Archives: May 2017

Spinal Manipulation-Biomech-Physiology link

This review found that spinal manipulation changed biomechanics and physiology. This article offers a potential model upon which to develop hypotheses for the effects of manipulation and clinical reasoning.  Enjoy the read! Neurophysiological effects of spinal manipulation Pickar, J, 2002 Abstract: Despite clinical evidence for the benefits of spinal manipulation there is relatively limited evidence for the […]

CNS activity changes in similar tasks

Grip style appeared to change CNS activity in this study. So, when interpreting this, we know CNS controls movement and that changes in CNS are associated with movement disorders. But my interpretation is that this really highlights that specific movements are associated with specific areas of the CNS. Hence as clinicians we may see loss of […]

Emotion and Neural Response on MRI

Emotion appeared to change CNS activity in this study. As clinicians we frequently see changes in pain syndromes and movements patterns. We also know that movement is controlled by CNS activity. This study may help use reason why emotion may change the movements we see in clinic. Furthermore, of possible clinical importance is that the negative […]

Manual Therapy and MRI Changes

Manual therapy techniques appeared to change CNS activity in this study. PA pressures generated different changes compared to placebo pressures. It might therefore be interesting to see if complementary studies establish if these CNS changes are linked to clinical changes in the patient or if different techniques generate different CNS activity. Enjoy the read! Neural response of […]

Spinal Manipulation and Pain

Spinal Manipulation appeared to reduce pain on palpation in this study. In common with previous studies it concludes that manipulation produces reduced pain levels in the short term. Further complementary studies would help establish if these clinical improvements were maintained in the long term. Enjoy the read! Immediate Effects on Pressure Pain Threshold Following a Single Cervical  […]