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Patients with back or neck pain are often advised to increase their physical activity to reduce pain.


But new research indicates there are patients for whom this is not necessarily good advice, according to PhD student Cecilie K. Øverås from The Department of Public Health and Nursing at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway and the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.


- Regular physical activity is still an important key to health and prevention of disease. Our message is that those who have physical jobs may…

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Much debate surrounds the patient safety of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) in children. This controversy is of particular interest for policy-makers who regulate the safety of health care interventions.


A group of Canadian researchers conducted a rapid review of the safety of SMT in children (< 10 years). They aimed to 1) describe adverse events; 2) report the incidence of adverse events, and 3) determine whether SMT increases the risk of adverse events compared to other interventions.


They systematically searched MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Index to Chiropractic Literature. Eligible studies (case reports/series, cohort studies and randomized controlled trials) were critically appraised…

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The Netherlands Government has announced that it is banning events for over 100 people until 1 June.


Therefore, the ECU2020 Conference, which was to take place on 22nd to 24th of May has been cancelled.


Delegates will be contacted in due course concerning refunds, when ECU have worked through the details.

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The immediate answer is yes. Measuring leg pain intensity in the leg 4-6 weeks after and operation for lumbar disc herniation can help identify patients who are in danger of experiencing clinically relevant physical disability 1 and 2 years after the operation. There is a need for more research of whether patients with moderate/severe leg pain intensity at early postoperative follow-up could benefit from additional or more intensive postoperative interventions, concludes Dorthe Schoeler Ziegler in a paper in Global Spine Journal.


28 % of the 556 patients participating in the study behind the paper reported moderate to severe leg…

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CARL II Cohort announced
The Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL) is proud to announce its second cohort of CARL Fellows for 2020 – 2023. The CARL II Fellows are:
Sasha Aspinall - Australia (Murdoch University)
Aron Downie - Australia (Macquarie University)
Steen Harsted - Denmark (University of Southern Denmark)
Hazel Jenkins - Australia (Macquarie University)
Andrée-Anne Marchand - Canada (Ontario Tech University; University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières)
David McNaughton - Australia (Macquarie University)
Amy Miller - United Kingdom (Bournemouth University)
Casper Nim - Denmark (University of Southern Denmark)
Luana Nyirö - Switzerland (Balgrist University Hospital; University of Zurich)
Cecilie K. Øverås - Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology; University…

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