CERC Publications

Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization for Chronic Low Back and Neck Pain

Herman PM, Vernon H, Hurwitz EL, Shekelle PG, Whitley MD, Coulter ID. Clinical Scenarios for which Cervical Mobilization and Manipulation Are Considered by an Expert Panel to be Inappropriate (and Appropriate) for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain. Clinical Journal of Pain. 2019; 36(4):273-280.

Herman PM, Whitley MD, Ryan GW, Hurwitz EL, Coulter ID. The Impact of Patient Preferences and Costs on the Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization for Chronic Low Back Pain and Chronic Neck Pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2019; 20(1): 519.

Coulter ID, Herman PM, Kommareddi M, Hurwitz EL, Shekelle PG. Measuring the Appropriateness of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Low Back and Chronic Neck Pain in Chiropractic Patients. Spine (submitted)

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Characteristics of Patients with Chronic Low Back and Neck Pain and Their Outcomes Using Ongoing Chiropractic Care

Herman PM, Edgington SE, Ryan GW, Coulter ID. Prevalence and Characteristics of Chronic Spinal Pain Patients with Different Hopes (Treatment Goals) for Ongoing Chiropractic Care. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2019; 25(10): 1015–1025.

Herman PM, Edgington SE, Hurwitz EL, Coulter ID. Predictors of visit frequency for patients using ongoing chiropractic care for chronic low back and chronic neck pain. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2020 [in press].

Herman PM, Edgington SE, Sorbero ME, Hurwitz EL, Goertz CM, Coulter ID. Visit frequency and outcomes for patients using ongoing chiropractic care for chronic low-back and neck pain: An observational longitudinal study. Pain Physician [in press].

Whitley MD, Herman PM, Aliyev GR, Sherbourne CD, Ryan GW, Coulter ID. Income as a predictor of self-efficacy for managing pain and for coping with symptoms among chronic low back pain patients. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. (submitted)

Methods Involved with Determining the Appropriateness of Care

Cost Analysis of Spinal Manipulation, Mobilization and other Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Chronic Low Back Pain

Herman PM, McBain RK, Broten N, Coulter ID. Update of Markov model on the cost-effectiveness of nonpharmacologic interventions for chronic low back pain compared to usual care. Spine, [in press].

Crowdsourcing for Data Collection and Thematic Analysis

Hilton LG, & Azzam T. (2019). Crowdsourcing qualitative thematic analysis. American Journal of Evaluation, e-Pub April 9, 2019: 1-15.