Alfred V Anderson

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OBJECTIVES To study the relative efficacy of three different treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP). Two preplanned comparisons were made: (a) Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) combined with trunk strengthening exercises (TSE) vs. SMT combined with trunk stretching exercises, and (b) SMT combined with TSE vs. nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of spinal manipulation and pharmaceutical treatment (amitriptyline) for chronic tension-type headache. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial using two parallel groups. The study consisted of a 2-wk baseline period, a 6-wk treatment period and a 4-wk posttreatment, follow-up period. SETTING Chiropractic college(More)
BACKGROUND Migraine headache affects approximately 11 million adults in the United States. Spinal manipulation is a common alternative therapy for headaches, but its efficacy compared with standard medical therapies is unknown. OBJECTIVE To measure the relative efficacy of amitriptyline, spinal manipulation and the combination of both therapies for the(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical neck pain is a common condition that affects an estimated 70% of persons at some point in their lives. Little research exists to guide the choice of therapy for acute and subacute neck pain. OBJECTIVE To determine the relative efficacy of spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), medication, and home exercise with advice (HEA) for acute and(More)
The phenomenon of lumbar paraspinal flexion-relaxation has been well established and its clinical significance to low back pain has been demonstrated. Conversely, cervical paraspinal flexion-relaxation has not been consistently observed. This may be attributable to the inappropriate use of trunk flexion motion used to observe the phenomenon in previous(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of recruiting sciatica patients and to evaluate their compliance in preparation for a full-scale randomized clinical trial. We also aimed to determine the responsiveness of key outcome measures. METHODS Thirty-two subjects were randomly assigned to spinal manipulation (n=11), epidural steroid injections (n=11), or(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of patient recruitment, the ability of patients and clinicians to comply with study protocols, and the use of data collection instruments to collect cost-effectiveness data, and to obtain variability estimates for sample-size calculations for a full-scale trial. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, observer-blinded, pilot(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine factors and clinical situations that influence an endodontist's decision to use guided tissue regeneration (GTR) techniques during endodontic root-end surgery. METHODS An invitation to participate in a web-based survey was e-mailed to 3,750 members of the American Association of Endodontists. Data(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to determine current trends in irrigation selection among endodontists. METHODS An invitation to participate in a web-based survey (QuestionPro) was e-mailed to 3844 members of the American Association of Endodontists. Survey participants were asked between 10 and 14 questions based on their individual responses.(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a pilot study in preparation for a full-scale randomized clinical trial assessing conservative treatments for acute and subacute neck pain. Study design Prospective, randomized pilot study. SETTING Primary contact chiropractic and medical clinics. PATIENTS Ages 21 to 65 with current episode of neck pain less than 12 weeks in(More)