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The relative effectiveness of manipulation versus a combination of manipulation and oral Traumeel S in the treatment of mechanical neck pain

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dc.contributor.author Harpham, Graeme John
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-16T08:30:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-16T08:30:39Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other DIT112591
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/282
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic) -Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005. xii, 51 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract According to the recent literature the application of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) is the mainstay and first line of conventional treatment for many types of pain, including that of spinal origin (DiPalma and DiGregorio 1994; Dabbs and Lauretti 1995; Koes et al. 1997). NSAID therapy has inherent side effects (Goodman and Simon 1994), however, given the risks involved, they are still of value as an adjunct to spinal manipulation (Crawford 1988), which has been shown to have less side effects and be more effective than conventional NSAIDS (Dabbs and Lauretti 1995; Giles and Müller 1999). A homeopathic alternative to NSAIDS is Traumeel S, it fulfils all the criteria for a locally acting therapeutic medication, with promotion of the natural healing process, and minimum side effects (Zell et al. 1989). A study by Hepburn (2000) compared the relative efficacy of Traumeel S against NSAIDS in the treatment of cervical facet syndrome. Hepburn concluded that there was statistically no difference between the two therapies. It could therefore be inferred that Traumeel S may be a valid alternative to NSAID therapy in the treatment of cervical facet syndrome. This study tested this hypothesis by comparing the effectiveness of spinal manipulation with the concurrent administration of oral Traumeel S against spinal manipulation alone in order to assess the potential benefit of combining Traumeel S with manipulation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Neck pain en_US
dc.subject Manipulation (Therapeutics) en_US
dc.title The relative effectiveness of manipulation versus a combination of manipulation and oral Traumeel S in the treatment of mechanical neck pain en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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