Entries by Lori Klink

Disc degeneration in low back pain: a 17-year follow-up study using magnetic resonance imaging.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Mar 15;32(6):681-4. Disc degeneration in low back pain: a 17-year follow-up study using magnetic resonance imaging. Waris E1, Eskelin M, Hermunen H, Kiviluoto O, Paajanen H.   This study, which began in 1987 is yet another indicator of the difficulty of using MRI (unarguably the most sophisticated imaging process available) to predict future pain or LBP […]

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2004 Nov;34(11):701-12. Intermittent cervical traction and thoracic manipulation for management of mild cervical compressive myelopathy attributed to cervical herniated disc: a case series. Browder DA1, Erhard RE, Piva SR.

  For those of you who have some reservations doing spinal adjustments on the cervical spine in the face of radiculopathy this study offers a viable alternate regime. The patients all had various duration of cervical compression syndrome and received (9) sessions of intermittent cervical traction along with thoracic adjustments. Treatment duration averaged 50 days.  […]