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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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Do you have an exciting abstract? Then it might be considered for an award from ECCRE. At the ECU conference in Utrecht in May 2020, ECCRE will hand out three awards to European researchers:


• ECCRE Best Presented Research Award (selected from nominations)
• ECCRE Second Best Presented Research Award (selected from submitted abstracts)
• ECCRE Young Researcher of the Year Award (selected from submitted abstracts)

 

The deadline for submitting abstracts for review is January 12, 2020.

 

Read more about the guidelines and deadlines for abstract submission here: https://convention.chiropractic-ecu.org/call-for-papers/

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A study published recently shows evidence that manipulation and/or mobilisation is a safe therapy with a great potential for reducing pain in the neck and improving function. Multimodal therapies which integrates multiple treatment approaches seems to have the greatest potential impact.

 

Mobilisation and manipulation are already widely used by chiropractors to treat chronic nonspecific neck pain. But questions have been asked about the efficacy, dosing and safety of these therapies as well as their efficiency compared to other treatments. This prompted a group of American and Canadian researchers to look for answers on how efficient manipulation and/or mobilisation is…

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Revelations in an Australian study of the information on non-commercial websites about treatment of back pain has made tempers boil among researchers of MSK disease because the websites do not live up to expectations. The renowned newsletter The Back Letter recently levelled criticism at the institutions behind the websites for their contents. 
 
Researchers from the University of Sydney have conducted a systematic review of the credibility, accuracy and comprehensiveness of Internet based information about the treatment of low back pain found on the freely available websites of trusted non-commercial English-speaking institutions.
 
The study revealed a low level of credibility, mostly…

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