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The outcome of treatment of neck and back pain in elderly people over 65 by manipulation of the neck or back and exercises is just as positive after 36 weeks of treatment as it is after 12 weeks. That is the conclusion reached by a group of researchers including Jan Hartvigsen and Gert Brønfort in a paper published in the scientific publication Arthritis Care & Research.
 
 
The researchers reached their conclusion by conducting an RCT including 182 elderly people aged 65 and older. All the participants had experienced disability due to neck or low back pain for up to 12xweeks…

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In a recently published Scandinavian study the researchers conclude that Maintenance Care is more efficient than symptom guided care in reducing the total number of days patients must tolerate bothersome LBP over 52 weeks. In return Maintenance Care increases the number of treatments. The researchers recommend that clinicians consider Maintenance Care as a possible preventive care for recurrent or persistent LBP in patients in need of such care who have responded favourably to their first treatment.

 

Maintenance Care (MC) is often used to treat chronic or recurrent back pain. In the current study, researchers looked at how efficient MC…

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Just a quick reminder that you can apply for a research grant from the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE).

 

The deadline for applications is January 1st 2019.

 

You can find the relevant applications forms on the ECCRE website www.eccre.org

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Throughout 2018, chiropractors and physiotherapists have had the opportunity to become certified in the GLA:D® Back treatment method in a number of certification courses at the University of Southern Denmark. Now Professor Per Kjaer and his GLA:D® Back co-researchers have published an article documenting the development, theory and evidence behind the treatment programme. You can read the full article on the BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders website through the link below.

 

Clinical guidelines recommend patient education, advice about staying active and at work and exercise to help people with persistent or recurrent back pain self-manage their pain.

 

GLA:D® (Good Life…

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A narrative review published in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies concludes that imaging should be used in compliance with clinical guidelines and sound judgement; it should not be used routinely in chiropractic clinics.

 

Routine use of imaging in chiropractic clinics has been a contentious issue for a long time. Some chiropractors advocate the use of imaging to improve the treatment of patients while others recommend the use only when it is recommended in current guidelines on imaging. It looks like the considered approach to the use of imaging is winning the debate.

 

Current evidence recommends that X-ray is used…

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