The Effect of High Velocity Low Amplitude Cervical Manipulations on the Musculoskeletal System: Literature Review

-Musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those affecting the cervical spine, pose a significant health concern with a rising global prevalence. In response to the escalating challenges posed by neck pain and associated symptoms, researchers have undertaken a systematic investigation into the effects of cervical manipulation as a potential therapeutic intervention. This article delves into the key findings of the study, shedding light on the role of high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) cervical manipulation in addressing musculoskeletal issues.

Spinal Manipulation for Subacute and Chronic Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

-Lumbar radiculopathy, affecting 3%-5% of the general population, presents a formidable challenge in the realm of musculoskeletal disorders. This study delves into the effectiveness of spinal manipulation as a therapeutic intervention for subacute and/or chronic lumbar radiculopathy, offering a beacon of hope for those grappling with persistent pain and disability.

The Potential Mechanisms of High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude, Controlled Vertebral Thrusts on Neuroimmune Function

-In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for healthcare solutions that bolster the immune system has gained paramount importance. A recent review delves into the intriguing realm of high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) controlled vertebral thrusts and their potential role in modulating the intricate dance between the nervous and immune systems. The implications of this link for clinical practice and the pressing need for future research take center stage in this exploration.

One Session of Spinal Manipulation Improves the Cardiac Autonomic Control in Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain

-Musculoskeletal pain, a pervasive concern affecting 1.3 billion people globally, not only diminishes physical well-being but also escalates the risk of cardiovascular events. This study delves into a groundbreaking exploration, examining the immediate effects of spinal manipulation on the cardiovascular autonomic control of individuals grappling with musculoskeletal pain.

Handgrip Strength Asymmetry and Weakness Are Associated with Lower Cognitive Function

-As the population ages, understanding the intricate connections between physical health and cognitive function becomes paramount. A recent study, encompassing a national sample of aging Americans, delves into the associations between handgrip strength (HGS) asymmetry, weakness, and lower cognitive functioning. Here, we dissect the key findings that illuminate the intricate interplay between muscular strength and cognitive well-being.

Injury and Repair of Ligaments and Tendons

-In the intricate landscape of musculoskeletal health, tendons and ligaments play pivotal roles, providing both motion and stability to joints. When these soft connective tissues sustain injuries, the journey to healing is a nuanced and complex process, influenced by various factors. This exploration delves into the key points from recent studies, unraveling the phases of ligament healing, shedding light on tendon injuries, and examining the crucial role of controlled mobilization in the rehabilitation process.

Powerful and Self-Confident Children Through Expansive Body Postures? A Preregistered Study in Fourth Graders

-In the dynamic realm of child development, the influence of body language on psychological well-being has become a subject of intrigue. A recent study, focusing on fourth-grade students, delved into the effects of expansive body postures on self-esteem. Here, we explore the key findings and implications of this research.

Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation in a 10-Year-Old Boy

-In the intricate landscape of pediatric health, a 10-year-old boy’s journey through repetitive episodes of torticollis, hospitalization, and traction unveils the rare occurrence of atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS). This case report not only navigates the complexities of the condition but also sheds light on the transformative impact of chiropractic intervention.

The Potential Mechanisms of High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude, Controlled Vertebral Thrusts on Neuroimmune Function

-In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for healthcare solutions that bolster the immune system has gained paramount importance. A recent review delves into the intriguing realm of high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) controlled vertebral thrusts and their potential role in modulating the intricate dance between the nervous and immune systems. The implications of this link for clinical practice and the pressing need for future research take center stage in this exploration.

Integrating Chiropractic Care Into the Treatment of Migraine Headaches in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Case Series

-Migraine, a debilitating condition affecting 38 million people in the United States, stands as a leading cause of disability. Traditional allopathic treatments often come with disabling side effects, prompting a growing interest in nonpharmacologic options. This case series explores an integrated model of care for migraine, seamlessly combining neurological expertise with chiropractic treatment. The collaboration aims to address not only the symptoms but also the underlying dynamics of migraines, recognizing the potential shared pathophysiology with neck pain.

Neurophysiological Effects of High Velocity and Low Amplitude Spinal Manipulation in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Humans: A Systematic Literature Review

-Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) with a high velocity low amplitude thrust (HVLA-SMT) is a widely employed technique in manual therapy, particularly for managing back pain. Despite its effectiveness in alleviating pain, the underlying mechanisms of action have remained elusive. A recent systematic review, encompassing controlled studies of at least moderate quality, delves into the neurophysiological effects of HVLA-SMT in both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.

Chiropractic Care and Risk for Acute Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Population-based Self-controlled Case Series Study

-The association between chiropractic care and acute lumbar disc herniation has been a topic of significant interest and debate in the healthcare community. A recent groundbreaking epidemiological study aimed to investigate this association, comparing it with the relationship between primary care physician (PCP) care and acute lumbar disc herniation with early surgical intervention.