Category Archives: Spinal Manipulation

Antibiotics could “Cure 40% of Chronic Low Back Pain”.

Up to half a million patients with chronic low back pain may be suffering from an infection that can be treated with antibiotics. If proved true, the revolutionary theory about the cause of one of the commonest and most debilitating … Continue reading

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Whiplash study says no benefits from intensive treatment

Intensive whiplash treatment is no better than standard care, a study suggests. The study, in the Lancet looked at the treatment of more than 2,700 people with mild to moderate whiplash. No additional benefits were seen in those who had … Continue reading

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Let go of outdated paradigms and stop dwelling on Biomechanical tissue-based models when treating Back Pain.

This was the message from CSP fellow Dr Mick Thacker, director of the ‘Pain: Science and Society’ MSc course at King’s College London. Giving a keynote lecture, Dr Thacker advised delegates to move away from purely mechanical-based therapies for back … Continue reading

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Acupuncture studies by NCCAM

Introduction Physical pain is a common occurrence for many People; in fact, a national survey found that more than one-quarter of U.S. adults had recently experienced some sort of pain lasting more than a day. In addition to conventional treatments, … Continue reading

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Can Twisting cause the Agony of Back Pain?

THE first comprehensive model of the human spine is challenging our assumptions about the causes of back pain. Contrary to the idea that spinal injuries are caused by a combination of compression, bending, tension and shear forces, the 3D animated … Continue reading

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Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Low Back Pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) significantly reduces low back pain. The level of pain reduction is greater than expected from placebo effects alone and persists for at least three months. Additional research is warranted to elucidate mechanistically how OMT exerts its effects, … Continue reading

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