Esther K Choo, Christina J Charlesworth, Yifan Gu, Catherine J Livingston, K John McConnell
BACKGROUND: In 2016, Oregon introduced a policy to improve back pain treatment among Medicaid enrollees by expanding benefits for evidence-based complementary and alternative medical (CAM) services and establishing opioid prescribing restrictions. OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in CAM utilization following the policy and variations in utilization across patient populations. DESIGN: A retrospective study of Oregon Medicaid claims data, examining CAM therapy utilization by back pain patients pre- vs post-policy...
January 14, 2021: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Luca Carnevali, Francesco Cerritelli, Franco Guolo, Andrea Sgoifo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on cardiovascular autonomic parameters after a rugby match. METHODS: Resting and reactivity (ie, response to orthostasis) measures of mean arterial pressure, heart rate, and heart rate variability were assessed in 23 male players after a single session of OMT, both 18 to 20 hours after a rugby match and in a corresponding no-match condition, in a randomized, sham-controlled, crossover design...
January 9, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Xiao Qing Wang, Pei Bei Duan, Man Zheng, Li Hua Yang, A Qin Wang, Min Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review the literature on the effect of scraping therapy on chronic low back pain (LBP) from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: Three English medical electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library) and 2 Chinese databases (China National Knowledge Infrastructure and Wanfang) were searched. Only randomized controlled trials related to the effects of scraping therapy on chronic LBP were included in this systematic review...
January 9, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Bernadetta Berger-Pasternak, Daria Brylka, Tomasz Sipko
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the lumbar spine kinematics in 3 movement axes in asymptomatic individuals in the sit-to-stand (STS) movement performed in a habitual, flexion, or extension manner. METHODS: There were 30 participants (16 women, 14 men), aged 23 to 37 years. Each participant performed an STS test. We registered the total time of the STS movement and the maximum acceleration of the lumbar spine in the vertical, anteroposterior, and mediolateral axes...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Fábio F Stieven, Giovanni E Ferreira, Francisco X de Araújo, Rodrigo F Angellos, Marcelo F Silva, Luis Henrique T da Rosa
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to compare the immediate effects of a single session of dry needling (DN), myofascial release (MR), and sham DN on pressure pain threshold (PPT) and neck pain intensity in individuals with chronic neck pain. METHODS: This was a randomized trial with a blinded outcome assessor. Forty-four individuals with chronic neck pain and unilateral myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle (UTM) were randomized to receive DN (n = 15), MR (n = 14), or sham DN (n = 15)...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Albert Pérez-Bellmunt, Mathias Simon, Carlos López-de-Celis, Sara Ortiz-Miguel, Vanessa González-Rueda, César Fernandez-de-Las-Peñas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate changes in neuromuscular function, pain perception, and basic physical properties in latent myofascial trigger points (TrPs) after a single treatment session of ischemic compression in the gastrocnemius muscle. METHODS: A randomized within-participant clinical trial with a blinded assessor was conducted. Twenty-nine asymptomatic volunteers with latent gastrocnemius-muscle TrPs were bilaterally explored. Each extremity was randomly assigned to the control group (no treatment) or the experimental group (90 seconds of ischemic compression over each TrP)...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Thales R Souza, Renato P Almeida, Camila V Pires, Valéria A Pinto, Breno T Gonçalves, Diego S Carvalho, Leonardo D Barsante, Sérgio T Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a common measure of sagittal pelvic torsion based on the superior iliac spines behave similarly to predictions of a rigid (non-torsioned) plane, when leg length discrepancies (LLD) are induced. METHOD: Twenty-four young asymptomatic participants were subjected to pelvic posture measurements that use the anterior-superior iliac spines (ASISs) and posterior-superior iliac spines (PSISs) as references, while standing on level ground and with a one-, two- and three-centimeter lifts under the left foot...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Julie P Connor, Carolyn Bernstein, Karen Kilgore, Pamela M Rist, Kamila Osypiuk, Matthew Kowalski, Peter M Wayne
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize expectations, attitudes, and experiences of individuals with migraine who were randomly assigned to receive chiropractic care delivered within a randomized controlled trial in a hospital-based integrative care center. METHODS: This qualitative substudy was conducted as a part of a 2-arm pilot pragmatic randomized controlled trial investigating a multimodal model of chiropractic care for women with episodic migraine (4-13 migraines per month)...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Marielle Aguiar Nogueira, Taiane Dandara Nunes Almeida, Geovana Silva Andrade, Amanda Silva Ribeiro, Adriana Sousa Rêgo, Rosane da Silva Dias, Patrícia Rodrigues Ferreira, Ludmilia Rodrigues Lima Neuenschwander Penha, Flávio de Oliveira Pires, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Daniela Bassi-Dibai
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intrarater and interrater reliability of the 2-minute step test (2MST) in active and sedentary lean adults and to identify the test cutoff point to differentiate active from sedentary individuals. METHODS: This observational study involved 4 mixed-sex groups (each with 50 lean participants): group 1, sedentary and aged 18 to 24 years; group 2, active and aged 18 to 24 years; group 3, sedentary and aged 25 to 44 years; and group 4, active and aged 25 to 44 years...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Marc-Olivier St-Pierre, Karine Boivin, Naomi Fontaine, Nour Saadé, Stéphane Sobczak
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated a standardized and personalized approach to verify the effects of conditions on intrarater and interrater reliability, standard error of measurement, and minimal detectable difference for provocative tests and range-of-motion (ROM) tests used in hip pain assessment: flexion-adduction-internal rotation (FADIR), flexion-abduction-external rotation-extension (FABER), and hip internal rotation with 90° of hip flexion (hip IR). METHODS: Nineteen participants (mean [± SD] age = 24 ± 2 years; 10 women and 9 men) without lower limb or back pain were recruited...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Hokyung Chang, Hansol Lee, Hyungsuk Kim, Won-Seok Chung
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of acupuncture on humeral fractures. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials were searched systematically from inception to January 2020 using the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Embase, PubMed, Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, and 7 Korean databases. Pain scale and Japanese Orthopaedic Association scores were the primary and secondary measurements...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Christian Lunghi, Alessio Iacopini, Francesca Baroni, Giacomo Consorti, Francesco Cerritelli
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes held by a group of Italian osteopaths toward osteopathic evaluation, treatment, and management in the neonatal and pediatric field. METHODS: A thematic analysis with elements of grounded-theory approaches was used. Purposive sampling was used to recruit expert osteopaths in the neonatal and pediatric field. Data were gathered from July 2017 to January 2018 by individual semistructured interviews and transcribed verbatim...
January 8, 2021: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Vivian T Ly, Brian C Coleman, Christopher M Coulis, Anthony J Lisi
OBJECTIVE: Chiropractic trainees require exposure to a diverse patient base, including patients with multiple medical conditions. The Veterans Affairs (VA) Chiropractic Residency Program aims for its doctor of chiropractic (DC) residents to gain experience managing a range of multimorbid cases, yet to our knowledge there are no published data on the comorbidity characteristics of patients seen by VA DC residents. We tested 2 approaches to obtaining Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) scores and compared CCI scores of resident patients with those of staff DCs at 1 VA medical center...
January 11, 2021: Journal of Chiropractic Education
Matthew J Leach, Per J Palmgren, Oliver P Thomson, Gary Fryer, Andreas Eklund, Stina Lilje, Jon Adams, Eva Skillgate, Tobias Sundberg
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is integral to the delivery of high-quality health care. Chiropractic has been a licensed health profession in Sweden since 1989, but little is known of the uptake of EBP in this professional group. This study explored the self-reported skills, attitudes and uptake of EBP, and the enablers and barriers of EBP uptake, among licensed chiropractors in Sweden. METHODS: Licensed chiropractors (n = 172) of the Swedish Chiropractic Association (Legitimerade Kiropraktorers Riksorganisation) were invited to participate in an anonymous online questionnaire, using the Evidence-Based Practice Attitude and Utilisation Survey (EBASE) in February 2019...
January 11, 2021: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Susanne Lynge, Kristina Boe Dissing, Werner Vach, Henrik Wulff Christensen, Lise Hestbaek
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effectiveness of chiropractic spinal manipulation versus sham manipulation in children aged 7-14 with recurrent headaches. METHODS: Design: A two-arm, single-blind, superiority randomised controlled trial. SETTING: One chiropractic clinic and one paediatric specialty practice in Denmark, November 2015 to August 2020. PARTICIPANTS: 199 children aged 7 to 14 years, with at least one episode of headache per week for the previous 6 months and at least one musculoskeletal dysfunction identified...
January 7, 2021: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Julita A Teodorczyk-Injeyan, John J Triano, Robert Gringmuth, Christopher DeGraauw, Adrian Chow, H Stephen Injeyan
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory profiles of patients with acute and chronic nonspecific low back pain (LBP) patients are distinct. Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has been shown to modulate the production of nociceptive chemokines differently in these patient cohorts. The present study further investigates the effect(s) of SMT on other inflammatory mediators in the same LBP patient cohorts. METHODS: Acute (n = 22) and chronic (n = 25) LBP patients with minimum pain scores of 3 on a 10-point numeric scale, and asymptomatic controls (n = 24) were recruited according to stringent exclusion criteria...
January 8, 2021: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Christine A Major, Kara D Burnham, Kathryn A Brown, Chad D Lambert, Jenny M Nordeen, Leslie A K Takaki
OBJECTIVE: Case-based online modules can be created to integrate basic science and clinical science knowledge. An integrated module was designed, implemented, and evaluated for student performance and perception. METHODS: Five faculty members from both basic science and clinical education departments developed an integrative, online, case-based learning module. The case involved a patient with facial asymmetry, and the student was led to a diagnosis of Bell's palsy...
January 7, 2021: Journal of Chiropractic Education
Patricia M Herman, Sarah E Edgington, Melony E Sorbero, Eric L Hurwitz, Christine M Goertz, Ian D Coulter
BACKGROUND: Chronic spinal pain is prevalent and long-lasting. Although provider-based nonpharmacologic therapies, such as chiropractic care, have been recommended, healthcare and coverage policies provide little guidance or evidence regarding long-term use of this care. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationships between visit frequency and outcomes for patients using ongoing chiropractic care for chronic spinal pain. STUDY DESIGN: Observational 3-month longitudinal study...
January 2021: Pain Physician
Daniel J Cohen, Steven Schulman, Charles S Masarsky, Marion Todres-Masarsky
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December 2020: Integrative Medicine Research
Turgut Kültür, Aydın Çiftçi, Müyesser Okumuş, Murat Doğan, Şenay Arıkan Durmaz, Salim Neşelioğlu, Özcan Erel
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December 2020: Turkish journal of physical medicine and rehabilitation
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