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Neurophysiological Effects of Spinal Manipulation
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Dishman, D.J., Ball, K.A., Burke, J., 2002a. Central motor excitability changes after spinal manipulation: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 25 (1), 1-9.
Dishman, D.J., Cunningham, B.M., Burke, J., 2002b. Comparison of tibial nerve H-reflex excitability after cervical and lumbar spine manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 25 (5), 318-325.
Evans, D.W., 2002. Mechanisms and effects of spinal high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust manipulation: previous theories: review of the literature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 25 (4), 251-262.
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Herzog, W., Scheele, D., Conway, P.J., 1999. Electromyographic responses of back and limb muscles associated with spinal manipulative therapy. Spine, 24 (2), 146-152.
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Keller, T.S., Colloca, C.J., 2000. Mechanical force spinal manipulation increases trunk muscle strength assessed by electromyography: a comparative clinical trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 23 (9), 585-595.
Lehman, G.J., Vernon, H., McGill, S.M., 2001. Effects of a mechanical pain stimulus on erector spinae activity before and after a spinal manipulation in patients with back pain: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 24 (6), 402-406.
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