And here's part 2 of John Snyder's blog post on cervical manipulation. Again, the comments are also worth a read.
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Another thoughtful and detailed blog post from John Snyder about the controversy that continues to surround cervical manipulation. The comments are worth a read too!
As continuation of the physiological mechanisms that underpin regional interdependence, I’m going to discuss the reflexogenic effects of spinal manipulation in this post.
There is a widely held perception that back pain leads to muscle hypertonicity, and that spinal manipulation results in a reduction in muscle tone; however, the evidence to support this is poor. 994 more words
An interesting post with some useful links at the end for those interested in the physiological effects of manual therapy. Dare you listen, via the link, to find out how the Piddingtons were able to do their trick...?
I will be answering this question (as best as I can!) in my presentation at the 6th PGR Conference at Bournemouth University. I’ve been researching the association between spinal manipulation for neck pain and changes in cervical inter-vertebral motion (and the relationship with patient improvement) for the last three years for my PhD. 53 more words
The effects of spinal manipulation have been questioned and investigated extensively in the literature. In this post I will present a closer look at the biomechanical effects of spinal manipulation and question the clinical relevance of the biomechanical studies. 795 more words
Mechanical neck pain is a significant burden within our society (2, 3). It has been reported that the prevalence of neck pain is almost as high as that of LBP (4), with some studies noting a one-year prevalence up to 75%!(4). 454 more words