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The journal Chiropractic & Manual Therapies has enjoyed some very good news. They have been notified by their publishers (BMC a division of SpringerNATURE) that according to the Master Journal List of Clarivate Analytics, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (CMT) has been included in the Science Citation Index – Expanded (SCIE), under the ‘Rehabilitation’ category. Journals in the SCIE are indexed in Web of Science and also receive an Impact Factor. Given that this decision was made very recently, CMT won’t get an Impact Factor with this year’s release of the Journal Citation Reports. However, it will receive an Impact Factor…

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A group of researchers have drawn up a list of recommendations to be considered when treating musculoskeletal disability in the paper ”What does best practice care for musculoskeletal pain look like? Eleven consistent recommendations from high-quality clinical practice guidelines: systematic review” in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

 

Presented in bullet form, the eleven recommendations are (expanded and explained in the paper):

 

  • Care should be patient centred. This includes care that responds to the individual context of the patient, employs effective communication and uses shared decision-making processes.
  • Screen patients to identify those with a higher likelihood of serious…

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CARL, the Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership, have just released the 5th edition of their newsletter. In the newsletter, you can read about the activities undertaken by the CARL fellows since the last newsletter, publications by the CARL fellows and a strong plea from the CARL mentors Jon Adams, Greg Kawchuk and Jan Hartvigsen to support the next generation of the project, CARL the 2nd. Read the newsletter here:CARL newsletter no. 5

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30 % of all Danish children aged 11- 14 years suffer from moderate spinal pain. The pain is more common among girls than boys and worsens as the children age. Furthermore, there is a clear social gradient in the occurrence of spinal pain, according to new research carried out by researchers from the University of Copenhagen, the University of Southern Denmark and NIKKB.

 

Spinal pain is a significant problem for many children and adolescents and should be taken seriously for several reasons. Increasingly, evidence points to spinal pain originating around the age of 11 to 14 years and increasing…

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NIKKB reached a major milestone at the beginning of 2019, when the inclusion of data into the Danish Chiropractic Cohort (ChiCo) was completed. The database holds data from almost 3000 MSK patients from Danish chiropractic clinics.

 

ChiCo is the world’s biggest database of MSK pain in patients with low back pain in chiropractic practice. ChiCo developed out of the need for a large amount of data for a Danish PhD project. So much data was needed that the researchers had to rethink the data inclusion. And why not use this vast amount of data for more than the one…

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