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COCA News March 2008

Sunday, March 16th, 2008 | Category: COCA Newsletter

In this Issue

Cover Article

New study assesses risk of stroke and cervical manipulation – John Reggars DC, MChiroSc.

Presidents Page


Stan Innes

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.

Book Reviews

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