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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Back and neck disability are frequent in older adults resulting in loss of function and independence. Exercise therapy and manual therapy, like spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), have evidence of short and int...

    Authors: Corrie Vihstadt, Michele Maiers, Kristine Westrom, Gert Bronfort, Roni Evans, Jan Hartvigsen and Craig Schulz

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:26

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Manual spinal joint mobilisations and manipulations are widely used treatments in patients with neck and low-back pain. Inter-examiner reliability of passive intervertebral motion assessment of the cervical an...

    Authors: Emiel van Trijffel, Robert Lindeboom, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Maarten A Schmitt, Cees Lucas, Bart W Koes and Rob AB Oostendorp

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:22

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  3. Content type: Research

    Two clinical tests used to assess for neuromuscular control deficits in low back pain (LBP) patients are the prone hip extension (PHE) test and active straight leg raise (ASLR) test. For these tests, it has be...

    Authors: Paul A Bruno, David P Millar and Dale A Goertzen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:23

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Low back pain is among the most common and costly chronic health care conditions. Recent research has highlighted the common occurrence of non-specific low back pain in adolescents, with prevalence estimates s...

    Authors: Craig Schulz, Brent Leininger, Roni Evans, Darcy Vavrek, Dave Peterson, Mitchell Haas and Gert Bronfort

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:21

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common reason for spinal surgery in older adults. Previous studies have shown that surgery is effective for severe cases of stenosis, but many patients with mild to moderate ...

    Authors: Michael Schneider, Carlo Ammendolia, Donald Murphy, Ronald Glick, Sara Piva, Elizabeth Hile, Dana Tudorascu and Sally C Morton

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:19

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Several studies showed the effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment on neonatal care in reducing length of stay in hospital, gastrointestinal problems, clubfoot complications and improving cranial asymmetr...

    Authors: Francesco Cerritelli, Marta Martelli, Cinzia Renzetti, Gianfranco Pizzolorusso, Vincenzo Cozzolino and Gina Barlafante

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:18

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  7. Content type: Research

    Low back pain in pregnancy is common and research evidence on the response to chiropractic treatment is limited. The purposes of this study are 1) to report outcomes in pregnant patients receiving chiropractic...

    Authors: Cynthia K Peterson, Daniel Mühlemann and Barry Kim Humphreys

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:15

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  8. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the level of consensus within the French chiropractic profession regarding management of clinical issues. A previous Swedish study showed that chiropractors agreed relatively well on the ...

    Authors: Michel Debarle, Rémi Aigron, Laure Depernet, Amandine Guillemard, Thomas Véron and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:13

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  9. Content type: Systematic review

    This systematic review updated and extended the "UK evidence report" by Bronfort et al. (Chiropr Osteopath 18:3, 2010) with respect to conditions/interventions that received an 'inconclusive’ or 'negative’ evi...

    Authors: Christine Clar, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Rachel Court, Gillian Lewando Hundt, Aileen Clarke and Paul Sutcliffe

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:12

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  10. Content type: Research

    Clinical practice guidelines on the management of neck pain make recommendations to help practitioners optimize patient care. By examining the practice patterns of practitioners, adherence to CPGs or lack ther...

    Authors: Lisa C Carlesso, Joy C MacDermid, Anita R Gross, David M Walton and P Lina Santaguida

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:11

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  11. Content type: Research

    Several tests have been suggested to assess the isometric endurance of the cervical flexor (NFME) and extensors (NEE) muscles. This study proposes to determine whether neck flexors endurance is related to exte...

    Authors: Sergio Parazza, Carla Vanti, Caroline O’Reilly, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, José Miguel Tricás Moreno and Elena Estébanez De Miguel

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:10

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  12. Content type: Research

    Research involving chiropractors is evolving and expanding in Europe while resources are limited. Therefore, we considered it timely to initiate a research agenda for the chiropractic profession in Europe. The...

    Authors: Sidney M Rubinstein, Jenni Bolton, Alexandra L Webb and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:9

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Meningiomas are the most common brain tumor in the adult population. This case report describes the epidemiology, the clinical presentation as well as the current treatment options for this condition.

    Authors: Andrée-Anne Marchand and Julie O'Shaughnessy

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:8

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  14. Content type: Commentary

    Over the decades, research into placebo responses has shed light onto several endogenous (i.e. produced from within) mechanisms underlying modulation of pain perception initiated after the administration of in...

    Authors: Charles W Gay and Mark D Bishop

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:6

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  15. Content type: Research

    The development of clinical practice guidelines for managing spinal pain have been informed by a biopsychosocial framework which acknowledges that pain arises from a combination of psychosocial and biomechanic...

    Authors: Bruce F Walker, Christine D Losco, Anthony Armson, Amanda Meyer and Norman J Stomski

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:5

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  16. Content type: Research

    Depression is an important prognostic factor in low back pain (LBP) that appears to be infrequent in chiropractic populations. Identification of depression in few patients would consequently implicate screenin...

    Authors: Alice Kongsted, Benedicte Aambakk, Sanne Bossen and Lise Hestbaek

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:4

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  17. Content type: Research

    Chiropractors, physiotherapists, and osteopaths receive training in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions. As a result there is considerable overlap in the types of conditions that are enc...

    Authors: Roger M Engel, Benjamin T Brown, Michael S Swain and Reidar P Lystad

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:3

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  18. Content type: Research

    Breast implant displacement or rupture can cause aesthetic problems and serious medical complications. Activities with prone positioning and loading of the anterior chest wall, such as massage, chiropractic or...

    Authors: Karin Ried, Simon Armstrong, Avni Sali and Patrick McLaughlin

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:2

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  19. Content type: Research

    Over one year, the majority of patients with low back pain (LBP) from the secondary care sector could not report a single week without LBP and few could report a non-episode, defined as at least one month with...

    Authors: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Nadège Lemeunier, Niels Wedderkopp and Per Kjaer

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2014 22:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    Research into chiropractors’ use of evidence in clinical practice appears limited to a single small qualitative study. The paucity of research in this area suggests that it is timely to undertake a more extens...

    Authors: Bruce F Walker, Norman J Stomski, Jeff J Hebert and Simon D French

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:44

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  21. Content type: Research

    Evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) is a practice model gaining prominence within healthcare, including the chiropractic profession. The status of EBCP has been evaluated in a variety of healthcare discipl...

    Authors: Christopher B Roecker, Cynthia R Long, Robert D Vining and Dana J Lawrence

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:43

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  22. Content type: Research

    Musculoskeletal pain and low back pain (LBP) in particular is one of the more costly health challenges to society. The STarT Back Tool (SBT) has been developed in the UK with a view to identifying subgroups of...

    Authors: Pernille Irgens, Lise R Lothe, Ole Christian Kvammen, Jonathan Field and David Newell

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:41

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  23. Content type: Systematic review

    Lumbar disc herniation (LDH) surgery is usually recommended when conservative treatments fail to manage patients’ symptoms. However, many patients undergoing LDH surgery continue to report pain and disability....

    Authors: Faris A Alodaibi, Kate I Minick and Julie M Fritz

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:40

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  24. Content type: Systematic review

    Transient synovitis of the hip (TS) is considered to be a self-limiting disease in childhood. However, because the etiology is unclear and some cases precede Legg-Perthes’ disease, data on follow-up are import...

    Authors: Sylvana S Asche, Rogier M van Rijn, Johannes HJM Bessems, Marjolein Krul and Sita MA Bierma-Zeinstra

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:39

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  25. Content type: Research

    Ultrasound (US) imaging has been considered as a non-invasive technique to measure thickness and estimate relative abdominal muscle activity. Although some studies have assessed the reliability of US imaging, ...

    Authors: Amir Massoud Arab, Omid Rasouli, Mohsen Amiri and Nahid Tahan

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:37

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  26. Content type: Review

    With the development of increasing evidence for the use of manipulation in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, there is growing interest in identifying the appropriate indications for care. Recently,...

    Authors: John J Triano, Brian Budgell, Angela Bagnulo, Benjamin Roffey, Thomas Bergmann, Robert Cooperstein, Brian Gleberzon, Christopher Good, Jacquelyn Perron and Rodger Tepe

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:36

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  27. Content type: Commentary

    The shared decision making process has become increasingly important in the management of spinal disorders where there remains a variety of treatment options. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is often recomme...

    Authors: O’Dane Brady and Scott Haldeman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:35

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  28. Content type: Systematic review

    Manipulative therapy is widely used in the treatment of spinal disorders. Manipulative techniques are under debate because of the possibility of adverse events. To date, the efficacy of manipulations compared ...

    Authors: Gwendolijne GM Scholten-Peeters, Erik Thoomes, Sophie Konings, Michelle Beijer, Karin Verkerk, Bart W Koes and Arianne P Verhagen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:34

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  29. Content type: Research

    Evidence-based clinical practice (EBCP) is an accepted practice for informed clinical decision making in mainstream health care professions. EBCP augments clinical experience and can have far reaching effects ...

    Authors: Barbara A Mansholt, John S Stites, Dustin C Derby, Ron J Boesch and Stacie A Salsbury

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:33

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  30. Content type: Research

    Finding the best outcome measures for research and quality assurance purposes in terms of validity, sensitivity to change, length and ease of completion is crucial. The Bournemouth questionnaire for neck pain ...

    Authors: Celina Blum-Fowler, Cynthia Peterson, Johanna Forrer McChurch, Yann Le Clech and B Kim Humphreys

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:32

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  31. Content type: Research

    The use of chiropractic services is widespread, however, little is known about the characteristics of people who seek chiropractic care in Australia. This study compared the characteristics of users and non-us...

    Authors: Simon D French, Konstancja Densley, Melanie J Charity and Jane Gunn

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:31

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  32. Content type: Research

    It was previously assumed that low back pain (LBP) is a disorder that can be classified as acute, subacute and chronic. Lately, the opinion seems to have veered towards a concept of it being a more recurrent o...

    Authors: Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde, Nadège Lemeunier, Niels Wedderkopp and Per Kjaer

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:30

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  33. Content type: Research

    To describe and interpret Danish Chiropractors’ perspectives regarding the purpose and rationale for using MC (maintenance care), its content, course and patient characteristics.

    Authors: Corrie Myburgh, Dorthe Brandborg-Olsen, Hanne Albert and Lise Hestbaek

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:27

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    There is a shortage of agreement studies relevant for measuring changes over time in lumbar intervertebral disc structures. The objectives of this study were: 1) to develop a method for measurement of interver...

    Authors: Andreas Tunset, Per Kjaer, Shadi Samir Chreiteh and Tue Secher Jensen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:26

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  35. Content type: Case report

    Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas are abnormal communications between higher-pressure arterial circulation and lower-pressure venous circulation. This abnormal communication can result in important and...

    Authors: Stephen M Foreman, Michael J Stahl and Gary D Schultz

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:23

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  36. Content type: Research

    Several risk factors exist for the development of low back pain, including prolonged sitting and flexed spinal curvature. Several investigators have studied lumbar support devices and spinal curvatures in sitt...

    Authors: Diane E Grondin, John J Triano, Steve Tran and David Soave

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:21

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  37. Content type: Research

    Menopause would seem to exist as a period of accelerated changes for women and their upper torso mechanics. Whether these anthropometric changes reflect changes in pain states remains unclear. Plausible mechan...

    Authors: Linda Spencer and Kathy Briffa

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2013 21:20

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