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Taping protocol for two presentations of pregnancy-related back pain: a case series

September 06, 2019

Background: Back pain is common during pregnancy and can have an adverse impact on the quality of life for some, yet treatment options for this population are limited. We document a chiropractic treatment that involves using kinesiology tape (tape) to help alleviate pregnancy-related back pain in two patients. Case Presentation and Management: Two pregnant women

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Multiple seizure-induced thoracic vertebral compression fractures: a case report

September 09, 2016

Background: Musculoskeletal injuries stemming from forceful muscular contractions during seizures have been documented in the literature. Reports of multiple seizureinduced spinal fractures, in the absence of external trauma and without risk factors for fracture, are rare. Case Presentation: A 28-year-old male, newly diagnosed with epilepsy, presented to a chiropractic clinic with the complaint of mid-thoracic

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A narrative review of new trends in the diagnosis of myofascial trigger points: diagnostic ultrasound imaging and biomarkers

September 09, 2016

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the most common conditions of chronic musculoskeletal pain encountered by primary healthcare practitioners on a daily basis. It is generally accepted amongst the broad profile of healthcare practitioners treating MPS that the presence of discrete, palpable and tender nodules within the muscle, known as myofascial trigger points (MTrP),

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Effects of spinal manipulation versus therapeutic exercise on adults with chronic low back pain: a literature review

December 02, 2014

Background Context: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a prevalent disorder that has a significant burden to society in terms of loss of work time and increased economic cost. Two common treatment choices of intervention for CLBP are spinal manipulation and prescribed exercise. Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the effectiveness of spinal manipulation vs prescribed exercise for patients

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The clinical and biomechanical effects of fascialmuscular lengthening therapy on tight hip flexor patients with and without low back pain

December 02, 2014

Background: Many patients have tight hip flexors with or without low back pain. Manual fascial-muscular lengthening therapy (FMLT) is one commonly used treatment for this population. Objective: Investigate the clinical and  biomechanical effects of manual FMLT on tight hip flexor patients with and without low back pain. Methods: A nonrandomized trial, before-and-after experiment with multiple baselines conducted on two different patient populations: 1)

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