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The effect of action potential simulation on post dry-needling soreness in the treatment of active trapezius myofascitis
Introduction: Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is a painful and prevalent muscular condition. It is characterized by the development of Myofascial trigger points (TrPs) that are locally tender when active and which can refer ...
The effect of differing clinical settings on chiropractic patients suffering from mechanical low back pain
Each healing encounter, and every treatment, has specific and non-specific treatment effects. Non – specific effects, or placebo effects, are the benefits felt by the patients because of the nature of the healing encounter. ...
An investigation into the perceived performance in runners with low back pain and receiving spinal manipulation over time
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine whether spinal manipulation affects the perceived performance of runners with low back pain. More specifically, the objective was to determine whether any ...
The efficacy of a topical naturopathic complex (Allium sativum MT, Hydrastis canadensis MT, Apis mellifica D3 and Urtica urens D3) in the treatment of Tinea pedis
Tinea pedis, more commonly known as “Athlete’s foot”, is a common acute infection that occurs in warm, humid climates (Fitzpatrick, et al. 1992:98). Warmth, humidity, trauma and occlusion such as non-breathable footwear ...
The prevalence and clinical presentation of fibularis myofascial trigger points in the assessment and treatment of inversion ankle sprains
Ankle sprains account for 85% of all injuries to the ankle (Garrick, 1997). Inversion sprains result from a twisting of a weight-bearing foot into a plantarflexed and inverted position leading to lateral ankle ligament ...
A clinically controlled study investigating the effect of dry needling muscle tissue in asymptomatic subjects with respect to post-needling soreness
Myofascial pain syndrome is the second most common reason patients seek the help of health care workers. It costs billions of dollars each year in lost revenue due to loss of productivity and other costs. The treatment ...
A comparative study of the nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of Kalium Bichromicum 12CH manufactured from 3CH and 4CH triturations respectively
The purpose of this study was to compare the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectra of Kalium Bichromicum 12CH, which have been potentised using Hahnemannian methods, from initial 3CH trituration or 4CH trituration.
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 ...
The knowledge and perception of grade 12 learners from selected secondary schools in the Durban metropolitan region on the chiropractic profession
Choosing a career is something which all learners are expected to do between the ages of fifteen and eighteen. A school learner who is at their final year of study in their academic career will be required to think of ...
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 ...