Archives: March 2017

CNS changes with Spinal Manipulation

This investigates the effects of Spinal Manipulation on blood biochemistry and neurophysiology. PET scan demonstrated changes in CNS activity including physiological relaxation and reduced sympathetic nervous activity. This is a desirable effect in certain sub-groups of our patients. See what you think! Glucose changes after Spinal Manipulation I Inami et al, 2016 Abstract: Objective To investigate changes […]

Manipulation Optimal Dosage

This addresses the question “How many treatments do I need.” My interpretation is that manipulation improved pain and health status. However, it reinforces my personal opinion that prolonged treatment yields little improvement and hence is often not indicated. See what you think! Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a […]

Cervical Manipulation and Exercises

So; this article compliments the one we looked at last week. This reinforces manipulation’s importance in the treatment of spinal symptoms, and the concept that in a multifactorial presentation a multidimensional approach to treatment still has to be considered. Yes manipulate, but don’t forget the rehab! A very clinically applicable read. A Randomized Clinical Trial of […]

Manipulation Acupuncture Meds

So; Spinal Manipulation is better a treating spinal dysfunction when compared to acupuncture and medications. My interpretation is that this reinforces manipulation’s importance in the treatment of spinal symptoms, but that in a multifactorial presentation a multidimensional approach to treatment still has to be considered. A very clinically applicable read. Chronic Spinal Pain: A Randomized Clinical […]