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Patients with cancer. Is there a role for chiropractic?

May 14, 2020

People who have a diagnosis of cancer may develop, or already have musculoskeletal conditions, just like any other person. However, discussion about potential benefits of chiropractic treatment to this group has generally been avoided related to the fear of misrepresentation. We aimed to derive a consensus from a group of experienced chiropractors regarding their perception

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Use of the Mulligan concept in the treatment of lateral ankle sprains in the active population: an exploratory prospective case series

January 10, 2020

Introduction: Patients classified with ankle sprains are commonly treated with a multimode intervention approach. Currently, protection and tissue healing are the most accepted forms of care for these patients. Case presentation: Six patients (4 male, 2 female) 20.2 ± 1.3 years of age were classified with acute grade I lateral ankle sprains (LAS). Each patient

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A systematic review of thrust manipulation combined with one conservative intervention for rotator cuff and related non-surgical shoulder conditions

May 25, 2018

Objective: To determine effects of thrust manipulation plus one conservative intervention for non-surgical shoulder pain and disability due to rotator cuff dysfunction. Methods: This review followed PRISMA guidelines. The databases searched were PubMed, PEDro, ICL, CINAHL, and AMED. Included were randomized trials with at least one group assigned to receive thrust manipulation and one adjunct

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Innovative application of Cox Flexion Distraction Decompression to the knee: a retrospective case series

August 22, 2017

Objective: The purpose of this study is to introduce the application of Cox flexion distraction decompression as an innovative approach to treating knee pain and osteoarthritis. Methods: Six months of clinical files from one chiropractic practice were retrospectively screened for patients who had been treated for knee pain. Twenty-five patients met the criteria for inclusion.

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Conservative management of uncomplicated mechanical neck pain in a military aviator

June 13, 2014

Non-radicular neck pain arising from local musculoskeletal structures, known as mechanical neck pain or somatic dysfunction, is highly prevalent in the fi ghter jet aviator population. The management of this problem includes both therapeutic and aeromedical decisions. In addition to non-steroidal anti-infl ammatory medications, waiver guides recommend therapeutic exercise and manipulative therapy as treatments for

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