Response of lumbar paraspinal muscles spindles is greater to spinal manipulative loading compared with slower loading under length control.

@article{Pickar2007ResponseOL,
  title={Response of lumbar paraspinal muscles spindles is greater to spinal manipulative loading compared with slower loading under length control.},
  author={Joel G. Pickar and Paul S Sung and Y Kang and Weiqing Ge},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={583-95}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Spinal manipulation (SM) is a form of manual therapy used clinically to treat patients with low back and neck pain. The most common form of this maneuver is characterized as a high-velocity (duration <150 ms), low-amplitude (segmental translation <2 mm, rotation <4 degrees , and applied force 220-889 N) impulse thrust (high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulation [HVLA-SM]). Clinical skill in applying an HVLA-SM lies in the practitioner's ability to control the duration… CONTINUE READING