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An investigation into the association between the cumulative effect of studying and practising manual therapeutic techniques and low back pain in chiropractic students
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the cumulative effect of studying, and practising manual therapeutic techniques (including receiving manipulation), is associated with chiropractic students experiencing ...
Sagittal plane blockage of the foot and ankle : prevalence and association with low back pain
There is a growing base of evidence demonstrating the important relationship between altered mechanics of the lower limb and low back pain. Sagittal plane blockage, specifically at the first metatarsophalangeal joints but ...
The period prevalence of congenital thoracic and lumbar spine anomalies and the association between the literature reported clinical features of these anomalies with the subject's presenting clinical features
Background: Various congenital spinal anomalies are common findings in the general population. Their clinical significance is controversial with no definitive association been made between any specific congenital spinal ...
A retrospective cross sectional survey of thoracic cases on record at Durban University of Technology chiropractic day clinic
The purpose of this research is to conduct a descriptive study of cases that presented with thoracic complaints to Durban University of Technology chiropractic Day Clinic from the 13 January 1995 to 30 November 2005. This ...
The core stability, club head velocity and ball carry in golfers with and without low back pain : a comparative study
The core stability, club head velocity and ball carry in golfers with and without low back pain – a comparative study. Objective: The aims of this study was to establish whether an observable difference exists in the ...
An epidemiological study of low back pain in a student population of a South African tertiary educational institution
Epidemiological studies, conducted in various countries around the world suggest that low back pain (LBP) represents a serious health risk, affecting populations all over the world. Evidence suggests that the prevalence ...
The immediate effect of spinal manipulative therapy on club head velocity in amateur golfers suffering from mechanical low back pain
Background: Back pain among the golfing population is considered endemic as it has been recommended to golfers that they should attempt to use a state of maximal spinal rotation in their golf swing in order to achieve ...
The effectiveness of spinal manipulation and interferential current therapy versus oral meloxicam and interferential current therapy in the treatment of acute mechanical low back pain
Low back pain is one of the largest known causes of disability in western society. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relative effectiveness of combined spinal manipulation and interferential current therapy ...
The immediate effect of low back manipulation on serum cortisol levels in adult males with mechanical low back pain
To determine if serum cortisol levels are increased following Spinal Manipulation Therapy (SMT) to the low back region and to determine the effect of a short rest interval on the cortisol levels
An epidemiological study of selected risk factors associated with low back pain amongst refuse truck drivers in the eThekwini Municipality
Motivation: Lower back pain (LBP) has been found to affect workers and often result in higher costs to industry than any other musculoskeletal disorder. Traditionally, the most widely investigated risk factors for LBP have ...