Effects of unilateral facet fixation and facetectomy on muscle spindle responsiveness during simulated spinal manipulation in an animal model.

@article{Reed2013EffectsOU,
  title={Effects of unilateral facet fixation and facetectomy on muscle spindle responsiveness during simulated spinal manipulation in an animal model.},
  author={William R. Reed and Cynthia R. Long and Joel G. Pickar},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 9},
  pages={585-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Manual therapy practitioners commonly assess lumbar intervertebral mobility before deciding treatment regimens. Changes in mechanoreceptor activity during the manipulative thrust are theorized to be an underlying mechanism of spinal manipulation (SM) efficacy. The objective of this study was to determine if facet fixation or facetectomy at a single lumbar level alters muscle spindle activity during 5 SM thrust durations in an animal model. METHODS Spinal stiffness was determined… CONTINUE READING
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