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Metastic bone disease secondary to breast cancer: an all too common cause of low back pain

July 14, 2014

Breast cancer is currently the most common form of cancer in women and will eventually affect 12 percent of the female population. Since 40% of patients with breast cancer develop musculoskeletal symptoms secondary to metastatic bone disease, the likelihood of patients presenting to chiropractic settings with this disorder is relatively high. The need for further

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Acute proximal deep vein thrombosis: presentation in a chiropractic office

July 09, 2014

The diagnosis of acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be difficult to make on the basis of clinical findings alone. Since it may be encountered by all clinicians, chiropractors must be aware of the often confusing clinical picture with which it may present. In its early stages patients may present with posterior thigh, calf

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Cervical radiculopathy: a systematic review on treatment by spinal manipulation and measurement with the Neck Disability Index

June 03, 2014

Cervical radiculopathy (CR), while less common than conditions with neck pain alone, can be a significant cause of neck pain and disability; thus the determination of adequate treatment options for patients is essential. Currently, inadequate scientific literature restricts specific conservative management recommendations for CR. Despite a paucity of evidence for high-velocity lowamplitude (HVLA) spinal manipulation

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Effect of spinal manipulation on the development of history-dependent responsiveness of lumbar paraspinal muscle spindles in the cat

May 21, 2014

We determined whether spinal manipulation could prevent and/or reverse the decrease and increase in paraspinal muscle spindle responsiveness caused respectively by lengthening and shortening histories of the lumbar muscles. Single unit spindle activity from multifidus and longissimus muscles was recorded in the L6 dorsal root in anesthetized cats. Muscle history was created and spinal manipulation

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