001- Chiropractic Research with Dr. Gregory Cramer

Gregory Cramer, DC, PhDListen to my chiropractic research interview with Gregory Cramer, D.C., Ph.D.   Dr. Cramer graduated from The National College of Chiropractic [now National University of Health Sciences (NUHS)] in 1979 and was in clinical practice for five years with his father, David Cramer, DC, before pursuing a career in research and teaching. He received his Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy) in 1987 from The Medical College of Ohio at Toledo (now University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences) and then began teaching and conducting research at NUHS, where he is currently Professor and Dean of Research. He is interested in human and animal research designed to determine the mechanisms of action of spinal manipulation, promoting evidence-based/informed CAM practice, and CAM “disciplines research.” He has worked on over two dozen federally and privately funded research projects related to these goals. He has received several awards for research, including the 2005 American Chiropractic Association Researcher of the Year Award, and has published over 150 abstracts, papers, and book chapters. He is co-author of a text entitled, “Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and ANS,” the third edition of which was published in 2013.

We discuss several of the articles below:

 

1. Correctly identify practitioners and put adverse events of spinal manipulation into perspective.
Cramer GD, Smith DL.
Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2014 Mar 4;6(1):5248. doi: 10.4081/or.2014.5248. No abstract available.
PMID: 24744843 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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2. Magnetic resonance imaging zygapophyseal joint space changes (gapping) in low back pain patients following spinal manipulation and side-posture positioning: a randomized controlled mechanisms trial with blinding.
Cramer GD, Cambron J, Cantu JA, Dexheimer JM, Pocius JD, Gregerson D, Fergus M, McKinnis R, Grieve TJ.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 May;36(4):203-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.04.003.
PMID: 23648055 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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3. Quantification of cavitation and gapping of lumbar zygapophyseal joints during spinal manipulative therapy.
Cramer GD, Ross K, Raju PK, Cambron J, Cantu JA, Bora P, Dexheimer JM, McKinnis R, Habeck AR, Selby S, Pocius JD, Gregerson D.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 Oct;35(8):614-21. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.06.007.
PMID: 22902194 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article
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4. Spinal Manipulation is Not an Emerging Risk Factor for Stroke Nor is it Major Head/Neck Trauma. Don’t Just Read the Abstract!
Smith DL, Cramer GD.
Open Neurol J. 2011;5:46-7. doi: 10.2174/1874205X01105010046. No abstract available.
PMID: 21687558 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
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5. Zygapophyseal joint adhesions after induced hypomobility.
Cramer GD, Henderson CN, Little JW, Daley C, Grieve TJ.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Sep;33(7):508-18. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.08.002.
PMID: 20937429 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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6. Introducing the external link model for studying spine fixation and misalignment: part 2, Biomechanical features.
Henderson CN, Cramer GD, Zhang Q, DeVocht JW, Fournier JT.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 May;30(4):279-94.
PMID: 17509437 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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7. Introducing the external link model for studying spine fixation and misalignment: part 1–need, rationale, and applications.
Henderson CN, Cramer GD, Zhang Q, DeVocht JW, Fournier JT.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Mar-Apr;30(3):239-45. Review.
PMID: 17416279 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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8. Introducing the external link model for studying spine fixation and misalignment: current procedures, costs, and failure rates.
Henderson CN, Cramer GD, Zhang Q, DeVocht JW, Sozio RS, Fournier JT.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 May;32(4):294-302. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2009.03.005.
PMID: 19447266 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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