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COCA News December 2008

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 | Category: COCA Newsletter

In this Issue

Presidents Page


More on Degenerative Disc Disease – Stan Innes


How Can Chiropractic Become a Respected Mainstream Profession? – Murphy D, Schneider M, Seaman D, Perle S, Nelson C.

Special Feature

Photo spread from the National Conference – October 2008

News Update

Cochrane Collaboration Updates and Meta Analytic Reviews

  • Can weight loss prevent cancer?Can physical activity influence head and neck cancer risk?
  • Prevalence of chronic pain after traumatic brain injuryWhat? Cheerleading causes most severe sports injuries in young women!
  • A double blind randomized clinical trial for lateral elbow pain comparing cortisone and placeboIs there a link between migraine, vascular risk, and cardiovascular events in women?
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be associated with increased aortic stiffness

Book Reviews

Cranial Osteopathic Biomechanics, Pathomechanics & Diagnostics for practitioners

  • Author: Alain GehinReviewer: Dr Marnie Norfolk BSc MHS (Osteo)

Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine

  • Authors: Kenneth Nelson & Thomas Glonek
  • Reviewer: Yasmin Qureshi BSc (clinical), MHS (Osteo)


  • Exercise and non-specific low back pain: A Literature ReviewWhich subgroups of patients with non-specific neck pain are more likely to benefit from spinal manipulation therapy, physiotherapy, or usual care?
  • Oral Steroids in initial treatment of acute sciaticaEffect of therapeutic exercise for hip osteoarthritis pain: Results of a meta-analysis
  • Adverse effects of spinal manipulative therapy in children younger than 3 years: A retrospective study in a chiropractic teaching clinicLife expectancy after lumbar spine surgery: One to eleven year follow-up of 1015 patients
  • Course and prognostic factors of whiplash: A systematic review and meta-analysisModic changes: A systematic review of the literature