COCA News March 2008
In this Issue
New study assesses risk of stroke and cervical manipulation – John Reggars DC, MChiroSc.
Letters to the Editor
- Costly postoperative rehabilitation programs produced no additional pain relief or functionPopular osteoporosis drugs triple risk of bone necrosis
- Migraine and the risk of stroke, transient ischemic attach (TIA), or death in the UKValuable link for evidence based interventions for lower back pain (LBP)
- Chiropractors awarded Order of Australia MedalStudent field clinics provide free chiropractic care in Northeast India
- Systematic review finds no advantage in using arthroscopicdebridement for treating knee osteoarthritisMagnets as pain therapy
Study questions additional benefit of physical therapy for low back pain – Simon French BAppSc(Chiro), MPH.
The Ultimate Back: Assessment and therapeutic exercise
- Author: Stuart McGillReviewer: Peter Worth BAppSc(Chiro)
Rehabilitation: The use of theories and models in practice
- Author: Sally DavisReviewer: Timothy Stark DC, DACBSP, ICSSD, CKTP, CSCS, LN
- Assessment of diclofenac or spinal manipulative therapy, or both, in addition to recommended first line treatment for acute lower back pain: A randomized controlled trialAn investigation into the side of joint cavitation associated with cervical spine manipulation
- Progressive Disc Herniation: An investigation of the mechanism using radiologic, histochemical, and microscopic dissection techniques on a porcine modelOne-year follow-up comparison of the effectiveness of McKenzie Treatment and strengthening training for patients with chronic low back pain: Outcome and prognostic factors
- Is there a subgroup of patients with low back pain likely to benefit from mechanical traction? Results of a randomized clinical trial and subgrouping analysis.Predictors of short-term outcomein people with a clinical diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy