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Shoe orthotics for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled pilot study.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the feasibility of a randomized clinical trial of shoe orthotics for chronic low back pain. METHODS The study recruited 50 patientsExpand
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Distribution of cavitations as identified with accelerometry during lumbar spinal manipulation.
OBJECTIVE This project determined the location and distribution of cavitations (producing vibrations and audible sounds) in the lumbar zygapophyseal (Z) joints that were targeted by spinalExpand
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Changes in blood pressure after various forms of therapeutic massage: a preliminary study.
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the change in blood pressure (BP) in normotensive and prehypertensive adults resulting from a therapeutic massage, and the factors associatedExpand
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Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an integrative medicine independent physician association: an additional 3-year update.
OBJECTIVE Our initial report analyzed clinical and cost utilization data from the years 1999 to 2002 for an integrative medicine independent physician association (IPA) whose primary care physiciansExpand
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Magnetic resonance imaging zygapophyseal joint space changes (gapping) in low back pain patients following spinal manipulation and side-posture positioning: a randomized controlled mechanisms trial
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantify lumbar zygapophyseal (Z) joint space separation (gapping) in low back pain (LBP) subjects after spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or side-postureExpand
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Patient perceptions of chiropractic treatment for primary care disorders.
OBJECTIVE Although some surveyed groups of chiropractors consider themselves qualified as primary care providers, consumer attitudes of such may affect practice success. The purpose of this study isExpand
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Issues in planning a placebo-controlled trial of manual methods: results of a pilot study.
OBJECTIVE There are fundamental differences between the administration of medications and the application of manual procedures, such as those used by chiropractors. The objective of this study was toExpand
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The Impact of Massage Therapy on Function in Pain Populations—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: Part III, Surgical Pain Populations
Abstract Objective Pain is multi-dimensional and may be better addressed through a holistic, biopsychosocial approach. Massage therapy is commonly practiced among patients seeking pain management;Expand
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Side-effects of massage therapy: a cross-sectional study of 100 clients.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the amount and type of negative side-effects and positive (unexpected) effects experienced after a massage session. STUDY DESIGNExpand
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Consent: its practices and implications in United kingdom and United States chiropractic practice.
OBJECTIVE This study explores the implementation of consent procedures in a sample of chiropractors in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and how well they satisfy the core ethicalExpand
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