Spinal reflex excitability changes after cervical and lumbar spinal manipulation: a comparative study.

@article{Dishman2003SpinalRE,
  title={Spinal reflex excitability changes after cervical and lumbar spinal manipulation: a comparative study.},
  author={J Donald Dishman and Jeanmarie R. Burke},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={204-12}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Spinal manipulation (SM) is a commonly employed nonoperative treatment modality in the management of patients with neck, low back or pelvic pain. One basic physiologic response to SM is a transient decrease in motoneuron activity as assessed using the Hoffmann reflex (H-reflex) technique. Previous research from our laboratory indicates that both SM with a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust and mobilization without thrust produced a profound but transient attenuation of… CONTINUE READING

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