in our hospital were randomly divided into two groups, 48 cases in the treatment group were given magnetic suction needle combined with chiropractic manipulative therapy, and 43 cases in the control group were given magnetic suction needle treatment. Both groups took 20 times as a course of treatment, each course rested 3-5 days; After one course of treatment, the unhealed patients from the control group was transferred to the treatment group. Clinical efficacy was observed referenced with Bell facial paralysis curative effect standard from Shenzhen City Disease Clinic Guide. Results After the first course of treatment, the cure rate (89.6%) and the total efficiency rate (100.0%) of the treatment group were significantly higher than those of the control group (69.8%, 86.0%), there were significant differences between two groups (P < 0.05). After the first course of treatment, the total cure rate of treatment group was 100

  20. 美式整脊手法结合脊柱脉冲诊疗仪治疗小儿寰枢椎旋转半脱位%Treatment of atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation with chiropractic manipulation and spinal adjusting instrument in children

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    于红; 吴闻文; 侯树勋; 周中华; 何建军; 王强; Shawn He; Christopher Colloca

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨美式整脊手法( Chiropractic )配合脊柱脉冲诊疗仪治疗小儿寰枢椎旋转半脱位的有效性。方法回顾性分析2004年7月至2014年8月,于我院门诊骨科就诊的37例寰枢椎旋转半脱位患儿,其中男27例,女10例,年龄3.5~12岁,平均7.9岁。发病前有明确上呼吸道感染病史的患儿占21.6%(8/37),有明确头颈部外伤史的占35.1%(13/37)。就诊时间为发病后当天至3个月不等。所有患儿均接受颈部活动范围检查,部分(年龄较大的患儿)接受视觉模拟评分( visual analogue scale,VAS )测量;同时接受颈椎正、侧、张口位 X 线检查,部分患儿加做寰枢椎螺旋 CT 扫描及图像三维重建检查。三维 CT 检查重点测量寰枢椎在纵轴和矢状轴上旋转畸形的角度。所有患儿均接受本研究第一作者给予的 Chiropractic 治疗和脊柱脉冲诊疗仪( Sigma 公司,Neuromechinical Innovation 公司,美国)的治疗。患儿在伤后2~3天内连续接受1次/天的治疗,随后改为2~3次/周,并佩戴颈托2周。治疗结束后给予影像学复查,治疗前后的 VAS 值进行统计学比较。结果治疗后多数患儿的疼痛症状获得明显改善。本组11例在治疗前后接受 VAS 测试,治疗前 VAS 评分7.2~10分,平均8.68分,治疗后 VAS 评分0~3分,平均1.75分,差异有统计学意义(P<0.01)。本组在治疗后接受影像学复查的病例共13例,但接受影像学复查的时间相差甚远(1.5小时至7年)。绝大多数患者影像学有明显好转,仅2例在复查 X 线片时对位不佳,尚需继续治疗和观察。结论 Chiropractic 是治疗小儿寰枢椎旋转半脱位有效方法之一,脊柱脉冲诊疗仪对小儿而言更具有依从性和安全性,两者配合使用可以增加疗效。三维螺旋 CT 能对寰枢椎在纵轴和矢状轴上旋转畸形的角度进行精确的测量,并

  1. Chiropractic e-Impulse therapy repairs osteoblasts and produces tensile and compressive stresses%脊椎矫正枪技术修复骨骼组织细胞产生拉应力及压应力的作用

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    杨杰华; 冼晓琪; 区大明; 孙静; 邓君

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND:American spinal corrective electric gun inteligent instrument hand, alternative to traditional massage, in treatment of nonspecific low back pain-induced waist motor dysfunction has good clinical effects. OBJECTIVE:To compare the efficacy and safety of chiropractic e-Impulse therapyversus traditional massage in treatment of nonspecific low back pain-induced waist motor dysfunction so as to provide basic evidence for clinical treatment on the nonspecific low back pain using spinal corrective electric gun. METHODS:A total of 78 patients with nonspecific low back pain were randomly divided into two groups: a treatment group (n=39) treated with chiropractic e-Impulse therapy, and a control group (n=39) treated with traditional massage. Both groups were given lumber functional exercises after 2 weeks of treatment. Before and after 4 weeks of treatment, the Visual Analogue Scale and Oswestry Disability Index were used to assess patients with nonspecific low back pain. The clinical cure rate and safety were compared. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:At 4 weeks after treatment, the Visual Analogue Scale and Oswestry Disability Index were better in two groups when compared with those before the treatment (P   目的:比较脊椎矫正枪与传统推拿治疗非特异性腰痛所致腰部运动功能障碍的疗效和安全性,为脊椎矫正枪技术产生的拉应力和压应力作用应用于非特异性腰痛所致腰部运动功能障碍的康复提供依据。  方法:选取78例非特异性腰痛患者,用随机数字法将其随机分为治疗组(采用脊椎矫正枪治疗,n=39)与对照组(采用传统推拿治疗,n=39);两组治疗2周后均要求进行腰肌体操功能锻炼。所有患者治疗前、治疗4周后进行选用目测类比评分法和 Oswestry 功能障碍指数对非特异性腰痛患者疼痛和运动功能障碍进行客观评定;以及临床治愈率和安全性对比。  结果与结论:两组患者治疗4周

  2. Maintenance care in chiropractic - what do we know?

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    Leboeuf-Yde, Charlotte; Hestbæk, Lise

    2008-01-01

    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Back problems are often recurring or chronic. It is therefore not surprising that chiropractors wish to prevent their return or reduce their impact. This is often attempted with a long-term treatment strategy, commonly called maintenance care. However, some aspects of mainte...

  3. Comparative effects of chiropractic adjustment versus chiropractic adjustment combined with static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points for the treatment of mechanical neck pain

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    2012-01-01

    M.Tech. Purpose: This study was undertaken in order to demonstrate the effects of static magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points in the treatment of those suffering from mechanical neck pain. Isolated spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine was compared to spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine in conjunction with magnetic field therapy on acupuncture points using both objective and subjective measurements. Before the execution of this study, it was hypothesised t...

  4. Chiropractic or exercise for seniors with back pain or neck pain

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    Maiers, Michele; Hartvigsen, Jan; Shulz, Craig

    2007-01-01

    and NP patients. Secondary aims are to compare the three treatment approaches in regards to patient-rated disability, general health status, satisfaction, improvement and medication use, as well as objective outcomes of spinal motion, trunk strength and endurance, and functional ability. Cost......-effectiveness and cost-utility will also be assessed. Finally, using qualitative methods, older LBP and NP patient's perceptions of treatment will be explored and described. METHODS/DESIGN: This paper describes the design of two multi-methods clinical studies focusing on elderly patients with non-acute LBP and NP. Each...... study includes a randomized clinical trial (RCT), a cost-effectiveness study alongside the RCT, and a qualitative study. Four hundred and eighty participants (240 per study), ages 65 and older, will be recruited and randomized to one of three, 12-week treatment programs. Patient-rated outcome measures...

  5. Chiropractic manipulation in pediatric health conditions – an updated systematic review

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    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective Our purpose was to review the biomedical literature from January 2004 to June 2007 inclusive to determine the extent of new evidence related to the therapeutic application of manipulation for pediatric health conditions. This updates a previous systematic review published in 2005. No critical appraisal of the evidence is undertaken. Data Sources We searched both the indexed and non-indexed biomedical manual therapy literature. This included PubMed, MANTIS, CINAHL, ICL, as well as reference tracking. Other resources included the Cochrane Library, CCOHTA, PEDro, WHO ICTRP, AMED, EMBASE and AHRQ databases, as well as research conferences and symposium proceedings. Results The search identified 1275 citations of which 57 discrete citations met the eligibility criteria determined by three reviewers who then determined by consensus, each citation's appropriate level on the strength of evidence scale. The new evidence from the relevant time period was 1 systematic review, 1 RCT, 2 observational studies, 36 descriptive case studies and 17 conference abstracts. When this additional evidence is combined with the previous systematic review undertaken up to 2003, there are now in total, 2 systematic reviews, 10 RCT's, 3 observational studies, 177 descriptive studies, and 31 conference abstracts defining this body of knowledge. Summary There has been no substantive shift in this body of knowledge during the past 3 1/2 years. The health claims made by chiropractors with respect to the application of manipulation as a health care intervention for pediatric health conditions continue to be supported by only low levels of scientific evidence. Chiropractors continue to treat a wide variety of pediatric health conditions. The evidence rests primarily with clinical experience, descriptive case studies and very few observational and experimental studies. The health interests of pediatric patients would be advanced if more rigorous scientific inquiry was undertaken to examine the value of manipulative therapy in the treatment of pediatric conditions.

  6. Health care encounters in Danish chiropractic practice from a consumer perspectives - a mixed methods investigation

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    Myburgh, Cornelius

    2016-01-01

    sequence and timing’ and ‘a consultation that adds value’. Discussion The Internet functions as a tool when choosing/confirming a clinic as appropriate, developing and initial image and managing appointments. The administrative hub appears integral to the shaping of positive consumer experiences outside...

  7. 78 FR 22901 - United States v. Chiropractic Associates, Ltd. of South Dakota Proposed Final Judgment and...

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    ... services and products. 12. For years, CASD has had a stated goal of leveraging its contracts with a large... monetary relief, as may be appropriate and the Court deems just and proper. DATE: April , 2013 FOR... Enforcement Policy in Health Care available at http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/guidelines/1791.htm . \\3\\...

  8. Characteristic of Chiropractic Manipulation Therapy%西方Chiropractic手法的特点

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    张保锋; 罗素英

    2008-01-01

    西方现代手法治疗学Chiropractic具有很强理论性和实践性,以脊柱相关疾病理论为出发点,从一个新的角度揭示了许多常见病及疑难病的发病原因及诊治规律,打破了以往的分科界限.

  9. The Emotional Impact of Being Recently Diagnosed with Dyslexia from the Perspective of Chiropractic Students

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    2012-01-01

    Increased awareness and improved tests have contributed to the identification of rising numbers of dyslexic students entering higher education in the United Kingdom. Nearly half of these students are not diagnosed until they start their HE courses. Studies of experiences of dyslexic students diagnosed as children exist; however, there is little…

  10. Health care encounters in Danish chiropractic practice from a consumer perspectives

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    Myburgh, Corrie; Boyle, Eleanor; Larsen, Johanne Brinch

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Perceived value is the key ingredient to carving and maintaining a competitive business niche. The opportunities to interact with consumers to understand and enhance perceived value are termed 'touch points'. Due to the out-of-pocket expense incurred by patients, Danish chiropractors...... patients and 36 follow-up patients and finally video recorded 11 new and 24 follow-up consultations. Categorization and analysis led to the emergence six consumer touch point themes: 'the internet', 'the physical environment', 'practice models', 'administrative staff', 'the consultation sequence and timing......' and 'a consultation that adds value'. The Internet functions as a tool when choosing/confirming a clinic as appropriate, developing and initial image and managing appointments. The administrative hub appears integral to the shaping of positive consumer experiences outside of the consultation. Clinic...

  11. Compensation claims for chiropractic in Denmark and Norway 2004-2012

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    Jevne, Jørgen; Hartvigsen, Jan; Christensen, Henrik Wulff

    2014-01-01

    and Norway between 2004 and 2012 of which 300 were included in the analysis. 41 (13.7%) were approved for financial compensation. The most frequent complaints were worsening of symptoms following treatment (n = 91, 30.3%), alleged disk herniations (n = 57, 19%) and cases with delayed referral (n = 46, 15.......3%). A total financial payment of €2,305,757 (median payment €7,730) were distributed among the forty-one cases with complaints relating to a few cases of cervical artery dissection (n = 11, 5.7%) accounting for 88.7% of the total amount. CONCLUSION: Chiropractors in Denmark and Norway received approximately...

  12. A Note on Complementary Medicines

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    ... please turn Javascript on. Photo: iStock Herbal supplements, meditation, chiropractic manipulation, and acupuncture are types of complementary ... with standard care. Chiropractic provides some benefit for low back pain, however conventional and chiropractic care appear to be ...

  13. Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel

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    The ACT 3 pilot study , designed to refine the strength and balance testing procedures in participants with low back pain, launched at the Palmer...re-injury • Tested and refined programs and procedures for evaluating strength and balance during the pilot phase of the study • Moved the long...delivered within a multidisciplinary frame- work of care, rather than as a single system of care, the study is focused on the comparative effectiveness

  14. Collaborative Care for Older Adults with low back pain by family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic (COCOA)

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    Goertz, Christine M; Salsbury, Stacie A; Vining, Robert D

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a prevalent and debilitating condition that affects the health and quality of life of older adults. Older people often consult primary care physicians about back pain, with many also receiving concurrent care from complementary and alternative medicine providers, most...

  15. The Development of Vaccination Perspectives among Chiropractic, Naturopathic and Medical Students: A Case Study of Professional Enculturation

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    McMurtry, Angus; Wilson, Kumanan; Clarkin, Chantalle; Walji, Rishma; Kilian, Brendan C.; Kilian, Carney C.; Lohfeld, Lynne; Alolabi, Bashar; Hagino, Carol; Busse, Jason W.

    2015-01-01

    An important influence on parents' decisions about pediatric vaccination (children under 6 years of age) is the attitude of their health care providers, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers. Very limited qualitative research exists, however, on how attitudes towards vaccination develop among healthcare professionals…

  16. Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel

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    applied by using a pisiform contact on the patient’s lum- bar spine or sacroiliac joint while preventing motion of the patient through stabilizing...randomized controlled trial of strength, balance, and Low Back Pain Recurrence for active duty at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord...reporting period it was noted that we no longer had support to conduct a study in Special Operations Forces at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. On July 8, 2013

  17. Evaluation for citation metrics and peer reviewer acknowledgments.

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    Green, Bart N

    2016-10-01

    This editorial discusses the indexing systems that include the Journal of Chiropractic Education, reflects on the increased international participation in chiropractic education scholarly meetings and peer review, and acknowledges the editorial board and peer reviewers for the journal.

  18. Clear Thinking about Alternative Therapies

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    ... acupuncture, aromatherapy, biofeedback, chiropractic, guided imagery, herbal medicine, homeopathy, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, macrobiotics, naturopathy, reflexology, relaxation techniques, traditional ...

  19. The Nordic maintenance care program: case management of chiropractic patients with low back pain – defining the patients suitable for various management strategies

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    Malmqvist Stefan

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Maintenance care is a well known concept among chiropractors, although there is little knowledge about its exact definition, its indications and usefulness. As an initial step in a research program on this phenomenon, it was necessary to identify chiropractors' rationale for their use of maintenance care. Previous studies have identified chiropractors' choices of case management strategies in response to different case scenarios. However, the rationale for these management strategies is not known. In other words, when presented with both the case, and different management strategies, there was consensus on how to match these, but if only the management strategies were provided, would chiropractors be able to define the cases to fit these strategies? The objective with this study was to investigate if there is a common pattern in Finnish chiropractors' case management of patients with low back pain (LBP, with special emphasis on long-term treatment. Methods Information was obtained in a structured workshop. Fifteen chiropractors, members of the Finnish Chiropractors' Union, and present at the general assembly, participated throughout the entire workshop session. These were divided into five teams each consisting of 3 people. A basic case of a patient with low back pain was presented together with six different management strategies undertaken after one month of treatment. Each team was then asked to describe one (or several suitable case(s for each of the six strategies, based on the aspects of 1 symptoms/findings, 2 the low back pain history in the past year, and 3 other observations. After each session the people in the groups were changed. Responses were collected as key words on flip-over boards. These responses were grouped and counted. Results There appeared to be consensus among the participants in relation to the rationale for at least four of the management strategies and partial consensus on the rationale for the remaining two. In relation to maintenance care, the patient's past history was important but also the doctor-patient relationship. Conclusion These results confirm that there is a pattern among Nordic chiropractors in how they manage patients with LBP. More information is needed to define the "cut-point" for the indication of prolonged care.

  20. The use of weekly text messaging over 6 months was a feasible method for monitoring the clinical course of low back pain in patients seeking chiropractic care

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    Axen, I.; Bodin, L.; Bergstrom, G.;

    2012-01-01

    Objective: This study critically evaluates a new method of collecting frequent data using mobile phones and text messages. Fluctuating conditions such as low back pain (LBP) need frequent monitoring to describe the clinical course in detail and to account for individual and subgroup variations. S...

  1. Resolution of Low Back and Radicular Pain in a 40-year-old Male United States Navy Petty Officer after Collaborative Medical and Chiropractic Care

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    the low back, radiating into the right “hip” ( sacroiliac joint ), buttock, and leg and numbness in the lateral right foot. An examination was performed...2006;12(7):659-68. 12. Chou R, Qaseem A, Snow V, Casey D, Cross JH, Shekelle P, et al. Diagnosis and treatment of low back pain: a joint clinical

  2. Regional Variation in Use of Complementary Health Approaches by U.S. Adults

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    ... Nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements, chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, yoga, and massage therapy were the most common complementary health approaches used in 2012. The use of nonvitamin, ...

  3. 针刺四缝穴加捏脊治疗小儿厌食72例%Seventy-two Patients with Infantile Anorexia Treatd by Acupuncture on Sifeng Point and Chiropractics

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    宋守军; 王伟

    2009-01-01

    厌食又名恶食、伤食,是指小儿较长时间见食不贪,食欲不振,甚则拒食的一种常见病症。笔者用针刺四缝穴加捏脊治疗该病72例,疗效满意,报道如下。

  4. 捏脊配合针刺在瑞士治疗过敏性鼻炎58例%Fifty-eight cases of allergic rhinitis treated with chiropractic and acupuncture in Switzerland

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    高军; 韩景献; ZHANG Yi

    2010-01-01

    @@ Allergic rhinitis (AR) pertains to anaphylaxis in biomedicine while to the domain of "Bigiu"(鼻鼽)in Chinese medicine with the main symptoms of rhinocnesmus, sneezing, thin nasal discharge and nasal obstruction.The disease is often persistent with high ratio of recurrent attacks.Specific medicine or methods for the radical treatment are still not available.However, great progress on treatment of AR with acupuncture has been made in recent 10 years.

  5. The use of roentgen diagnostics in chiropractor activities. Project based survey according to new regulations regarding radiation protection and use of radiation; Bruk av roentgendiagnostikk i norske kiropraktorvirksomheter. Prosjektrettet tilsyn etter ny forskrift om straalevern og bruk av straaling

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    Raaum, Aud; Widmark, Anders

    2005-12-15

    An audit has been performed in 17 chiropractic enterprises according to new radiation protection legislation. Before the audits a survey of the use of diagnostic imaging in Norwegian chiropractic enterprises was carried out. This report summarizes the results of the survey and the findings at the audits. (Author)

  6. Environment for Innovation: Exploring Associations with Individual Disposition toward Change, Organizational Conflict, Justice and Trust

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    Weinert, Daniel James

    2013-01-01

    The environment in higher education and healthcare is rapidly changing. Adaptation through innovation is critical for organizations responsible for the education of healthcare providers. This study examined the climate for innovation at chiropractic colleges and health sciences universities offering a doctor of chiropractic program. The…

  7. Use of Alternative Therapies by Active Duty Air Force Personnel

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    are led by lay people. Table I Healing Matrix Orthodox Marginal Alternative Physical Surgery Chiropractic Rolfing Cranial-sacral Manipulation...and. finally chiropractic therapy (9) . Commercial weight loss programs and self-help groups were also used by the respondents. Symptoms for which...mainstream of conventional medicine. These unconventional or alternative therapies include treatments by chiropractors, acupuncturists, herbal therapists , and

  8. Commentary on a framework for multicultural education.

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    Hammerich, Karin F

    2014-09-01

    Today's changing demographics require that multicultural factors be considered in the delivery of quality patient-centred health care in chiropractic. Yet minimal training in cultural competency in chiropractic education leaves graduates ill-equipped to treat a diverse population. This commentary examines cultural competency training in current literature, demonstrates frameworks for curriculum integration, and suggests how cultural competency might be included in a chiropractic college curriculum. A database search yielded little evidence that cultural competency is integrated into curricula of chiropractic schools. Some journal articles note that promoting multicultural education and cultural sensitivity is an important goal. However, they provide no mechanisms as to how this can be achieved within training programs. Thus, although an undeniable need exists for all healthcare practitioners to develop cultural competency in the face of an increasingly diverse population, cultural competency education has not kept pace. Chiropractic schools must review their curricula to develop the cultural competencies of their graduates and a basic framework is suggested.

  9. The Homewood influence in Canada and beyond.

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    Keating, Joseph C

    2006-03-01

    If there is any one individual who stands out in the saga of the early growth and development of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, it must be Albert Earl Homewood (1916-1990). His contributions included steering the institution through the lean 1950s, coping with the metropolitan transit authorities' devastating incursion upon the first campus, and arranging the construction and financing of the school's second campus. Along the way, this feisty gentleman and respected instructor, "chiropractic's Mr. Chips," raised the standard for scholarship among DCs and assisted in the administration of several additional chiropractic colleges (Lincoln and Los Angeles).

  10. 77 FR 24103 - National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

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    ... DC Doctor of Chiropractic DEP Diabetes Expert Panel DO Doctor of Osteopathy DOT U.S. Department of...), Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs), Physician Assistants (PAs), or other health care professionals authorized...

  11. Fact Sheet: Trigeminal Neuralgia

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    ... Other options include acupuncture, upper cervical chiropractic, biofeedback, vitamin therapy, and nutritional therapy. Some people report modest ... Complications of AIDS Information Page Neurological Complications of Lyme Disease ... Page Neuromyelitis Optica Information Page Neuronal Migration ...

  12. Special Section: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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    ... Issues Special Section CAM Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Past Issues / Winter 2009 Table of Contents For ... for low back pain. True False Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes: Meditation Chiropractic Use of natural products, ...

  13. Pain Assessment

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    ... acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage or other manual therapies, yoga, herbal and nutritional therapies, or others. This information helps the health care provider understand the nature of the pain or the potential benefits of treatment. The goals of the comprehensive pain ...

  14. Imaging Tests for Lower Back Pain: When You Need Them -- and When You Don't

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    ... pain. Treatments include: Physical therapy Chiropractic care Acupuncture Yoga Massage Cognitive-behavioral therapy Progressive muscle relaxation Check if your health insurance pays for any of these treatments. Surgery ...

  15. 78 FR 63993 - ``Low-Income Levels'' Used for Various Health Professions and Nursing Programs

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    ... medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health, podiatric medicine, nursing, chiropractic, public or private nonprofit schools which offer... Census Bureau poverty thresholds--the version of the poverty measure used for statistical...

  16. 42 CFR 60.5 - Who is an eligible student borrower?

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    ... equivalent degree in Public Health Doctor of Chiropractic or equivalent degree Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology Masters or doctoral degree in Health Administration (c) He or she must be carrying or plan...

  17. Low Back Pain in Primary Care

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    Hestbæk, Lise; Munck, Anders; Hartvigsen, Lisbeth;

    2014-01-01

    Study Design. Baseline description of a multicenter cohort study. Objective. To describe patients with low back pain (LBP) in both chiropractic and general practice in Denmark. Background. To optimize standards of care in the primary healthcare sector, detailed knowledge of the patient populations...... in different settings is needed. In Denmark, most LBP-patients access primary healthcare through chiropractic or general practice. Methods. Chiropractors and general practitioners recruited adult patients seeking care for LBP. Extensive baseline questionnaires were obtained and descriptive analyses presented...... separately for general and chiropractic practice patients, Mann-Whitney rank sum test and Pearson's chi-square test, were used to test for differences between the two populations. Results. Questionnaires were returned from 934 patients in chiropractic practice and 319 patients from general practice. Four out...

  18. Complementary and Integrative Therapies

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    ... Art therapy and music therapy • Chiropractic medicine and massage • Guided imagery • Meditation and prayer • Qi gong • Reflexology • Reiki • Yoga Whole medical systems use many types ...

  19. Ear Infection Treatment: Do Alternative Therapies Work?

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    ... in books and magazines. They include chiropractic adjustments, homeopathy, herbal eardrops and others. Perhaps you're seeking ... infection treatments have been studied with mixed results. Homeopathy. A controversial treatment for ear infection, homeopathy involves ...

  20. Cancer Alternative Therapies

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    You have many choices to make about your cancer treatment. One choice you might be thinking about ... are acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicines. People with cancer may use CAM to Help cope with the ...

  1. Definitions

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    ... Material that enhances bone growth. DC: Doctor of Chiropractic. decompression: Surgical removal of pressure from nerve roots ... fusion is not obtained after fusion surgery. PT: Physical therapist. PVA: Percutaneous vertebral augmentation. A procedure that helps ...

  2. Vestibular Disorders Association

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    ... Worker Counselor Internist Family/General Practitioner Sleep Medicine Physical Therapist Occupational Therapist Physiatrist/Rehabilitation Medicine Nurse Researcher Pediatrics Geriatrics Dentist Alternative Medicine Chiropractic Social Services Other Nearest To Donate become a ...

  3. 75 FR 24437 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Changes in Provider and Supplier Enrollment, Ordering and...

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    ... described in section 1842(b)(18)(C) of Act; (3) a physical or occupational therapist or a qualified speech... chiropractic. Referring physicians are those who order covered items or services for Medicare...

  4. Diagnosis and management of “an apparent mechanical” femoral mononeuropathy: a case study

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    Desmarais, Ariane; Descarreaux, Martin

    2007-01-01

    This report describes an apparent case of femoral nerve mononeuropathy in a 58-year-old equestrian due to mechanical stress. A woman presented at a chiropractic office complaining of right buttock pain radiating to the right groin and knee. A treatment plan, consisting of chiropractic adjustments in addition to stretching and myofascial therapy, was initiated. The goal was to reduce pain and inflammation in the sacroiliac articulation by restoring normal biomechanical function. A rehabilitati...

  5. Budgetary Implications of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. CBO Memorandum.

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    8217 copayment for services provided by independent physical and occupational therapists has been based on the physician fee schedule. Beneficiaries...for paying physicians; direct payment of nonphysician providers; additional spending for chiropractic services; changes in payments for outpatient...requirement for a diagnostic X-ray will add to the demand for chiropractic services. Between 1998 and 2002, CBO estimates that the additional costs will

  6. William D. Harper, Jr, MS, DC: anything can cause anything.

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    Keating, Joseph C

    2008-03-01

    Trained as an engineer and a chiropractor, William D. Harper, Jr. made his career in the healing arts as instructor, writer and president of the Texas Chiropractic College (TCC). A native of Texas who grew up in various locales in the Lone Star State, in Mexico and in the Boston area, he took his bachelor's and master's degree in engineering in 1933 and 1934 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his chiropractic degree at TCC in 1942. Dissatisfied with the "foot-on-the-hose" concept of subluxation syndrome (D.D. Palmer's second theory), Dr. Harper studied and wrote about aberrant neural irritation as an alternative explanation for disease and for the broad clinical value he perceived in the chiropractic art. In this he paralleled much of D.D. Palmer's third theory of chiropractic. His often reprinted textbook, Anything Can Cause Anything, brought together much of what he had lectured and written about in numerous published articles. He was well prepared for the defense of chiropractic that he offered in 1965 in the trial of the England case in federal district court in Louisiana. The case was lost when the court ruled that the legislature rather than the judiciary should decide whether to permit chiropractors to practice, but Harper's performance was considered excellent. He went on to guide the TCC as president from 1965 through 1976, its first 11 years after relocating from San Antonio to Pasadena, Texas. Harper built the school - its faculty, staff and facilities - from very meager beginnings to a small but financially viable institution when he departed. Along the way he found fault with both chiropractic political camps that vied for federal recognition as the accrediting agency for chiropractic colleges in the United States. Dr. Bill Harper was a maverick determined to do things his way, and in many respects he was successful. He left a mark on the profession that merits critical analysis.

  7. 三维牵引正脊疗法配合补阳还五汤治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效和安全性分析%Clinical efficacy on Dimensional traction chiropractic combined with Buyang Huanwu Decoction in the treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc and its safety analysis

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    2012-01-01

    目的 观察计算机控制三维牵引联合补阳还五汤治疗腰椎间盘突出症的临床疗效和安全性.方法 选择我院经常规骨科查体结合CT片、X线平片确诊的腰椎间盘突出症患者200例,采用多中心随机对照研究,随机分为治疗组100例(A组),采用计算机控制三维牵引治疗,牵引距离50~70 mm,屈曲角度±(15°~25°),旋转角度±(8°~25°)同时给予补阳还五汤;对照组100例(B组),采用腰椎旋转复位法治疗.结果 A组中牵引1次93例,2次7例;B组中1次77例,2次23例.两组比较A组明显高于B组,差异有高度统计学意义(X2=14.84,P<0.01).两组患者治疗后腰痛、下肢放射痛、下肢麻木、翻身困难、腰部压痛、直腿抬高及加强验试验等症状体征的积分比较,A组明显高于B组,且差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).A组疗程明显短于B组(P<0.01).结论 这是一种计算机和中医正骨技术相结合的新型治疗方法,在规范化操作下,具有快速、安全、有效、实用、容易量化控制等特点.%Objective To observe the clinical efficacy and safety of three-dimensional traction controlled by computer combined with Buyang Huanwu Decoction in the treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc. Methods 200 patients with lumbar disc herniation were selected who were diagnosed after conventional orthopaedic examination and CT film, X- ray. A multi-center randomized controlled study was carried out. 100 patients were randomly divided into treatment group (group A) using three-dimensional traction controlled by computer; draw length was from the 50 mm to 70 mm, flexion angle between ±(15°-25°), rotation between ±(8°-25°). Buyang Huanwu Decoction was applied at the same time. 100 cases in control group (group B) were used of lumbar rotation reduction treatment. Results 93 cases had got traction once, 7 cases had 2 times in group A; as well as 77 cases had got traction once, 23 cases had 2 times in group B. The difference was statistically significant (x2 = 14.84, P < 0.01). The scores of lumbago, sciatica, numbness, difficulty turning, waist tenderness, straight leg raising test and enhance test and other symptoms and signs of group A were significantly higher than those of group B and the differences were significant (P < 0.05). The course of treatment in group A was significantly shorter than that of group B (P < 0.01). Conclusion This is new treatment available of computer technology combined with Chinese bone-setting combination, it have fast, safe, effective, practical, easy to quantify control and so on if standardized operation.

  8. 刃针配合整脊手法治疗神经根型颈椎病39例临床观察%Clinical observation on treating 39 cases of cervical spondylosis of nerve root type by acupuncture and chiropractic manipulation

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    许洪潭

    2015-01-01

    Nerve roo ttype cervical v ertebra disease is m ore common in the elderly, of ten du e to poor pos ture, s train etc. The external force was caused by cervical biomechanical balance, so thatthe softtissue goes around the cervical spine degeneration, adhesion, harden, calcification, and compression of the cervical cervical nerve rootand vascular, which is the rootcause of nerve roottype of cervical disease. T he m echanism of ac upuncture for c ervical s pondylosis with the b lade is loose a dhesion, off the nerve, s timulation, the re establishmentof the cervical biomechanical balance;knife group was significantly better than the control group.%神经根型颈椎病多见于中老年人,常常由于不良体位、劳损等原因所致。外力造成颈椎生物力学平衡失调,使得颈椎周围软组织变性、粘连、变硬、钙化,从而压迫颈椎的颈神经根和血管,这是神经根型颈椎病发病的根本原因。刃针治疗颈椎病的机制为松解肌粘连,解除对神经的压迫、刺激,重新建立颈椎生物力学平衡,刃针组明显优于牵引组。

  9. Imaging Effect of American Chiropractic Technique on Cervical Spondylosis of Nerve Root Type%美式整脊手法与坐位牵引方法对神经根型颈椎病的影像学影响比较

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    王为民; 张君涛; 苏瑾; 李嘉钰; 李庆; 张军; 张小青; 王平

    2016-01-01

    目的:研究美式整脊手法与坐位牵引方法对神经根型颈椎病X光片变化的影响.方法:利用X线摄片,观察临床64例神经根型颈椎病患者治疗前后不同拍摄体位下颈椎屈度及水平位移的变化.结果:从椎体水平位移治疗前后矫正程度上,美式整脊组矫正程度高于牵引治疗组(P<0.05),差异有统计学意义.结论:美式整脊手法在前屈位X光片水平位移方面优于牵引方法.

  10. Post-traumatic upper cervical subluxation visualized by MRI: a case report

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    Demetrious James

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This paper describes MRI findings of upper cervical subluxation due to alar ligament disruption following a vehicular collision. Incidental findings included the presence of a myodural bridge and a spinal cord syrinx. Chiropractic management of the patient is discussed. Case presentation A 21-year old female presented with complaints of acute, debilitating upper neck pain with unremitting sub-occipital headache and dizziness following a vehicular collision. Initial emergency department and neurologic investigations included x-ray and CT evaluation of the head and neck. Due to persistent pain, the patient sought chiropractic care. MRI of the upper cervical spine revealed previously unrecognized clinical entities. Conclusion This case highlights the identification of upper cervical ligamentous injury that produced vertebral subluxation following a traumatic incident. MRI evaluation provided visualization of previously undetected injury. The patient experienced improvement through chiropractic care.

  11. Prevention of low back pain: effect, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility of maintenance care - study protocol for a randomized clinical trial

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    Eklund, Andreas; Axén, Iben; Kongsted, Alice

    2014-01-01

    the effect and cost-effectiveness of preventive manual care (chiropractic maintenance care) in a population of patients with recurrent or persistent LBP.Four hundred consecutive study subjects with recurrent or persistent LBP will be recruited from chiropractic clinics in Sweden. The primary outcome...... of the study is quality-adjusted life years and will be calculated using the EQ-5D questionnaire. Direct medical costs as well as indirect costs will be considered.Subjects are randomly allocated into two treatment arms: 1) Symptom-guided treatment (patient controlled), receiving care when patients feel a need...... are collected at baseline and at follow-up as well as weekly, using SMS text messages. DISCUSSION: This study investigates a manual strategy (chiropractic maintenance care) for recurrent and persistent LBP and aims to answer questions regarding the effect and cost-effectiveness of this preventive approach...

  12. The clinical aspects of the acute facet syndrome

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    Hestbaek, Lise; Kongsted, Alice; Jensen, Tue Secher;

    2009-01-01

    group of chiropractic practitioners was seen to be a useful contribution. METHODS: During the annual congress of The European Chiropractors Union (ECU) in 2008, the authors conducted a workshop involving volunteer chiropractors. Topics were decided upon in advance, and the participants were asked...... of four topics relating to the presentation of pain: 1. location, 2. severity, 3. aggravating factors, and 4. relieving factors. Second, the groups were asked to agree on three orthopaedic and three chiropractic tests that would aid in diagnosing pain from the facet joints. Finally, they were asked...... to agree on the number, frequency and duration of chiropractic treatment. RESULTS: Thirty-four chiropractors from nine European countries participated. They described the characteristics of an acute, uncomplicated facet syndrome as follows: local, ipsilateral pain, occasionally extending into the thigh...

  13. James F. McGinnis, D.C., N.D., C.P. (1873-1947): spinographer, educator, marketer and bloodless surgeon.

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    Keating, J C

    1998-12-01

    Perhaps best remembered for his contributions to B.J. Palmer's earliest developments in spinography, James F. McGinnis also pioneered in marketing methods while a straight chiropractic practitioner in Iowa. His advertising brought him to the attention of organized medicine, which sought his prosecution. Relocating to California in the early 1920s, he broadened his scope of practice and earned a naturopathic doctorate. In the 1930s he became one of the best known of several chiropractic bloodless surgeons and traveled around the nation to teach his methods. Although initially a passionate member of the Universal Chiropractors Association and receptive to Palmer's introduction of the neurocalometer, McGinnis eventually changed his political allegiance and became an active member of the National Chiropractic Association. He died in 1947 while on a teaching tour of Claifornia's San Joaquin Valley.

  14. The use of chiropractors by older adults in the United States

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    Pavlik Claire E

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In a nationally representative sample of United States Medicare beneficiaries, we examined the extent of chiropractic use, factors associated with seeing a chiropractor, and predictors of the volume of chiropractic use among those having seen one. Methods We performed secondary analyses of baseline interview data on 4,310 self-respondents who were 70 years old or older when they first participated in the Survey on Assets and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD. The interview data were then linked to their Medicare claims. Multiple logistic and negative binomial regressions were used. Results The average annual rate of chiropractic use was 4.6%. During the four-year period (two years before and two years after each respondent's baseline interview, 10.3% had one or more visits to a chiropractor. African Americans and Hispanics, as well as those with multiple depressive symptoms and those who lived in counties with lower than average supplies of chiropractors were much less likely to use them. The use of chiropractors was much more likely among those who drank alcohol, had arthritis, reported pain, and were able to drive. Chiropractic services did not substitute for physician visits. Among those who had seen a chiropractor, the volume of chiropractic visits was lower for those who lived alone, had lower incomes, and poorer cognitive abilities, while it was greater for the overweight and those with lower body limitations. Conclusion Chiropractic use among older adults is less prevalent than has been consistently reported for the United States as a whole, and is most common among Whites, those reporting pain, and those with geographic, financial, and transportation access.

  15. A qualitative exploration of key informant perspectives regarding the nature and impact of contemporary legislation on professional development

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    Myburgh, Corrie

    2014-01-01

    theory (GT) approach. Unstructured, face-to-face, individual interviews were conducted during the years 2012 and 2013 and thematically analyzed. Six people were interviewed for this study including a gatekeeper and witness to legislative history, a previous chiropractic political representative...... system" emerged. The GT highlights the tension between the strategic political importance of legislation and the restrictive nature of the overly specific act currently regulating chiropractic practice. Moreover, the GT also revealed the perceived negative effect that the National Board of Health may...

  16. The Nordic Subpopulation Research Programme

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    Leboeuf-Yde, Charlotte; Rosenbaum, Annika; Axén, Iben;

    2009-01-01

    It is clinically important to be able to select patients suitable for treatment and to be able to predict with some certainty the outcome for patients treated for low back pain (LBP). It is not known to what degree outcome among chiropractic patients is affected by psychological factors.......It is clinically important to be able to select patients suitable for treatment and to be able to predict with some certainty the outcome for patients treated for low back pain (LBP). It is not known to what degree outcome among chiropractic patients is affected by psychological factors....

  17. Trauma Induced Pain and Wound Management in Emergency Environment by Low Energy Photonic Therapy

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    2004-09-01

    joint capsule or fascial compartments by blood or tissue fluid transudate • Tissue damage followed by activation of kinin and prostaglandin systems...the following groups: Group #1 (17 pts) received Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMP); Group #2 (18 pts) received CMT plus Exercise Therapy (Ex

  18. Integrating naturopathy: can we move forward?

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    Elder, Charles R

    2013-01-01

    Although acupuncture and chiropractic care have achieved some measure of acceptance within mainstream medicine, the integrative role for naturopathy has yet to be well specified. This essay provides a discussion of the potential benefits of naturopathic medicine, as well as an overview of current obstacles to its integration. Action steps toward improving communication between allopathic and naturopathic physicians are suggested.

  19. Integrating Naturopathy: Can We Move Forward?

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    2013-01-01

    Although acupuncture and chiropractic care have achieved some measure of acceptance within mainstream medicine, the integrative role for naturopathy has yet to be well specified. This essay provides a discussion of the potential benefits of naturopathic medicine, as well as an overview of current obstacles to its integration. Action steps toward improving communication between allopathic and naturopathic physicians are suggested.

  20. Business Case Analysis: Identifying Concerns for the Continuum of Care for United States Air Force Cadets with the Implementation of Base Realignment and Close Initiatives at the Air force Academy Hospital

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    behavioral health, neurology (to include a sleep lab), dermatology, chiropractic, physical therapy, gastrointestinal (GI), pediatrics , allergy/immunizations...There are three levels, a Level I call is considered a wheelchair run, or a basic transport, and neither basic life support (BLS) or advanced life

  1. Initial and treatment induced changes to muscle activation patterns in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis compared to the frontal plane spinal configuration as measured with surface electromyography

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    Raymond Wiegand

    2005-01-01

    PURPOSE:The purpose of this study is to report paraspinal muscle activity patterns in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)patients in comparison to the frontal plane spinal configuration and to report changes to the muscle activity resulting from a multi-factorial treatment program that includes chiropractic manipulation.

  2. Exposures to patients in Australian radiological practice

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    Paix, D. (South Australian Inst. of Tech., Adelaide)

    1983-11-01

    The findings of a 1980 Australian Radiation Laboratory study of genetic and bone-marrow doses to the population from medical, dental and chiropractic uses of ionising radiation are discussed. Attention is drawn to the large variability in patient exposure: maximum values were from five to eleven times greater than the means.

  3. Xiphodynia: A diagnostic conundrum

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    Hawken Erin

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract This paper presents 3 case reports of xiphodynia that presented to a chiropractic clinic. The paper examines aspects of xiphodynia including relevant anatomy of the xiphoid, as well as the incidence, aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. A brief overview of the mechanism of referred pain is presented.

  4. IT'S ALL IN THE HISTORY

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    Novotny, Julius J.

    1993-01-01

    This case study involves a patient who presented at a chiropractic clinic with an acute torticollis. Although preceding trauma was sincerely denied by the patient, a thorough case history with appropriate radiological investigation revealed a Jefferson fracture with an associated rupture of the osseous attachment of the transverse ligament.

  5. Isolated Horner Syndrome From an Elongated Styloid Process (Eagle Syndrome).

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    Chang, Caitlin A; Lin, Tony; Fung, Kevin; Sharma, Manas; Fraser, J Alexander

    2015-12-01

    Eagle syndrome occurs when an elongated styloid process causes otolaryngological or neurological symptoms or signs. We report a patient who had an isolated asymptomatic Horner syndrome that resulted from a pinned internal carotid artery being dynamically injured by an elongated styloid process during chiropractic neck manipulation. There was no evidence of arterial dissection.

  6. Chiropractors' Characteristics Associated with Physician Referrals

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    Blanchette, M. A.; Rivard, M.; Dionne, C. E.

    2015-01-01

    of a chiropractic management service, and considering maintenance/wellness care as a main sector of activity were associated with fewer MD referrals. Conclusion: Canadian DCs who interacted with other health care workers and who focus their practice on musculoskeletal conditions reported more referrals from MDs....

  7. Beyond the spine

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    Donovan, James; Cassidy, J David; Cancelliere, Carol;

    2015-01-01

    Over the past two decades, clinical research within the chiropractic profession has focused on the spine and spinal conditions, specifically neck and low back pain. However, there is now a small group of chiropractors with clinical research training that are shifting their focus away from...

  8. Children and adolescents presenting to chiropractors in Norway

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    Allen-Unhammer, Anna; Wilson, Francis J H; Hestbaek, Lise

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The idea of chiropractors treating children is controversial, yet many parents seek chiropractic care for their children. The reasons for this are not well documented. Part one of this study aimed to document the profile of all paediatric patients consulting Norwegian chiropractors in...

  9. 42 CFR 60.10 - How much can be borrowed?

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    2010-10-01

    ... administration, or clinical psychology may borrow up to $50,000 under this part including loans obtained while... school of public health, pharmacy, chiropractic, or a graduate program in health administration, clinical psychology, or allied health may borrow up to $50,000 under this part. The amount received may not exceed...

  10. The Nordic maintenance care program--time intervals between treatments of patients with low back pain: how close and who decides?

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    Sandnes, Kjerstin F; Bjørnstad, Charlotte; Leboeuf-Yde, Charlotte;

    2010-01-01

    The management of chiropractic patients with acute and chronic/persistent conditions probably differs. However, little is known on this subject. There is, for example, a dearth of information on maintenance care (MC). Thus it is not known if patients on MC are coerced to partake in a program...

  11. The Interactions and Inherent Relationships Between Alternative Health Care Providers and Their Patients

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    1996-05-13

    Therapies such as acupuncture/Traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy , reflexology, healing touch, and even chiropractic are but a few practices...purposeful sample of five different types of alternative providers: a doctor of homeopathy , a doctor of acupuncture/Traditional Chinese medicine, a

  12. Rattavirtuoos kihutab peagi Inglismaale kiropraktikat õppima / Greta Kaupmees

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    Kaupmees, Greta

    2007-01-01

    Martin Heinmets on Eesti parim jalgrattatraielisõitja. Juuli algul saavutas ta Soomes traielimeistrivõistlustel esikoha. Enne jaanipäeva sai ta Tallinna Ülikoolist rekreatsioonikorralduse erialal bakalaureusekraadi. Sügisel jätkab ta eneseharimist Inglismaal Bournemouthis Anglo European College of Chiropracticù kolledžis, asudes õppima kiropraktikat

  13. 42 CFR 60.1 - What is the HEAL program?

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    ... Assistance Loan (HEAL) program is a program of Federal insurance of educational loans to graduate students in... medicine, pharmacy, public health, chiropractic, health administration and clinical psychology. The basic... borrow money to pay for their educational costs. In addition, certain nonstudents (such as...

  14. In response to "The Knowledge of Our Knowledge": a reflection on McAndrews' view of epistemology.

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    Winterstein, James

    2012-12-01

    This commentary considers one of the articles published in the first volume of this journal and reflects on the status of research and knowledge at that time. The chiropractic profession has witnessed advancement in the use of the scientific method in the past several decades, and scholarly journals have helped support this substantial growth.

  15. 42 CFR 410.21 - Limitations on services of a chiropractor.

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    ... education equal to the requirements for graduation from an accredited high school or other secondary school... chiropractic college before that date, must have— (i) Had preliminary education equal to the requirements for graduation from an accredited high school or other secondary school; (ii) Graduated from a college...

  16. Training America’s Work Force: A Private Sector Base Line and Its Impact on National Security

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    1993-04-01

    Banking Services and Management General Busness Education Photographer Barber/Hairstylist General Clerical and Clerk Typist Physical Therapy Aide...Child Care Human Services Receptionist Chiropractic Assistant Illustrator Recording Specialist Civil Engineering Technician Import/Export Specialist...Instrumentation Specialist Residential Appraising Computer Graphics Interior Designer Respiratory Therapist Computerized Business Administration Jewelry Designer

  17. Veteran’s Health Care Issues

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    2007-11-30

    consists of a Rehabilitation Physician, Rehabilitation Nurses, Physical Therapists , Occupational Therapists , Speech and Language Pathologists, Recreation...51 Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act (H.R. 1470) . . . . . . 51...colonial settlements of America, the nation has provided benefits in varying degrees to those who have worn the uniform and suffered physical

  18. Children’s Health Insurance Program Funding and Proposed Legislation for Texas

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    2005-05-01

    1). In addition, dental, durable medical equipment, chiropractic services, hearing aids, home health, hospice care, mental health, physical therapy...penalized parents for what they see as a non-discretionary expense. Sarah Kelly, a Vallejo physical therapist and mother of 2-year- old twins summed it up

  19. Amount of health care and self-care following a randomized clinical trial comparing flexion-distraction with exercise program for chronic low back pain

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    Keenum Michael

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Previous clinical trials have assessed the percentage of participants who utilized further health care after a period of conservative care for low back pain, however no chiropractic clinical trial has determined the total amount of care during this time and any differences based on assigned treatment group. The objective of this clinical trial follow-up was to assess if there was a difference in the total number of office visits for low back pain over one year after a four week clinical trial of either a form of physical therapy (Exercise Program or a form of chiropractic care (Flexion Distraction for chronic low back pain. Methods In this randomized clinical trial follow up study, 195 participants were followed for one year after a four-week period of either a form of chiropractic care (FD or a form of physical therapy (EP. Weekly structured telephone interview questions regarded visitation of various health care practitioners and the practice of self-care for low back pain. Results Participants in the physical therapy group demonstrated on average significantly more visits to any health care provider and to a general practitioner during the year after trial care (p Conclusion During a one-year follow-up, participants previously randomized to physical therapy attended significantly more health care visits than those participants who received chiropractic care.

  20. Health Care Utilization Among Complementary and Alternative Medicine Users in a Large Military Cohort

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    2011-04-11

    megavitamin therapy , homeopathic remedies, hypnosis, massage therapy , relaxation, and spiritual healing. For the purposes of these analyses...acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic care, energy healing, folk medicine, hypnosis, and massage therapy were grouped together as practitioner-assisted...any CAM therapy within the last 12 months. The frequency of the 12 CAM therapies reported for both men and women were massage therapy (24.7

  1. Chiropractors in Finland – a demographic survey

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    Malmqvist Stefan

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Finnish chiropractic profession is young and not fully accepted by Finnish healthcare authorities. The demographic profile and style of practice has not been described to date. However, as the profession seems to be under rapid development, it would be of interest to stakeholders, both chiropractic and political, to obtain a baseline description of this profession with a view to the development of future goals and strategies for the profession. The purpose of this study was to describe the chiropractic profession in Finland in relation to its demographic background, the demographics of their clinics, practice patterns, interactions with other health care practitioners and some of the professions' plans for the future. Methods A structured questionnaire survey was conducted in 2005, in which all 50 members of the Finnish Chiropractic Union were invited to participate. Results In all, 44 questionnaires were returned (response rate 88%. Eighty percent of the respondents were men, and 77% were aged 30 to 44 years old, most of whom graduated after 1990 with either a university-based bachelors' or masters' degree in chiropractic. Solo practice was their main practice pattern. The vast majority described their scope of practice to be based on a musculoskeletal approach, using the Diversified Technique, performing Soft Tissue Therapy and about two-thirds also used an Activator Instrument (mechanical adjusting instrument. The mean number of patient visits reported to have been seen weekly was 59 of which nine were new patients. Most practitioners found this number of patients satisfactory. At the initial consultation, 80% of respondents spent 30–45 minutes with their patients, 75% spent 20–30 minutes with "new old" patients and on subsequent visits 80% of respondents spent 15–30 minutes. Interactions with other health care professions were reasonably good and most of chiropractors intended to remain within the profession

  2. A replication of the study ‘Adverse effects of spinal manipulation: a systematic review’

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    Tuchin Peter

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective To assess the significance of adverse events after spinal manipulation therapy (SMT by replicating and critically reviewing a paper commonly cited when reviewing adverse events of SMT as reported by Ernst (J Roy Soc Med 100:330–338, 2007. Method Replication of a 2007 Ernst paper to compare the details recorded in this paper to the original source material. Specific items that were assessed included the time lapse between treatment and the adverse event, and the recording of other significant risk factors such as diabetes, hyperhomocysteinemia, use of oral contraceptive pill, any history of hypertension, atherosclerosis and migraine. Results The review of the 32 papers discussed by Ernst found numerous errors or inconsistencies from the original case reports and case series. These errors included alteration of the age or sex of the patient, and omission or misrepresentation of the long term response of the patient to the adverse event. Other errors included incorrectly assigning spinal manipulation therapy (SMT as chiropractic treatment when it had been reported in the original paper as delivered by a non-chiropractic provider (e.g. Physician. The original case reports often omitted to record the time lapse between treatment and the adverse event, and other significant clinical or risk factors. The country of origin of the original paper was also overlooked, which is significant as chiropractic is not legislated in many countries. In 21 of the cases reported by Ernst to be chiropractic treatment, 11 were from countries where chiropractic is not legislated. Conclusion The number of errors or omissions in the 2007 Ernst paper, reduce the validity of the study and the reported conclusions. The omissions of potential risk factors and the timeline between the adverse event and SMT could be significant confounding factors. Greater care is also needed to distinguish between chiropractors and other health practitioners when reviewing

  3. Spinal manipulation as a valid treatment for low back pain.

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    Vernon, L F

    1996-03-01

    The practice of chiropractic has been regulated in the State of Delaware since 1937. Since that time, the battle lines in the state between medicine and chiropractic have been drawn. This war has existed on both the political and clinical fronts, and although it has always been believed by the chiropractic profession that once the "scientific evidence" of the benefit of chiropractic was proven, the war would end. This has not occurred to the extent believed. Even with its 1980 victory over the AMA, chiropractic has still been unable to achieve full acceptance as a clinical discipline among other professions. Many hospitals in this country have opened their doors to DCs. This by and large, has solely been for economic reasons and not as a recognition of the clinical benefit of manipulation. There is, however, a growing population of primary care physicians and researchers suggesting the benefit of manipulation for low back pain as well as suggesting that increased cooperation between MDs and DCs could be of extreme benefit to the patient population at large. This group continues to be in the minority. However, with increased knowledge of the benefits of spinal manipulation and the scientific evidence that now exists to support its efficacy, it is now believed that this interprofessional referral pattern will increase. In addition, many managed care programs now require primary care physicians to determine the necessity for referral to a chiropractor, thus causing a need for the primary physician to have some knowledge of spinal manipulation. This paper is presented to inform the physician community of Delaware of some of the evidence pointing to the efficacy of spinal manipulation as a treatment for low back pain.

  4. Management of chest pain: exploring the views and experiences of chiropractors and medical practitioners in a focus group interview

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    Rowell Robert M

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We report on a multidisciplinary focus group project related to the appropriate care of chiropractic patients who present with chest pain. The prevalence and clinical management, both diagnosis and treatment, of musculoskeletal chest pain in ambulatory medical settings, was explored as the second dimension of the focus group project reported here. Methods This project collected observational data from a multidisciplinary focus group composed of both chiropractic and medical professionals. The goals of the focus group were to explore the attitudes and experiences of medical and chiropractic clinicians regarding their patients with chest pain who receive care from both medical and chiropractic providers, to identify important clinical or research questions that may inform the development of 'best practices' for coordinating or managing care of chest pain patients between medical and chiropractic providers, to identify important clinical or research questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chest pain of musculoskeletal origin, to explore various methods that might be used to answer those questions, and to discuss the feasibility of conducting or coordinating a multidisciplinary research effort along this line of inquiry. The convenience-sample of five focus group participants included two chiropractors, two medical cardiologists, and one dual-degreed chiropractor/medical physician. The focus group was audiotaped and transcripts were prepared of the focus group interaction. Content analysis of the focus group transcripts were performed to identify key themes and concepts, using categories of narratives. Results Six key themes emerged from the analysis of the focus group interaction, including issues surrounding (1 Diagnosis; (2 Treatment and prognosis; (3 Chest pain as a chronic, multifactorial, or comorbid condition; (4 Inter-professional coordination of care; (5 Best practices and standardization of care; and (6

  5. Attitudes of non-practicing chiropractors: a pilot survey concerning factors related to attrition

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    Wyatt Lawrence H

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Research into attitudes about chiropractors who are no longer engaged in active clinical practice is non-existent. Yet non-practicing chiropractors (NPCs represent a valid sub-group worthy of study. Aim The purpose of this research was to assess attrition attitudes of NPCs about the chiropractic profession and develop a scale to assess such attitudes. Methods A 48 item survey was developed using the PsychData software. This survey included 35 Likert-style items assessing various aspects of the profession namely financial, educational, psychosocial and political. An internet discussion site where NPCs may be members was accessed for recruitment purposes. Results A total of 70 valid responses were received for analysis. A majority of respondents were male with 66% being in non-practice status for 3 to 5 years and less with 43% indicating that they had graduated since the year 2000. Most respondents were employed either in other healthcare professions and non-chiropractic education. A majority of NPCs believed that business ethics in chiropractic were questionable and that overhead expense and student loans were factors in practice success. A majority of NPCs were in associate practice at one time with many believing that associates were encouraged to prolong the care of patients and that associate salaries were not fair. Most NPCs surveyed believed that chiropractic was not a good career choice and would not recommend someone to become a chiropractor. From this survey, a 12 item scale was developed called the "chiropractor attrition attitude scale" for future research. Reliability analysis of this novel scale demonstrated a coefficient alpha of 0.90. Conclusion The low response rate indicates that findings cannot be generalized to the NPC population. This study nonetheless demonstrates that NPCs attrition attitudes can be assessed. The lack of a central database of NPCs is a challenge to future research. Appropriate

  6. Diagnosis and management of "an apparent mechanical" femoral mononeuropathy: a case study.

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    Desmarais, Ariane; Descarreaux, Martin

    2007-12-01

    This report describes an apparent case of femoral nerve mononeuropathy in a 58-year-old equestrian due to mechanical stress. A woman presented at a chiropractic office complaining of right buttock pain radiating to the right groin and knee. A treatment plan, consisting of chiropractic adjustments in addition to stretching and myofascial therapy, was initiated. The goal was to reduce pain and inflammation in the sacroiliac articulation by restoring normal biomechanical function. A rehabilitation program to alleviate tension in the musculature was initiated to reduce mechanical stresses exerted on the femoral nerve. The patient received five treatments over a period of three weeks and became asymptomatic. Even though peripheral nerve entrapment is an uncommon condition, clinicians must not overlook the possibility of a femoral mononeuropathy as it can produce a complex presentation and lead to ineffective patient management.

  7. Psychological and behavioral differences between low back pain populations

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    Eklund, A.; Bergstrom, G.; Bodin, L.

    2015-01-01

    Background: Psychological, behavioral and social factors have long been considered important in the development of persistent pain. Little is known about how chiropractic low back pain (LBP) patients compare to other LBP patients in terms of psychological/behavioral characteristics. Methods......: The data show statistically significant overall differences across samples for the subgroups based on psychological and behavioral characteristics. The cluster classifications placed (in terms of the proportions of the adaptive copers and dysfunctional subgroups) sample A between B and the two secondary...... care samples C and D. Conclusions: The chiropractic primary care sample was more affected by pain and worse off with regards to psychological and behavioral characteristics compared to the other primary care sample. Based on our findings from the MPI-S instrument the 4 samples may be considered...

  8. Real-time force feedback during flexion-distraction procedure for low back pain: A pilot study.

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    Gudavalli, Maruti Ram; Cox, James M

    2014-06-01

    A form of chiropractic procedure known as Cox flexion-distraction is used by chiropractors to treat low back pain. Patient lies face down on a specially designed table having a stationery thoracic support and a moveable caudal support for the legs. The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) holds a manual contact applying forces over the posterior lumbar spine and press down on the moving leg support to create traction effects in the lumbar spine. This paper reports on the development of real-time feedback on the applied forces during the application of the flexion-distraction procedure. In this pilot study we measured the forces applied by experienced DCs as well as novice DCs in using this procedure. After a brief training with real-time feedback novice DCs have improved on the magnitude of the applied forces. This real-time feedback technology is promising to do systematic studies in training DCs during the application of this procedure.

  9. Discitis in an adult following acupuncture treatment: a case report.

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    Kim, Peter S Y; Hsu, William

    2004-06-01

    Recent papers, including a review conducted by van Tulder et al., have suggested that there is paucity of information as to the efficacy of acupuncture treatment. However, there has been a significant increase in the use of acupuncture therapy for treatment of various ailments, including lower back pain. Chiropractors, along with other health care professionals, are using acupuncture as an adjunct to their main therapeutic intervention as demonstrated by a recent survey by the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association (CCPA). However, like many other interventions, including NSAIDs and spinal manipulations, signs of side effects should be monitored when acupuncture treatments are considered. Recent papers have noted such complications as pneumothorax and hepatitis following acupuncture treatments. A case is presented in which a patient, who received previous acupuncture treatments, presented to a chiropractic clinic complaining of low back and leg pain. Early recognition of potential complications after acupuncture treatment may minimize significant impairments and disability.

  10. AMED: The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database.

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    Vardell, Emily

    2016-01-01

    AMED: The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database is a resource from the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. AMED offers access to complementary and alternative medicine topics, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, homeopathy, hospice care, hypnosis, palliative care, physiotherapy, podiatry, and rehabilitation. This column features a sample search to demonstrate the type of information available within AMED. AMED is available through the EBSCOhost and OVID platforms.

  11. Role of calcium and vitamin D in the treatment of muscle pain

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    Liang, Raymond CR

    1985-01-01

    Calcium and vitamin D deficiencies are associated with abnormal muscular functions including non-specific pain and weakness. A diet survey of a patient complaining of back pain showed a low calcium intake. Clinically patients may have low utilization of dietary calcium. In addition to the normal chiropractic treatments, the patient was given calcium and vitamin D supplements. These supplements greatly improved the recovery of the patient. The nutritional status of calcium and vitamin D in the...

  12. A History of Manipulative Therapy

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    Pettman, Erland

    2007-01-01

    Manipulative therapy has known a parallel development throughout many parts of the world. The earliest historical reference to the practice of manipulative therapy in Europe dates back to 400 BCE. Over the centuries, manipulative interventions have fallen in and out of favor with the medical profession. Manipulative therapy also was initially the mainstay of the two leading alternative health care systems, osteopathy and chiropractic, both founded in the latter part of the 19th century in res...

  13. Importance of psychological factors for the recovery from a first episode of acute non-specific neck pain - a longitudinal observational study

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    Background The influence of psychological factors on acute neck pain is sparsely studied. In a secondary analysis of prospectively collected data, this study investigated how several psychological factors develop in the first three months of acute neck pain and how these factors influence self-perceived recovery. Methods Patients were recruited in various chiropractic practices throughout Switzerland between 2010 and 2014. The follow-up telephone interviews were conducted for all patients by ...

  14. Military Medical Care: Questions and Answers

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    providers, subject to regulations. Certain types of care, such as most dentistry and chiropractic services, are excluded. In addition to Tricare...myelogenous leukemia; tuberous sclerosis complex; autism ; psychological health and traumatic brain injury; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Gulf War...b FY 2009 c Autism 7.5 6.4 8 Breast Cancer 127.5 138 150 Gulf War Illness 0 10 8 Neurofibramatosis 10 8 10 Ovarian Cancer 10 10 20 Peer

  15. Hip fracture presenting as mechanical low back pain subsequent to a fall: a case study

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    Gleberzon, Brian; Hyde, David

    2006-01-01

    This case chronicles the assessment and clinical management of a 54 year old female patient who presented with post traumatic lower back, hip and lower extremity pain, initially attributed to mechanical low back pain but ultimately diagnosed as a hip fracture. This case study illustrates a number of important issues germane to chiropractic care. These are; the importance of using different assessment procedures, combined with clinical experience, in order to differentiate between those patien...

  16. Pregnancy: a demographic study

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    Laufer, Linda

    1987-01-01

    A retrospective study of 126 pregnant females, presenting to a chiropractor’s office was made. The average age of the patient was 29.8 years. Their backgrounds were career oriented and for the majority, it was their first pregnancy. The most frequent complaint was lower back pain. The study outlines the necessity for further data on the role of the chiropractic management of the pregnant patient.

  17. The efficacy of utilizing Kinesio® taping in isolation or in combination with spinal manipulation in the treatment of chronic neck pain

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    M.Tech. (Chiropractic) Introduction: Neck pain is a common condition which affects up to 70 percent of people at some point in their lives, and at any given time about 10 to 20 percent of the population reports neck problems. Although spinal manipulation on its own is effective in the treatment of chronic neck pain, chiropractors continue to search adjunctive modalities to improve the positive outcomes of their treatment. Therefore, it is important to look for the best possible treatment p...

  18. Activator instrument versus dry needling of active upper trapezius myofascial trigger points in those with neck pain

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    M.Tech. (Chiropractic) Neck pain is a common and costly complaint in society and many are made to believe that their neck pain is caused by pinched nerve, compressed disk, arthritis or displaced cervical vertebrae, when in reality the pain may be solely due to referral from myofascial trigger points in overworked or traumatized muscles of their upper back and shoulders. Travel and Simons (1999) demonstrated trapezius muscle of the neck, back and shoulder as the main cause of mechanical nec...

  19. Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies for Chronic Low Back Pain: What Treatments are Patients Willing to Try?

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    Erro Janet; Connelly Maureen T; Cherkin Daniel C; Sherman Karen J; Savetsky Jacqueline B; Davis Roger B; Eisenberg David M

    2004-01-01

    Abstract Background Although back pain is the most common reason patients use complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies, little is known about the willingness of primary care back pain patients to try these therapies. As part of an effort to refine recruitment strategies for clinical trials, we sought to determine if back pain patients are willing to try acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, meditation, and t'ai chi and to learn about their knowledge of, experience with, and percept...

  20. Chiropractor perceptions and practices regarding interprofessional service delivery in the Danish primary care context

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    Myburgh, Corrie; Christensen, Henrik Wulff; Fogh-Schultz, Anders Lyck

    2014-01-01

    For the past 20 years, chiropractors have enjoyed access to the Danish health care system and have been free to build integrated health care delivery partnerships. An electronic survey of chiropractic clinics around Denmark was conducted in order to observe interprofessional practice trends. From...... practice to be important and as a group, perceive themselves to be offering such models of service provision. Medical practitioners are perceived as desirable, but under utilized partners....

  1. Army Back Complaint Program

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    1988-05-13

    pain as there are doctors, 4 from chiropractic approaches through hypnotism and acupuncture . In the vast majority of cases, low back pain will disappear...initiatives to dispel fears and amc .!ticns about back pain , prmpt recognition and medical zwvaemet of affected aployees, and reduclM back complaints through...installation of ABC Programs. It is designed to be an educational tool to prevent injuries to the back, shoulder, or neck areas primarily as a result of

  2. The Nordic Maintenance Care Program - Time intervals between treatments of patients with low back pain: how close and who decides?

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    Leboeuf-Yde Charlotte; Bjørnstad Charlotte; Sandnes Kjerstin F; Hestbaek Lise

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background The management of chiropractic patients with acute and chronic/persistent conditions probably differs. However, little is known on this subject. There is, for example, a dearth of information on maintenance care (MC). Thus it is not known if patients on MC are coerced to partake in a program of frequent treatments over a long period of time, or if they are actively involved in designing their own individualized treatment program. Objectives It was the purpose of this study...

  3. Pancreatic cancer and chronic thoracic back pain: a case report

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    Yurkiw, Dennis J

    1995-01-01

    A male with persistent thoracic spine pain and clinical symptoms suggesting a more grave condition than mechanical back pain is presented. The patient had previously been attended to by a medical doctor and a chiropractor. The symptom picture and the ineffectiveness of previously administered chiropractic care suggests a medical referral with further investigation. The importance of history taking is emphasized. An accurate diagnosis and administration of the appropriate treatment is paramoun...

  4. Survey of US chiropractors' perceptions about their clinical role as specialist or generalist

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    Smith, Monica; Carber, Lynne A.

    2010-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to provide new information that describes chiropractors' professional identity relative to their perceived clinical role as specialist or generalist. Methods A pragmatic, descriptive, cross-sectional survey was performed of randomly sampled state-board licensed chiropractors in the United States during the period 2002–2003 to assess the chiropractors' perceptions of how their chiropractic patients see them, and how they see themselves, as specialist or ...

  5. The treatment experience of patients with low back pain during pregnancy and their chiropractors: a qualitative study

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    Sadr Shabnam; Pourkiani-Allah-Abad Neda; Stuber Kent

    2012-01-01

    Abstract Background Chiropractors regularly treat pregnant patients for low back pain during their pregnancy. An increasing amount of literature on this topic supports this form of treatment; however the experience of the pregnant patient with low back pain and their chiropractor has not yet been explored. The objective of this study is to explore the experience of chiropractic treatment for pregnant women with low back pain, and their chiropractors. Methods This qualitative study employed se...

  6. Defense Health Care: DOD Chiropractor Wage Rates

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    2013-03-14

    active, valid, and unrestricted license in chiropractic practice in a U.S. state or in the District of Columbia Optional; None required Physical ... Therapist Masters or doctoral degree in physical therapy: 6 to 8 years total education from a program accredited by the American Physical Therapy...For example, DOD has almost 6 times more civilian physical therapists and over 15 times more civilian physician assistants than civilian

  7. An Analysis of Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees for the Department of Defense

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    2004-01-01

    Association, 2002). Cox (1988) stated that the reason that Doctors of Chiropractic are portal-of-entry practitioners is that they are trained in diagnosis...Biomechanics and Kinesiology I 2 PT 4220 Clinical Medicine I 2 PT 4310 Anatomy I 3 PT 4311 Physiology I 3 PT 4440 Physical Dysfunction I 4 PT 4051...PT 5212 Biomechanics and Kinesiology II 2 PT 5370 Research Methods I 3 PT 5220 Clinical Medicine II 2 PT 5312 Physiology II 3 PT 5430 Physical

  8. Beyond the didactic classroom: educational models to encourage active student involvement in learning.

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    Shreeve, Michael W

    2008-01-01

    In a chiropractic college that utilizes a hybrid curriculum model composed of adult-based learning strategies along with traditional lecture-based course delivery, a literature search for educational delivery methods that would integrate the affective domain and the cognitive domain of learning provided some insights into the use of problem-based learning (PBL), experiential learning theory (ELT), and the emerging use of appreciative inquiry (AI) to enhance the learning experience. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a brief overview of key components of PBL, ELT, and AI in educational methodology and to discuss how these might be used within the chiropractic curriculum to supplement traditional didactic lecture courses. A growing body of literature describes the use of PBL and ELT in educational settings across many disciplines, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The use of appreciative inquiry as an instructional methodology presents a new area for exploration and study in the academic environment. Educational research in the chiropractic classroom incorporating ELT and appreciative inquiry might provide some valuable insights for future curriculum development.

  9. A review of the literature pertaining to the efficacy, safety, educational requirements, uses and usage of mechanical adjusting devices: Part 1 of 2.

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    Taylor, Shane H; Arnold, Nicole D; Biggs, Lesley; Colloca, Christopher J; Mierau, Dale R; Symons, Bruce P; Triano, John J

    2004-03-01

    Over the past decade, mechanical adjusting devices (MADs) were a major source of debate within the Chiropractors' Association of Saskatchewan (CAS). Since Saskatchewan was the only jurisdiction in North America to prohibit the use of MADs, the CAS established a committee in 2001 to review the literature on MADs. The committee evaluated the literature on the efficacy, safety, and uses of moving stylus instruments within chiropractic practice, and the educational requirements for chiropractic practice. Following the rating criteria for the evaluation of evidence, as outlined in the Clinical Guidelines for Chiropractic Practice in Canada (1994), the committee reviewed 55 articles - all of which pertained to the Activator. Of the 55 articles, 13 were eliminated from the final study. Of the 42 remaining articles, 6 were rated as class 1 evidence; 11 were rated as class 2 evidence and 25 were rated as class 3 evidence. In this article - the first in a series of two - the background and the methods utilized by the MAD committee's activities are described, as well as the results for the review of the literature on efficacy. Of the 21 articles related to efficacy, five were identified as Class 1 evidence; 4 were identified as Class 2 evidence; and 12 were identified as Class 3. Overall, the committee reached consensus that the MAD procedures using the Activator were as effective as manual (HVLA) procedures in producing clinical benefit and biological change. A minority report was also written, arguing that there was not enough evidence to support or refute the efficacy of MADs.

  10. Use of conventional and alternative treatment strategies for a case of low back pain in a F/A-18 aviator

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    Sims John

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Low back pain can diminish jet pilot concentration and function during flight and be severe enough to ground pilots or cause decreased flying time. The objective of this case report is to present an example of the integration of chiropractic care with conventional treatments for the management of low back pain in a F/A-18 aviator. Case presentation The patient had insidious severe low back pain without radiation or neurological deficit, resulting in 24 hours of hospitalization. Spinal degeneration was discovered upon imaging. Four months later, it still took up to 10 minutes for him to get out of bed and several minutes to exit the jet due to stiffness and pain. He had discontinued his regular Marine Corps fitness training due to pain avoidance. Pain severity ranged from 1.5–7.1 cm on a visual analog scale. His Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire score was 5 out of 24. The pilot's pain was managed with the coordinated efforts of the flight surgeon, physiatrist, physical therapist, and doctor of chiropractic. Following this regimen he had no pain and no functional disability; he was able to fly multiple training missions per week and exercise to Marine Corps standards. Conclusion A course of care integrating flight medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, and physiatry appeared to alleviate pain and restore function to this F/A-18 aviator with low back pain.

  11. Interprofessional education through shadowing experiences in multi-disciplinary clinical settings

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    Moore Ainsley E

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The World Health Organization has recently added Interprofessional Education (IPE to its global health agenda recognizing it as a necessary component of all health professionals' education. We suggest mandatory interprofessional shadowing experiences as a mechanism to be used by chiropractic institutions to address this agenda. IPE initiatives of other professions (pharmacy and medicine are described along with chiropractic. This relative comparison of professions local to our jurisdiction in Ontario, Canada is made so that the chiropractic profession may take note that they are behind other health care providers in implementing IPE. Interprofessional shadowing experiences would likely take place in a multi-disciplinary clinical setting. We offer an example of how two separate professions within a Family Health Team (FHT can work together in such a setting to enhance both student learning and patient care. For adult learners, using interprofessional shadowing experiences with learner-derived and active objectives across diverse health professional groups may help to improve the educational experience. Mandatory interprofessional shadowing experiences for chiropractors during their training can enhance future collaborative practice and provide success in reaching a goal common to each profession - improved patient care.

  12. Could chiropractors screen for adverse drug events in the community? Survey of US chiropractors

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    Bero Lisa

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The "Put Prevention into Practice" campaign of the US Public Health Service (USPHS was launched with the dissemination of the Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services that recommended standards of clinical care for various prevention activities, including preventive clinical strategies to reduce the risk of adverse drug events. We explored whether nonprescribing clinicians such as chiropractors may contribute to advancing drug safety initiatives by identifying potential adverse drug events in their chiropractic patients, and by bringing suspected adverse drug events to the attention of the prescribing clinicians. Methods Mail survey of US chiropractors about their detection of potential adverse drug events in their chiropractic patients. Results Over half of responding chiropractors (62% reported having identified a suspected adverse drug event occurring in one of their chiropractic patients. The severity of suspected drug-related events detected ranged from mild to severe. Conclusions Chiropractors or other nonprescribing clinicians may be in a position to detect potential adverse drug events in the community. These detection and reporting mechanisms should be standardized and policies related to clinical case management of suspected adverse drug events occurring in their patients should be developed.

  13. 整脊推拿手法治疗胸椎小关节紊乱症31例观察

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    吴木轩

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察整脊推拿手法治疗胸椎小关节紊乱症的疗效。方法:31例采用整脊推拿手法治疗。结果:痊愈25例,好转4例,无效2例,总有效率93.54%。结论:整脊推拿手法治疗胸椎小关节紊乱症临床疗效显著。%Objective:To observe the chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of thoracic vertebra small jiont disorder. Method:31 cases of thoracic vertebra small joint disorder were treated with chiropractic manipulation. Result:There were 25 cases cured,4 cases improved,2 cases ineffective and the total effective rate was 93.54%. Conclusion:The therapeutic effect of chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of thoracic vertebra small joint disorder is significant.

  14. Beyond the Didactic Classroom: Educational Models to Encourage Active Student Involvement in Learning

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    Shreeve, Michael W.

    2008-01-01

    In a chiropractic college that utilizes a hybrid curriculum model composed of adult-based learning strategies along with traditional lecture-based course delivery, a literature search for educational delivery methods that would integrate the affective domain and the cognitive domain of learning provided some insights into the use of problem-based learning (PBL), experiential learning theory (ELT), and the emerging use of appreciative inquiry (AI) to enhance the learning experience. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a brief overview of key components of PBL, ELT, and AI in educational methodology and to discuss how these might be used within the chiropractic curriculum to supplement traditional didactic lecture courses. A growing body of literature describes the use of PBL and ELT in educational settings across many disciplines, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The use of appreciative inquiry as an instructional methodology presents a new area for exploration and study in the academic environment. Educational research in the chiropractic classroom incorporating ELT and appreciative inquiry might provide some valuable insights for future curriculum development. PMID:18483586

  15. Learning spinal manipulation: A best-evidence synthesis of teaching methods*

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    Stainsby, Brynne E.; Clarke, Michelle C.S.; Egonia, Jade R.

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of different reported methods used to teach spinal manipulative therapy to chiropractic students. Methods: For this best-evidence literature synthesis, 5 electronic databases were searched from 1900 to 2015. Eligible studies were critically appraised using the criteria of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Scientifically admissible studies were synthesized following best-evidence synthesis principles. Results: Twenty articles were critically appraised, including 9 randomized clinical trials, 9 cohort studies, and 2 systematic reviews/meta-analyses. Eleven articles were accepted as scientifically admissible. The type of teaching method aids included a Thrust in Motion cervical manikin, instrumented cardiopulmonary reanimation manikin, padded contact with a load cell, instrumented treatment table with force sensor/transducer, and Dynadjust instrument. Conclusions: Several different methods exist in the literature for teaching spinal manipulative therapy techniques; however, future research in this developing area of chiropractic education is proposed. It is suggested that various teaching methods be included in the regular curricula of chiropractic colleges to aid in developing manipulation skills, efficiency, and knowledge of performance. PMID:26998630

  16. The Nordic Maintenance Care Program - Time intervals between treatments of patients with low back pain: how close and who decides?

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    Leboeuf-Yde Charlotte

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The management of chiropractic patients with acute and chronic/persistent conditions probably differs. However, little is known on this subject. There is, for example, a dearth of information on maintenance care (MC. Thus it is not known if patients on MC are coerced to partake in a program of frequent treatments over a long period of time, or if they are actively involved in designing their own individualized treatment program. Objectives It was the purpose of this study to investigate how chiropractic patients with low back pain were scheduled for treatment, with special emphasis on MC. The specific research questions were: 1. How many patients are on maintenance care? 2 Are there specific patterns of intervals between treatments for patients and, if so, do they differ between MC patients and non-MC patients? 3. Who decides on the next treatment, the patient, the chiropractor or both, and are there any differences between MC patients and non-MC patients? Methods Chiropractic students, who during their summer holidays were observers in chiropractic clinics in Norway and Denmark, recorded whether patients were classified by the treating chiropractor as a MC-patient or not, dates for last and subsequent visits, and made a judgement on whether the patient or the chiropractor decided on the next appointment. Results Observers in the study were 16 out of 30 available students. They collected data on 868 patients from 15 Danish and 13 Norwegian chiropractors. Twenty-two percent and 26%, respectively, were classified as MC patients. Non-MC patients were most frequently seen within 1 week. For MC patients, the previous visit was most often 2-4 weeks prior to the actual visit, and the next appointment between 1 and 3 months. This indicates a gradual increase in intervals. The decision of the next visit was mainly made by the chiropractor, also for MC patients. However, the study samples of chiropractors appear not to be

  17. 整脊手法并独活寄生汤治疗脊柱相关疾病的疗效分析

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    任志强; 田志永; 郭建茂; 苏凤哲; 范洪亮; 张万龙

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨整脊手法并内服独活寄生汤的方法在脊柱相关疾病中的临床应用。方法:将脊柱相关疾病患者149例随机分为药物组76例和对照组73例,药物组采用整脊手法并内服独活寄生汤治疗,对照组采用单纯整脊手法治疗,10次为1疗程,1疗程后评定疗效。结果:药物组总有效率81.6%(62/76),明显高于对照组67.1%(49/73),差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);两组治疗过程中均未发生明显不良反应。结论:整脊手法并内服独活寄生汤治疗脊柱相关疾病的疗效优于单纯整脊手法。%Objectives:To study the clinical effect of chiropractic technique combined with Du huo ji sheng decoction on the spinal associated disease. Methods:149 cases were divided randomly into two groups, 76 cases in medicine group and 73 in control group, and the cases in medicine group were treated using chiropractic technique combined with Du huo ji sheng decoction, but the control group using chiropractic technique alone. Ten times was one therapeutic course and the therapeutic effect was evaluated after one therapeutic course. Results:The effective rate was significantly higher (p<0.05) in medicine group 81.6%(62/76) than that in control group 67.1%(49/73), and no adverse effects were found in two groups. Conclusion:The effect of chiropractic technique combined with Du huo ji sheng decoction was better than chiropractic technique alone.

  18. Fostering critical thinking skills: a strategy for enhancing evidence based wellness care

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    Jamison Jennifer R

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Chiropractic has traditionally regarded itself a wellness profession. As wellness care is postulated to play a central role in the future growth of chiropractic, the development of a wellness ethos acceptable within conventional health care is desirable. This paper describes a unit which prepares chiropractic students for the role of "wellness coaches". Emphasis is placed on providing students with exercises in critical thinking in an effort to prepare them for the challenge of interfacing with an increasingly evidence based health care system. Methods This case study describes how health may be promoted and disease prevented through development of personalized wellness programs. As critical thinking is essential to the provision of evidence based wellness care, diverse learning opportunities for developing and refining critical thinking skills have been created. Three of the learning opportunities are an intrinsic component of the subject and, taken together, contributed over 50% of the final grade of the unit. They include a literature review, developing a client wellness contract and peer evaluation. In addition to these 3 compulsory exercises, students were also given an opportunity to develop their critical appraisal skills by undertaking voluntary self- and unit evaluation. Several opportunities for informal self-appraisal were offered in a structured self-study guide, while unit appraisal was undertaken by means of a questionnaire and group discussion at which the Head of School was present. Results Formal assessment showed all students capable of preparing a wellness program consistent with current thinking in contemporary health care. The small group of students who appraised the unit seemed to value the diversity of learning experiences provided. Opportunities for voluntary unit and self-appraisal were used to varying degrees. Unit evaluation provided useful feedback that led to substantial changes in unit structure

  19. Complementary and alternative medical therapies for chronic low back pain: What treatments are patients willing to try?

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    Erro Janet

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Although back pain is the most common reason patients use complementary and alternative medical (CAM therapies, little is known about the willingness of primary care back pain patients to try these therapies. As part of an effort to refine recruitment strategies for clinical trials, we sought to determine if back pain patients are willing to try acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, meditation, and t'ai chi and to learn about their knowledge of, experience with, and perceptions about each of these therapies. Methods We identified English-speaking patients with diagnoses consistent with chronic low back pain using automated visit data from one health care organization in Boston and another in Seattle. We were able to confirm the eligibility status (i.e., current low back pain that had lasted at least 3 months of 70% of the patients with such diagnoses and all eligible respondents were interviewed. Results Except for chiropractic, knowledge about these therapies was low. Chiropractic and massage had been used by the largest fractions of respondents (54% and 38%, respectively, mostly for back pain (45% and 24%, respectively. Among prior users of specific CAM therapies for back pain, massage was rated most helpful. Users of chiropractic reported treatment-related "significant discomfort, pain or harm" more often (23% than users of other therapies (5–16%. Respondents expected massage would be most helpful (median of 7 on a 0 to 10 scale and meditation least helpful (median of 3 in relieving their current pain. Most respondents indicated they would be "very likely" to try acupuncture, massage, or chiropractic for their back pain if they did not have to pay out of pocket and their physician thought it was a reasonable treatment option. Conclusions Most patients with chronic back pain in our sample were interested in trying therapeutic options that lie outside the conventional medical spectrum. This highlights the need for additional

  20. Effect of Sampling Rates on the Quantification of Forces, Durations, and Rates of Loading of Simulated Side Posture High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Lumbar Spine Manipulation☆

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    Gudavalli, Maruti Ram; DeVocht, James; Tayh, Ali; Xia, Ting

    2013-01-01

    Objective Quantification of chiropractic high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM) may require biomechanical equipment capable of sampling data at high rates. However, there are few studies reported in the literature regarding the minimal sampling rate required to record the HVLA-SM force-time profile data accurately and precisely. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different sampling rates on the quantification of forces, durations, and rates of loading of simulated side posture lumbar spine HVLA-SM delivered by doctors of chiropractic. Methods Five doctors of chiropractic (DCs) and 5 asymptomatic participants were recruited for this study. Force-time profiles were recorded during (i) 52 simulated HVLA-SM thrusts to a force transducer placed on a force plate by 2 DCs and (ii) 12 lumbar side posture HVLA-SM on 5 participants by 3 DCs. Data sampling rate of the force plate remained the same at 1000 Hz, whereas the sampling rate of the force transducer varied at 50, 100, 200, and 500 Hz. The data were reduced using custom-written MATLAB (Mathworks, Inc, Natick, MA) and MathCad (version 15; Parametric Technologies, Natick, MA) programs and analyzed descriptively. Results The average differences in the computed durations and rates of loading are smaller than 5% between 50 and 1000 Hz sampling rates. The differences in the computed preloads and peak loads are smaller than 3%. Conclusions The small differences observed in the characteristics of force-time profiles of simulated manual HVLA-SM thrusts measured using various sampling rates suggest that a sampling rate as low as 50 to 100 Hz may be sufficient. The results are applicable to the manipulation performed in this study: manual side posture lumbar spine HVLA-SM. PMID:23790603

  1. 清脑复神液配合整脊疗法治疗椎动脉型颈椎病的临床观察

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    任凯; 龚晓明

    2012-01-01

      Objective: To study the effects of Qinnao-fushen Liquid and Chiropractic therapy on Vertebra artery type of cervical spondylosis (CSA) patients. Method: 136 CSA patients who were in wards between May 2010 and July 2012 were selected and treated with Qinnao-fushen Liquid and Chiropractic therapy for three courses of treatment. Dizziness, pain and range of motion of cervical vertebrae were measured before and after treatment. Results: the differences before and after treatment of dizziness, pain and range of motion of cervical vertebrae were significant (P>0.05). Conclusion: the treatment of Qinnao-fushen Liquid and Chiropractic therapy were benefit for CSA patient.%  目的:研究清脑复神液配合整脊疗法对椎动脉型颈椎病患者的治疗作用;方法:选择2010年5月至2012年6月136例椎动脉型颈椎病患者作为样本,通过清脑复神液配合整脊疗法治疗进行干预3个疗程,测定治疗前后头晕症状、疼痛症状及颈椎活动度的变化来评定治疗效果;结果:治疗前后头晕症状、疼痛症状及颈椎活动度评分对比差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05);结论:清脑复神液配合整脊疗法治疗椎动脉型颈椎病具有较好的临床疗效,值得推广应用.

  2. 刮痧、走罐、捏脊相结合防治支气管哮喘30例

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    常素惠; 贾静静; 娄欣然

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the clinical effect of combination scrapping, moving cupping and chiropractic on the prevention and treatment of bronchial asthma. 60 patients with bronchial asthma were randomly divided into observation group and control group, with 30 cases in each group. The control group took the dog days acupoint sticking method. The observation group received scrapping, moving cupping and chiropractic for a month. The clinical curative effect was observed. Results The total effective rate of the observation group and the control group was 90.00% and 66.67%, respectively, the difference was statistically significant ( P < 0.05) . Conclusion The curative effect of combination scrapping, moving cupping and chiropractic is obvious, and is a kind of effective way to prevention and treatment of bronchial asthma.%目的:观察刮痧、走罐、捏脊相结合的方法防治支气管哮喘的临床疗效。方法选取支气管哮喘患者60例,随机分为观察组和对照组各30例,对照组采取三伏天穴位贴敷法,观察组采用刮痧、走罐、捏脊相结合的方法,疗程为1个月,观察两组临床疗效。结果观察组总有效率90.00%,对照组总有效率66.67%,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论刮痧、走罐、捏脊相结合的方法疗效确切,是防治支气管哮喘的一种行之有效的方法。

  3. Efficacy Observation on Position Adjusting Method Combined with Massage Treating 112 Cases of Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy%调位法配合推拿治疗神经根型颈椎病112例疗效观察

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    齐笑千

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the efficacy of position adjusting chiropractic and traction method combined with massage treating cervical spon-dylotic radiculopathy. Methods:112 cases of patients with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy were all treated with position adjusting chiropractic and traction method combined with massage, to observe the clinical efficacy. Results:Among 112 patients, 52 cases were cured, 55 cases improved, 5 cas-es ineffective, the total effective rate was 95.53%. Conclusion:Efficacy of position adjusting chiropractic and traction method combined with mas-sage treating cervical spondylotic radiculopathy is significant, safe and reliable, being worthy of clinical application.%目的:探讨调位整脊法、调位牵引法配合推拿手法治疗神经根型颈椎病的疗效。方法:112例神经根型颈椎病患者均采用调位整脊法、调位牵引法配合推拿手法治疗,观察其临床疗效。结果:112例患者,治愈52例,好转55例,无效5例,总有效率为95.53%。结论:调位整脊法、调位牵引法配合推拿手法治疗神经根型颈椎病疗效显著,安全可靠,值得临床推广应用。

  4. The treatment experience of patients with low back pain during pregnancy and their chiropractors: a qualitative study

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    Sadr Shabnam

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Chiropractors regularly treat pregnant patients for low back pain during their pregnancy. An increasing amount of literature on this topic supports this form of treatment; however the experience of the pregnant patient with low back pain and their chiropractor has not yet been explored. The objective of this study is to explore the experience of chiropractic treatment for pregnant women with low back pain, and their chiropractors. Methods This qualitative study employed semi-structured interviews of pregnant patients in their second or third trimester, with low back pain during their pregnancy, and their treating chiropractors in separate interviews. Participants consisted of 11 patients and 12 chiropractors. The interviews consisted of 10 open-ended questions for patients, and eight open-ended questions for chiropractors, asking about their treatment experience or impressions of treating pregnant patients with LBP, respectively. All interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and reviewed independently by the investigators to develop codes, super-codes and themes. Thematic saturation was reached after the eleventh chiropractor and ninth patient interviews. All interviews were analyzed using the qualitative analysis software N-Vivo 9. Results Five themes emerged out of the chiropractor and patient interviews. The themes consisted of Treatment and Effectiveness; Chiropractor-Patient Communication; Pregnant Patient Presentation and the Chiropractic Approach to Pregnancy Care; Safety Considerations; and Self-Care. Conclusions Chiropractors approach pregnant patients with low back pain from a patient-centered standpoint, and the pregnant patients interviewed in this study who sought chiropractic care appeared to find this approach helpful for managing their back pain symptoms.

  5. Manual therapy as a conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review

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    Negrini Stefano

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is contingent upon many variables. Simple observation is enough for less serious curvatures, but for very serious cases surgical intervention could be proposed. Between these there is a wide range of different treatments. Manual therapy is commonly used: the aim of this paper is to verify the data existing in the literature on the efficacy of this approach. Methods A systematic review of the scientific literature published internationally has been performed. We have included in the term manual therapy all the manipulative and generally passive techniques performed by an external operator. In a more specific meaning, osteopathic, chiropractic and massage techniques have been considered as manipulative therapeutic methods. We performed our systematic research in Medline, Embase, Cinhal, Cochrane Library, Pedro with the following terms: idiopathic scoliosis combined with chiropractic; manipulation; mobilization; manual therapy; massage; osteopathy; and therapeutic manipulation. The criteria for inclusion were as follows: Any kind of research; diagnosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; patients treated exclusively by one of the procedures established as a standard for this review (chiropractic manipulation, osteopathic techniques, massage; and outcome in Cobb degrees. Results We founded 145 texts, but only three papers were relevant to our study. However, no one of the three satisfied all the required inclusion criteria because they were characterized by a combination of manual techniques and other therapeutic approaches. Conclusion The lack of any kind of serious scientific data does not allow us to draw any conclusion on the efficacy of manual therapy as an efficacious technique for the treatment of Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

  6. The Accuracy of Locating Lumbar Vertebrae When Using Palpation Versus Ultrasonography

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    Mieritz, Rune Mygind; Kawchuk, Gregory Neil

    2016-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of locating lumbar vertebrae using palpation vs ultrasonography. METHODS: In this study, ultrasonic imaging was used by 2 experienced clinicians to identify the third lumbar spinous process (target) of a female participant....... The target was then located by 16 undergraduate chiropractic students using clinical palpation techniques learned in their academic program (with participant seated and prone) and ultrasonic imaging learned through a 5-minute training video. Presumed target locations identified by students were recorded...... different from the target location identified by expert clinicians using ultrasonic imaging (P

  7. Assessment of balance and risk for falls in a sample of community-dwelling adults aged 65 and older

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    Colonvega Makasha

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Falls are a major health concern for older adults and their impact is a significant public health problem. The chief modifiable risk factors for falls in community-dwellers are psychotropic drugs, polypharmacy, environmental hazards, poor vision, lower extremity impairments, and balance impairments. This study focused on balance impairments. Its purpose was to assess the feasibility of recruiting older adults with possible balance problems for research conducted at a chiropractic research center, and to explore the utility of several widely used balance instruments for future studies of the effect of chiropractic care on balance in older adults. Methods This descriptive study was conducted from September through December 2004. Participants were recruited through a variety of outreach methods, and all were provided with an educational intervention. Data were collected at each of two visits through questionnaires, interviews, and physical examinations. Balance was assessed on both visits using the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABCS, the Berg Balance Scale (BBS, and the One Leg Standing Test (OLST. Results A total of 101 participants enrolled in the study. Advertising in the local senior newspaper was the most effective method of recruitment (46%. The majority of our participants were white (86% females (67%. About one third (32% of participants had a baseline BBS score below 46, the cut-off point for predicting risk of falling. A mean improvement in BBS scores of 1.7 points was observed on the second visit. For the subgroup with baseline scores below 46, the mean change was 4.5 points, but the group mean remained below 46 (42.5. Conclusion Recruitment of community-dwelling seniors for fall-related research conducted at a chiropractic research center appears feasible, and the most successful recruitment strategies for this center appeared to be a combination of targeted newspaper ads and personal contact through

  8. Chiropractor interaction and treatment equivalence in a pilot randomized controlled trial

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    Salsbury, Stacie A; DeVocht, James W; Hondras, Maria;

    2014-01-01

    and study participants regarding treatment group assignment. METHODS: We conducted an observational analysis of digital video-recordings derived from study visits conducted during a pilot randomized trial of conservative therapies for temporomandibular pain. A theory-based, iterative process developed...... aimed to: 1) develop an instrument to assess practitioner-patient interactions; 2) determine the equivalence of a chiropractor's verbal interactions and treatment delivery for participants allocated to active or sham chiropractic groups; and 3) describe the perceptions of a treatment-masked evaluator...

  9. 将"西方手法"融于中国医学实践——记解放军总医院第一附属医院骨科门诊中心负责人于红

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    王琴

    2008-01-01

    @@ 谈到骨科疾病的治疗,大多数人会想到骨凿、骨锉、手术刀等器械,但是解放军总医院第一附属医院(原304医院)骨科门诊中心负责人于红副主任医师却是一位以高超的西方手法(Chiropractic)代替手术刀,治愈千万患者的行家里手.

  10. 将"西方手法"融于中国医学实践——记解放军总医院第一附属医院骨科门诊中心负责人于红

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    王琴; 王丛霞

    2009-01-01

    @@ 谈到骨科疾病的洁疗,大多数人会想到骨凿、骨锉、手术刀等器械,但是解放军总医院第一附属医院(原304医院)骨科门诊中心负责人于红副主任医师却是-位以高超的西方手法(Chiropractic)代替手术刀,治愈千万患者的行家里手.

  11. The role of alternative medicine in rhinology.

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    Roehm, Corrie E; Tessema, Belachew; Brown, Seth M

    2012-02-01

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes treatments from traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, herbal medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, mind-body medicine, chiropractic or osteopathic manipulations, and massage. More than 40% of patients in the United States use CAM, with 17% of CAM use related to otolaryngology diagnoses, but nearly half of CAM users do not communicate their use of these medications to their physicians. Perioperative risk of bleeding is a particular concern in surgical specialties, and knowledge of these therapies and their potential adverse effects is critical.

  12. TREATING DISCUS HERNIA USING A SELF DEVELOPED METHOD - A NEW TECHNOLOGY WITHOUT SURGICAL INTERVENTION

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    Mitrička Stardelova

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper includes an experiment that was performed on a hundred patients by using our self-developed methods during a two year period. The treatment of discus hernia was carried out by using our self-developed methods combined with a completely new technology, as well as clinical biomechanics, chiropractics, massotherapy, thermotherapy, cryotherapy and various other specific exercises practiced in esthetic and orthopedic kinesiology - kinesitherapy.50 females and 50 males aged 35 to 55 underwent our therapy and the results we obtained display very high curative effects.

  13. 非手术疗法治疗腰椎间盘突出症156例疗效观察%Clinical Observation on 156 Cases of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Non-operative Therapy

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    齐笑千

    2013-01-01

    Objective:To observe the efficacy of finger-pressing, chiropractic and manual traction method treating lumbar disc herniation. Methods:156 cases of lumbar disc herniation were treated with finger-pressing, chiropractic and manual traction method. Results:Among 156 patients, 73 cas-es were cured, with 75 cases improved and 8 cases ineffective, the total efficiency was 94.9%. Conclusion:The three kinds of treatment, with short courses of treatment and obvious effects, are worthy of clinical promotion.%  目的:观察指压过伸法、定位整脊法、人工牵引法治疗腰椎间盘突出症的疗效。方法:采用指压过伸法、定位整脊法、人工牵引法对156例腰椎间盘突出症患者进行治疗。结果:156例患者中,治愈73例,好转75例,无效8例,总有效率94.9%。结论:通过该三法治疗,疗程短,效果明显,值得临床推广。

  14. Therapeutic Management of the Hallux Rigidus

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    Anoop Aggarwal

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Hallux rigidus is a chronic, disabling condition of foot characterized by reduced great toe extension. The manual therapy approaches are described theoretically however their practical published evidence has not been analyzed well. Objective. Aim of the present paper was to systematically review the literature available for therapeutic management of the hallux rigidus by identifying and evaluating the randomized controlled trials (RCTs and non-RCTs. Methods. To view the hallux rigidus and its rehabilitation, a webbased published literature search of Pubmed, Ovid Medline, Science direct, Cochrane Database, PEDro database, CINAHL was conducted for last 35 years in August 2010 using 4 specific keywords “hallux rigidus, physical therapy, chiropractic, and manual therapy” typed in exactly same manner in the search column of the databases. Result. the review finds that there is acute need of the quality studies and RCTs for the manual therapy, chiropractic, or physiotherapeutic management of the hallux rigidus. Conclusion. Review conclude that conservative programs for hallux rigidus consists of comprehensive intervention program that includes great toe mobilization, toe flexor strengthening, sesamoid bones mobilization and long MTP joint. The clinician should put an emphasis on the mobilization program with proper follow up along with comparative studies for rehabilitation of hallux rigidus.

  15. Factors associated with choosing a chiropractor for episodes of back pain care.

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    Shekelle, P G; Markovich, M; Louie, R

    1995-08-01

    Back pain is a common illness and chiropractors provide a large proportion of back pain care in the United States. This is the first study to systematically compare chiropractic patients with those who saw other providers for back pain. The authors analyzed data from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, a community-based study of the use of health services. Insurance claims forms were examined for all visits specified by the patient as occurring for back pain. Visits were grouped into episodes using decision rules and clinical judgment. The primary provider of back pain care was defined as the provider who delivered most of the services. Sociodemographic and health status and attitudes variables of patients were examined for association with the choice of chiropractor. Multivariate logistic regression models were constructed to calculate adjusted odds ratios for independent predictors. There were 1020 episodes of back pain care made by 686 different persons and encompassing 8825 visits. Results indicated that chiropractors were the primary provider for 40% of episodes, and retained as primary provider a greater percentage of their patients (92%) who had a second episode of back pain care than did medical doctors. Health insurance experiment site, white race, male sex, and high school education were independent predictors of choosing a chiropractor. Conclusions suggested that chiropractors were the choice of one third of all patients who sought back pain care, and provided care for 40% of all episodes of care. Geographic site, education, gender, and income were independent patient factors predicting chiropractic use.

  16. No alternative? The regulation and professionalization of complementary and alternative medicine in the United Kingdom.

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    Clarke, David B; Doel, Marcus A; Segrott, Jeremy

    2004-12-01

    In conjunction with its growing popularity, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United Kingdom has witnessed increasing professionalization, partly prompted by the landmark Parliamentary Inquiry that reported in November 2000. Professionalization has become a significant strategy for practitioner associations and a key focus for the government, media, and patient groups. It is being driven by concern over the interests of patients and consumers, and in relation to the possible integration of certain forms of CAM into publicly funded healthcare. It is, moreover, being reconfigured in explicitly national terms. This paper draws on research into practitioner associations representing nine CAM modalities in the UK-aromatherapy, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic, crystal healing, feng shui, 'lay' homeopathy, medical homeopathy, osteopathy, and Radionics-, examining the recent wave of professionalization in relation to Foucault's concern with 'techniques of the self.' It highlights the contrasting experience of an association of Chinese herbalists seeking statutory self-regulation (SSR) and an association of chiropractors that was instrumental in securing SSR for chiropractic.

  17. Cerebrospinal fluid stasis and its clinical significance.

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    Whedon, James M; Glassey, Donald

    2009-01-01

    We hypothesize that stasis of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occurs commonly and is detrimental to health. Physiologic factors affecting the normal circulation of CSF include cardiovascular, respiratory, and vasomotor influences. The CSF maintains the electrolytic environment of the central nervous system (CNS), influences systemic acid-base balance, serves as a medium for the supply of nutrients to neuronal and glial cells, functions as a lymphatic system for the CNS by removing the waste products of cellular metabolism, and transports hormones, neurotransmitters, releasing factors, and other neuropeptides throughout the CNS. Physiologic impedance or cessation of CSF flow may occur commonly in the absence of degenerative changes or pathology and may compromise the normal physiologic functions of the CSF. CSF appears to be particularly prone to stasis within the spinal canal. CSF stasis may be associated with adverse mechanical cord tension, vertebral subluxation syndrome, reduced cranial rhythmic impulse, and restricted respiratory function. Increased sympathetic tone, facilitated spinal segments, dural tension, and decreased CSF flow have been described as closely related aspects of an overall pattern of structural and energetic dysfunction in the axial skeleton and CNS. Therapies directed at affecting CSF flow include osteopathic care (especially cranial manipulation), craniosacral therapy, chiropractic adjustment of the spine and cranium, Network Care (formerly Network Chiropractic), massage therapy (including lymphatic drainage techniques), yoga, therapeutic breath-work, and cerebrospinal fluid technique. Further investigation into the nature and causation of CSF stasis, its potential effects upon human health, and effective therapies for its correction is warranted.

  18. Conservative treatment of a rock climber with a SLAP lesion: a case report.

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    Blanchette, Marc-André; Pham, Ai-Thu; Grenier, Julie-Marthe

    2015-09-01

    This case report describes the clinical presentation and conservative treatment of a patient who suffered from a superior labrum anteroposterior (SLAP) tear of the shoulder after a rock climbing session. The 26 year old man had injured his right shoulder while trying to reach a distant socket with his shoulder 90° abducted and in extreme external rotation. After initial treatment failure in chiropractic, the patient sought an orthopaedist and physiotherapy care. A contrast magnetic resonance examination revealed a SLAP lesion. Awaiting orthopaedic consultation and in the absence of clinical improvement the patient sought care from a second chiropractor. Clinical examination revealed a mild winging of the right scapula and the presence of trigger points in the rotator cuff muscles, biceps, rhomboids and serratus anterior. The chiropractic treatment then included soft tissue mobilization and the prescription of strengthening exercises of the serratus anterior and rotator cuff muscles. After 4 sessions, the patient did not feel any pain and gradually resumed all his recreational activities. Clinicians should be aware that SLAP lesions are difficult to identify clinically and that manual therapy might be an important component of conservative treatment of SLAP lesions.

  19. A multi-modal treatment approach for the shoulder: A 4 patient case series

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    Pollard Henry

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This paper describes the clinical management of four cases of shoulder impingement syndrome using a conservative multimodal treatment approach. Clinical Features Four patients presented to a chiropractic clinic with chronic shoulder pain, tenderness in the shoulder region and a limited range of motion with pain and catching. After physical and orthopaedic examination a clinical diagnosis of shoulder impingement syndrome was reached. The four patients were admitted to a multi-modal treatment protocol including soft tissue therapy (ischaemic pressure and cross-friction massage, 7 minutes of phonophoresis (driving of medication into tissue with ultrasound with 1% cortisone cream, diversified spinal and peripheral joint manipulation and rotator cuff and shoulder girdle muscle exercises. The outcome measures for the study were subjective/objective visual analogue pain scales (VAS, range of motion (goniometer and return to normal daily, work and sporting activities. All four subjects at the end of the treatment protocol were symptom free with all outcome measures being normal. At 1 month follow up all patients continued to be symptom free with full range of motion and complete return to normal daily activities. Conclusion This case series demonstrates the potential benefit of a multimodal chiropractic protocol in resolving symptoms associated with a suspected clinical diagnosis of shoulder impingement syndrome.

  20. Undiagnosed Brodie abscess in a gymnast after surgical fixation of a tibial fracture

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    Knaap, Simone F.C.

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Objective This study presents a case of a posttraumatic subacute osteomyelitis in a child with leg pain. Clinical Features A 10-year-old female gymnast with leg pain presented to a chiropractic clinic after having been treated over the previous year for a leg fracture. The patient had leg pain associated with prolonged use of her right leg, restlessness at night, and tenderness over the right tibia. The history did not suggest a mechanical cause of the patient's pain. All available radiographs were reviewed by the chiropractor; a diffuse lytic lesion with bone thickening and sclerosis was clearly visible in the area of the patient's chief complaint, representing a Brodie abscess. Intervention and Outcome The doctor of chiropractic sent the patient back to the hospital. She was treated first with oral antibiotics, which were not successful. She underwent surgery and recovered well. Conclusion Subacute osteomyelitis may have a diagnostic delay; thus, it is possible for a chiropractor to see this condition in the office. A good case history, examination, and radiographs are important for the diagnosis and to make a proper referral. PMID:19674711

  1. A review of the literature pertaining to the efficacy, safety, educational requirements, uses and usage of mechanical adjusting devices: Part 2 of 2.

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    Taylor, Shane H; Arnold, Nicole D; Biggs, Lesley; Colloca, Christopher J; Mierau, Dale R; Symons, Bruce P; Triano, John J

    2004-06-01

    Over the past decade, mechanical adjusting devices (MADs) were a major source of debate within the Chiropractors' Association of Saskatchewan (CAS). Since Saskatchewan was the only jurisdiction in North America to prohibit the use of MADs, the CAS established a committee in 2001 to review the literature on MADs. The committee evaluated the literature on the efficacy, safety, and uses of moving stylus instruments within chiropractic practice, and the educational requirements for chiropractic practice. Following the rating criteria for the evaluation of evidence, as outlined in the Clinical Guidelines for Chiropractic Practice in Canada (1994), the committee reviewed 55 articles - all of which pertained to the Activator. Of the 55 articles, 13 were eliminated from the final study. Of the 42 remaining articles, 6 were rated as class 1 evidence; 11 were rated as class 2 evidence and 25 were rated as class 3 evidence. In this article - the second in a series of two - we review the results of uses and usage, safety and educational requirements. Of the 30 articles designated under the category of usage, 3 were rated as Class 1 evidence; 9 studies were classified as Class 2 evidence and 18 were rated as Class 3 evidence. Overall the committee reached consensus that in clinical practice, there is broad application of these procedures. A minority report was written arguing that the reviewer was unable to reach a conclusion about the use of the Activator Instrument other than it is used as a clinical and research tool. Of the 16 studies that dealt either explicitly or implicitly with safety, 4 were Class 1 evidence; 3 were Class 2 evidence and 9 were Class 3 evidence. Overall the committee reached consensus that the evidence supports that the Activator instrument is safe and has no more relative risk than do manual HVLA procedures. A minority report was written arguing that there is no evidence either to support or refute the view that MAD is safe. Of the 5 studies that dealt

  2. Are chiropractors in the uk primary healthcare or primary contact practitioners?: a mixed methods study

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    Jones-Harris Amanda R

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background One of the debates regarding the role of chiropractors is whether or not they should be considered as primary healthcare practitioners. Primary care is often used to describe chiropractic but without any definition of what is meant by the term. Primary healthcare itself has many definitions and this adds to the problem. Existing research literature, based mostly in the USA, suggests that the use of the title "primary healthcare professional" by chiropractors is central to the identity of the profession. It has also been suggested that the concept of primary care is misused by chiropractors because they have not examined the concept in detail and thus do not understand it. For the sake of quality of patient care and for the legitimacy of the profession, chiropractors in the UK need to agree on their healthcare role. This study aimed to examine the opinions of chiropractors towards the use of the term primary healthcare when applied to chiropractic practice within the UK. Methods A sequential study of exploratory design was used; this model is characterised by an initial phase of qualitative data collection and analysis that precedes and informs the quantitative phase of data collection and analysis. In this study, interviews with members of chiropractic teaching faculty were used to inform the development of a questionnaire used to survey the opinions of chiropractors in the UK. Results There was a general consensus of opinion that chiropractors are primary contact practitioners, who work in a primary healthcare setting and that to be able to fulfil this healthcare role, chiropractors must be able to diagnose patients and refer when required. Participants did not feel that chiropractors are able to treat all of the most common medical conditions that present in a primary healthcare setting. Conclusions The findings of this study suggest that chiropractors in the UK view their role as one of a primary contact healthcare

  3. An online survey of chiropractors' opinions of continuing education

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    Smith Dean L

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Continuing Education (CE for chiropractors is mandatory for licensure in most North American jurisdictions. Numerous chiropractic colleges have begun collaborating with universities to offer master's degree programs. Distance education master's degree programs may be desirable to allow full-time practicing doctors to further their post-graduate education. The present survey sought to answer three questions. First, what is the level of satisfaction of chiropractors with their continuing education? Second, what is the level of interest of chiropractors in online master's degree programs? Lastly, what is the response rate of chiropractors to an online survey? Methods An online survey consisting of 22 multiple choice questions was e-mailed to 1000 chiropractors randomly selected from the mailing list of an online chiropractic newsletter. Upon completion of the questionnaire, participants' answers were saved on a secure site. Data analysis included evaluation of the demographic characteristics of the respondents, their opinions of and patterns of taking CE including online education, preferred learning formats, and their interest in proposed online master's degree programs. A survey response rate was determined. Results Nearly 86% of respondents felt their previously completed CE courses were either somewhat or extremely satisfactory. Over ninety percent of respondents who had completed online or distance CE coursesfound them to be somewhat or extremelysatisfactory. Almost half the respondents indicated that they most preferred online distance learning, while 34.08% most preferred face-to-face interaction. Fifty-three percent of respondents indicated an interest in starting a master's degree program; however 70.46% of respondents were interested in an online master's degree program that would offer CE credit. A response rate of 35.8% was obtained. Conclusion Satisfaction among chiropractors with CE programs is high. The notion of

  4. A review of the literature pertaining to the efficacy, safety, educational requirements, uses and usage of mechanical adjusting devices

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    Taylor, Shane H; Arnold, Nicole D; Biggs, Lesley; Colloca, Christopher J; Mierau, Dale R; Symons, Bruce P; Triano, John J

    2004-01-01

    Over the past decade, mechanical adjusting devices (MADs) were a major source of debate within the Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan (CAS). Since Saskatchewan was the only jurisdiction in North America to prohibit the use of MADs, the CAS established a committee in 2001 to review the literature on MADs. The committee evaluated the literature on the efficacy, safety, and uses of moving stylus instruments within chiropractic practice, and the educational requirements for chiropractic practice. Following the rating criteria for the evaluation of evidence, as outlined in the Clinical Guidelines for Chiropractic Practice in Canada (1994), the committee reviewed 55 articles – all of which pertained to the Activator. Of the 55 articles, 13 were eliminated from the final study. Of the 42 remaining articles, 6 were rated as class 1 evidence; 11 were rated as class 2 evidence and 25 were rated as class 3 evidence. In this article – the second in a series of two – we review the results of uses and usage, safety and educational requirements. Of the 30 articles designated under the category of usage, 3 were rated as Class 1 evidence; 9 studies were classified as Class 2 evidence and 18 were rated as Class 3 evidence. Overall the committee reached consensus that in clinical practice, there is broad application of these procedures. A minority report was written arguing that the reviewer was unable to reach a conclusion about the use of the Activator Instrument other than it is used as a clinical and research tool. Of the 16 studies that dealt either explicitly or implicitly with safety, 4 were Class 1 evidence; 3 were Class 2 evidence and 9 were Class 3 evidence. Overall the committee reached consensus that the evidence supports that the Activator instrument is safe and has no more relative risk than do manual HVLA procedures. A minority report was written arguing that there is no evidence either to support or refute the view that MAD is safe. Of the 5 studies

  5. Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of refugees and survivors of torture: a review and proposal for action.

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    Longacre, McKenna; Silver-Highfield, Ellen; Lama, Puja; Grodin, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Survivors of torture and refugee trauma often have increased needs for mental and physical healthcare. This is due in part to the complex sequelae of trauma, including chronic pain, major depressive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatization. This article reviews the scientific medical literature for the efficacy and feasibility of some complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities including meditation, Ayurveda, pranayama/yogic breathing, massage/body-work, dance/movement, spirituality, yoga, music, Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, qigong, t'ai chi, chiropractic, homeopathy, aromatherapy and Reiki specifically with respect to survivors of torture and refugee trauma. We report that preliminary research suggests that the certain CAM modalities may prove effective as part of an integrated treatment plan for survivors of torture and refugee trauma. Further research is warranted.

  6. Using the Quebec Task Force Classification to subgroup low back pain patients in primary care

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    Hartvigsen, Lisbeth; Kongsted, Alice; Hestbæk, Lise

    BackgroundLow back pain (LBP) patients with related leg pain and signs of nerve root involvement (NRI) are considered to have a worse prognosis than patients with LBP alone. However, knowledge is limited about the importance of distinguishing between leg pain above or below the knee and leg pain...... whether this relationship is similar chiropractic practice (CP) and general practice (GP).MethodThis is a prospective observational cohort study of adult patients seeking care for LBP in CP or GP. Patients completed an extensive baseline questionnaire and were classified into the four QTF categories...... between distinctly different patient subgroups. Local LBP was on all parameters the least severe condition. Although less clear-cut, distribution of leg pain and clinical signs of NRI differentiated between patient groups with different clinical presentation and course; generally with increasing severity...

  7. Using the Quebec Task Force Classification to subgroup low back pain patients in primary care

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    Hartvigsen, Lisbeth; Hestbæk, Lise; Leboeuf-Yde, Charlotte

    Background Low back pain (LBP) patients with related leg pain and signs of nerve root involvement (NRI) are considered to have a worse prognosis than patients with LBP alone. However, knowledge is limited about the importance of distinguishing between leg pain above or below the knee and leg pain...... whether this relationship is similar chiropractic practice (CP) and general practice (GP). Method This is a prospective observational cohort study of adult patients seeking care for LBP in CP or GP. Patients completed an extensive baseline questionnaire and were classified into the four QTF categories...... between distinctly different patient subgroups. Local LBP was on all parameters the least severe condition. Although less clear-cut, distribution of leg pain and clinical signs of NRI differentiated between patient groups with different clinical presentation and course; generally with increasing severity...

  8. Perceptions of interprofessional education and practice within a complementary and alternative medicine institution.

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    Kadar, Gena E; Vosko, Andrew; Sackett, Michael; Thompson, H Garrett Rush

    2015-01-01

    A survey of the constituents of a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) institution was conducted to identify perceptions of interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP). A 22 question survey was developed and administered to: chiropractic students, acupuncture and oriental medicine students, faculty and alumni of both professions, staff and administrators. The majority of the 321 respondents demonstrated positive perceptions of IPE and IPP, however many reported a lack of understanding of the distinct roles of select healthcare professions. The study also suggested that the campus community is not homogenous in its understanding of CAM or allopathic professions, or is it homogenous in its understanding of IPE and IPP. While the overall positive attitudes toward IPE and IPP imply a willingness to improve collaboration between these groups, the lack of understanding of profession-specific roles must be addressed to support effective implementation of IPE.

  9. Ways of knowing: integrating research into CAM education and holism into conventional health professional education.

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    Kreitzer, Mary Jo; Sierpina, Victor; Maiers, Michele; Delagran, Louise; Baldwin, Lori; Evans, Roni; Chase, Michele

    2008-01-01

    Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine is being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or programs. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of efforts in their institutions that reflect the creativity, diversity, and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Please submit to Dr Sierpina at vssierpi@utmb.edu or Dr Kreitzer at kreit003@umn.edu. Submissions should be no more than 500 to 1500 words. Please include any Web site or other resource that is relevant, as well as contact information.

  10. Development of the Young Spine Questionnaire

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    Lauridsen, Henrik Hein; Hestbæk, Lise

    Title Development of the Young Spine Questionnaire Authors & Affiliations Henrik Hein Lauridsen1, Lise Hestbæk1,2 1. Research Unit for Clinical Biomechanics, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Clinical Locomotion Network, Campusvej 55, DK-5230...... Odense M, Denmark 2. Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Locomotion Network, Forskerparken 10A, 5230 Odense M, Denmark Background Back pain in children is common and early onset of back pain has been shown to increase the risk of back pain significantly in adulthood...... Agreement between the questionnaire prevalence estimates and the interviews ranged between 83.7% (cervical pain today) and 97.9% (thoracic pain today). Correlations between the rFPS and the interview NRS score ranged between 0.71 (cervical spine) and 0.84 (thoracic spine). Agreement between...

  11. Competencies for public health and interprofessional education in accreditation standards of complementary and alternative medicine disciplines.

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    Brett, Jennifer; Brimhall, Joseph; Healey, Dale; Pfeifer, Joseph; Prenguber, Marcia

    2013-01-01

    This review examines the educational accreditation standards of four licensed complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) disciplines (naturopathic medicine, chiropractic health care, acupuncture and oriental medicine, and massage therapy), and identifies public health and other competencies found in those standards that contribute to cooperation and collaboration among the health care professions. These competencies may form a foundation for interprofessional education. The agencies that accredit the educational programs for each of these disciplines are individually recognized by the United States Department (Secretary) of Education. Patients and the public are served when healthcare practitioners collaborate and cooperate. This is facilitated when those practitioners possess competencies that provide them the knowledge and skills to work with practitioners from other fields and disciplines. Educational accreditation standards provide a framework for the delivery of these competencies. Requiring these competencies through accreditation standards ensures that practitioners are trained to optimally function in integrative clinical care settings.

  12. Racial and Ethnic Profiles of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Young Adults in the United States: Findings From the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

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    Upchurch, Dawn M; Wexler Rainisch, Bethany K

    2012-10-01

    This study describes complementary and alternative medicine use among a national sample of young adults, with an emphasis on characterizing racial and ethnic differences, highlighting variation across subgroups of Hispanics. The authors examined young adults ages 18 to 27 years (n = 14 128) from wave III (2001-2002) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Prevalence estimates and logistic regression results were weighted and adjusted for complex sample design. The study examined recent complementary and alternative medicine use in the past 12 months, recent use for each of 15 specific complementary and alternative medicine modalities, and the 5 most commonly used modalities (herbs, massage, chiropractic, relaxation, and vitamins). Results showed that 29% of young adults aged 18 to 27 years recently used complementary and alternative medicine. Prevalence was highest among Cuban Americans (42%) and lowest among blacks (22%). Young adults used a diversity of complementary and alternative medicine modalities and there were substantial differences in use across racial and ethnic groups.

  13. Parkinson's disease without tremor masquerading as mechanical back pain; a case report.

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    Burton, Robert R

    2008-08-01

    The clinical features of a 67-year-old female suffering recurrent low back pain (LBP) who developed Parkinson's disease (PD) are presented. PD is a progressive, age-specific neuro-degenerative disorder characterized by a combination of bradykinesia (slowness of movement), rest tremor (initially unilaterally and usually of the hands), rigidity or stiffness of the arms, legs or neck, and/or postural instability. Other non-motor and cognitive symptoms may accompany these features. Tremor, at rest, is usually the earliest and most prominent cardinal symptom of PD, but is absent in approximately 30% of patients. Considering mechanical back pain commonly presents with slowed movement and gait disturbance due to pain avoidance behavior, and considering Canada's population is aging and living longer will inevitably cause the number of Parkinson's patients to increase, it is important for chiropractic doctors to maintain an awareness of the condition to facilitate its early referral, diagnosis and management.

  14. ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM OF MEDICINE IN INDIA: A REVIEW

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    Memon Shakeel

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Alternative Medicine is a term commonly used to include all the healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine". It can be defined as "a variety of therapeutic or preventive health care practices, such as homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, and herbal medicine that do not follow generally accepted medical methods and may not have a scientific explanation for their effectiveness.” Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM is the term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care. Standard care is what medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy and allied health professionals, such as registered nurses and physical therapists, practice. Alternative medicine means treatments that you use instead of standard ones. Complementary medicine means nonstandard treatments that you use along with standard ones.

  15. Thirtieth Annual Congress on Veterinary Acupuncture: IVAS Report

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    Krishna Kaphle

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available More than 155 participants from 25 countries attended the 30th Annual IVAS Congress, September 8–11, 2004 in Oostende, Belgium. The focus was on veterinary acupuncture (AP and immunology, and the event was sponsored by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS. IVAS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary AP as an integral part of the total veterinary health care delivery system. The Society endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of veterinary AP through its educational programs and accreditation examination. IVAS seeks to integrate veterinary AP and the practice of Western veterinary science, while also noting that the science of veterinary AP does not overlook allied health systems, such as homeopathy, herbology, nutrition, chiropractic, kinesiology, etc. (www.ivas.org.

  16. 用"西方手法"为国争光——访解放军总医院第一附属医院全军骨科研究所门诊骨关节治疗中心主任于红

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    王霞

    2009-01-01

    @@ 2009年4月30日至5月2日,西方手法医学界最具影响力的"第十届世界手法医学大会"(World Federation of Chiropractic's 10th Biennial Congress)在美丽而又充满浓郁的法国风情的加拿大蒙特利尔市隆重举行.在此次大会上,解放军总医院第一附属医院全军骨科研究所门诊骨关节治疗中心主任于红撰写的一文,经大会组委会评选.

  17. 北京百川健康科学研究院 脊柱研究所

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    一.“美式AMCT(脊柱活化器)”技术培训班AMCT(Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique)枪激脊柱活化术或脊柱活化器治疗术,在美容界又称雕体术。AMCT以脊柱活化器的方式来整脊,是一门以解剖学、生物力学和神经学为基础,有着规范、科学矫正手法的独立学科。它注重人体的整体研究,强调各器官、组织的相互关系,寻求一种维护、修复自然生理平衡与物理平衡的脊骨、肌肉矫正方法。

  18. 捏脊与腹部按摩对重型颅脑损伤患者早期胃排空的影响

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    陈惠冰; 张岩; 卢小清

    2013-01-01

    目的:观察捏脊与腹部按摩对重型颅脑损伤患者早期胃排空的影响。方法将30例患者随机分为治疗组和对照组各15例,2组均进行常规治疗。治疗组在入院后12 h内给予捏脊与腹部按摩,早晚各1次;对照组不予捏脊与腹部按摩。2组在试验观察期间均不给予增强胃动力的药物和其它中医治疗。测定治疗组与对照组在入院第1天、第3天、第7天所测得胃半排空时间(T1/2)。结果第1天2组胃半排空时间比较,差异无统计学意义;治疗组第3天及第7天的胃半排空时间均短于对照组。治疗组中第1天、第3天和第7天胃半排空时间两两比较,均有统计学意义。结论捏脊与腹部按摩能明显促进重型颅脑损伤患者早期胃排空。%Objective To observe the effect of chiropractic and abdominal massage on early gastric emptying of patients with severe craniocerebral injuries.Methods Thirty patients were randomly divided into treatment group (n=15)and control group (n=15).Within 12h after admission,the treatment group was given chiropractic and abdominal massage a time each morning and evening.The control group was given neither chiropractic nor abdominal massage.Two groups were not given the drug and the other Chinese medicine therapy which could enhance gastric motility. The gastric half emptying time (T1/2 )of 2 groups were measured at 1st day,3rd day,7th day. Results There was no significant difference in T1/2 of 2 groups at 1 st day.T1/2 in the treatment group at 3rd day and 7th day were shorter than that in the control group.T1/2 in the treatment group at 7th day was shorter than that at 3rd day,T1/2 at 3rd day was shorter than that at 1st day. Conclusions Chiropractic combined with abdominal massage can improve the early gastric emptying of patients with severe craniocerebral inj uries.

  19. Examination of musculoskeletal chest pain

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    Brunse, Mads Hostrup; Stochkendahl, Mette Jensen; Vach, Werner

    2010-01-01

    using a standardized examination protocol, (2) to determine inter-observer reliability of single components of the protocol, and (3) to determine the effect of observer experience. Eighty patients were recruited from an emergency cardiology department. Patients were eligible if an obvious cardiac or non......-cardiac diagnosis could not be established at the cardiology department. Four observers (two chiropractors and two chiropractic students) performed general health and manual examination of the spine and chest wall. Percentage agreement, Cohen's Kappa and ICC were calculated for observer pairs (chiropractors.......01 to 0.59. Provided adequate training of observers, the examination protocol can be used in carefully selected patients in clinical settings and should be included in pre- and post-graduate clinical training....

  20. HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME - announcement from the CHIS Board

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    2005-01-01

    A number of members of our Health Insurance Scheme are currently experiencing difficulties getting reimbursement for consulting an acupuncture practitioner. The CHIS Board wishes to remind you that in order to be reimbursed, you must receive your acupuncture treatment from doctors recognised by the competent authorities of the country in which they have their medical practice. In Switzerland, these are people possessing the title of doctor of medicine recognised by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH). Treatment provided by medical auxiliaries must be prescribed beforehand by a recognised doctor. As the practitioner in question is currently not recognised as a doctor in Switzerland, his services are not reimbursed. In order to avoid any inconvenience, we advise you to contact uniqa before undergoing such treatment. You will find all details concerning reimbursement of complementary medicine (acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy and ethiopathy) in CHISbull' No. 18 dated November 2004, which can also be co...

  1. HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME -- announcement from the CHIS Board

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    2005-01-01

    A number of members of our Health Insurance Scheme are currently experiencing difficulties getting reimbursement for consulting an acupuncture practitioner. The CHIS Board wishes to remind you that in order to be reimbursed, you must receive your acupuncture treatment from doctors recognised by the competent authorities of the country in which they have their medical practice. In Switzerland, these are people possessing the title of doctor of medicine recognised by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH). Treatment provided by medical auxiliaries must be prescribed beforehand by a recognised doctor. As the practitioner in question is currently not recognised as a doctor in Switzerland, his services are not reimbursed. In order to avoid any inconvenience, we advise you to contact uniqa before undergoing such treatment. You will find all details concerning reimbursement of complementary medicine (acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy and ethiopathy) in CHISbull’ No. 18 dated November 2004, which can ...

  2. Effects of Nonpharmacological Interventions for Dizziness in Older People

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    Kendall, Julie C; Hartvigsen, Jan; Azari, Michael F

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Non-pharmacological interventions have been shown to have some effectiveness in adults with dizziness; however, the effectiveness of these interventions in older people is unknown. PURPOSE: To determine the effects of conservative non-pharmacological interventions for dizziness in older...... people. DATA SOURCES: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, CINAHL, AMED, Index to Chiropractic Literature, PsychINFO and MANTIS were searched from inception to May 2014. STUDY SELECTION: Two investigators independently screened controlled trials with dizzy participants...... over 60 years of age. Dizziness from a specific diagnosis such as Meniere's disease and benign positional paroxysmal vertigo were excluded. Outcome measures from included studies included self-reported dizziness and postural balance. DATA EXTRACTION: Two investigators independently extracted data...

  3. EFFICIENCY OF SENSORY-MOTOR REHABILITATION OF ANKLE SPRAIN IN FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYERS

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    Rață Marinela

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the concept of sensory-motor rehabilitation, the scientific fundamentation of the method and the results of its application on female handball players suffering from an ankle sprain. Being one of the most frequently encountered injuries in handball, the sprained ankle is often treated superficially and can have multiple consequences for the athlete reaching up to serious functional deficits that lead to a decreased efficiency of the player and even to seizing the sports activity. Due to the need to treat and prevent ankle sprain consequences, we assumed that the intervention on the sensory-motor system can have beneficial effects on the functionality of the ankle. After applying the specific assessment tests, as well as the rehabilitation exercises, we have managed to identify sensory-motor problems and intervene objectively by chiropractic means.

  4. Identification and management of chronic shoulder pain in the presence of an MRA-confirmed humeral avulsion of the inferior glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) lesion

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    Karmali, Arif; McLeod, Jennifer

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To present the assessment and conservative management of chronic shoulder pain in the presence of a humeral avulsion of the inferior glenohumeral ligament (HAGL) lesion in an active individual. Clinical Features: A 47 year-old female office-worker with constant, deep, right shoulder pain with occasional clicking and catching claimed to have “tore something” in her right shoulder five years ago while performing reverse bicep curls. A physical exam led to differential diagnoses of a Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) lesion, Bankart lesion, and bicipital tendinopathy. A Magnetic Resonance Arthrogram revealed a HAGL lesion. Intervention and Outcome: A conservative chiropractic treatment plan in addition to physical therapy was initiated. The patient reported 75% improvement in symptoms after 4 treatments over a four-week duration. Summary: This case demonstrates the successful implementation of a conservative plan of management suggesting that the treatment provided to this patient should be considered and attempted prior to arthroscopic surgery. PMID:27385837

  5. Public opinion regarding alternative medicine

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    M. Hammond

    1982-09-01

    Full Text Available Fairly widespread disillusionment in medicine since the 1950s (when many wonder drugs proved themselves either ineffective or harmful - or both, and when disease was found to be as prevalent as ever, even if in degenerative and stress-related guises, seems to have coincided with considerable public interest in alternative forms of healing. Some authors have given sympathetic attention to alternatives like homeopathy, chiropractic, herbalism and so on, but most of the literature still deals with these healers in a patronising if not blatantly biased manner. The abundance of emotive, highly critical reporting in the popular press, coupled with the relative lack of detailed, up-to-date studies and the persistence of ideas put forward by those in positions of power and status has caused a situation where most common knowledge about alternatives is nothing short of mythical.

  6. The Effects of Spiral Taping Treatment on Low Back Pain

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    Hwang Jae-Ok

    2006-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective : The purpose of this study is to estimate the effects of spiral taping treatment on low back pain. Methods : 420 low back pain patients were treated with spiral taping or spiral taping plus herbal medicine, and no other treatments such as acupuncture, herbal acupuncture, and chiropractic therapy were added. We evaluated the improvement by physical examination and pain. Results : 364 patients felt no pain or inconvenience of daily life and 43 patients showed improvement of pain or symptom after 1 month of treatment. 13 patients showed same pain with before treatment. Conclusions : These results suggest spiral taping treatments contribute to the improvement of low back pain. Further study is needed for the confirmation of this effect of spiral taping treatments on low back pain.

  7. Establishment of the National Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Back Pain. An historical overview.

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    Giles, L G; Walker, B F

    1996-11-01

    Spinal pain of mechanical origin, with or without referred pain, is a serious health problem suffered by many Australians. In order to help patients with this ailment, and to investigate this costly and debilitating condition, the National Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of Back Pain was established at Townsville General Hospital as a joint venture between James Cook University of North Queensland and the Northern Regional Health Authority. The Centre has a multidisciplinary clinical team including a chiropractor. The Centre functions successfully, contributes to the public health of the community and shows that a multidisciplinary clinical team which includes a chiropractor can work harmoniously in an Australian hospital setting. The need for such a centre is demonstrated by an ever increasing demand for its professional services in Townsville as indicated by a review of the number of new patients and overall patient visits. The Centre could act as a model for the inclusion of chiropractic into the Australian hospital setting.

  8. Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners' standard of care: responsibilities to patients and parents.

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    Gilmour, Joan; Harrison, Christine; Asadi, Leyla; Cohen, Michael H; Vohra, Sunita

    2011-11-01

    In this article we explain (1) the standard of care that health care providers must meet and (2) how these principles apply to complementary and alternative medicine practitioners. The scenario describes a 14-year-old boy who is experiencing back pain and whose chiropractor performed spinal manipulation but did not recognize or take steps to rule out serious underlying disease-in this case, testicular cancer--either initially or when the patient's condition continued to deteriorate despite treatment. We use chiropractic care for a patient with a sore back as an example, because back pain is such a common problem and chiropracty is a common treatment chosen by both adult and pediatric patients. The scenario illustrates the responsibilities that complementary and alternative medicine practitioners owe patients/parents, the potential for liability when deficient care harms patients, and the importance of ample formal pediatric training for practitioners who treat pediatric patients.

  9. Expectation of recovery from low back pain

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    Kongsted, Alice; Vach, Werner; Axø, Marie

    2014-01-01

    Study Design. A prospective cohort study conducted in general practice (GP) and chiropractic practice (CP).Objectives. To explore which patient characteristics were associated with recovery expectations in low back pain (LBP) patients, whether expectations predicted 3-month outcome, and to what...... extent expectations were associated with empirical prognostic factors.Summary of Background Data. Patients' recovery expectations have been associated with prognosis, but it is largely unknown why patients expect what they do, and how expectations relate to other prognostic factors.Methods. 1169...... participants completed questionnaires at their first consultation due to LBP and 78% were followed for 3 months. At baseline, recovery expectations were measured on a 0-10 scale. Outcome measures were LBP intensity and Global Perceived Effect (GPE). Associations were tested in regression models...

  10. Management of patients with low back pain

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    Debarle, Michel; Aigron, Rémi; Depernet, Laure

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Little is known about the level of consensus within the French chiropractic profession regarding management of clinical issues. A previous Swedish study showed that chiropractors agreed relatively well on the management strategy for nine low back pain scenarios. We wished to investigate...... whether those findings could be reproduced among French chiropractors.Objectives: 1. To assess the level of consensus among French chiropractors regarding management strategies for nine different scenarios of low back pain. 2. To assess whether the management choices of the French chiropractors appeared...... reasonable for the low back pain scenarios. 3. To compare French management patterns with those described in the previous survey of Swedish chiropractors. METHOD: A postal questionnaire was sent to a randomly selected sample of 167 French chiropractors in 2009. The questionnaire described a 40-year old man...

  11. [Low Back Pain in Pregnancy: Diagnosis, Treatment Options and Outcomes].

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    Mühlemann, Daniel; Mühlemann, Malin B

    2015-05-20

    Low back pain in pregnancy is a common occurrence and is mainly caused by hormonal and biomechanical changes. Patients with pregnancy-induced low back pain (PILBP) frequently complain of moderate to severe and disabling pain often restricting their daily activities. In these cases, a “watch and wait” approach cannot be the best solution. On the basis of anamnesis and examination PILBP can be divided into three subgroups: pregnancy-related low back pain (PLBP), pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and the combination of PLBP and PGP. The three entities ask for different diagnostic workups and therapeutic modalities. There are many possible treatments for PLBP, however, only a few are based on sound evidence. Information and advice, exercise and training programs, acupuncture, stabilizing belts and analgesic medication can have a positive impact on pain and disability. PGP und PLBP respond well to chiropractic interventions.

  12. RECOVERY OF LOWER DISCOPATHIES

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    Florina Paraschita

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Discopathy lumbar (DVL is characterized by localized back pain in the lumbar region and radiating to the buttocks and along the leg, under certain nerve pathways. The purpose of this study was to find the best treatment for improving pronounced as back pain in lumbar-sacral and cervical region. In the study took part two women aged 42 to 55 years, with disease acquired due to requesting or incorrect posture, one being a former athlete, the other being an accountant and sitting a lot on the chair because the profession. Patients with lower discopathies can improve spinal mobility and may relieve back pain through chiropractic methods, massage and electrotherapy. It is necessary to apply as early as possible a comprehensive program of recovery (Exercise WILLIAMS, showing continuity in time and aim to reduce or eliminate pain patient.

  13. Innovations in integrative healthcare education: Integrative Medicine DesignShop and National Education Dialogue.

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    Sierpina, Victor; Kreitzer, Mary Jo

    2005-11-01

    Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is now being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions that they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or program. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of efforts in their institutions that reflect the creativity, diversity, and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Please submit to Dr. Sierpina at vssierpi@utmb.edu or Dr. Kreitzer at kreit003@umn.edu. Submissions should be brief, no more than 300 to 400 words. Please include any Web site or other resource that is relevant as well as contact information.

  14. Duelling Ontologies: Might Vitalism Offer Balance and Value?

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    Richards, Dennis; Emmanuel, Elizabeth; Grace, Sandra

    2016-12-16

    This article is part of a project investigating chiropractors' beliefs on the role of vitalism in their philosophical and practice approaches and how that might contribute to addressing current epidemics of non-communicable diseases. It aims to present atomism, reductionism, materialism and mechanism as fundamental ontologies in biomedicine and to examine what role these might play in its struggle to deal with these epidemics; to present vitalism as a fundamental ontology existing in chiropractic along with these ontologies of biomedicine; and to discuss how imbalances in the use of these ontologies and practices stemming from them might be contributing to difficulties in addressing these epidemics. The use of more balanced approaches by chiropractors involving not only mechanistic biomedical ontologies but also an increased focus on vitalism might offer value in addressing these epidemics and should be investigated.

  15. Effect of spinal manipulative therapy with stretching compared with stretching alone on full-swing performance of golf players: a randomized pilot trial☆

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    Costa, Soraya M.V.; Chibana, Yumi E.T.; Giavarotti, Leandro; Compagnoni, Débora S.; Shiono, Adriana H.; Satie, Janice; Bracher, Eduardo S.B.

    2009-01-01

    Abstract Objective There has been a steady growth of chiropractic treatment using spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) that aims to increase the performance of athletes in various sports. This study evaluates the effect of SMT by chiropractors on the performance of golf players. Methods Golfers of 2 golf clubs in São Paulo, Brazil, participated in this study. They were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: Group I received a stretch program, and group II received a stretch program in addition to SMT. Participants in both groups performed the same standardized stretching program. Spinal manipulative therapy to dysfunctional spinal segments was performed on group II only. All golfers performed 3 full-swing maneuvers. Ball range was considered as the average distance for the 3 shots. Treatment was performed after the initial measurement, and the same maneuvers were performed afterward. Each participant repeated these procedures for a 4-week period. Student t test, Mann-Whitney nonparametric test, and 1-way analysis of variance for repeated measures with significance level of 5% were used to analyze the study. Results Forty-three golfers completed the protocol. Twenty participants were allocated to group I and 23 to group II. Average age, handicap, and initial swing were comparable. No improvement of full-swing performance was observed during the 4 sessions on group I (stretch only). An improvement was observed at the fourth session of group II (P = .005); when comparing the posttreatment, group II had statistical significance at all phases (P = .003). Conclusions Chiropractic SMT in association with muscle stretching may be associated with an improvement of full-swing performance when compared with muscle stretching alone. PMID:19948307

  16. A survey of chiropractors practicing in Germany: practice characteristics, professional reading habits, and attitudes and perceptions toward research

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    Hondras Maria A

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In 2004, a survey conducted by the European Chiropractor's Union among member countries reported that "there appears to be little interest in research among chiropractors in Germany." However, no research has tested this statement. The objective of this study was to explore the attitudes and perceptions of practicing chiropractors in Germany regarding research, to look at their reading and research habits, and to gather demographic and practice data. Methods A questionnaire was developed and distributed among participants at a seminar held by the German Chiropractors' Association in 2005. The questionnaire was mailed to any members of the association who did not attend the seminar. Results A total of 49 (72% of 68 distributed questionnaires were returned. Forty-five (92% respondents stated they would support research efforts in Germany and 15 (31% declared interest in participating in practiced based research. An average of three hours per week were reportedly spent reading scientific literature by 44 (85% respondents. However, few journals listed by respondents were peer-reviewed and indexed; most were newsletters of chiropractic organizations or free publications. Most participants agreed on the importance of research for the profession, but when asked about the most pressing issue for chiropractic in Germany, legislation and recognition of the profession were the dominant themes. Conclusion The results of this survey show that there is a general interest in supporting and participating in research activities among chiropractors practicing in Germany. Next steps could consist of educating practitioners about the resources available to read and interpret the scientific literature and thus further the understanding of research.

  17. CAM therapies among primary care patients using opioid therapy for chronic pain

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    Mundt Marlon P

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM is an increasingly common therapy used to treat chronic pain syndromes. However; there is limited information on the utilization and efficacy of CAM therapy in primary care patients receiving long-term opioid therapy. Method A survey of CAM therapy was conducted with a systematic sample of 908 primary care patients receiving opioids as a primary treatment method for chronic pain. Subjects completed a questionnaire designed to assess utilization, efficacy and costs of CAM therapies in this population. Results Patients were treated for a variety of pain problems including low back pain (38.4%, headaches (9.9%, and knee pain (6.5%; the average duration of pain was 16 years. The median morphine equivalent opioid dose was 41 mg/day, and the mean dose was 92 mg/day. Forty-four percent of the sample reported CAM therapy use in the past 12 months. Therapies utilized included massage therapy (27.3%, n = 248, chiropractic treatment (17.8%, n = 162, acupuncture (7.6%, n = 69, yoga (6.1%, n = 55, herbs and supplements (6.8%, n = 62, and prolotherapy (5.9%, n = 54. CAM utilization was significantly related to age female gender, pain severity income pain diagnosis of neck and upper back pain, and illicit drug use. Medical insurance covered chiropractic treatment (81.8% and prolotherapy (87.7%, whereas patients primarily paid for other CAM therapies. Over half the sample reported that one or more of the CAM therapies were helpful. Conclusion This study suggests CAM therapy is widely used by patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. Whether opioids can be reduced by introducing such therapies remains to be studied.

  18. The effectiveness of complementary manual therapies for pregnancy-related back and pelvic pain

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    Hall, Helen; Cramer, Holger; Sundberg, Tobias; Ward, Lesley; Adams, Jon; Moore, Craig; Sibbritt, David; Lauche, Romy

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Background: Low back pain and pelvic girth pain are common in pregnancy and women commonly utilize complementary manual therapies such as massage, spinal manipulation, chiropractic, and osteopathy to manage their symptoms. Objective: The aim of this systematically review was to critically appraise and synthesize the best available evidence regarding the effectiveness of manual therapies for managing pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain. Methods: Seven databases were searched from their inception until April 2015 for randomized controlled trials. Studies investigating the effectiveness of massage and chiropractic and osteopathic therapies were included. The study population was pregnant women of any age and at any time during the antenatal period. Study selection, data extraction, and assessment of risk of bias were conducted by 2 reviewers independently, using the Cochrane tool. Separate meta-analyses were conducted to compare manual therapies to different control interventions. Results: Out of 348 nonduplicate records, 11 articles reporting on 10 studies on a total of 1198 pregnant women were included in this meta-analysis. The therapeutic interventions predominantly involved massage and osteopathic manipulative therapy. Meta-analyses found positive effects for manual therapy on pain intensity when compared to usual care and relaxation but not when compared to sham interventions. Acceptability did not differ between manual therapy and usual care or sham interventions. Conclusions: There is currently limited evidence to support the use of complementary manual therapies as an option for managing low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy. Considering the lack of effect compared to sham interventions, further high-quality research is needed to determine causal effects, the influence of the therapist on the perceived effectiveness of treatments, and adequate dose–response of complementary manual therapies on low back and pelvic pain outcomes during

  19. Cervical stenosis in a professional rugby league football player: a case report

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    Hoskins Wayne

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This paper describes a case of C7 radiculopathy in a professional rugby league player after repeated cervical spine trauma. The report outlines the management of the patient following an acute cervical hyperflexion injury with chiropractic manipulation and soft tissue therapies. It also presents a change in approach to include distractive techniques on presentation of a neurological deficit following re-injury. The clinical outcomes, while good, were very dependent upon the athlete restricting himself from further trauma during games, which is a challenge for a professional athlete. Case presentation A 30-year old male front row Australian rugby league player presented complaining of neck pain after a hyperflexion and compressive injury during a game. Repeated trauma over a four month period resulted in radicular pain. Radiographs revealed decreased disc height at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels and mild calcification within the anterior longitudinal ligament at the C6-C7 level. MRI revealed a right postero-lateral disc protrusion at the C6-C7 level causing a C7 nerve root compression. Conclusion Recommendations from the available literature at the present time suggest that conservative management of cervical discogenic pain and disc protrusion, including chiropractic manipulation and ancillary therapies, can be successful in the absence of progressive neurological deficit. The current case highlights the initial successful management of a football athlete, and the later unsuccessful management. This case highlights the issues involvement in the management of a collision sport athlete with a serious neck injury.

  20. Diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal chest pain: design of a multi-purpose trial

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    Høilund-Carlsen Poul

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Acute chest pain is a major health problem all over the western world. Active approaches are directed towards diagnosis and treatment of potentially life threatening conditions, especially acute coronary syndrome/ischemic heart disease. However, according to the literature, chest pain may also be due to a variety of extra-cardiac disorders including dysfunction of muscles and joints of the chest wall or the cervical and thoracic part of the spine. The diagnostic approaches and treatment options for this group of patients are scarce and formal clinical studies addressing the effect of various treatments are lacking. Methods/Design We present an ongoing trial on the potential usefulness of chiropractic diagnosis and treatment in patients dismissed from an acute chest pain clinic without a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. The aims are to determine the proportion of patients in whom chest pain may be of musculoskeletal rather than cardiac origin and to investigate the decision process of a chiropractor in diagnosing these patients; further, to examine whether chiropractic treatment can reduce pain and improve physical function when compared to advice directed towards promoting self-management, and, finally, to estimate the cost-effectiveness of these procedures. This study will include 300 patients discharged from a university hospital acute chest pain clinic without a diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome or any other obvious cardiac or non-cardiac disease. After completion of the clinic's standard cardiovascular diagnostic procedures, trial patients will be examined according to a standardized protocol including a a self-report questionnaire; b a semi-structured interview; c a general health examination; and d a specific manual examination of the muscles and joints of the neck, thoracic spine, and thorax in order to determine whether the pain is likely to be of musculoskeletal origin. To describe the patients status with

  1. Correlation analysis on stress state and low back pain in patients received median and lateral puncture intravertebral anesthesia%椎管内麻醉正中穿刺与侧入穿刺患者术后应激状态和腰痛发生情况分析

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    李建桥; 魏福生; 陈怡菲; 曾春红; 陈伟; 陈平; 谢柯祺

    2013-01-01

    目的:研究椎管内麻醉正中穿刺与侧入穿刺患者术后腰痛发生情况及其与应激状态的相关性。方法:选择椎管内麻醉的患者138例,随机分为进行侧入穿刺椎管内麻醉的观察组和进行正中穿刺椎管内麻醉的对照组,观察麻醉后腰痛发生例数、疼痛程度及应激状态。结果:观察组发生腰痛的例数、中国整脊颈腰痛评分、JOA下腰痛评分以及血糖水平、HAMD评分、HAMA评分和NRS评分均明显低于对照组,胰岛素水平明显高于对照组;血糖水平、HAMD评分、HAMA评分、NRS评分与中国整脊颈腰痛评分、JOA评分呈正相关关系;血胰岛素水平与整脊颈腰痛评分、JOA评分呈负相关关系。结论:侧入穿刺入路椎管内麻醉能够有效减少腰痛发生率、缓解腰痛程度和应激状态,具有积极的临床价值。%Objective: To study the low back pain in patients received median and lateral puncture intravertebral anesthesia and its correlation with stress state. Methods:One hundred and thirty eight patients received intravertebral anesthesia were collected and randomly divided into observation group given lateral puncture intravertebral anesthesia and control group given median puncture intravertebral anesthesia. Then cases of low back pain, degree of low back pain and stress state were observed. Results:the cases of low back pain, Chinese chiropractic neck pain score, JOA score and blood glucose level, HAMD score, HAMA score, NRS score of observation group were significantly lower than control group, insulin levels was significantly higher control group;blood glucose level, HAMD score, HAMA score, NRS score were positively correlated with chiropractic neck pain score and JOA score; insulin levels was negatively correlated with chiropractic neck pain score and JOA score. Conclusion: lateral puncture intravertebral anesthesia has positive clinical value for it can effectively reduce the incidence of

  2. Translation and validation of the German version of the Bournemouth Questionnaire for Neck Pain

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    Soklic Marina

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Clinical outcome measures are important tools to monitor patient improvement during treatment as well as to document changes for research purposes. The short-form Bournemouth questionnaire for neck pain patients (BQN was developed from the biopsychosocial model and measures pain, disability, cognitive and affective domains. It has been shown to be a valid and reliable outcome measure in English, French and Dutch and more sensitive to change compared to other questionnaires. The purpose of this study was to translate and validate a German version of the Bournemouth questionnaire for neck pain patients. Methods German translation and back translation into English of the BQN was done independently by four persons and overseen by an expert committee. Face validity of the German BQN was tested on 30 neck pain patients in a single chiropractic practice. Test-retest reliability was evaluated on 31 medical students and chiropractors before and after a lecture. The German BQN was then assessed on 102 first time neck pain patients at two chiropractic practices for internal consistency, external construct validity, external longitudinal construct validity and sensitivity to change compared to the German versions of the Neck Disability Index (NDI and the Neck Pain and Disability Scale (NPAD. Results Face validity testing lead to minor changes to the German BQN. The Intraclass Correlation Coefficient for the test-retest reliability was 0.99. The internal consistency was strong for all 7 items of the BQN with Cronbach α's of .79 and .80 for the pre and post-treatment total scores. External construct validity and external longitudinal construct validity using Pearson's correlation coefficient showed statistically significant correlations for all 7 scales of the BQN with the other questionnaires. The German BQN showed greater responsiveness compared to the other questionnaires for all scales. Conclusions The German BQN is a valid and

  3. A descriptive study of a manual therapy intervention within a randomised controlled trial for hamstring and lower limb injury prevention

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    Hoskins Wayne

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background There is little literature describing the use of manual therapy performed on athletes. It was our purpose to document the usage of a sports chiropractic manual therapy intervention within a RCT by identifying the type, amount, frequency, location and reason for treatment provided. This information is useful for the uptake of the intervention into clinical settings and to allow clinicians to better understand a role that sports chiropractors offer. Methods All treatment rendered to 29 semi-elite Australian Rules footballers in the sports chiropractic intervention group of an 8 month RCT investigating hamstring and lower-limb injury prevention was recorded. Treatment was pragmatically and individually determined and could consist of high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA manipulation, mobilization and/or supporting soft tissue therapies. Descriptive statistics recorded the treatment rendered for symptomatic or asymptomatic benefit, delivered to joint or soft tissue structures and categorized into body regions. For the joint therapy, it was recorded whether treatment consisted of HVLA manipulation, HVLA manipulation and mobilization, or mobilization only. Breakdown of the HVLA technique was performed. Results A total of 487 treatments were provided (mean 16.8 consultations/player with 64% of treatment for asymptomatic benefit (73% joint therapies, 57% soft tissue therapies. Treatment was delivered to approximately 4 soft tissue and 4 joint regions each consultation. The most common asymptomatic regions treated with joint therapies were thoracic (22%, knee (20%, hip (19%, sacroiliac joint (13% and lumbar (11%. For soft tissue therapies it was gluteal (22%, hip flexor (14%, knee (12% and lumbar (11%. The most common symptomatic regions treated with joint therapies were lumbar (25%, thoracic (15% and hip (14%. For soft tissue therapies it was gluteal (22%, lumbar (15% and posterior thigh (8%. Of the joint therapy, 56% was HVLA

  4. Efficacy of manipulation for non-specific neck pain of recent onset: design of a randomised controlled trial

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    Herbert Rob D

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Manipulation is a common treatment for non-specific neck pain. Neck manipulation, unlike gentler forms of manual therapy such as mobilisation, is associated with a small risk of serious neurovascular injury and can result in stroke or death. It is thought however, that neck manipulation provides better results than mobilisation where clinically indicated. There is long standing and vigorous debate both within and between the professions that use neck manipulation as well as the wider scientific community as to whether neck manipulation potentially does more harm than good. The primary aim of this study is to determine whether neck manipulation provides more rapid resolution of an episode of neck pain than mobilisation. Methods/Design 182 participants with acute and sub-acute neck pain will be recruited from physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy practices in Sydney, Australia. Participants will be randomly allocated to treatment with either manipulation or mobilisation. Randomisation will occur after the treating practitioner decides that manipulation is an appropriate treatment for the individual participant. Both groups will receive at least 4 treatments over 2 weeks. The primary outcome is number of days taken to recover from the episode of neck pain. Cox regression will be used to compare survival curves for time to recovery for the manipulation and mobilisation treatment groups. Discussion This paper presents the rationale and design of a randomised controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of neck manipulation and neck mobilisation for acute and subacute neck pain.

  5. Complementary Practitioners’ View of Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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    Marja J Verhoef

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A substantial number of patients with inflammatory bowel disease use complementary therapies to manage their disease, including chiropractic and herbal therapies. The objective of this study was to explore whether providers of these therapies see patients with inflammatory bowel disease and recommend therapies, and to determine their opinions about the treatments that they recommend. The study sample comprised 66 chiropractors, 19 pharmacists, 16 herbalists and 15 health food store employees in Calgary, Alberta. A structured questionnaire containing two patient scenarios (a patient with active ulcerative colitis and a patient with inactive Crohn’s disease was completed either by an in-person interview or by a mailed questionnaire. Most respondents had seen patients with ulcerative colitis, and at least 80% of each group except pharmacists (only 10% would treat these patients or recommend treatment. Almost all chiropractors used spinal manipulation, whereas herbalists and health food store employees suggested a wide range of different treatments. Chiropractors rated their treatment as moderately effective; herbalists and health food store employees viewed their recommendations as very effective. The results with respect to the second scenario were very similar. The wide range of treatment recommendations by practitioners, who differ greatly in terms of skills, knowledge and experience, has important implications for physician-patient communication, information provision and education regarding complementary and alternative therapies.

  6. Excessive pronation: a major biomechanical determinant in the development of chondromalacia and pelvic lists.

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    Rothbart, B A; Estabrook, L

    1988-10-01

    Based on statistical analysis of 97 chronic low back patients, a pelvic list model has been proposed explaining the correlation between leg length discrepancies (LLD) and sciatica. This model suggests that asymmetrical pronation patterns (one pedal arch dropping more than the contralateral pedal arch) initiates a forward downward rotation within the sacroiliac joint. Entrapment of the sciatic nerve between the piriformis muscle and sacrospinous ligament occurs. Clinically, paresis is observed: numbness, weakness and eventually paralysis of the affected limb. Based on this work, the authors have comprised a classification dividing LLD into two main categories: functional and anatomical. Functional LLD have been subdivided into two types of lists: static and dynamic. Treatment based on a combination of chiropractic and podiatric therapy is presented with a 6-month follow-up. Analysis of the success in this tandem approach is very promising. Concurrently, a chondromalacia model is proposed explaining the pathomechanical events associated with oblique tracking patellar syndrome. The authors suggest that excessive pronation is the causative factor directing asynchronous rotation between the shank and femur. This forces the patella out of its normal tracking groove, which, in turn, generates erosion between the inferior margin of the patella and femoral epicondyles.

  7. Facet tropism: comparison of plain film and computed tomography examinations.

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    Cox, J M; Aspegren, D D; Trier, K K

    1991-01-01

    This study compares the findings of plain film X-ray and computed CT examination in the diagnosis of facet orientation and the presence of tropism. Twenty consecutive patients having lumbar disc disease with sciatica were studied utilizing plain X-ray as well as CT scanning. A chiropractic radiologist read the films to determine if facet facings were sagittally, semi-sagittally or coronally oriented on both CT and plain X-ray study. CT was accepted as the most accurate method to determine the true facet orientation, and plain X-ray interpretation of facet orientation was compared to the CT reading. There was a statistically significant relationship in diagnosing tropism between plain film X-ray and CT readings, with a predictive accuracy that ranged from 58-84% across the three segmental levels. However, the exact concordance of plain film X-ray and CT readings for right and left facet facings was very low. This raises the question of how the profession defines diagnostic accuracy.

  8. Using computer-assisted learning to engage diverse learning styles in understanding business management principles.

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    Frost, Mary E; Derby, Dustin C; Haan, Andrea G

    2013-01-01

    Objective : Changes in small business and insurance present challenges for newly graduated chiropractors. Technology that reaches identified, diverse learning styles may assist the chiropractic student in business classes to meet course outcomes better. Thus, the purpose of our study is to determine if the use of technology-based instructional aids enhance students' mastery of course learning outcomes. Methods : Using convenience sampling, 86 students completed a survey assessing course learning outcomes, learning style, and the helpfulness of lecture and computer-assisted learning related to content mastery. Quantitative analyses occurred. Results : Although respondents reported not finding the computer-assisted learning as helpful as the lecture, significant relationships were found between pre- and post-assisted learning measures of the learning outcomes 1 and 2 for the visual and kinesthetic groups. Surprisingly, however, all learning style groups exhibited significant pre- and post-assisted learning appraisal relationships with learning outcomes 3 and 4. Conclusion : While evidence exists within the current study of a relationship between students' learning of the course content corollary to the use of technologic instructional aids, the exact nature of the relationship remains unclear.

  9. A Systematic Overview of Reviews for Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of the Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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    Romy Lauche

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. This systematic overview of reviews aimed to summarize evidence and methodological quality from systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM for the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS. Methods. The PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were screened from their inception to Sept 2013 to identify systematic reviews and meta-analyses of CAM interventions for FMS. Methodological quality of reviews was rated using the AMSTAR instrument. Results. Altogether 25 systematic reviews were found; they investigated the evidence of CAM in general, exercised-based CAM therapies, manipulative therapies, Mind/Body therapies, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, phytotherapy, and homeopathy. Methodological quality of reviews ranged from lowest to highest possible quality. Consistently positive results were found for tai chi, yoga, meditation and mindfulness-based interventions, hypnosis or guided imagery, electromyogram (EMG biofeedback, and balneotherapy/hydrotherapy. Inconsistent results concerned qigong, acupuncture, chiropractic interventions, electroencephalogram (EEG biofeedback, and nutritional supplements. Inconclusive results were found for homeopathy and phytotherapy. Major methodological flaws included missing details on data extraction process, included or excluded studies, study details, and adaption of conclusions based on quality assessment. Conclusions. Despite a growing body of scientific evidence of CAM therapies for the management of FMS systematic reviews still show methodological flaws limiting definite conclusions about their efficacy and safety.

  10. Development of a student-mentored research program between a complementary and alternative medicine university and a traditional, research-intensive university.

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    Sullivan, Barbara M; Furner, Sylvia E; Cramer, Gregory D

    2014-09-01

    The global need to develop clinician-scientists capable of using research in clinical practice, translating research knowledge into practice, and carrying out research that affects the quality, efficacy, and efficiency of health care is well documented. The complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions embrace the call to develop physician-researchers to carry out translational and applied research for CAM modalities. CAM universities face unique challenges when implementing research training compared with traditional, research-intensive (TRI) universities and medical centers where the majority of medical research is carried out.The authors present the development and outcomes of a mentored research program (MRP) between a CAM and a TRI institution, the National University of Health Sciences and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, between 2006 and 2012. CAM predoctoral students engaged in a full-immersion semester at the TRI, including didactic courses and active research with a TRI faculty research mentor. Half of the participating doctor of chiropractic (DC) students continued on to PhD programs, and half established integrative medicine, primary care clinical careers.Establishing rigorous criteria for mentors and mentees, communicating expectations, developing solid relationships between the mentor, mentee, and home school advisor, responding quickly to impediments, and providing adequate support from CAM and TRI investigators were key to the MRP's success. To sustain research opportunities, coordinated degree programs for the DC and master of public health and master of clinical and translational research were established.

  11. Management of neck pain in Royal Australian Air Force fast jet aircrew.

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    Netto, Kevin; Hampson, Gregory; Oppermann, Brett; Carstairs, Greg; Aisbett, Brad

    2011-01-01

    To examine the type and effectiveness of various strategies used by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fast jet (FJ) aircrew in self-referral and management of flight-related neck pain, a 6-section, 18-question survey tool was distributed to 86 eligible RAAF aircrew. Selective results from the sections evaluating aircrew demographics, incidence of flight-related neck pain, and the self-referral strategies of aircrew to manage these injuries are presented here. Eighty-two RAAF FJ aircrew responded to the survey. Ninety-five percent of the respondents experienced flight-related neck pain. The most commonly sought treatment modalities were on-base medical and physiotherapy services. Many respondents reported that currently provided on-base treatment and ancillary services such as chiropractic therapy are the most effective in alleviating symptoms. Further investigation into the effectiveness and safety of these ancillary therapies needs to be performed to allow appropriate consideration of their place in the management of neck pain in FJ aircrew.

  12. Are patients who use alternative medicine dissatisfied with orthodox medicine?

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    Donnelly, W J; Spykerboer, J E; Thong, Y H

    1985-05-13

    Approximately 45% of asthmatic families and 47% of non-asthmatic families had consulted an alternative-medicine practitioner at some time. The most popular form of alternative medicine was chiropractic (21.1% and 26.4%, respectively), followed by homoeopathy/naturopathy (18.8% and 12.7%, respectively), acupuncture (9.4% and 10.9%, respectively), and herbal medicine (4.7% and 6.4%, respectively), while the remainder (20.3% and 11.8% respectively) was distributed among iridology, osteopathy, hypnosis, faith healing and megavitamin therapy. More families were satisfied with orthodox medicine (87.1% and 93.6%, respectively) than with alternative medicine (84.2% and 75.1%, respectively). Crosstabulation analysis of pooled data both from asthma and from non-asthma groups showed that 76.4% were satisfied both with orthodox and with alternative medicine, and 16.4% were satisfied with orthodox, but not with alternative, medicine. In contrast, only 2.7% were dissatisfied with orthodox medicine and satisfied with alternative medicine (chi2 = 9.33; P less than 0.01). These findings do not support the view that patients who use alternative medicine are those who are disgruntled with orthodox medicine.

  13. Use of a modified journal club and letters to editors to teach critical appraisal skills.

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    Green, Bart N; Johnson, Claire D

    2007-01-01

    The objective of this study was to report the use of a journal club and letter to the editor writing project to teach critical appraisal skills to health sciences students. Data were collected from 22 consecutive classes (n = 907 students) between 1997 and 2003. The program took place in an 11-week evidence-based practice course in the second year of a chiropractic curriculum. After didactic preparation, students participated in several journal club exercises to appraise papers representing specific research designs. Students then critically appraised a recent article of their choice and wrote a critical appraisal essay in the form of a letter to the editor. The project was evaluated through a review of student assessment, an anonymous survey instrument, and the number of letters submitted and published. Assessments of student performance were consistently high, yielding an average score of 23.7 out of 25 possible points on an objective scale. Responses from 277 students completing a survey on their perceptions of the project were positive, indicating that the goals of the project were being met. Over the 7-year period, approximately 450 letters were written, 12 were submitted for publication, and 10 were published. The results of this study suggest that the use of a journal club and letter-to-the-editor writing project may provide a means by which health care students can gain skills in critical appraisal. Further investigation into these methods should be undertaken.

  14. [History of conservative spinal therapy].

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    Kladny, B

    2015-12-01

    Hippocrates was the first to intensively describe and document the principles for the treatment of injuries and diseases of the spine. His principles for abrupt treatment of the "hunchback" were followed by physicians even up to the end of the nineteenth century. The non-operative treatment of scoliosis was improved in the beginning of the sixteenth century by the introduction of mechanical devices that started the development of corsets which are still in use in modern scoliosis treatment. Stretching beds were only in temporary use. With the beginning of the nineteenth century gymnastics and physiotherapy became more and more important. Manual therapy was exercised by physicians until the late Middle Ages. After a long period of time in which bonesetters and other laymen performed manual therapy it was professionalized at the end of the nineteenth century again by the introduction of osteopathy and chiropractic. In Germany the development and introduction of manual treatment started relatively late in the twentieth century, predominantly as manual medicine.

  15. Low back pain: a twentieth century health care enigma.

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    Waddell, G

    1996-12-15

    Despite greater knowledge, expertise, and health care resources for spinal pathologies, chronic disability resulting from nonspecific low back pain is rising exponentially in western society. Medical care certainly has not solved the everyday symptom of low back pain and even may be reinforcing and exacerbating the problem. An historic review shows that there is no change in the pathology or prevalence of low back pain: What has changed in our understanding and management. There are striking differences in health care for low back pain in the United States and the United Kingdom, although neither delivers the kind of care recommended by recent evidence-based guidelines. Medical care for low back pain in the United States is specialist-oriented, of high technology, and of high cost, but 40% of American patients seek chiropractic care for low back pain instead. National Health Service care for low back pain in the United Kingdom is underfunded, too little and too late, and 55% of British patients pay for private therapy instead. Despite the different health care systems, treatment availability, and costs, there seems to be little difference in clinical outcomes or the social impact of low back pain in the two countries. There is growing dissatisfaction with health care for low back pain on both sides of the Atlantic. Future health care for patients with nonspecific low back pain should be designed to meet their specific needs.

  16. US spending on complementary and alternative medicine during 2002-08 plateaued, suggesting role in reformed health system.

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    Davis, Matthew A; Martin, Brook I; Coulter, Ian D; Weeks, William B

    2013-01-01

    Complementary and alternative medicine services in the United States are an approximately $9 billion market each year, equal to 3 percent of national ambulatory health care expenditures. Unlike conventional allopathic health care, complementary and alternative medicine is primarily paid for out of pocket, although some services are covered by most health insurance. Examining trends in demand for complementary and alternative medicine services in the United States reported in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey during 2002-08, we found that use of and spending on these services, previously on the rise, have largely plateaued. The higher proportion of out-of-pocket responsibility for payment for services may explain the lack of growth. Our findings suggest that any attempt to reduce national health care spending by eliminating coverage for complementary and alternative medicine would have little impact at best. Should some forms of complementary and alternative medicine-for example, chiropractic care for back pain-be proven more efficient than allopathic and specialty medicine, the inclusion of complementary and alternative medicine providers in new delivery systems such as accountable care organizations could help slow growth in national health care spending.

  17. A Research Synthesis of Therapeutic Interventions for Whiplash-Associated Disorder (WAD: Part 3 – Interventions for Subacute WAD

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    Robert W Teasell

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Whiplash-associated disorder (WAD represents a significant public health problem, resulting in substantial social and economic costs throughout the industrialized world. While many treatments have been advocated for patients with WAD, scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness is often lacking. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the strength of evidence associated with various WAD therapies. Multiple databases (including Web of Science, EMBASE and PubMed were searched to identify all studies published from January 1980 through March 2009 that evaluated the effectiveness of any clearly defined treatment for acute (less than two weeks, subacute (two to 12 weeks or chronic (longer than 12 weeks WAD. The present article, the third in a five-part series, evaluates the evidence for interventions initiated during the subacute phase of WAD. Thirteen studies that met the inclusion criteria were identified, six of which were randomized controlled trials with ‘good’ overall methodology (median Physiotherapy Evidence Database score of 6. Although some evidence was identified to support the use of interdisciplinary interventions and chiropractic manipulation, the evidence was not strong for any of the evaluated treatments. There is a clear need for further research to evaluate interventions aimed at treating patients with subacute WAD because there are currently no interventions satisfactorily supported by the research literature.

  18. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Survey of Its Use in Pediatric Oncology

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    Rafiaa Valji

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    Full Text Available Background. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM is high among children and youths with chronic illnesses, including cancer. The objective of this study was to assess prevalence and patterns of CAM use among pediatric oncology outpatients in two academic clinics in Canada. Procedure. A survey was developed to ask patients (or their parents/guardians presenting to oncology clinics at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO in Ottawa about current or previous use of CAM products and practices. Results. Of the 137 families approached, 129 completed the survey. Overall CAM use was 60.5% and was not significantly different between the two hospitals. The most commonly reported reason for not using CAM was lack of knowledge about it. The most common CAM products ever used were multivitamins (86.5%, vitamin C (43.2%, cold remedies (28.4%, teething remedies (27.5%, and calcium (23.0%. The most common CAM practices ever used were faith healing (51.0%, massage (46.8%, chiropractic (27.7%, and relaxation (25.5%. Many patients (40.8% used CAM products at the same time as prescription drugs. Conclusion. CAM use was high among patients at two academic pediatric oncology clinics. Although most respondents felt that their CAM use was helpful, many were not discussing it with their physicians.

  19. Multiple Chronic Conditions and Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among US Adults: Results From the 2012 National Health Interview Survey

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    Shi, Zaixing; Greenlee, Heather

    2016-01-01

    Introduction More than 25% of American adults report having 2 or more chronic conditions. People with chronic conditions often use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for self-care and disease management, despite a limited evidence base. Methods Data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) (n = 33,557) were analyzed to assess associations between presence of multiple chronic conditions (n = 13) and CAM use, using multivariable relative risk and linear regressions weighted for complex NHIS sampling. CAM use was defined as self-reported use of one or more of 16 therapies in the previous 12 months. Results Chronic conditions were common. US adults reported one (22.3%) or 2 or more (33.8%) conditions. Many used at least one form of CAM. Multivitamins, multiminerals, or both (52.7%); vitamins (34.8%); and minerals (28.4%) were the most common. Compared with adults with no conditions, adults with 2 or more conditions were more likely to use multivitamins or multiminerals or both, vitamins, minerals, nonvitamins or herbs, mind–body therapies, chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, massage, movement therapies, special diets, acupuncture, naturopathy, or some combination of these therapies (P <.003). Conclusion People with multiple chronic conditions have a high prevalence of CAM use. Longitudinal studies are needed to understand the association between CAM use and chronic disease prevention and treatment. PMID:27149072

  20. Relative efficacy for radiation reducing methods in scoliotic patients

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    Aikenhead, J.; Triano, J.; Baker, J. (National College of Chiropractic, Lombard, IL (USA))

    1989-08-01

    Radiation dosages to sensitive organs in full spine radiography have in recent years been a concern of physicians as well as the general public. The spine is the prime target for exposure in scoliosis radiography, though the exposure usually necessitates irradiation of several radio-sensitive organs. In recent studies, various protection techniques have been used including various lead and aluminum filtration systems, altered patient positioning and varied tube-film distances. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency for radiation dosage reduction of three filtration systems used frequently in the chiropractic profession. The systems tested were the Nolan Multiple X-ray Filters, the Clear-Pb system and the Sportelli Wedge system. These systems were tested in seven configurations varying breast shielding, distance and patient positioning. All systems tested demonstrated significant radiation reductions to organs, especially breast tissue. The Clear-Pb system appeared to be the most effective for all organs except the breast, and the Sportelli Wedge system demonstrated the greatest reduction to breast tissue.

  1. A compliance testing program for diagnostic X-ray equipment

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    Hutchinson, D.E.; Cobb, B.J.; Jacob, C.S

    1999-01-01

    Compliance testing is nominally that part of a quality assurance program dealing with those aspects of X-ray equipment performance that are subject to radiation control legislation. Quality assurance programs for medical X-ray equipment should be an integral part of the quality culture in health care. However while major hospitals and individual medical centers may implement such programs with some diligence, much X-ray equipment can remain unappraised unless there is a comprehensive regulatory inspection program or some form of compulsion on the equipment owner to implement a testing program. Since the late 1950s all X-ray equipment in the State of Western Australia has been inspected by authorized officers acting on behalf of the Radiological Council, the regulatory authority responsible for administration of the State's Radiation Safety Act. However, economic constraints, coupled with increasing X-ray equipment numbers and a geographically large State have significantly affected the inspection rate. Data available from inspections demonstrate that regular compliance and performance checks are essential in order to ensure proper performance and to minimize unnecessary patient and operator dose. To ensure that diagnostic X-ray equipment complies with accepted standards and performance criteria, the regulatory authority introduced a compulsory compliance testing program for all medical, dental and chiropractic diagnostic X-ray equipment effective from 1 January 1997.

  2. 北京百川健康科学研究院

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    一、“美式AMCT(脊柱活化器)”技术培训班AMCT(Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique)枪激脊柱活化术或脊柱活化器治疗术,在美容界又称雕体术。AMCT以脊柱活化器的方式来整脊,是一门以解剖学、生物力学和神经学为基础,有着规范、科学矫正手法的独立学科。它注重人体的整体研究,强调各器官、组织的相互关系,寻求一种维护、修复自然生理平衡与物理平衡的脊骨、肌肉矫正方法。AMCT是一种检查、治疗、兼评估的一种整脊整骨技术。

  3. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Indications and efficacy of nonoperative treatment

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    Federico Canavese

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The strategy for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis depends essentially upon the magnitude and pattern of the deformity, and its potential for progression. Treatment options include observation, bracing and/or surgery. During the past decade, several studies have demonstrated that the natural history of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis can be positively affected by nonoperative treatment, especially bracing. Other forms of conservative treatment, such as chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, exercise or other manual treatments, or diet and nutrition, have not yet been proven to be effective in controlling spinal deformity progression, and those with a natural history that is favorable at the completion of growth. Observation is appropriate treatment for small curves, curves that are at low risk of progression, and those with a natural history that is favorable at the completion of growth. Indications for brace treatment are a growing child presenting with a curve of 25°-40° or a curve less than 25° with documented progression. Curves of 20°-25° in patients with pronounced skeletal immaturity should also be treated. The purpose of this review is to provide information about conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Indications for conservative treatment, hours daily wear and complications of brace treatment as well as brace types are discussed.

  4. Interexaminer reliability of the electromagnetic radiation receiver for determining lumbar spinal joint dysfunction in subjects with low back pain

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    Gemmell, H.A.; Jacobson, B.H.; Edwards, S.W.; Heng, B.J.

    1990-03-01

    Twenty subjects (6 male, 14 female) with low back pain were examined by two experienced and licensed chiropractic doctors (E1 and E2). Both examiners examined the patients using a Toftness Electromagnetic Radiation Receiver (EMRR) and by manual palpation (MP) of the spinous processes. Interexaminer reliability was calculated at three sites (L3, L4, L5) for the following combinations: (a) E1,MP--E2,MP; (b) E1,EMRR--E2,EMRR; (c) E1,MP--E2,EMRR; and (d) E2,MP--E1,EMRR, and intraexaminer reliability was calculated for the following variables: (e) E1,MP--E1,EMRR; and (f) E2,MP--E2,EMRR. Results of a Kappa coefficient analysis for interexaminer reliability of the stated combinations and at the specific sites were: (a) -0.071, 0.400, 0.200; (b) -0.013, 0.100, -0.120; (c) 0.286, 0.300, 0.200; (d) -0.081, 0.000, 0.048. These results predominantly indicate a poor to fair interexaminer reliability. The results of a Kappa coefficient analysis for intraexaminer reliability of the stated combinations were: (e) 0.111, 0.400, 0.737; (f) 0.000, 0.100, 0.368. These results indicate a poor to fair reliability. It was concluded that in subjects with low back pain the EMRR may not be a reliable indicator of spinal joint dysfunction.

  5. Development and psychometric evaluation of an information literacy self-efficacy survey and an information literacy knowledge test*

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    Tepe, Rodger; Tepe, Chabha

    2015-01-01

    Objective To develop and psychometrically evaluate an information literacy (IL) self-efficacy survey and an IL knowledge test. Methods In this test–retest reliability study, a 25-item IL self-efficacy survey and a 50-item IL knowledge test were developed and administered to a convenience sample of 53 chiropractic students. Item analyses were performed on all questions. Results The IL self-efficacy survey demonstrated good reliability (test–retest correlation = 0.81) and good/very good internal consistency (mean κ = .56 and Cronbach's α = .92). A total of 25 questions with the best item analysis characteristics were chosen from the 50-item IL knowledge test, resulting in a 25-item IL knowledge test that demonstrated good reliability (test–retest correlation = 0.87), very good internal consistency (mean κ = .69, KR20 = 0.85), and good item discrimination (mean point-biserial = 0.48). Conclusions This study resulted in the development of three instruments: a 25-item IL self-efficacy survey, a 50-item IL knowledge test, and a 25-item IL knowledge test. The information literacy self-efficacy survey and the 25-item version of the information literacy knowledge test have shown preliminary evidence of adequate reliability and validity to justify continuing study with these instruments. PMID:25517736

  6. Climate studies: can students' perceptions of the ideal educational environment be of use for institutional planning and resource utilization?

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    Till, Hettie

    2005-06-01

    As educational climate strongly affects student achievement, satisfaction and success, it is important to get regular feedback from students on how they experience the educational environment. The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) Inventory was administered on the same day to all first-, second- and third-year students at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and the students were requested to complete the questionnaire as they were actually experiencing the educational environment at CMCC, and then to say what they would have wanted, or preferred it to be like. Valid returns were received from 146 (95%) first-, 123 (82%) second- and 73 (48%) third-year students (n = 342). The results indicated that the DREEM Inventory used in the Ideal mode, together with the responses in the Actual mode, could be used effectively to determine the dissonance between what they had and what they would have liked to have. It was found that there was a strong similarity in the areas of the educational environment that the different groups of students indicated as falling short of their ideal. The results of this study provided a useful basis for strategic planning and resource utilization.

  7. Association Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain.

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    Blanchette, Marc-André; Rivard, Michèle; Dionne, Clermont E; Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah; Steenstra, Ivan

    2016-09-17

    Objective To compare the duration of financial compensation and the occurrence of a second episode of compensation of workers with occupational back pain who first sought three types of healthcare providers. Methods We analyzed data from a cohort of 5511 workers who received compensation from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board for back pain in 2005. Multivariable Cox models controlling for relevant covariables were performed to compare the duration of financial compensation for the patients of each of the three types of first healthcare providers. Logistic regression was used to compare the occurrence of a second episode of compensation over the 2-year follow-up period. Results Compared with the workers who first saw a physician (reference), those who first saw a chiropractor experienced shorter first episodes of 100 % wage compensation (adjusted hazard ratio [HR] = 1.20 [1.10-1.31], P value back pain is a determinant of the duration of financial compensation during the first 5 months. Chiropractic patients experience the shortest duration of compensation, and physiotherapy patients experience the longest. These differences raise concerns regarding the use of physiotherapists as gatekeepers for the worker's compensation system. Further investigation is required to understand the between-provider differences.

  8. Human direct actions may alter animal welfare, a study on horses (Equus caballus.

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    Clémence Lesimple

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Back pain is the cause of bad welfare in humans and animals. Although vertebral problems are regularly reported on riding horses, these problems are not always identified nor noticed enough to prevent these horses to be used for work. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Nineteen horses from two riding centres were submitted to chiropractic examinations performed by an experienced chiropractor and both horses' and riders' postures were observed during a riding lesson. The results show that 74% of horses were severely affected by vertebral problems, while only 26% were mildly or not affected. The degree of vertebral problems identified at rest was statistically correlated with horses' attitudes at work (neck height and curve, and horses' attitudes at work were clearly correlated with riders' positions. Clear differences appeared between schools concerning both riders' and horses' postures, and the analysis of the teachers' speech content and duration highlighted differences in the attention devoted to the riders' position. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: These findings are to our knowledge the first to underline the impact of riding on horses' back problems and the importance of teaching proper balance to beginner riders in order to increase animals' welfare.

  9. A bad back needs help

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    Gotway MB

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. Case Presentation History of Present Illness A 61-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a 2 month complaint of atraumatic back pain, worsening over the previous two weeks. The patient described his pain as sharp, 10/10 in intensity, radiating to his ribs, right hip, and right groin, and aggravated by coughing, weight lifting, and movement. His pain was worse in the supine and prone positions, with some relief provided by sitting, and relieved with high doses of pain medications, topical lidocaine, menthol-containing skin ointments, and chiropractic adjustments. Over the 2 days prior to admission, the patient became increasingly desperate as a result of his pain, and drank several pints of vodka.Past Medical and Social HistoryThe patient is a retired machinist whose medical history includes fibromyalgia and binge drinking. He smokes three-quarters of a pack of cigarettes per day.Physical ExaminationPhysical examination showed normal vital signs and …

  10. Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain in Older Veterans

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    Karuza, Jurgis; Dunn, Andrew S.; Savino, Dorian; Katz, Paul

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Chronic lower back pain (CLBP) is problematic in older veterans. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is commonly utilized for CLBP in older adults, yet there are few randomized placebo-controlled trials evaluating SMT. Methods: The purpose of the study was to compare the effectiveness of SMT to a sham intervention on pain (Visual Analogue Scale, SF-36 pain subscale), disability (Oswestry Disability Index), and physical function (SF-36 subscale, Timed Up and Go) by performing a randomized placebo-controlled trial at 2 Veteran Affairs Clinics. Results: Older veterans (≥ 65 years of age) who were naive to chiropractic were recruited. A total of 136 were included in the study with 69 being randomly assigned to SMT and 67 to sham intervention. Patients were treated 2 times per week for 4 weeks assessing outcomes at baseline, 5, and 12 weeks postbaseline. Both groups demonstrated significant decrease in pain and disability at 5 and 12 weeks. At 12 weeks, there was no significant difference in pain and a statistically significant decline in disability scores in the SMT group when compared to the sham intervention group. There were no significant differences in adverse events between the groups. Conclusions: The SMT did not result in greater improvement in pain when compared to our sham intervention; however, SMT did demonstrate a slightly greater improvement in disability at 12 weeks. The fact that patients in both groups showed improvements suggests the presence of a nonspecific therapeutic effect. PMID:26246937

  11. Daily activity patterns of an adult experiencing lower back pain undergoing electro-acupuncture: a case study.

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    Koski, Bonnie L; Dunn, Karen S; Shebuski, Mark R

    2009-12-01

    In the United States, adults experiencing lower back pain (LBP) have reported using alternative health care to manage symptoms. Chiropractic techniques, relaxation, and massage have been cited as the most commonly used alternative therapies. Electro-acupuncture (EA), along with conventional health care, has been found to be a useful complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modality in alleviating the disability associated with LBP. The purpose of this single-subject case study was to evaluate the daily activity pattern effects of EA and CAM modality usage on pain intensity levels and functional status of an adult experiencing LBP. Activity patterns and pain intensity ratings were recorded for two consecutive weeks through the use of a daily pain diary in natural environments. Results from the data analyses revealed daily LBP intensity ratings ranging from slight to moderate pain. On average, the participant reported using approximately ten CAM modalities per day. The participant reported decreases in pain intensity levels, increases in energy levels, and feeling better after EA and acupuncture treatments, maintaining an exercise and weight loss regimen, taking megavitamins, drinking teas, praying, singing, and using humor, distraction, and relaxation techniques. Use of herbs and too much exercise were the least effective. Findings suggest that for this patient, EA and certain CAM modalities were effective interventions that promoted well-being and self-healing. In addition, the daily pain diary was found to provide rich research and assessment data.

  12. Intradiscal Pressure Changes during Manual Cervical Distraction: A Cadaveric Study

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    M. R. Gudavalli

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to measure intradiscal pressure (IDP changes in the lower cervical spine during a manual cervical distraction (MCD procedure. Incisions were made anteriorly, and pressure transducers were inserted into each nucleus at lower cervical discs. Four skilled doctors of chiropractic (DCs performed MCD procedure on nine specimens in prone position with contacts at C5 or at C6 vertebrae with the headpiece in different positions. IDP changes, traction forces, and manually applied posterior-to-anterior forces were analyzed using descriptive statistics. IDP decreases were observed during MCD procedure at all lower cervical levels C4-C5, C5-C6, and C6-C7. The mean IDP decreases were as high as 168.7 KPa. Mean traction forces were as high as 119.2 N. Posterior-to-anterior forces applied during manual traction were as high as 82.6 N. Intraclinician reliability for IDP decrease was high for all four DCs. While two DCs had high intraclinician reliability for applied traction force, the other two DCs demonstrated only moderate reliability. IDP decreases were greatest during moving flexion and traction. They were progressevely less pronouced with neutral traction, fixed flexion and traction, and generalized traction.

  13. Chronic pelvic pain.

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    Herbert, Bettina

    2010-01-01

    Though there are myriad etiologies of CPP, common therapeutic targets include inflammation, somatic dysfunction, and psychological disturbances. Inflammation may be addressed not only with dietary changes including nutritional and botanical supplements but also with mind-body therapies. Somatic dysfunction may respond to manipulative therapies provided by osteopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, and some physical therapists. Therapists may also offer visceral, craniosacral, myofascial, and other whole-body therapies, as can highly trained massage therapists and bodyworkers. Mental health care may be key in many cases. Integrative medicine heralds the return to a sense of the human being's intrinsic capacity for healing, incorporating the vitalism of many of the therapies' origins (traditional Chinese medicine, indigenous medicine, ayurveda, osteopathy, chiropractic, etc) with the gains made by a more reductionistic tradition. Given the complexity and wide variation of etiologies and symptoms of CPP, using an integrative approach may offer expanded therapeutic solutions. We must expand our capacity to listen to each patient-with ears, eyes, mind, heart, and hands. Each treatment plan may then be tailored to the unique history and perspective that lie within the individual. Doing so requires the essential elements of time, skill, and love.

  14. "Ostrich sign" indicates bilateral vertebral artery dissection.

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    Rose, David Z; Husain, M Rizwan

    2012-11-01

    Vertebral artery dissections (VADs) comprise about 2% of ischemic strokes and can be associated with trauma, chiropractic manipulation, motor vehicle collisions, whiplash, amusement park rides, golfing, and other motion-induced injuries to the neck. We present a case of bilateral extracranial VAD as a complication of conducting an orchestra. To our knowledge, this has not been documented in the literature. Conceivably, vigorous neck twisting in an inexperienced, amateur conductor may place excessive rotational forces upon mobile portions of the verterbral arteries, tear the intima, deposit subintimal blood that extends longitudinally, and cause neck pain and/or posterior fossa ischemic symptoms. Magnetic resonance angiography examinations of axially oriented slices of bilateral VADs resemble the face of an ostrich. This observation is similar to the "puppy sign," in which bilateral internal carotid artery dissections resemble the face of a dog. Craniocervical dissections of either the carotid or vertebral arteries have the potential to form an aneurysm, cause artery-to-artery embolism, or completely occlude the parent artery, resulting in an ischemic stroke. Because bilateral VADs in axial magnetic resonance angiographic sections stand out like the eyes of an ostrich, and because the fast identification of VADs is so critical, we eponymize this image the "ostrich sign."

  15. "C3, 4, 5 Keeps the Diaphragm Alive." Is phrenic nerve palsy part of the pathophysiological mechanism in strangulation and hanging? Should diaphragm paralysis be excluded in survived cases?: A review of the literature.

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    Davies, Susan J

    2010-03-01

    The phrenic nerve arises in the neck. It is formed from C3, C4, and C5 nerve fibers and descends along the anterior surface of the scalenus anterior muscle before entering the thorax to supply motor and sensory input to the diaphragm. Its anatomic location in the neck leaves the nerve vulnerable to traumatic injury. Phrenic nerve injury can arise as a result of transection, stretching or compression of the nerve, and may result in paralysis of the diaphragm. Consequences of diaphragm paralysis include respiratory compromise, gastrointestinal obstruction, and cardiac arrhythmias. There may be serious morbidity and onset of symptoms may be delayed. Cases of diaphragm paralysis occurring as a consequence of neck trauma are documented in the literature. In some cases, the forces involved are relatively minor and include whiplash injury, occurring in minor motor vehicle collisions, chiropractic manipulation, and compression of neck structures, including a case involving external neck compression by industrial machinery. It is concluded that phrenic nerve palsy might be part of the pathophysiological mechanism in strangulation and hanging, and clinical investigation to exclude diaphragm paralysis in survived cases should be considered.

  16. A Systematic Overview of Reviews for Complementary and Alternative Therapies in the Treatment of the Fibromyalgia Syndrome.

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    Lauche, Romy; Cramer, Holger; Häuser, Winfried; Dobos, Gustav; Langhorst, Jost

    2015-01-01

    Objectives. This systematic overview of reviews aimed to summarize evidence and methodological quality from systematic reviews of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Methods. The PubMed/MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Scopus databases were screened from their inception to Sept 2013 to identify systematic reviews and meta-analyses of CAM interventions for FMS. Methodological quality of reviews was rated using the AMSTAR instrument. Results. Altogether 25 systematic reviews were found; they investigated the evidence of CAM in general, exercised-based CAM therapies, manipulative therapies, Mind/Body therapies, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, phytotherapy, and homeopathy. Methodological quality of reviews ranged from lowest to highest possible quality. Consistently positive results were found for tai chi, yoga, meditation and mindfulness-based interventions, hypnosis or guided imagery, electromyogram (EMG) biofeedback, and balneotherapy/hydrotherapy. Inconsistent results concerned qigong, acupuncture, chiropractic interventions, electroencephalogram (EEG) biofeedback, and nutritional supplements. Inconclusive results were found for homeopathy and phytotherapy. Major methodological flaws included missing details on data extraction process, included or excluded studies, study details, and adaption of conclusions based on quality assessment. Conclusions. Despite a growing body of scientific evidence of CAM therapies for the management of FMS systematic reviews still show methodological flaws limiting definite conclusions about their efficacy and safety.

  17. Establishing an Integrative Medicine Program Within an Academic Health Center: Essential Considerations.

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    Eisenberg, David M; Kaptchuk, Ted J; Post, Diana E; Hrbek, Andrea L; O'Connor, Bonnie B; Osypiuk, Kamila; Wayne, Peter M; Buring, Julie E; Levy, Donald B

    2016-09-01

    Integrative medicine (IM) refers to the combination of conventional and "complementary" medical services (e.g., chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, mindfulness training). More than half of all medical schools in the United States and Canada have programs in IM, and more than 30 academic health centers currently deliver multidisciplinary IM care. What remains unclear, however, is the ideal delivery model (or models) whereby individuals can responsibly access IM care safely, effectively, and reproducibly in a coordinated and cost-effective way.Current models of IM across existing clinical centers vary tremendously in their organizational settings, principal clinical focus, and services provided; practitioner team composition and training; incorporation of research activities and educational programs; and administrative organization (e.g., reporting structure, use of medical records, scope of clinical practice) and financial strategies (i.e., specific business plans and models for sustainability).In this article, the authors address these important strategic issues by sharing lessons learned from the design and implementation of an IM facility within an academic teaching hospital, the Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School; and review alternative options based on information about IM centers across the United States.The authors conclude that there is currently no consensus as to how integrative care models should be optimally organized, implemented, replicated, assessed, and funded. The time may be right for prospective research in "best practices" across emerging models of IM care nationally in an effort to standardize, refine, and replicate them in preparation for rigorous cost-effectiveness evaluations.

  18. [Alternative treatment forms used by patients with muscular atrophy. A questionnaire study of the use of alternative treatment by 345 patients with muscular atrophy].

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    Hunsballe, J M; Mortensen, F V

    1990-04-30

    An investigation about the use of alternative treatment by a group of persons with muscular atrophy revealed that 24% had employed alternative treatment during the period 1.1.1983-1.4.1986. This is probably a greater proportion than in the Danish population as a whole. Patients with muscular atrophy were subdivided into three groups on the basis of their ability to function in daily life. No significant connection was found between the degree of loss of function and alternative treatment as regards the frequencies of alternative treatment and the numbers of treatments employed. A given form form of treatment was most frequently recommended by an unaffected acquaintance. Physical forms of treatment such as zone therapy and chiropractics were employed more frequently than chemical forms of therapy. Less than half of the patients were satisfied with the results of treatment. Treatment was often concluded in a negative manner. Patients considered that, in contrast to the alternative therapist, the doctor performs the best and most thorough examination and provides them with the best information about their condition.

  19. Disentangling manual muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology: critique and reinterpretation of a literature review

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    Cooperstein Robert

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Cuthbert and Goodheart recently published a narrative review on the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing (MMT in the Journal. The authors should be recognized for their effort to synthesize this vast body of literature. However, the review contains critical errors in the search methods, inclusion criteria, quality assessment, validity definitions, study interpretation, literature synthesis, generalizability of study findings, and conclusion formulation that merit a reconsideration of the authors' findings. Most importantly, a misunderstanding of the review could easily arise because the authors did not distinguish the general use of muscle strength testing from the specific applications that distinguish the Applied Kinesiology (AK chiropractic technique. The article makes the fundamental error of implying that the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing lends some degree of credibility to the unique diagnostic procedures of AK. The purpose of this commentary is to provide a critical appraisal of the review, suggest conclusions consistent with the literature both reviewed and omitted, and extricate conclusions that can be made about AK in particular from those that can be made about MMT. When AK is disentangled from standard orthopedic muscle testing, the few studies evaluating unique AK procedures either refute or cannot support the validity of AK procedures as diagnostic tests. The evidence to date does not support the use of MMT for the diagnosis of organic disease or pre/subclinical conditions.

  20. Disentangling manual muscle testing and Applied Kinesiology: critique and reinterpretation of a literature review.

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    Haas, Mitchell; Cooperstein, Robert; Peterson, David

    2007-08-23

    Cuthbert and Goodheart recently published a narrative review on the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing (MMT) in the Journal. The authors should be recognized for their effort to synthesize this vast body of literature. However, the review contains critical errors in the search methods, inclusion criteria, quality assessment, validity definitions, study interpretation, literature synthesis, generalizability of study findings, and conclusion formulation that merit a reconsideration of the authors' findings. Most importantly, a misunderstanding of the review could easily arise because the authors did not distinguish the general use of muscle strength testing from the specific applications that distinguish the Applied Kinesiology (AK) chiropractic technique. The article makes the fundamental error of implying that the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing lends some degree of credibility to the unique diagnostic procedures of AK. The purpose of this commentary is to provide a critical appraisal of the review, suggest conclusions consistent with the literature both reviewed and omitted, and extricate conclusions that can be made about AK in particular from those that can be made about MMT. When AK is disentangled from standard orthopedic muscle testing, the few studies evaluating unique AK procedures either refute or cannot support the validity of AK procedures as diagnostic tests. The evidence to date does not support the use of MMT for the diagnosis of organic disease or pre/subclinical conditions.

  1. Medicina complementar e alternativa: utilização pela comunidade de Montes Claros, Minas Gerais Complementary and alternative medicine: use in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais

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    Joao Felício Rodrigues Neto

    2009-01-01

    clusters using the household as the sample unit for interview of both genders, older than 18 years. Data were collected by semi-structured questionnaires. RESULTS: Utilization of complementary and alternative medicine was of 8.9% when only those involving costs such as homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractics, techniques of relaxation/ meditation and massage are considered and of 70.0%, when all therapies found were included. Prevalent were prayers to God (52.0%, popular medicines (30.9%, physical exercises (25.5%, faith healers (15.0%, popular diets (7.1%, massage (4.9%, relaxation/meditation (2.8%, homeopathy (2.4%, and groups of self-help (1.9%, chiropractics (1.7%, acupuncture (1.5% and orthomolecular medicine (0.2%. Women, Catholic, married of higher income and education were positively associated with utilization of therapies involving expenses. CONCLUSIONS: Complementary and alternative medicine is used by a significant number of those interviewed. Gender, religion, marital status, income and education were positively associated with utilization of complementary and alternative medicine. Access of those with less income and education could increase the utilization of the options that involve expenses.

  2. Prescriptive proprioceptive insoles and dental orthotics change the frontal plane position of the atlas (C1), mastoid, malar, temporal, and sphenoid bones: a preliminary study.

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    Rothbart, Brian A

    2013-10-01

    The purpose of this series of case studies was to determine if the frontal plane position of the cranial bones and atlas could be altered using dental orthotics, prescriptive insoles, or both concurrently. The cranial radiographs of four patients were reviewed for the study. Three of the patients were diagnosed as having a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and a preclinical clubfoot deformity. The fourth patient was diagnosed as having a TMJ dysfunction, a preclinical clubfoot deformity and a Catetgory II sacral occipital subluxation, as designated in the chiropractic's Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT). Each patient had a series of four cranial radiographs taken using a modified orthogonal protocol. In two patients, improvement towards orthogonal was achieved when using both prescriptive dental orthotics and prescriptive insoles concurrently. Improvement towards orthogonal was less apparent when using only the prescriptive dental orthotic. No improvement or a negative frontal plane shift was noted when using only the prescriptive proprioceptive insoles. In the third patient, the frontal plane position of the cranial bones and atlas increased (away from orthogonal) when using the generic proprioceptive insoles alone or in combination with a prescriptive dental orthotic. In the fourth patient, the frontal plane position of the cranial bones improved using the dental orthotic. However, the proprioceptive insoles, when used alone or in combination with the dental orthotic, increased the frontal plane position of the cranial bones and atlas. This study demonstrates that changes in the frontal plane position of the cranial and atlas bones can occur when using proprioceptive insoles and/or dental orthotics.

  3. CAM use in pediatric neurology: an exploration of concurrent use with conventional medicine.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found that up to 60% of children with neurologic conditions have tried complementary and alternative medicine (CAM. OBJECTIVE: To assess the use of CAM among patients presenting to neurology clinics at two academic centers in Canada. METHODS: A survey instrument was developed to inquire about use of CAM products and therapies, including reasons for use, perceived helpfulness, and concurrent use with conventional medicine, and administered to patients or their parents/guardians at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO in Ottawa. RESULTS: Overall CAM use at the Stollery was 78%, compared to 48% at CHEO. The most common CAM products used were multi-vitamins (84%, vitamin C (37%, homeopathic remedies (24%, and fish oil/omega 3 s (22%. The most common CAM practices used were massage (47%, chiropractic (37%, faith healing (18%, aromatherapy (16%, homeopathy (16%, and relaxation (16%. Many patients used CAM products at the same time as conventional medicine but just over half (57% discussed this concurrent use with their physician. CONCLUSION: CAM use is common in pediatric neurology patients and most respondents felt that it was helpful, with few or no harms associated. However, this use is often undisclosed, increasing possibility of interactions with conventional drugs. We urge clinicians to inquire about CAM use during routine history taking at every patient visit. Parents would clearly like more information about CAM from their specialty clinics; such information would be easier to share if more primary data were available about the safety and effectiveness of commonly used therapies.

  4. Description of a clinical stream of back-pain patients based on electronic medical records.

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    Aickin, Mikel; McCaffery, Anne; Pugh, Guy; Tick, Heather; Ritenbaugh, Cheryl; Hicks, Paul; Pelletier, Kenneth R; Cao, Jennifer; Himick, Dan; Monahan, Jennifer

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    Back pain consists of a spectrum of conditions, with no common etiology and therefore no dominant method of treatment. The purpose of this study is to describe the complexity of a collection of 8000 back pain patients who appeared in an integrative medicine clinic, as a prelude to conducing comparative effectiveness research on CAM alternatives to conventional therapy. Approximately 23% of all clinic patients were diagnosed at some time with back pain. Nearly half had treatment periods of less than one month, while more than 25% were treated for back pain for more than two years. Women were represented more than twice as often as men. The initial diagnosis categories that occurred most frequently were lumbar symptoms, cervical symptoms, and a general category, with smaller numbers having lumbar anatomic, thoracic symptom, brachial neuritis, or sciatica diagnoses. There were few strong relationships between initial diagnosis pattern and length of back pain treatment period. While 77% of back pain patients presented with diagnoses in only a single category, there were many composite categories each of which was sparsely represented. Between 50% and 75% of patients used some CAM service, depending on their initial diagnosis pattern. Patients with complex initial diagnosis patterns strongly tended to chose CAM, and among CAM-users those with complex diagnoses tended toward chiropractic, as opposed to acupuncture or bodywork. The CAM usage patterns of men and women were highly similar. Again among CAM users, 82% used only a single type of CAM service, and multiple service uses tend to be combined at random. Between two-thirds and three-quarters of multiple CAM service users had very simple temporal patterns of use, dominated by use of one type of CAM at a time.

  5. Case report: Myofascial pain syndrome: a double crush-like appearance

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    Pringle, R. Kevin; Richardson, Daniel L.; Shiel, Robert S.

    2003-01-01

    Abstract Objective To discuss the case of a patient with myofascial pain syndrome that appeared similar to double crush syndrome. Clinical Features This is a case report of a 45-year old female who presents to the private practice clinic with the same signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, 1 year post-carpaltunnel surgery. The history is consistent with injuries that result in double crush syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome. The patient history includes a motor vehicle accident (MVA) in 1963 that resulted in a prolonged hospital stay and fracture of a cervical vertebral (C4) body. She fractured the olecranon process of the right elbow during a fall in 1970's. She has smoked approximately 1 pack a day for 20 years. Her job involves long periods of sitting at a keyboard and in a car. All of these portions of the patient history are possible factors in the clinical signs and symptoms of double crush syndrome. Intervention and Outcome Treatment involved chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy modalities for the elimination of pain and returning the patient's full range of motion in the wrist, elbow, shoulder and cervical spine. After range of motion was restored, a home exercise program was initiated. The home exercise program included a return to past sporting activity and active, resistive (Theraciser band) activities for the elbow and cervical spine. Also a reduction in smoking was initiated as part of the patient's treatment plan. Conclusion It is our contention that patients who have electromyographic (EMG) demonstrable carpal tunnel syndrome need a cervical spine workup and a period of conservative care to include skilled manipulation, physical therapy and home exercises before surgery is recommended. PMID:19674598

  6. Effect of Spinal Manipulation Thrust Magnitude on Trunk Mechanical Thresholds of Lateral Thalamic Neurons

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    Reed, William R.; Pickar, Joel G.; Sozio, Randall S.; Long, Cynthia R.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives High velocity low amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM), as performed by manual therapists (eg, doctors of chiropractic and osteopathy) results in mechanical hypoalgesia in clinical settings. This hypoalgesic effect has previously been attributed to alterations in peripheral and/or central pain processing. The objective of this study was to determine whether thrust magnitude of a simulated HVLA-SM alters mechanical trunk response thresholds in wide dynamic range (WDR) and/or nociceptive specific (NS) lateral thalamic neurons. Methods Extracellular recordings were carried out in the thalamus of 15 anesthetized Wistar rats. Lateral thalamic neurons having receptive fields which included the lumbar dorsal-lateral trunk were characterized as either WDR (n=22) or NS (n=25). Response thresholds to electronic von Frey (rigid tip) mechanical trunk stimuli were determined in three directions (dorsal-ventral, 45°caudalward, and 45°cranialward) prior to and immediately following the dorsal-ventral delivery of a 100ms HVLA-SM at three thrust magnitudes (control, 55%, 85% body weight; (BW)). Results There was a significant difference in mechanical threshold between 85% BW manipulation and control thrust magnitudes in the dorsal-ventral direction in NS neurons (p=.01). No changes were found in WDR neurons at either HVLA-SM thrust magnitude. Conclusions This study is the first to investigate the effect of HVLA-SM thrust magnitude on WDR and NS lateral thalamic mechanical response threshold. Our data suggest that at the single lateral thalamic neuron level, there may be a minimal spinal manipulative thrust magnitude required to elicit an increase in trunk mechanical response thresholds. PMID:24928636

  7. A case report of a patient with upper extremity symptoms: differentiating radicular and referred pain

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    Daub Clifford W

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Similar upper extremity symptoms can present with varied physiologic etiologies. However, due to the multifaceted nature of musculoskeletal conditions, a definitive diagnosis using physical examination and advanced testing is not always possible. This report discusses the diagnosis and case management of a patient with two episodes of similar upper extremity symptoms of different etiologies. Case Presentation On two separate occasions a forty-four year old female patient presented to a chiropractic office with a chief complaint of insidious right-sided upper extremity symptoms. During each episode she reported similar pain and parasthesias from her neck and shoulder to her lateral forearm and hand. During the first episode the patient was diagnosed with a cervical radiculopathy. Conservative treatment, including manual cervical traction, spinal manipulation and neuromobilization, was initiated and resolved the symptoms. Approximately eighteen months later the patient again experienced a severe acute flare-up of the upper extremity symptoms. Although the subjective complaint was similar, it was determined that the pain generator of this episode was an active trigger point of the infraspinatus muscle. A diagnosis of myofascial referred pain was made and a protocol of manual trigger point therapy and functional postural rehabilitative exercises improved the condition. Conclusion In this case a thorough physical evaluation was able to differentiate between radicular and referred pain. By accurately identifying the pain generating structures, the appropriate rehabilitative protocol was prescribed and led to a successful outcome for each condition. Conservative manual therapy and rehabilitative exercises may be an effective treatment for certain cases of cervical radiculopathy and myofascial referred pain.

  8. Complementary and alternative medicine: what's it all about?

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    Barrett, B

    2001-01-01

    A number of health-related interventions--from widespread therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and yoga, to less well-known modalities such as Feldenkrais, iridology, reflexology and reiki--have increasingly come under the general heading of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). A few, such as biofeedback, chiropractic and physical therapy, are considered conventional by some, alternative by others. Several national surveys estimate that around 40% of the US populace uses a CAM therapy in a given year. While a few people use CAM therapies instead of conventional medicine, the vast majority of CAM users continue to access the official health care system. Many, however, do not discuss their CAM use with their physician. Medical doctors, for their part, are sharply divided on their attitudes toward CAM, with strong advocates and vehement opponents writing and speaking about this issue. CAM therapists are even more diverse, spanning the spectrum from conventional-appearing registered and certified practitioners to iconoclasts promoting anomalous therapies in the place of conventional treatment. The majority, however, both respect and want to work with conventional medicine, as do their patients. Nearly everyone is calling for more and better evidence, and an ever-increasing number of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses are now appearing in the literature. Over the past few years, a number of calls for "integrated medicine" have been made, and a few attempts at integrating CAM and conventional medicine have been launched. This article reviews these issues, citing our own interview-based work and the relevant literature. Whether the CAM phenomenon represents a short-lived social movement or the beginnings of a radical transformation of medicine has yet to be determined.

  9. Adverse events from spinal manipulation in the pregnant and postpartum periods: a critical review of the literature

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    Stuber Kent

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The safety of spinal manipulation during pregnancy and the postpartum periods has been a matter of debate among manual therapists. Spinal manipulative therapy during these periods is a commonly performed intervention as musculoskeletal pain is common in these patients. To date there has not been an evaluation of the literature on this topic exclusively. Methods A literature search was conducted on PubMed, CINAHL and the Index to Chiropractic Literature along with reference searching for articles published in English and French in the peer-reviewed literature that documented adverse effects of spinal manipulation during either pregnancy or postpartum. Case reports, case series, and any other clinical study designs were deemed acceptable for inclusion, as were systematic reviews. The appropriate Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN tools were used to rate included articles for quality when applicable. Results Five articles identifying adverse events in seven subjects following spinal manipulation were included in this review, along with two systematic reviews. The articles were published between 1978 and 2009. Two articles describing adverse effects from spinal manipulation on two postpartum patients were included, while the remaining three articles on five patients with adverse effects following spinal manipulation were on pregnant patients. Injury severity ranged from minor injury such as increasing pain after treatment that resolved within a few days to more severe injuries including fracture, stroke, and epidural hematoma. SIGN scores of the prospective observational cohort study and systematic reviews indicated acceptable quality. Conclusions There are only a few reported cases of adverse events following spinal manipulation during pregnancy and the postpartum period identified in the literature. While improved reporting of such events is required in the future, it may be that such injuries are relatively rare.

  10. Importance of holographic light in the emerging field of mind-body healing

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    Booth, Roberta

    2000-10-01

    Healing with color has been researched and documented worldwide for centuries. Every single part of the brain and every cell in the body is effected by light. Chinese and Russian scientists demonstrated that the acupuncture meridians transmit light. Dr. Peter Mandel, German chiropractic physician and acupuncturist, states that the acupuncture points are especially sensitive to electromagnetic waves within the spectrum of visible light and microwave energy, and all cells constantly emit and absorb small pockets of electromagnetic radiation or light, called biophotons. The harmony or disharmony of cells has been documented. Kirlian photography, to photography the aura was invented by Russians Semyon and Valentina Kirlian. Photo therapy and light research are being practiced worldwide. In the United States, Dr. Jacob Lieberman has written an influential book Light Medicine of the Future. In 1992 the first Light Years Ahead conference was held. (#5 1996) Dr. Brian Breiling and Dr. Lee Hartley brought together experts in the field to discuss the many potentials of light therapy. My present research in this area has focused on narrow band frequencies through the use of holography. Its therapeutic applications of color healing in this research are both critical and fundamental. My current work, The Chakras, seven reflection holograms on silver halide, relate to the wheels of light described in the earliest recorded Indian history. I will discus the chakras, this ancient metaphysical system under the new light of popular western metaphors and visionary art, how the chakras relate to the seven colors of the rainbow, the electromagnetic waves, and the connection to color holography in healing light therapy. I will be citing concurrent research in color healing, and the important areas of research that are necessary to have significant impact on future directions. Holography in the future will constitute a major frontier in discovery.

  11. The appropriate use of radiography in clinical practice: a report of two cases of biomechanical versus malignant spine pain

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    Wyatt Lawrence H

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To describe the evaluation, treatment, management and referral of two patients with back pain with an eventual malignant etiology, who were first thought to have a non-organic biomechanical disorder. Clinical features The study was a retrospective review of the clinical course of two patients seen by a chiropractor in a multi-disciplinary outpatient facility, who presented with what was thought to be non-organic biomechanical spine pain. Clinical examination by both medical and chiropractic physicians did not indicate the need for radiography in the early course of management of either patient. Upon subsequent re-evaluation, it was decided that certain clinical factors required investigation with advanced imaging. In one instance, the patient responded to conservative care of low back pain for nine weeks, after which she developed severe pain in the pelvis. In the second case, the patient presented with signs and symptoms consistent with uncomplicated musculoskeletal pain that failed to respond to a course of conservative care. He was referred for medical therapy which also failed to relieve his pain. In both patients, malignancy was eventually discovered with magnetic resonance imaging and both patients are now deceased, resulting in an inability to obtain informed consent for the publication of this manuscript. Conclusion In these two cases, the prudent use of diagnostic plain film radiography did not significantly alter the appropriate long-term management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal signs and symptoms. The judicious use of magnetic resonance imaging was an effective procedure when investigating recalcitrant neuromusculoskeletal pain in these two patients.

  12. The emerging role of veterinary orthotics and prosthetics (V-OP) in small animal rehabilitation and pain management.

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    Mich, Patrice M

    2014-03-01

    In veterinary school, we learn much about how to repair bone fractures, ligament injuries, and neuropathies. The idea, of course, is to return some level of function to a damaged appendage and decrease pain. When a limb cannot be salvaged for medical or financial reasons, we are taught that dogs and cats do "great" on 3 legs. Three legs may mean a less functional limb or outright total amputation. We espouse this doctrine to our clients. Indeed, most of us have countless stories of triped patients acclimating to their disability with aplomb. Although it is true that many patients adapt, learning to ambulate and negotiate their environment, this is functional adaptation-not necessarily the highest quality of life. As a profession, we have come to expect-even accept-that limited mobility, limb breakdown, and chronic neck or back pain are unavoidable consequences. The short- and long-term consequences of limb loss or altered limb function are not benign as once thought. Furthermore, the quality of care demanded by clients is rising and the breadth of knowledge afforded by technology and global communication spawns innovative therapies readily accessible to the computer-savvy pet owner. Recent examples of therapeutic innovations include the following: dentistry, acupuncture, chiropractic, and rehabilitation. Often there is no precedent for these new therapies in animals, and the onus rests with the veterinary community to educate itself to provide best care for patients and clients and to establish evidence-informed best practice. The newest emerging therapeutic modality is veterinary orthotics and prosthetics. Like the previously mentioned modalities, the origin lies in human health care and subsequently leaps to veterinary health care.

  13. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use at a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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    Luo, Qianlai; Asher, Gary N

    2016-05-04

    Background Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among cancer patients, but the majority of CAM studies do not specify the time periods in relation to cancer diagnoses. We sought to define CAM use by cancer patients and investigate factors that might influence changes in CAM use in relation to cancer diagnoses. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey of adults diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal cancer between 2010 and 2012 at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Questionnaires were sent to 1794 patients. Phone calls were made to nonrespondents. Log binomial/Poisson regressions were used to investigate the association between cancer-related changes in CAM use and conversations about CAM use with oncology providers. Results We received 603 (33.6 %) completed questionnaires. The mean age (SD) was 64 (11) years; 62% were female; 79% were white; and 98% were non-Hispanic. Respondents reported the following cancer types: breast (47%), prostate (27%), colorectal (14%), lung (11%). Eighty-nine percent reported lifetime CAM use. Eighty-five percent reported CAM use during or after initial cancer treatment, with category-specific use as follows: mind-body medicine 39%, dietary supplements 73%, body-based therapies 30%, and energy medicine 49%. During treatment CAM use decreased for all categories except energy medicine. After treatment CAM use returned to pretreatment levels for most CAMs except chiropractic. Initiation of CAM use after cancer diagnosis was positively associated with a patient having a conversation about CAM use with their oncology provider, mainly driven by patient-initiated conversations. Conclusions Consistent with previous studies, CAM use was common among our study population. Conversations about CAM use with oncology providers appeared to influence cessation of mind-body medicine use after cancer diagnosis.

  14. Searching for Controlled Trials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: A Comparison of 15 Databases

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    Elise Cogo

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    Full Text Available This project aims to assess the utility of bibliographic databases beyond the three major ones (MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane CENTRAL for finding controlled trials of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM. Fifteen databases were searched to identify controlled clinical trials (CCTs of CAM not also indexed in MEDLINE. Searches were conducted in May 2006 using the revised Cochrane highly sensitive search strategy (HSSS and the PubMed CAM Subset. Yield of CAM trials per 100 records was determined, and databases were compared over a standardized period (2005. The Acudoc2 RCT, Acubriefs, Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL and Hom-Inform databases had the highest concentrations of non-MEDLINE records, with more than 100 non-MEDLINE records per 500. Other productive databases had ratios between 500 and 1500 records to 100 non-MEDLINE records—these were AMED, MANTIS, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Global Health and Alt HealthWatch. Five databases were found to be unproductive: AGRICOLA, CAIRSS, Datadiwan, Herb Research Foundation and IBIDS. Acudoc2 RCT yielded 100 CAM trials in the most recent 100 records screened. Acubriefs, AMED, Hom-Inform, MANTIS, PsycINFO and CINAHL had more than 25 CAM trials per 100 records screened. Global Health, ICL and Alt HealthWatch were below 25 in yield. There were 255 non-MEDLINE trials from eight databases in 2005, with only 10% indexed in more than one database. Yield varied greatly between databases; the most productive databases from both sampling methods were Acubriefs, Acudoc2 RCT, AMED and CINAHL. Low overlap between databases indicates comprehensive CAM literature searches will require multiple databases.

  15. 蛛网膜下腔麻醉正中穿刺与侧入穿刺对患者术后腰痛发生情况影响的临床研究%Effect of median and lateral puncture intraspinal anesthesia on postoperative low back pain

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    林婷

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    目的:研究蛛网膜下腔麻醉正中穿刺与侧入穿刺对患者术后腰痛发生情况的影响。方法:选择在我院接受椎管内麻醉的患者作为研究对象,随机分为给予侧入穿刺椎管内麻醉的观察组和给予正中穿刺椎管内麻醉的对照组,观察麻醉后腰痛发生例数、疼痛程度。结果:观察组发生腰痛的例数、中国整脊颈腰痛评分、JOA下腰痛评分以及NRS疼痛评分均明显低于对照组。结论:侧入穿刺入路椎管内麻醉能够有效减少腰痛发生率、缓解腰痛程度,具有临床价值。%Objective: to study the effect of median and lateral puncture intraspinal anesthesia on postoperative low back pain. Methods: patients received intraspinal anesthesia were enrolled and randomly divided into observation group given lateral puncture intraspinal anesthesia and control group given median puncture intraspinal anesthesia. Then cases of low back pain, degree of low back pain were observed. Results: the cases of low back pain, Chinese chiropractic neck pain score, JOA score and NRS score of observation group were significantly lower than control group. Conclusion: lateral puncture intraspinal anesthesia has positive clinical value for it can effectively reduce the incidence of low back pain and relieve the degree of low back pain.

  16. MRI and MR angiography of vertebral artery dissection

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    Mascalchi, M. [Cattedra di Radiologia, Universita di Pisa (Italy); Bianchi, M.C. [Servizio di Neuroradiologia, Ospedale S. Chiara, Pisa (Italy); Mangiafico, S. [Servizio di Neuroradiologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze (Italy); Ferrito, G. [Servizio di Neuroradiologia, Ospedali Riuniti, Livorno (Italy); Puglioli, M. [Servizio di Neuroradiologia, Ospedale S. Chiara, Pisa (Italy); Marin, E. [Servizio di Radiologia, Ospedale S. M. Nuova, Firenze (Italy); Mugnai, S. [Clinica Neurologica, Universita di Firenze (Italy); Canapicchi, R. [Servizio di Neuroradiologia, Ospedale S. Chiara, Pisa (Italy); Quilici, N. [Servizio di Neuroradiologia, Ospedali Riuniti, Livorno (Italy); Inzitari, D. [Clinica Neurologica, Universita di Firenze (Italy)

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    A review of 4,500 angiograms yielded 11 patients with dissection of the vertebral arteries who had MRI and (in 4 patients) MR angiography (MRA) in the acute phase of stroke. One patient with incidental discovery at arteriography of asymptomatic vertebral artery dissection and two patients with acute strokes with MRI and MRA findings consistent with vertebral artery dissection were included. Dissection occurred after neck trauma or chiropractic manipulation in 4 patients and was spontaneous in 10. Dissection involved the extracranial vertebral artery in 9 patients, the extra-intracranial junction in 1, and the intracranial artery in 4. MRI demonstrated infarcts in the brain stem, cerebellum, thalamus or temporo-occipital regions in 7 patients with extra- or extra-intracranial dissections and a solitary lateral medullary infarct in 4 patients (3 with intracranial and 1 with extra-intracranial dissection). In 2 patients no brain abnormality related to vertebral artery dissection was found and in one MRI did not show subarachnoid haemorrhage revealed by CT. Intramural dissecting haematoma appeared as crescentic or rounded high signal on T1-weighted images in 10 patients examined 3-20 days after the onset of symptoms. The abnormal vessel stood out in the low signal cerebrospinal fluid in intracranial dissections, whereas it was more difficult to detect in extracranial dissections because of the intermediate-to-high signal of the normal perivascular structures and slow flow proximal and distal to the dissection. In two patients examined within 36 h of the onset, mural thickening was of intermediate signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal on spin-density and T2-weighted images. MRA showed abrupt stenosis in 2 patients and disappearance of flow signal at and distal to the dissection in 5. Follow-up arteriography, MRI or MRA showed findings consistent with occlusion of the dissected vessel in 6 of 8 patients. (orig.). With 7 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. The Nordic back pain subpopulation program - individual patterns of low back pain established by means of text messaging: a longitudinal pilot study

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    Leboeuf-Yde Charlotte

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Non-specific low back pain (LBP is known to be a fluctuating condition and there is a growing realisation that it consists of different subgroups of patients. The detailed course of pain is not known since traditional methods of data collection do not allow very frequent follow-ups. This is a limitation in relation to identification of subgroups with different course patterns. The objective of this pilot study was to see if it is possible to identify characteristic course-patterns of non-specific LBP in patients treated in a primary care setting. Methods Patients seeing a chiropractor for a new LBP episode were included after the first consultation and followed for 18 weeks by means of automatic short message service (SMS received and returned on their mobile phones. Every week they were asked how many days they had experienced LBP in the preceding week. The course of pain was studied for each individual and described as an early course (1st - 4th week and a late course (5th - 18th week, which was fitted into one of 13 predefined course patterns. Results A total of 110 patients were included from 5 chiropractic clinics, and the study sample consisted of the 78 patients who participated at least until week 12. Nine of the predefined patterns were identified within this population. The majority of patients improved within the first four weeks (63%, and such early improvement was associated with a generally favourable course. Conclusion Patients with nonspecific LBP were shown to have a number of different course-patterns. The next step is to explore whether the identified patterns relate to different LBP diagnoses.

  18. Improvement of lower extremity electrodiagnostic findings following a trial of spinal manipulation and motion-based therapy

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    Morningstar Mark W

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lumbar disc herniation is a problem frequently encountered in manual medicine. While manual therapy has shown reasonable success in symptomatic management of these cases, little information is known how manual therapy may affect the structure and function of the lumbar disc itself. In cases where lumbar disc herniation is accompanied by radicular symptoms, electrodiagnostic testing has been used to provide objective clinical information on nerve function. This report examines the treatment rendered for a patient with lower extremity neurological deficit, as diagnosed on electrodiagnostic testing. Patient was treated using spinal manipulation and exercises performed on a Pettibon Wobble Chair™, using electrodiagnostic testing as the primary outcome assessment. Case Presentation An elderly male patient presented to a private spine clinic with right-sided foot drop. He had been prescribed an ankle-foot orthosis for this condition. All sensory, motor, and reflex findings in the right leg and foot were absent. This was validated on prior electromyography and nerve conduction velocity testing, performed by a board certified neurologist. Patient was treated using spinal manipulation twice-weekly and wobble chair exercises three times daily for 90 days total. Following this treatment, the patient was referred for follow-up electrodiagnostic studies. Significant improvements were made in these studies as well as self-rated daily function. Conclusion Motion-based therapies, as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program, may contribute to the restoration of daily function and the reversal of neurological insult as detected by electrodiagnostic testing. Electrodiagnostic testing may be a useful clinical tool to evaluate the progress of chiropractic patients with lumbar disc herniation and radicular pain syndromes.

  19. Withdrawal rates as a consequence of disclosure of risk associated with manipulation of the cervical spine

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    Forrest Lianne

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The risk associated with cervical manipulation is controversial. Research in this area is widely variable but as yet the risk is not easily quantifiable. This presents a problem when informing the patient of risks when seeking consent and information may be withheld due to the fear of patient withdrawal from care. As yet, there is a lack of research into the frequency of risk disclosure and consequent withdrawal from manipulative treatment as a result. This study seeks to investigate the reality of this and to obtain insight into the attitudes of chiropractors towards informed consent and disclosure. Methods Questionnaires were posted to 200 UK chiropractors randomly selected from the register of the General Chiropractic Council. Results A response rate of 46% (n = 92 was achieved. Thirty-three per cent (n = 30 respondents were female and the mean number of years in practice was 10. Eighty-eight per cent considered explanation of the risks associated with any recommended treatment important when obtaining informed consent. However, only 45% indicated they always discuss this with patients in need of cervical manipulation. When asked whether they believed discussing the possibility of a serious adverse reaction to cervical manipulation could increase patient anxiety to the extent there was a strong possibility the patient would refuse treatment, 46% said they believed this could happen. Nonetheless, 80% said they believed they had a moral/ethical obligation to disclose risk associated with cervical manipulation despite these concerns. The estimated number of withdrawals throughout respondents' time in practice was estimated at 1 patient withdrawal for every 2 years in practice. Conclusion The withdrawal rate from cervical manipulation as a direct consequence of the disclosure of associated serious risks appears unfounded. However, notwithstanding legal obligations, reluctance to disclose risk due to fear of increasing patient

  20. Access to complementary medicine in general practice: survey in one UK health authority.

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    Wearn, A M; Greenfield, S M

    1998-09-01

    Complementary therapy (CT) has become increasingly popular with the general public and interest from the health professions has been rising. There has been no study focusing on the pattern of availability of CT within urban and inner-city general practice. We aimed to describe the prevalence and pattern of access to complementary therapy in this setting, identifying the characteristics of practices offering CT and the perceived barriers to service provision. We sent a postal questionnaire to all 254 general practices on the Birmingham Family Health Services Authority list. Practices were asked whether they offered any access to CTs, how services were organized and which therapies were available and to identify any barriers to provision. 175 practices (68.9%) responded. Half of the practices offered access to CT. Of these, half offered an in-house service, usually provided by the doctor (81.8%). Of GPs practising therapies themselves, 58% began in or after 1990. Seventeen separate therapies were offered, most commonly acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic, hypnotherapy and homoeopathy. Practices significantly more likely to offer access to CT were of larger list size and training or teaching practices. They were equally likely to be fundholders or non-fundholders. Practices offering an in-house service tended to be fundholding, training and of larger list size. Finance was perceived as the major barrier. In the area studied, many patients now have some access to CT within primary care, often within their own practice. In the main, therapies offered are the 'medically acceptable face' of complementary medicine.