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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis
- And Finally, a story about the Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by Spinal Manipulative Therapy
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Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #596 recorded June 23, 2017.
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Genetic Links to Idiopathic Scoliosis
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) has been associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) in several studies with limited sample size and inconsistent outcomes.
The authors of a recent study published in the European Spine Journal performed a meta-analysis to assess the precise association between IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
The study concluded that IGF1 gene single nucleotide polymorphism (rs5742612) is not significant associated with susceptibility to adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in either Asian or Caucasian populations.
However, Insulin-like growth factor 1 gene rs5742612 may be associated with severity of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Further studies with larger sample size and different population groups involving the relationship are required to confirm the potential association.
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The Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by SMT
The aim of the present study published in the journal Neuroscience, was to determine whether thoracic spinal manipulation (SM) decreases temporal summation of back pain.
The study comprised two controlled experiments including 16 and 15 healthy participants, respectively.
Each study included six sessions during which painful or non-painful electrical stimulations were delivered in three conditions:
(2) light mechanical stimulus (MS) or
(3) spinal manipulation.
Electrical stimulation was applied on the thoracic spine (T4), in the area where SM and MS were performed.
The study concluded that these results indicate that spinal manipulation produces specific inhibitory effects on temporal summation of back pain, consistent with the involvement of a spinal anti-nociceptive mechanism in clinical pain relief by spinal manipulation.
This provides the first mechanistic evidence of back pain relief by spinal manipulation.
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