Surgery vs Non-Surgical Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

A January 2016 review by Cochrane looked at the “evidence that compares surgery versus non-surgical treatment” for lumbar spinal stenosis. Conclusions drawn from this comparison reveal non-surgical treatments are inadequately described (charted and entered into large data banks for comparative outcomes). […]

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Treating individuals with amputations in therapeutic massage and bodywork practice: A qualitative study.

Best practices for massage therapy and bodywork (TMB) treatment of individuals with amputations are not well established. Although anecdotal observations are available, they have limited applicability for informing effective massage therapy and bodywork approaches for individuals with amputations. This study […]

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Relationship Between Falls and Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

The objective of this study was to examine the potential relationship between different forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and falls among older adults in New York City (NYC). Because of the growing popularity of CAM use within […]

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Effect of light pressure stroking massage with sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) oil on alleviating acute traumatic limbs pain: A triple-blind controlled trial in emergency department.

Due to adverse effects of common medications used for traumatic pain management, it is crucial to use complementary methods to alleviate this pain. Present study aimed to assess the effect of light pressure stroking massage with topical sesame oil on […]

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