SMT – Lumbar

A non-surgical approach to the management of lumbar spinal stenosis: a prospective observational cohort study.

Murphy DR, Hurwitz EL, Gregory AA, Clary R. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2006 Feb

A randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness and physiological effects of spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization compared to each other and a sham condition in patients with chronic low back pain: Study protocol for The RELIEF Study.

Clark BC, Russ DW, Nakazawa M, France CR, Walkowski S, Law TD, Applegate M, Mahato N, Lietkam S, Odenthal J, Corcos D, Hain S, Sindelar B, Ploutz-Snyder RJ, Thomas JS. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Jul;70:41-52. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.05.012.

Assessment of variability in traction interventions for patients with low back pain: a systematic review.

Alrwaily M, Almutiri M, Schneider M. Chiropr Man Therap. 2018 Sep 17;26:35. doi: 10.1186/s12998-018-0205-z.

Association of lumbar spine stiffness and flexion-relaxation phenomenon with patient-reported outcomes in adults with chronic low back pain – a single-arm clinical trial investigating the effects of thrust spinal manipulation.

Xia T, Long CR, Vining RD, Gudavalli MR, DeVocht JW, Kawchuk GN, Wilder DG, Goertz CM. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Jun 9;17(1):303. doi: 10.1186/s12906-017-1821-1.

Chiropractic and rehabilitative management of a patient with progressive lumbar disk injury, spondylolisthesis, and spondyloptosis.

Chiropractic Distraction Spinal Manipulation on Postsurgical Continued Low Back and Radicular Pain Patients: A Retrospective Case Series.

Gudavalli MR, Olding K, Joachim G, Cox JM. J Chiropr Med. 2016 Jun

Chiropractic technique procedures for specific low back conditions: characterizing the literature.

Clinical effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions: systematic review and update of UK evidence report

Comparing targeted thrust manipulation with general thrust manipulation in patients with low back pain. A general approach is as effective as a specific one. A randomised controlled trial

Christopher J McCarthy, Louise Potter, Jackie A Oldham. BMJ Sports and Exerciose Medicine. 5 October, 2019. DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2019-000514

Comparison of spinal manipulation methods and usual medical care for acute and subacute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial.

Cost and use of conservative management of lumbar disc herniation before surgical discectomy.

Do manual therapies help low back pain? A comparative effectiveness meta-analysis.

Does maintained spinal manipulation therapy for chronic nonspecific low back pain result in better long-term outcome?

Does manual therapy affect functional and biomechanical outcomes of a sit-to-stand task in a population with low back pain? A preliminary analysis.

Carpino G, Tran S, Currie S, Enebo B, Davidson BS, Howarth SJ. Chiropr Man Therap. 2020 Jan 24;28:5. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0290-7.

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Dose-response for chiropractic care of chronic low back pain.

Early use of thrust manipulation versus non-thrust manipulation: a randomized clinical trial.

Effectiveness of mobilization with movement (Mulligan concept techniques) on low back pain: a systematic review.

Pourahmadi MR, Mohsenifar H, Dariush M, Aftabi A, Amiri A. Clin Rehabil. 2018 May 1:269215518778321. doi: 10.1177/0269215518778321.

Effectiveness of physical therapist administered spinal manipulation for the treatment of low back pain: a systematic review of the literature.

Effects of spinal manipulation and pain education on pain in patients with chronic low back pain: a protocol of randomized sham-controlled trial.

Vier C, Bracht MA, Neves ML, Junkes-Cunha M, Santos ARS. Integr Med Res. 2018 Sep;7(3):271-278. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2018.04.003.

Effects of unilateral posteroanterior mobilization in subjects with sacralized lumbosacral transitional vertebrae.

Angmo P, Mohanty PP, Pattnaik M. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2016 Jan .

Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis

High-velocity low-amplitude spinal manipulation for symptomatic lumbar disk disease: a systematic review of the literature.

Indicating spinal joint mobilisations or manipulations in patients with neck or low-back pain: protocol of an inter-examiner reliability study among manual therapists

Is spinal mobilization effective for low back pain?: A systematic review

Kosaku Aoyagi, David Heller, David Hazlewood, Neena Sharma, Marcio dos Santos. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. Doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.11.003

Lumbar spine traction: evaluation of effects and recommended application for treatment.

Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ian D. Coulter, Cindy Crawford, Eric L. Hurwitz, Howard Vernon, Raheleh Khorsan, Marika Suttorp Booth, Patricia M. Herman. The Spine Journal. January 23, 2018. DOI:10.1016/j.spinee.2018.01.013 Chiropractic & Manual Therapies201826:3

Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study.

Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial

Mechanical versus manual manipulation for low back pain: An observational cohort study

Outcomes of Acute and Chronic Patients With Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Confirmed Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniations Receiving High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude, Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study With One-Year Follow-Up

Patient-reported improvements of pain, disability and health-related quality of life following chiropractic care for back pain – A national observational study in Sweden

Gedin, V. Dansk, A.-C. Egmar, T. Sundberg, K. Burström. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. February 21, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.02.012

Rating specific chiropractic technique procedures for common low back conditions.

Short term treatment versus long term management of neck and back disability in older adults utilizing spinal manipulative therapy and supervised exercise: a parallel-group randomized clinical trial evaluating relative effectiveness and harms

Short-term effectiveness of the flexion-distraction technique in comparison with high-velocity vertebral manipulation in patients suffering from low-back pain

Francisco Carrasco-Martínez, Alfonso Javier Ibáñez-Vera, Antonio Martínez-Amat, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Rafael Lomas-Vega. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. June 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.02.012

Short-term increase in discs’ apparent diffusion is associated with pain and mobility improvements after spinal mobilization for low back pain.

Thiry P, Reumont F, Brismée JM, Dierick F. Sci Rep. 2018 May 29;8(1):8281. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26697-7.

Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo.

Spinal manipulation in the treatment of patients with MRI-confirmed lumbar disc herniation and sacroiliac joint hypomobility: a quasi-experimental study.

Shokri E, Kamali F, Sinaei E, Ghafarinejad F. Chiropr Therap.Man 2018 May 17;26:16. doi: 10.1186/s12998-018-0185-z.

Spinal manipulation postepidural injection for lumbar and cervical radiculopathy: a retrospective case series.

Spinal manipulation, epidural injections, and self-care for sciatica: a pilot study for a randomized clinical trial.

Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain

Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain-time for an update.

Bussières AE, Gauthier CA, Fournier G, Descarreaux M. Can Fam Physician. 2017 Sep;63(9):669-672.

Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain. A meta-analysis of effectiveness relative to other therapies.

Spinal Manipulative Therapy–Specific Changes in Pain Sensitivity in Individuals With Low Back Pain

Symptomatic Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Confirmed Lumbar Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated With Either High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Imaging-Guided Lumbar Nerve Root Injections

The effect of spinal mobilization with leg movement in patients with lumbar radiculopathy – A double blind randomized controlled trial.

Satpute K, Hall T, Bisen R, Lokhande P. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Dec 3. pii: S0003-9993(18)31509-0. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.004

The Variation of Cross-Sectional Area of the Sciatic Nerve in Flexion-Distraction Technique: A Cross-Sectional Study

Maria Alice Mainenti Pagnez, Leticia Amaral Corrêa, Renato Santos Almeida, Ney Armando Meziat-Filho, Stephanie Mathieson, François Ricard, Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. April 25, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2019.03.003

The Within-Session Change in Low Back Pain Intensity Following Spinal Manipulative Therapy Is Related to Differences in Diffusion of Water in the Intervertebral Discs of the Upper Lumbar Spine and L5-S1

United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care

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