Research Library

Hypoalgesic Effects and Pain Physiology of Spinal Manipulation

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Chiradejnant A, Maher CG, Latimer J, Stepkovich N (2003) Efficacy of “therapist-selected” versus “randomly selected” mobilisation techniques for the treatment of low back pain: A randomised controlled trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49, 233-241.

Coppieters MW, Stappaerts KH, Wouters LL, Janssens K (2003) The immediate effects of a cervical lateral glide treatment technique in patients with neurogenic cervicobrachial pain. Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy, 33, 369-378.

Dickenson, A. (1995)  Spinal cord pharmacology of pain.  British Journal of Anaesthesia, 75, 193-200.

Gifford, L., Butler, D. (1997)  The Integration of Pain Sciences into Clinical Practice.  Journal of Hand Therapy, 3, 86-95.

Gifford, L. (1998)  Pain, the Tissues and the Nervous System: A conceptual model.  Physiotherapy, 84 (1), 27-36.

Jensen, M, Karoly, P, Braver, S. (1986) The measurement of clinical pain intensity: a comparison of six methods. Pain, 27, 117-126.

Jensen, M, Turner, J, Romano, J. (1994) What is the maximum number of levels needed in pain intensity measurement? Pain, 58, 387-392.

Johnson, M. (1997)  The Physiology of the Sensory Dimensions of Clinical Pain.  Physiotherapy, 83 (10), 526-536.

Jull, G., Treleaven, J., Versace, G. (1994)  Manual examination: is pain provocation a major cue for spinal dysfunction?  Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 40 (3), 159-165.

McCarthy CJ, Cairns MC (2005) Why is the recent research regarding non-specific pain so non-specific? Manual Therapy; 10(4): 239-241.

Mohammadian P, Gonsalves A, Tsai C, Hummel T, Carpenter T (2004) Areas of capsaicin-induced secondary hyperalgesia and allodynia are reduced by a single chiropractic adjustment: a preliminary study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics; 27: 381-387.

Maher, C., Latimer, J. (1992)  Pain or resistance—the manual therapist’s dilemma.  Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 38 (4), 257-260.

Moseley, L. (2003)  A pain neuromatrix approach to patients with chronic pain.  Manual Therapy, 8 (3), 130-140.

Paungmali, A., O’Leary, S., Souvlis, T., Vicenzino, B. (2004)  Naloxone fails to antagonize initial hypoalgesic effect of a manual therapy treatment for lateral epicondylalgia.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 27 (3), 180-185.

Potter L, McCarthy C, Oldham J (2005) Physiological effects of spinal manipulation: a review of proposed theories. Physical Therapy Reviews, 10, 163-170.

Seaman, D., Cleveland, C., (1999)  Spinal Pain Syndromes: Nociceptive, Neuropathic, and Psychologic Mechanisms.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 22 (7), 458-472.

Shacklock, M. (1999a)  Central pain mechanisms: A new horizon in manual therapy.  Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 45, 83-92.

Shacklock, M. (1999b)  The clinical application of central pain mechanisms in manual therapy.  Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 45, 215-221.

Skyba, D., Radhakrishnan, R., Rohlwig, J., Sluka, K. (2003) Joint Manipulation reduces hyperalgesia by activation of monoamine receptors but not opioid or GABA receptors in the spinal cord. Pain, 106, 159-168.

Slater, H., Arendt-Nielsen L., Wright, A., Graven-Nielsen, T. (2006) Effects of a manual therapy technique in experimental lateral epicondylalgia. Manual Therapy, 11 (2), 107-117.

Sterling, M., Jull, G., Wright, A. (2001) Cervical mobilisation: concurrent effects on pain, sympathetic nervous system activity and motor activity. Manual Therapy, 6 (2), 72-81.

Vicenzino, B., Collins, D., Wright, A. (1995) The initial effects of a cervical spine manipulative physiotherapy treatment on the pain and dysfunction of lateral epicondylalgia. Pain, 68, 69-74.

Vicenzino, B., Collins, D., Wright, A. (1996) The initial effects of cervical spine manipulative physiotherapy treatment on the pain and dysfunction of lateral epicondylalgia. Pain, 68, 69-74.

Vicenzino, B., Collins, D., Benson, H., Wright, A. (1998) An investigation of the interrelationship between manipulative therapy-induced hypoalgesia and sympathoexcitation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 21 (7), 448-453.

Vicenzino, B., Cartwright, T., Collins, D., Wright, A. (1999) An investigation of stress and pain perception during manual therapy in asymptomatic subjects. European Journal of Pain, 3, 13-18.

Vicenzino, B., Paungmali, A., Buratowski, S., Wright, A. (2001) Specific manipulative therapy treatment for chronic lateral epicondylalgia produces uniquely characteristic hypoalgesia. Manual Therapy, 6 (4), 205-212.

Wright, A. (1995)  Hypoalgesia post-manipulative therapy: a review of a potential neurophysiological mechanism.  Manual Therapy, 1 (1), 11-16.

Wright A, Vicenzino B (1995) Cervical mobilisation techniques, sympathetic nervous system effects and their relationship to analgesia. In: Shacklock M (ed) Moving in on Pain, Butterworth-Heinemann, Adelaide; 164-173.

Zusman M (1994) What does manipulation do? The need for basic research. In: Boyling JD, Palastanga N (eds) Grieve’s Modern Manual Therapy: The vertebral Column. Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh; 651-659.