Dr. Carolina Kolberg - Chiropractic

Dr. Carolina Kolberg and I discuss her research dealing with the effect of chiropractic care on oxidative stress blood markers. Dr. Kolberg has a degree in chiropractic from the Anhembi Morumbi University in São Paulo, Brazil (2004), and she completed her Masters (2009) and PhD (2013) in Biological Sciences: Physiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Her research interests include the neurophysiology of pain and physiological effects of chiropractic treatment. Dr. Kolberg’s thesis on oxidative stress blood markers in patients with chronic back or neck pain treated with high-velocity and low-amplitude manipulation support the hypothesis that HVLA spinal manipulation leads to an antioxidant effect which, in turn, could be related to the analgesic response. Being the first chiropractor graduated in Brazil with a PhD, her goal is to promote the interest of Brazilians’ young chiropractors in research.

Dr. Kolberg is a member of the Research Committee of the WFC, is the Chair of the Research Committee of the Latin American Federation of Chiropractic (FLAQ) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal Coluna/Columna (ISSN 1808-1851), the official scientific publication of the Brazilian Spine Society and affiliated Societies. Dr. Kolberg is active in clinical practice; she is a Physiology professor at the University Center of the Serra Gaúcha (FSG) in the south of Brazil and is an associate researcher at the Neurobiology group from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

View Dr. Kolberg’s research at researchgate.net.

Here are the research articles we discussed in this episode:

1. Peripheral oxidative stress blood markers in patients with chronic back or neck pain treated with high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation.
Kolberg C, Horst A, Moraes MS, Duarte FC, Riffel AP, Scheid T, Kolberg A, Partata WA.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Feb;38(2):119-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.11.003. Epub 2014 Dec 5.
PMID: 25487299 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article
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2. Effect of high-velocity, low-amplitude treatment on superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase activities in erythrocytes from men with neck pain.
Kolberg C, Horst A, Moraes MS, Kolberg A, Belló-Klein A, Partata WA.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 May;35(4):295-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2012.04.010.
PMID: 22632589 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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3. Effects of high-velocity, low-amplitude manipulation on catalase activity in men with neck pain.
Kolberg C, Horst A, Kolberg A, Belló-Klein A, Partata WA.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 May;33(4):300-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.03.002.
PMID: 20534317 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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