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Posts from the ‘Education and Research’ Category

27
May

Assessment of the efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic on treating Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

2019 Nov;98(48):e17974. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000017974.

Assessment of the efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic on treating Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Zuo G1,2, Gao TC1,2, Xue BH1,2, Gu CC1,2, Yan YT1,2, Zhang YW1,2, Liu RJ3, Du SQ2.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy (CSR) is often described as neck pain accompanied with radiating pain and neurologic symptoms, such as numbness, muscle weakness, and diminished reflexes, in 1 or both upper extremities. As people’s lifestyle changes and the population ages, the incidence of CSR continues to increase. Many clinical trials have proven that acupuncture and chiropractic has a significant effect in the treatment of CSR. In this systematic review, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and chiropractic for CSR.

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SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31770206

20
May

Remission of recalcitrant dermatomyositis following a chiropractic adjustment.

2019 Nov 15;8(11):3742-3744. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_839_19. eCollection 2019 Nov.

Abstract

Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by progressive muscle weakness and pathognomonic skin eruptions.

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SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31803683

13
May

Potential treatment effect modifiers for manipulative therapy for children complaining of spinal pain. Secondary analyses of a randomised controlled trial.

2019 Dec 10;27:59. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0282-7. eCollection 2019.

Abstract

Background:

In children, spinal pain is transitory for most, but up to 20% experience recurrent and bothersome complaints. It is generally acknowledged that interventions may be more effective for subgroups of those affected with low back pain. In this secondary analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial, we tested whether five indicators of a potential increased need for treatment might act as effect modifiers for manipulative therapy in the treatment of spinal pain in children. We hypothesized that the most severely affected children would benefit more from manipulative therapy.

 

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SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31827767

6
May

Chiropractic maintenance care – what’s new? A systematic review of the literature.

2019 Nov 21;27:63. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0283-6. eCollection 2019.

Abstract

Background:

Maintenance Care is a traditional chiropractic approach, whereby patients continue treatment after optimum benefit is reached. A review conducted in 1996 concluded that evidence behind this therapeutic strategy was lacking, and a second review from 2008 reached the same conclusion. Since then, a systematic research program in the Nordic countries was undertaken to uncover the definition, indications, prevalence of use and beliefs regarding Maintenance Care to make it possible to investigate its clinical usefulness and cost-effectiveness. As a result, an evidence-based clinical study could be performed. It was therefore timely to review the evidence.

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SOURCE: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31832142

29
Apr

Repeat Radiography in Monitoring Structural Changes in the Treatment of Spinal Disorders in Chiropractic and Manual Medicine Practice: Evidence and Safety.

2019 Dec 6;17(4):1559325819891043. doi: 10.1177/1559325819891043. eCollection 2019 Oct-Dec.