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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

  24. Content type: Research

    The subluxation construct generates debate within and outside the profession. The International Chiropractic Education Collaboration, comprised of 10 chiropractic programs outside of North America, stated they...

    Authors: Matthew F. Funk, Aric J. Frisina-Deyo, Timothy A. Mirtz and Stephen M. Perle

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:24

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Spinal manipulation is the primary therapy utilised by chiropractors in the management of their patients. The skills required may feel foreign to chiropractic students as they need strength and endurance in mo...

    Authors: Christopher J. Hodgetts and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:23

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  26. Content type: Commentary

    An important series of papers have been published in the Lancet. These papers provide a comprehensive update for the major global problem of low back pain, and the challenges that low back pain presents to health...

    Authors: Simon D. French, Aron S. Downie and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:28

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  27. Content type: Research

    While chiropractors are integrating into multidisciplinary settings with increasing frequency, the perceptions of medical providers and patients toward adding chiropractors to existing healthcare teams is not ...

    Authors: Stacie A. Salsbury, Robert D. Vining, Donna Gosselin and Christine M. Goertz

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:29

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  28. Content type: Research

    Chiropractic has professional tensions with other medical disciplines. This sets up a biased online media coverage of controversial issues, such as the unverified causal relation between chiropractic treatment...

    Authors: Mohammed Al-Azdee, Stephen M. Perle and Bingjie He

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:21

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Infantile colic is a common condition during early childhood affecting around one of six newborns. The condition is characterized by inconsolable crying and fussing in otherwise healthy and thriving infants. T...

    Authors: Lise Vilstrup Holm, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl, Henrik Wulff Christensen, Jens Søndergaard and Lise Hestbæk

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:17

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  30. Content type: Research

    The Thoracic Index (TI) is a useful tool for evaluating costal mobility as a component of respiritory mechanics in adults with asthma. In a review of the literature, however, few studies were found that report...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:18

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:32

  31. Content type: Research

    To investigate the effect of lumbar and sacroiliac joint (SIJ) manipulation on pain and functional disability in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) concomitant with SIJ hypomobility.

    Authors: Esmaeil Shokri, Fahimeh Kamali, Ehsan Sinaei and Farahnaz Ghafarinejad

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:16

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  32. Content type: Research

    Dizziness in older people is a risk factor for falls. Neck pain is associated with dizziness and responds favourably to neck manipulation. However, it is unknown if chiropractic intervention including instrume...

    Authors: Julie C. Kendall, Simon D. French, Jan Hartvigsen and Michael F. Azari

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:14

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  33. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the below abstract in supplement [1] it was bought to our attention that in abstract P-12, author Kerem Alptekin’s surname name had been published incorrectly as Alptekim. The authors also...

    Authors: Mehmet Toprak, Hasan Kerem Alptekin and Doruk Turhan

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:20

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    The original article was published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2017 25:36

  34. Content type: Research

    Despite extensive publication of clinical guidelines on how to manage musculoskeletal pain and back pain in particular, these efforts have not significantly translated into decreases in work disability due to ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:15

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  35. Content type: Review

    Spinal manipulation (SM) has been shown to have an effect on pain perception. More knowledge is needed on this phenomenon and it would be relevant to study its effect in asymptomatic subjects.

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:11

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  36. Content type: Research

    Recent media reports have highlighted the risks to patients that may occur when practitioners in the chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy professions provide services in an unethical or unsafe manner. Ye...

    Authors: Anna T. Ryan, Lay San Too and Marie M. Bismark

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:12

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  37. Content type: Systematic review

    The chiropractic vitalistic approach to the concept of ‘subluxation’ as a cause of disease lacks both biological plausibility and possibly proof of validity. Nonetheless, some chiropractors purport to prevent ...

    Authors: Guillaume Goncalves, Christine Le Scanff and Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:10

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  38. Content type: Research

    Evidence suggests that a students’ beliefs already prior to entering a program may be important as a determinant in sustaining unsuitable health care beliefs. Our objectives were to investigate the proportion ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:8

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  39. Content type: Review

    Over a period of decades chiropractors have utilized spinal manipulation under anesthesia (SMUA) to treat chronic back and neck pain. As an advanced form of manual therapy, SMUA is reserved for the patient who...

    Authors: Dennis DiGiorgi, John L. Cerf and Daniel S. Bowerman

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:9

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  40. Content type: Research

    Food consumption and nutritional status affect an individual’s health throughout their life-course and an unhealthy diet is a major risk factor for the current global burden of chronic disease. The promotion o...

    Authors: Mi Kyung Lee, Lyndon Amorin-Woods, Vincenzo Cascioli and Jon Adams

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:7

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  41. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the physical and psychosocial work environment of chiropractors and their work-related health complaints, and this has never been described for Danish chiropractors. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Mille Charlotte Hansen, Tine Aagaard, Henrik Wulff Christensen and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:4

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  42. Content type: Commentary

    In an evidence-based health care environment, healthcare professions require a sustainable research culture to remain relevant. At present however, there is not a mature research culture across the chiropracti...

    Authors: Jon Adams, Greg Kawchuk, Alexander Breen, Diana De Carvalho, Andreas Eklund, Matthew Fernandez, Martha Funabashi, Michelle M. Holmes, Melker S. Johansson, Katie de Luca, Craig Moore, Isabelle Pagé, Katherine A. Pohlman, Michael S. Swain, Arnold Y. L. Wong and Jan Hartvigsen

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:5

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  43. Content type: Research

    The quality of health care provider clinical decisions has long been recognized as variable. Research has focused on clinical decision making with the aim of improving patient outcomes. No studies have looked ...

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

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:3

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  44. Content type: Systematic review

    Causative factors may be different for the very first onset of symptoms of the ‘disease’ of low back pain (LBP) than for ensuing episodes that occur after a pain-free period. This differentiation hinges on a l...

    Authors: Emad M. Ardakani, Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde and Bruce F. Walker

    Citation: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 2018 26:1

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