Research

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Centralization Phenomenon

“Centralization phenomenon as a prognostic factor for chronic low back pain and disability.” Background It would be very helpful to know – early on – if someone with a sudden onset of low back pain and leg pain is at risk for chronic disability and prolonged pain. While many studies have investigated psychological, work-satisfaction, and …

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Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint

 “Evidence-Based diagnosis and treatment of the painful sacroiliac joint” Background The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is a very large joint at the very bottom of the spine. This joint connects the spine to the pelvis and is believed by many to be a primary source of low back and buttock pain. Many patients present …

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Does it matter which exercise?

A randomized control trial of exercise for low back pain. Background Low back pain is often reported to improve with generalized, non-specific exercises regardless of the patient’s specific presentation. But is this true? This study compared people with low back pain who were given either patient-specific exercises using a method called McKenzie Technique, or generalized …

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Effects of KinesioTape

“Effects of KinesioTape in low back muscle fatigue: Randomized, controlled, doubled-blinded clinical trial on healthy subjects.” Background The use of taping (KinesioTape) in sports has become commonplace and we now routinely use tape in non-sports settings. This high-quality study asked the question: “does taping reduce the time to muscular fatigue as compared to not taping?” …

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Atlas vertebra realignment & decreased blood pressure

“Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study.” Background Hypertension (ie. High Blood Pressure) is a common disease that is typically treated with medications – often a combination of at least two medications. There is a well-established connection between positional abnormalities of the highest bone in the neck …

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Therapies for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

“Practice parameter: Therapies for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (an evidence based review).” Neurology. May 27, 2008. Background Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition whereby patients become dizzy, often triggered by some movement of the head. It is somewhat common and become life-altering as patients get sudden bouts of often debilitating vertigo at random …

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