The effect of spinal manipulation on pain and prostaglandin levels in women with primary dysmenorrhea.

@article{Kokjohn1992TheEO,
  title={The effect of spinal manipulation on pain and prostaglandin levels in women with primary dysmenorrhea.},
  author={K M Kokjohn and Daniel Max Schmid and John J. Triano and Patty Brennan},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={279-85}
}
OBJECTIVE The primary objectives of this study were to compare the effect of spinal manipulation vs. sham manipulation on a) circulating plasma levels of the prostaglandin F2a metabolite, 15-keto-13,14-dihydroprostaglandin (KDPGF2a), b) perceived abdominal and back pain and c) perceived menstrual distress in women with primary dysmenorrhea. DESIGN This randomized clinical pilot study investigated the outcome measures before and after either a spinal manipulation treatment (SMT) or a sham… CONTINUE READING
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