Quantification of cavitation and gapping of lumbar zygapophyseal joints during spinal manipulative therapy.

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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to use previously validated methods to quantify and relate 2 phenomena associated with chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT): (1) cavitation and (2) the simultaneous gapping (separation) of the lumbar zygapophyseal (Z) joint spaces. METHODS This was a randomized, controlled, mechanistic clinical trial with… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.06.007

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@article{Cramer2012QuantificationOC, title={Quantification of cavitation and gapping of lumbar zygapophyseal joints during spinal manipulative therapy.}, author={Gregory D. Cramer and Kim Ross and P. K. Raju and Jerrilyn A. Cambron and Joe A Cantu and Preetam Bora and Jennifer M Dexheimer and Ray A McKinnis and Adam R Habeck and Scott A Selby and Judith D Pocius and Douglas Gregerson}, journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics}, year={2012}, volume={35 8}, pages={614-21} }