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COCA News – March 2009

Monday, March 16th, 2009 | Category: COCA Newsletter

Mar 09

In this Issue

Presidents Page: Dale Comrie

Editorial: Stan Innes

Feature: How Valuable is a Skilful Chiropractor? – Elizabeth Walters

Systematic Reviews

  • Effectiveness of acupuncture for low back pain: A systematic reviewEfficacy and safety of steroid injections for shoulder and elbow tendonitis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
  • Knee bracing in Sports medicine: A reviewMotor control exercise for persistent, non-specific low back pain: A systematic review
  • Chiropractic management of low back pain and low back related leg complaints: A literature synthesisCarpal tunnel syndrome and the use of computer mouse and keyboard: A systematic review

News Update

  • How common is facet joint osteoarthritis and LBP in the community-based population?Can abdominal pain be a result of spinal pathology?
  • Look at the hands!Need an excuse to drink coffee?
  • What about grapes and red wines?Is physical activity protective of LBP during and after pregnancy?
  • Caution needed when conducting pre-employment examsA plug for COCA keep up continuing education, it has a positive result
  • Do all patients with anterior cruciate ligament injuries need surgery?


  • Exercise may ease disability in lumbar spinal stenosisKinematic analysis of the relationship between sagittal alignment and disc degeneration in the cervical spine
  • Links flattening of sagittal spinal curvature as a predictor of vertebral fractureMovement of control tests of the low back; evaluation of the difference between patients with low back pain and healthy controls
  • Differences in range of motion between dominant and non-dominant sides of upper and lower extremities.