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Kari Paanalahti, Lena W Holm, Margareta Nordin, Jonas Höijer, Jessica Lyander, Martin Asker, Eva Skillgate
BACKGROUND: Manual therapy as spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, stretching and massage are common treatment methods for neck and back pain. The objective was to compare the treatment effect on pain intensity, pain related disability and perceived recovery from a) naprapathic manual therapy (spinal manipulation, spinal mobilization, stretching and massage) to b) naprapathic manual therapy without spinal manipulation and to c) naprapathic manual therapy without stretching for male and female patients seeking care for back and/or neck pain...
April 23, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Espen Saxhaug Kristoffersen, Kjersti Aaseth, Ragnhild Berling Grande, Christofer Lundqvist, Michael Bjørn Russell
BACKGROUND: Chronic headache is associated with disability and high utilisation of health care including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). FINDINGS: We investigated self-reported efficacy of CAM in people with chronic headache from the general population. Respondents with possible self-reported chronic headache were interviewed by physicians experienced in headache diagnostics. CAM queried included acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, naprapathy, physiotherapy, psychological treatment, and psychomotor physiotherapy...
2013: Journal of Headache and Pain
Hong-fei Zhu, Yi-jie Liu, Li-xi Chu, Wei Feng
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a kind of degenerative disease characterized by hyperosteogeny at the joint margins and articular cartilage degeneration. Mechanical stress can regulate the multiple functions of cells. The integrin as one of the mechanoreceptors on the surface of cells, mainly mediated adhesion between cells and extracellular matrix, which plays an important role in the mechanical signal transmission to regulate the physiological functions of cell. Therefore, it is very important to select proper mechanical stimulation (such as naprapathy) in the early and middle stage of osteoarthritis, which regulate the expression of integrins to affect the function of chondrocytes, repair the damaged chondrocyte and delay the articular cartilage degeneration...
March 2011: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Eva Skillgate, Tony Bohman, Lena W Holm, Eva Vingård, Lars Alfredsson
BACKGROUND: Back and neck pain are very common, disabling and recurrent disorders in the general population and the knowledge of long-term effect of treatments are sparse. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term effects (up to one year) of naprapathic manual therapy and evidence-based advice on staying active regarding non-specific back and/or neck pain. Naprapathy, a health profession mainly practiced in Sweden, Finland, Norway and in the USA, is characterized by a combination of manual musculoskeletal manipulations, aiming to decrease pain and disability in the neuromusculoskeletal system...
2010: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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September 1923: California State Journal of Medicine
Tobias Sundberg, Jeremy Halpin, Anders Warenmark, Torkel Falkenberg
BACKGROUND: Collaboration between providers of conventional care and complementary therapies (CTs) has gained in popularity but there is a lack of conceptualised models for delivering such care, i.e. integrative medicine (IM). The aim of this paper is to describe some key findings relevant to the development and implementation of a proposed model for IM adapted to Swedish primary care. METHODS: Investigative procedures involved research group and key informant meetings with multiple stakeholders including general practitioners, CT providers, medical specialists, primary care administrators and county council representatives...
2007: BMC Health Services Research
Eva Skillgate, Eva Vingård, Lars Alfredsson
OBJECTIVES: To compare naprapathic manual therapy with evidence-based care for back or neck pain regarding pain, disability, and perceived recovery. Naprapathy that is common in the Nordic countries and in some states in the United States is characterized by manual manipulations with a focus on soft and connective tissues, aiming to decrease pain and disability in the musculoskeletal system. METHODS: Four hundred and nine patients with pain and disability in the back or neck lasting for at least 2 weeks, recruited at 2 large public companies in Sweden in 2005, were included in this randomized controlled trial...
June 2007: Clinical Journal of Pain
Ahmad Al-Windi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the pattern of use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and identify the determinants of CAM use in a multi-ethnic Swedish primary health care practice population. METHODS: A questionnaire was handed out to 1433 patients aged 16 years and above who visited the Jordbro Health Centre (JHC) in Stockholm, Sweden, between 14 January and 30 June 2002. The results were linked to computerised medical records. RESULTS: Seventeen percent of respondents had consulted a CAM provider during the preceding year and many patients had consulted several types of CAM providers...
June 2004: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
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June 19, 1954: Journal of the American Medical Association
Heikki M Hemmilä
STUDY DESIGN: A cohort of 114 primary care patients were studied for 1 year before and 1 year after a randomized clinical trial. OBJECTIVES: To explore the therapy use, societal costs, and quality of life of patients with prolonged back pain. To compare the effects of physiotherapy, bone setting, and light exercise therapy on these measures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Analyses of back pain have mostly focused on the minority of patients who cause high costs and a heavy burden on national economies...
March 15, 2002: Spine
M V Zarbuck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
1986: Chiropractic History: the Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic
A Callender
In Ohio in 1915, the Platt-Ellis Law was enacted, a compromise between medical and chiropractic forces that defined chiropractic as a "limited branch of medicine or surgery." Practitioners of chiropractic, naprapathy, spondylotherapy, mechanotherapy, magnetic healing, and other "minor" healing arts excluding osteopathy and midwifery were all examined by the State Medical Board. The two disparate definitions created six decades of turmoil for chiropractic in Ohio. The 1920's were marked by the civil disobedience employed successfully in other states, with hundreds of unlicensed chiropractors choosing jail over fines...
December 1995: Chiropractic History: the Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic
R P Beideman
The year 1908 through circumstance and perhaps inevitable progression of new healing concepts, proved to be one of historical moment for two of the first followers of Daniel David Palmer. Oakley Smith, who graduated under "Old Chiro" in 1899, and John F. A. Howard, who was in the Class of 1906, would find themselvles in Chicago, each heading new schools. Smith, a one-time Iowa medical student who had investigated Andrew Still's osteopathy in Kirksville, Missouri before going to Davenport, was to take another path...
December 1994: Chiropractic History: the Archives and Journal of the Association for the History of Chiropractic
S Ternström, M Andersson, U Bergman
The effect of massage on voice fundamental frequency (F(0)) and sound pressure level (SPL) was investigated. Subjects were recorded while reading a 3-min passage of prose text. Then, a 30-min session of massage was administered by a trained naprapathy therapist. Sixteen subjects were given the massage, while 15 controls rested, lying down in silence for the same amount of time. The subjects were then recorded reading the same passage again. The F(0), and SPL averages across the whole passage were measured for the pre- and post-treatment recordings...
2000: Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology
C E Semmes
This project investigated the process by which African-Americans in Chicago decided to access drugless, natural health care systems in conjunction with, or as alternatives to, orthodox medical care. The study focused on African-American users of the drugless, natural health care systems of chiropractic and naprapathy. The data for the study were qualitative and ethnographic, and included over 100 in-depth interviews, extensive field notes based on participant observation and related documents. The findings involved constructing a five-stage sequential model that describes the process of conversion to regular use of natural health care...
October 1990: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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