Beds

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Diurnal cortisol secretion levels were measured and circadian cortisol profiles were evaluated in a pilot study conducted to test the hypothesis that grounding the human body to earth during sleep will result in quantifiable changes in cortisol. It was also hypothesized that grounding the human body would result in changes in sleep, pain, and stress (anxiety, depression, irritability), as measured by subjective reporting.

Author(s): 
Ghaly, Maurice
Teplitz, Dale
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Diurnal cortisol secretion levels were measured and circadian cortisol profiles were evaluated in a pilot study conducted to test the hypothesis that grounding the human body to earth during sleep will result in quantifiable changes in cortisol. It was also hypothesized that grounding the human body would result in changes in sleep, pain, and stress (anxiety, depression, irritability), as measured by subjective reporting.

Author(s): 
Ghaly, Maurice
Teplitz, Dale
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

PURPOSE: To abstract the essential elements of chiropractic prone leg checking and subject them to controlled, experimental parametric testing. DESIGN: Controlled, objective, repeated-measure analysis of the dynamic response of leg positions to distractive and compressive loading conditions. SETTING: Research laboratory in a chiropractic college. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five compression and 30 distraction subjects, most of whom were male, asymptomatic chiropractic students.

Author(s): 
Jansen, R. D.
Cooperstein, R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether clinical and statistically significant changes in back pain, shoulder pain, spine stiffness, and quality of sleep may be documented after use of a prescribed bedding system. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental field study of single group pretest-posttest design with subjects serving as their own controls. SETTING: Two chiropractic clinics and the Oklahoma State University Program of Health and Human Performance.

Author(s): 
Jacobson, Bert H.
Gemmell, Hugh A.
Hayes, Brad M.
Altena, Thomas S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: To date, there is little information available regarding the forces used during mobilization treatment of patients with low back pain (LBP). OBJECTIVE: This study measured such forces and investigated whether the force characteristics could be predicted on the basis of physical therapist and patient characteristics. SUBJECTS: Ten physical therapists applied a central posteroanterior (PA) mobilization treatment to 80 patients with LBP, providing data on treatment of 123 lumbar levels.

Author(s): 
Chiradejnant, Adit
Latimer, Jane
Maher, Christopher G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether clinical and statistically significant changes in back pain, shoulder pain, spine stiffness, and quality of sleep may be documented after use of a prescribed bedding system. DESIGN: Quasi-experimental field study of single group pretest-posttest design with subjects serving as their own controls. SETTING: Two chiropractic clinics and the Oklahoma State University Program of Health and Human Performance.

Author(s): 
Jacobson, Bert H.
Gemmell, Hugh A.
Hayes, Brad M.
Altena, Thomas S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: To date, there is little information available regarding the forces used during mobilization treatment of patients with low back pain (LBP). OBJECTIVE: This study measured such forces and investigated whether the force characteristics could be predicted on the basis of physical therapist and patient characteristics. SUBJECTS: Ten physical therapists applied a central posteroanterior (PA) mobilization treatment to 80 patients with LBP, providing data on treatment of 123 lumbar levels.

Author(s): 
Chiradejnant, Adit
Latimer, Jane
Maher, Christopher G.
Publication Title: 
Applied Ergonomics

The purpose of this study was to assess sleep quality and comfort of participants diagnosed with low back pain and stiffness following sleep on individually prescribed mattresses based on dominant sleeping positions. Subjects consisted of 27 patients (females, n=14; males, n=13; age 44.8 yrs ± SD 14.6, weight 174 lb. ± SD 39.6, height 68.3 in. ± SD 3.7) referred by chiropractic physicians for the study. For the baseline (pretest) data subjects recorded back and shoulder discomfort, sleep quality and comfort by visual analog scales (VAS) for 21 days while sleeping in their own beds.

Author(s): 
Jacobson, Bert H.
Boolani, Ali
Dunklee, Guy
Shepardson, Angela
Acharya, Hom
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate if there is an association between the side of unilateral shoulder pain and the patient's preferred sleeping position and if the preferred sleeping position is related to which side of a double bed one lies in. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, adult patients seeking chiropractic care with unilateral shoulder pain were asked about sleeping position and, if sleeping with a partner, which side of the bed they slept in. A total of 83 participants were included from 10 chiropractic clinics.

Author(s): 
Kempf, Bo
Kongsted, Alice
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