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  1. Content type: Research

    The burden of musculoskeletal disorders increases every year, with low back and neck pain being the most frequently reported conditions for seeking manual therapy treatment. In recent years, manual therapy res...

    Authors: Mégane Pasquier, Catherine Daneau, Andrée-Anne Marchand, Arnaud Lardon and Martin Descarreaux

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:23

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  2. Content type: Research

    Low back pain (LBP) is a common disabling condition in older adults which often limits physical function and diminishes quality of life. Two clinical trials in older adults have shown spinal manipulative thera...

    Authors: Craig Schulz, Roni Evans, Michele Maiers, Karen Schulz, Brent Leininger and Gert Bronfort

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:21

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  3. Content type: Research

    Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common musculoskeletal disorder. There is little consensus on the etiology, but one explanatory model suggests that PFPS can be caused by referred pain. Neurodynamic te...

    Authors: Kristine Vegstein, Hilde Stendal Robinson and Roar Jensen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:26

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  4. Content type: Research

    The Commission of the European Communities has published guidelines to be used as a gold standard for quality assessment of diagnostic radiographic images. Image quality and radiation dose must be monitored an...

    Authors: Klaus Doktor, Maria Lind Vilholm, Aldis Hardardóttir, Henrik Wulff Christensen and Jens Lauritsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:20

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  5. Content type: Systematic review

    Spinal manipulation (SM) has been shown in a systematic review to have a statistically significant effect on the pressure pain threshold (PPT) in asymptomatic subjects, when SM is compared to a sham interventi...

    Authors: Margaux Honoré, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Olivier Gagey and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:22

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  6. Content type: Research

    Approximately 60% of people with low back pain also have associated leg pain symptoms. Guidelines for low back pain recommend non-pharmacological approaches, including spinal manipulation - a therapy provided ...

    Authors: Matthew Fernandez, Craig Moore, Wenbo Peng, Katie de Luca, Katherine A. Pohlman, Michael Swain and Jon Adams

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:19

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  7. Content type: Research

    The chiropractic profession both in the past and presently has diverse opinions concerning different health care approaches and the science or otherwise that underpins them. Previous research has reported that...

    Authors: Halldór Fannar Gíslason, Jari Kullervo Salminen, Linn Sandhaugen, Andreas Stenseth Storbråten, Renske Versloot, Inger Roug and Dave Newell

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have shown that psychological factors, attitudes and beliefs impact on the quality of chiropractic student clinical decisions. This association has not been studied among qualified chiropractors...

    Authors: Stanley I. Innes, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:15

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Chronic migraine is a largely refractory condition affecting between 1 and 2.2% of the overall population worldwide, with females more affected than males. There are also high health and socioeconomic costs as...

    Authors: Jim Odell, Carol Clark, Adrian Hunnisett, Osman Hassan Ahmed and Jonathan Branney

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:11

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  10. Content type: Systematic review

    Taking the natural course of recurrent and fluctuating low back pain (LBP) seen in longitudinal studies of adults into consideration, the aetiology and development of LBP in children and adolescents also needs...

    Authors: Tina Junge, Niels Wedderkopp, Eleanor Boyle and Per Kjaer

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:10

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  11. Content type: Research

    Intramuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) is a feature of degenerative muscle composition and is a common feature in populations with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Avoidance behavior is a possible cause of morpholog...

    Authors: Eddo Wesselink, Edwin de Raaij, Philip Pevenage, Nick van der Kaay and Jan Pool

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:14

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  12. Content type: Systematic review

    The autonomic nervous system (ANS) interests many chiropractors and manual therapists, because joint manipulative techniques (JMT), e.g. high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) manipulations and mobilizations, appe...

    Authors: Mathieu Picchiottino, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Olivier Gagey and David M. Hallman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:17

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  13. Content type: Research

    Previous studies of patients with neck pain have reported a high variability in prevalence of MRI findings of disc degeneration, disc herniation etc. This is most likely due to small and heterogenous study pop...

    Authors: Rikke Krüger Jensen, Tue Secher Jensen, Søren Grøn, Erik Frafjord, Uffe Bundgaard, Anders Lynge Damsgaard, Jeppe Mølgaard Mathiasen and Per Kjaer

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:13

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    Due to the recurrent nature of low back pain (LBP), the traditional concepts of cure and recovery are challenged, and investigating the course rather than status at fixed time-points may help us understand pro...

    Authors: Lise Hestbaek, Cornelius Myburgh, Henrik Hein Lauridsen, Eleanor Boyle and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:12

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  15. Content type: Debate

    The chiropractic profession has a long history of internal conflict. Today, the division is between the ‘evidence-friendly’ faction that focuses on musculoskeletal problems based on a contemporary and evidence...

    Authors: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Stanley I. Innes, Kenneth J. Young, Gregory Neil Kawchuk and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:4

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  16. Content type: Research

    While there is a broad spectrum of practice within chiropractic two sub-types can be identified, those who focus on musculoskeletal problems and those who treat also non-musculoskeletal problems. The latter gr...

    Authors: Guillaume Goncalves, Marine Demortier, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Niels Wedderkopp

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:3

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  17. Content type: Research

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is being used extensively in the search for pathoanatomical factors contributing to low back pain (LBP) such as Modic changes (MC). However, it remains unclear whether clinical...

    Authors: Peter van der Wurff, Tom Vredeveld, Caroline van de Graaf, Rikke K. Jensen and Tue S. Jensen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    Musculoskeletal pain frequently occurs in more than one body region, with up to 80% of adults reporting more than one joint pain site in the last 12 months. Older people and females are known to be more suscep...

    Authors: Katie de Luca, Arnold Wong, Andreas Eklund, Matthew Fernandez, Julie Ellen Byles, Lynne Parkinson, Manuela Loureiro Ferreira and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:8

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  19. Content type: Research

    A close collaboration between surgeons and non-surgical spine experts is crucial for optimal care of low back pain (LBP) patients. The affiliation of a chiropractic teaching clinic to a university hospital wit...

    Authors: Brigitte Wirth, Fabienne Riner, Cynthia Peterson, Barry Kim Humphreys, Mazda Farshad, Susanne Becker and Petra Schweinhardt

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:6

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  20. Content type: Systematic review

    Manipulation-induced hypoalgesia (MIH) represents reduced pain sensitivity following joint manipulation, and has been documented in various populations. It is unknown, however, whether MIH following high-veloc...

    Authors: Sasha L. Aspinall, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Sarah J. Etherington and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:7

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  21. Content type: Research

    Literature is still limited regarding reports of non-invasive assessment of the cervical range of motion in normal subjects. Investigations into compensatory motions, defined as the contribution of an addition...

    Authors: Céline Niewiadomski, Rohan-Jean Bianco, Sanae Afquir, Morgane Evin and Pierre-Jean Arnoux

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:9

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  22. Content type: Research

    The Keele STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT), a 9-item questionnaire, screens for pain, physical functioning, fear-avoidance beliefs, catastrophizing, anxious thoughts, low mood, and bothersomeness in persons wit...

    Authors: Yasmeen Khan, Dana Lawrence, Robert Vining and Dustin Derby

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:2

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  23. Content type: Research

    Musculoskeletal pain is a major cause of work disability. Many patients with musculoskeletal pain seek care from health care providers other than their general practitioners, including a range of musculoskelet...

    Authors: Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Casper Glissmann Nim, Eleanor Boyle, Ole Kristoffer Larsen, Iben Axén, Ole Christian Kvammen and Corrie Myburgh

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2019 27:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are widely available for use in musculoskeletal care. However, there is little research exploring the implementation of PROMs in clinical practice. This qualitative st...

    Authors: Michelle M. Holmes, Felicity L. Bishop, David Newell, Jonathan Field and George Lewith

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:50

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  25. Content type: Short report

    Frequent measures are becoming increasingly used to evaluate the course of spinal pain. However, it is not known whether this type of continuous follow-up in itself has implications for people’s experience of ...

    Authors: Lise Hestbaek, Annette Christina Saxtorph, Carl-Emil Krogsgaard-Jensen and Alice Kongsted

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:51

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  26. Content type: Research

    Despite widespread use by manual therapists, there is little evidence regarding the reliability of thoracic spine static palpation to test for a manipulable lesion using stiffness or tenderness as diagnostic m...

    Authors: Amber M. Beynon, Jeffrey J. Hebert and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:49

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  27. Content type: Research

    Tobacco use remains a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Health professionals need to address the use of tobacco products by their patients, but chiropractic clinical systems often rem...

    Authors: Kelly Buettner-Schmidt, Brody Maack, Mary Larson, Megan Orr, Donald R. Miller and Katelyn Mills

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:45

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  28. Content type: Review

    The use of routine spinal X-rays within chiropractic has a contentious history. Elements of the profession advocate for the need for routine spinal X-rays to improve patient management, whereas other chiroprac...

    Authors: Hazel J Jenkins, Aron S Downie, Craig S Moore and Simon D French

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:48

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Spinal pain is a common and disabling condition with considerable socioeconomic burden. Spine pain management in the United States has gathered increased scrutiny amidst concerns of overutilization of costly a...

    Authors: Brent Leininger, Gert Bronfort, Roni Evans, James Hodges, Karen Kuntz and John A. Nyman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:46

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  30. Content type: Research

    Ultrasound imaging has been suggested for studying the structure and function of nerves and muscles; however, reliability studies are limited to support the usage. The main aim of this study was to explore the...

    Authors: Hadi Sarafraz, Mohammad Reza Hadian, Niloofar Ayoobi Yazdi, Gholamreza Olyaei, Hossein Bagheri, Shohreh Jalaie and Omid Rasouli

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:47

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  31. Content type: Case Report

    Vertebral osteomyelitis is a rare, life-threatening condition. Successful management is dependent on prompt diagnosis and management with intravenous antibiotic therapy or surgery in addition to antibiotics. R...

    Authors: Zachary A. Cupler, Michael T. Anderson, Eric T. Stefanowicz and Chad D. Warshel

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:40

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Overuse injuries are reported to be more common than acute trauma in children and adolescents, causing pain and reduced function. The most common is apophysitis - a traction injury to the apophysis in growing ...

    Authors: Stig L. Midtiby, Niels Wedderkopp, Rasmus T. Larsen, Anne-Marie Fiala Carlsen, Dimitris Mavridis and Ian Shrier

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:41

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  33. Content type: Research

    Chronic pain is a substantial burden on the Australian healthcare system with an estimated 19.2% of Australians experiencing chronic pain. Knowledge of the neurophysiology and multidimensional aspects of pain ...

    Authors: Kylie Fitzgerald, Michael Fleischmann, Brett Vaughan, Kevin de Waal, Sarah Slater and John Harbis

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:42

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    Knowledge about the assessment reliability of common cervical spine changes is a prerequisite for precise and consistent communication about Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Line Thorndal Moll, Morten Wasmod Kindt, Christina Malmose Stapelfeldt and Tue Secher Jensen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:43

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  35. Content type: Research

    The current utilisation of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for low back pain (LBP) within the Australian Chiropractic profession is unknown. The aims of this study were to determine the current utili...

    Authors: Natalie Clohesy and Anthony Schneiders

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:38

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  36. Content type: Case Report

    Spinal epidural lipomatosis is an uncommon source of neurogenic claudication. We present two cases of spinal epidural lipomatosis as it relates to diagnosis, management, and a possible association with common ...

    Authors: Keith M. Silcox, Clinton J. Daniels, Glenn A. Bub, Pamela J. Wakefield and James D. Toombs

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:33

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  37. Content type: Systematic review

    Besides low back pain (LBP), also neck pain (NP) and mid back pain (MBP) are common health issues in adolescence. Psychological factors are regarded as main risk factors for spinal pain in adolescence, but rec...

    Authors: Brigitte Wirth, Tobias Potthoff, Sandra Rosser, Barry Kim Humphreys and Eling D. de Bruin

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:36

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  38. Content type: Systematic review

    Previous systematic reviews have concluded that lumbar traction is not effective for patients with low back pain (LBP), yet many clinicians continue to assert its clinical effectiveness.

    Authors: Muhammad Alrwaily, Mohammed Almutiri and Michael Schneider

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:35

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  39. Content type: Research

    Workforce distribution has an important influence on the quality of healthcare delivered in a region, primarily because it impacts access to health services in the community and overall health equity in the po...

    Authors: Amie Steel, Nigel Jackson, Raymond Blaich, Mathew Kirk and Jon Wardle

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:34

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  40. Content type: Research

    Nonspecific acute low back pain (LBP) is a common reason for accessing primary care. German guidelines recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physical activity as evidence-based treatments. Manual...

    Authors: Heidrun Lingner, Lena Blase, Anika Großhennig and Guido Schmiemann

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:39

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  41. Content type: Research

    Reassuring information is recommended in clinical guidelines for the treatment of low back pain (LBP), but has not been clearly defined. The Consultation-based Reassurance Questionnaire (CRQ) was developed as ...

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Magnus Rudbæk Christensen, Karl Kristian Ingersen and Tue Secher Jensen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:27

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  42. Content type: Systematic review

    We aim to summarize the available evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of imaging (index test) compared to surgery (reference test) for identifying lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in adult patients.

    Authors: Jung-Ha Kim, Rogier M. van Rijn, Maurits W. van Tulder, Bart W. Koes, Michiel R. de Boer, Abida Z. Ginai, Raymond W. G. J. Ostelo, Danielle A. M. W. van der Windt and Arianne P. Verhagen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:37

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  43. Content type: Research

    Chiropractic programs are accredited and monitored by regional Councils on Chiropractic Education (CCE). The CCE-International has historically been a federation of regional CCEs charged with harmonising world...

    Authors: Stanley I. Innes, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:25

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  44. Content type: Research

    Falls are a major health issue in the elderly people and an important cause of bone fracture. The aim of this study was to determine the association between quadriceps muscle strength (QMS) and falls in the el...

    Authors: Alijan Ahmadiahangar, Yahya Javadian, Mansour Babaei, Behzad Heidari, Seyedreza Hosseini and Mohammad Aminzadeh

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:31

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  45. Content type: Review

    Functional Neurology (FN), mainly practiced by chiropractors, proposes to have an effect or a benefit on varied clinical cases, from debilitating diseases to performance enhancement in asymptomatic people.

    Authors: Anne-Laure Meyer and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:30

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  46. Content type: Commentary

    The World Federation of Chiropractic supports the involvement of chiropractors in public health initiatives, particularly as it relates to musculoskeletal health. Three topics within public health have been id...

    Authors: Michele Maiers, Mustafa Agaoglu, Richard Brown, Christopher Cassirer, Kendrah DaSilva, Reidar P. Lystad, Sarkaw Mohammad and Jessica J. Wong

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:26

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  47. Content type: Correction

    The original article [1] had 2 paragraphs which contained erroneous information. In this correction article the correct and incorrect information is shown.

    Authors: Yannely Serrano-villar and Eliana-isabel Rodríguez-grande

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:32

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    The original article was published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:18