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Physiological Responses Induced by Manual Therapy in Animal Models: A Scoping Review

By |June 1, 2021|Uncategorized|

Physiological Responses Induced by Manual Therapy in Animal Models: A Scoping Review

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SOURCE:   Frontiers in Neuroscience 2020 (May 8); 14: 430

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Carla Rigo Lima, Daniel Fernandes Martins and William Ray Reed

Rehabilitation Science Program,
University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL, United States



Background:   Physiological responses related to manual therapy (MT) treatment have been investigated over decades using various animal models. However, these studies have not been compiled and their collective findings appraised. The purpose of this scoping review was to assess current scientific knowledge on the physiological responses related to MT and/or simulated MT procedures in animal models so as to act as a resource to better inform future mechanistic and clinical research incorporating these therapeutic interventions

Methods:   PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Cochrane, Embase, and Index of Chiropractic Literature (ICL) were searched from database inception to August 2019. Eligible studies were:

(a)   published in English;
(b)   non-cadaveric animal-based;
(c)   original data studies;
(d)   included a form of MT or simulated MT as treatment;
(e)   included quantification of at least one delivery parameter of MT treatment;
(f)   quantification of at least one physiological measure that could potentially contribute to therapeutic mechanisms of action of the MT.

MT studies were categorized according to three main intervention types:

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Our Blog is a Tool. Learn How To Use It Now

By |May 1, 2021|Uncategorized|

Our Blog is a Tool. Learn How To Use It Now

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A Chiro.Org Editorial


Every Blog post is an announcement of new material that was just added to one of our many Sections.

I have been compiling (and archiving) peer-reviewed articles since early 1996, and to date we have thousands of Abstracts, and many hundreds of Full-Text articles on a wide variety of subjects.

When enough material, relating to a particular topic was collected, it was gathered into a new Topical Page in one of our many Sections.

Each Topical page is located in the Section most associated with that topic.
Thus, our Attention Deficit Page is located (is a part of) our Pediatrics Section   You get the idea.

Almost ALL of our Sections contain some, or many Topical collections. The LINKS Section is the most extreme example, because it contains 95 different topical pages.

All of the following are “active” Sections that are constantly adding new (and important) materials:

Acupuncture
Alternative Healing Abstracts
Case Studies
Chiropractic Assistants
Chiropractic Research
Chronic Neck Pain
Conditions That Respond Well
Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic
Documentation
Global Burden of Disease
Headache and Chiropractic
The LINKS
Low Back Pain and Chiropractic
Medicare Info
Nutrition
Pediatrics
Radiology
The SEARCH Section
Stroke and Chiropractic
What is the Chiropractic Subluxation?
Whiplash and Chiropractic
These other Sections are “archival” in nature, and contain valuable tools:

Chiropractic History
ChiroZine
Free Images
New DC’s
Office Forms
R.C. Schafer’s Rehab Monogaphs
The Wilk Antitrust Lawsuit


How Blog Posts Work

The following is a Graphic “screen grab” of a Blog Post from our Home Page.
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The COMMENTS Section is Back!

By |April 30, 2021|Uncategorized|

The COMMENTS Section is Back!

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In the last 7 years, we have relocated to a new (better) server 4 different times.

Even though we moved all the Blog files over, WordPress automatically snaps back to its default (original) settings, so we had to fuss for a few days to get everything to look the way we previously designed it to appear.

UNFORTUNATELY, the one thing we missed (since it’s the one thing we never use) was the COMMENTS Section at the bottom of every full post. Evidently you always have to re-install the Comments section as well. Grrr!

The “Front Page” displays a portion of every post. To see the Full post, you either click the Title, or the Read More link at the bottom.

Below the full post is the COMMENTS Section.

The first time you make a comment, you will have to add your Name and your E-Mail address. After that, you will always be signed in.

You can also check the box(es) to follow future comments on that post, or to ask to be notified every time a new Blog Post is published. Very convenient!

We assure you that your e-mail address will NEVER be shared with anyone.

We also apologize that we missed this in the past, because it suppressed one of our most enjoyable features, discussing current research with friends and fellow DCs.

We are pleased to return full functionality to our Blog, and hope that you too will enjoy discussing these studies with your peers.

Association Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain

By |April 4, 2021|Uncategorized|

Association Between the Type of First Healthcare Provider and the Duration of Financial Compensation for Occupational Back Pain

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SOURCE:   Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2017 (Sep)

Marc-André Blanchette, Michèle Rivard, Clermont E. Dionne, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Ivan Steenstra

Public Health PhD Program,
School of Public Health,
University of Montreal,
Montreal, QC, Canada.



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 5,511 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 < 0.001), and the workers who first saw a physiotherapist experienced a longer episode of 100 % compensation (adjusted HR = 0.84 [0.71–0.98], P value = 0.028) during the first 149 days of compensation. The odds of having a second episode of financial compensation were higher among the workers who first consulted a physiotherapist (OR = 1.49 [1.02–2.19], P value = 0.040) rather than a physician (reference).

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Experiences With Chiropractic Care for Patients

By |December 14, 2020|Uncategorized|

Experiences With Chiropractic Care for Patients With Low Back or Neck Pain

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SOURCE:   J Patient Exp 2020 Jun;   7 (3):   357–364


Ron D Hays, PhD, Cathy D Sherbourne, PhD, Karen L Spritzer, BS, Lara G Hilton, PhD, MPH,
Gery W Ryan, PhD, Ian D Coulter, PhD, and Patricia M Herman, ND, PhD

Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research,
UCLA Department of Medicine,
Los Angeles, CA, USA.



Background:   Musculoskeletal disorders are the second leading cause of disability worldwide.

Objective:   Examine experiences of chiropractic patients in the United States with chronic low back or neck pain.

Method: &nbsp Observational study of 1853 chronic low back pain and neck pain patients (74% female) who completed an online questionnaire at the 3-month follow-up that included Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) items assessing their experiences with care.

Results:   We found similar reports of communication for the chiropractic sample and patients in the 2016 CAHPS National Database, but 85% in the database versus 79% in the chiropractic sample gave the most positive response to the time spent with provider item. More patients in the CAHPS database rated their provider at the top of the scale (8 percentage points). More chiropractic patients reported always getting answers to questions the same day (16 percentage points) and always being seen within 15 minutes of their appointment time (29 percentage points).

Conclusions:   The positive experiences of patients with chronic back and neck pain are supportive of their use of chiropractic care.

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CHRONIC NECK PAIN Section and our

LOW BACK PAIN Section

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