Cervical Myelopathy Pathophysiology (1)

Cervical myelopathy is the most common acquired case of spinal cord dysfunction in patients over 55. The signs and symptoms experienced by the patient can be extremely variable, depending on which specific area of the spinal cord is affected. Posterior, dorsolateral and ventrolateral columns, ventral horns, and the cervical nerve roots can all be involved, … More Cervical Myelopathy Pathophysiology (1)

Effect of Neck Strength & Anticipatory Cervical Muscle Activation on the Kinematic Response of the Head to Impulsive Loads (1)

Concussion sustained during sport is a common injury and is recognized as a major public health concern (2,3). One reason for this concern is that 10-25% of concussed athletes develop prolonged symptoms (4,5) . While all athletes are at risk for concussion, risk appears is greater in pediatric and female populations (6-9). Low neck strength is a potentially modifiable risk factor that may contribute to an … More Effect of Neck Strength & Anticipatory Cervical Muscle Activation on the Kinematic Response of the Head to Impulsive Loads (1)

Association Between Changes in Abdominal and Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Thickness and Clinical Improvement After Spinal Manipulation (1)

Spinal manipulation (SMT) is a frequently utilized treatment for low back pain (LBP).To improve clinical outcomes with SMT, its mechanisms of action must be understood along with ways to target patients most likely to benefit from this treatment. Research paradigms have shifted from the traditional bone-out-of-place model to investigation of the neurophysiological effects of SMT and … More Association Between Changes in Abdominal and Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Thickness and Clinical Improvement After Spinal Manipulation (1)

Spinal Manipulative Therapy–Specific Changes in Pain Sensitivity in Individuals with Low Back Pain (1)

Low back pain (LBP) affects up to 90% of people at some point in their lives (2). Chronic LBP is associated with altered pain processing (3,4) suggesting a mechanism related to central sensitization of pain (5). Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is an effective treatment option for LBP (6-8). The primary purpose of this trial was … More Spinal Manipulative Therapy–Specific Changes in Pain Sensitivity in Individuals with Low Back Pain (1)