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The Effect of Application Site of Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) on Spinal Stiffness

Chiro.Org Blog: Decreases in terminal spinal stiffness were observed after SMT delivered at some application sites but not the others. The results suggest that SMT contact site modulates SMT’s effect on spinal stiffness in a feline model. Changes in spinal terminal instantaneous spinal stiffness were similar in magnitude and direction to those observed in symptomatic human subjects who report benefits after SMT. […]