Gregory Cramer

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Affiliation: National University of Health Sciences
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Magnetic resonance imaging zygapophyseal joint space changes (gapping) in low back pain patients following spinal manipulation and side-posture positioning: a randomized controlled mechanisms trial with blinding
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 36:203-17. 2013
  2. pmc Quantification of cavitation and gapping of lumbar zygapophyseal joints during spinal manipulative therapy
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 35:614-21. 2012
  3. pmc Distribution of cavitations as identified with accelerometry during lumbar spinal manipulation
    Gregory D Cramer
    Dean of Research, Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:572-83. 2011
  4. pmc Evaluating the relationship among cavitation, zygapophyseal joint gapping, and spinal manipulation: an exploratory case series
    Gregory D Cramer
    National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60510, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:2-14. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Zygapophyseal joint adhesions after induced hypomobility
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60510, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:508-18. 2010
  6. pmc Reliability of zygapophysial joint space measurements made from magnetic resonance imaging scans of acute low back pain subjects: comparison of 2 statistical methods
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60510, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:220-5. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of transforaminal ligaments by magnetic resonance imaging
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, 200 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 25:199-208. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Degenerative changes following spinal fixation in a small animal model
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, 200 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 27:141-54. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of side-posture positioning and spinal adjusting on the lumbar Z joints: a randomized controlled trial with sixty-four subjects
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois 60148, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2459-66. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Basic science research related to chiropractic spinal adjusting: the state of the art and recommendations revisited
    Gregory Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Ill 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:726-61. 2006

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Publications18

  1. pmc Magnetic resonance imaging zygapophyseal joint space changes (gapping) in low back pain patients following spinal manipulation and side-posture positioning: a randomized controlled mechanisms trial with blinding
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 36:203-17. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to quantify lumbar zygapophyseal (Z) joint space separation (gapping) in low back pain (LBP) subjects after spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or side-posture positioning (SPP)...
  2. pmc Quantification of cavitation and gapping of lumbar zygapophyseal joints during spinal manipulative therapy
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 35:614-21. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Distribution of cavitations as identified with accelerometry during lumbar spinal manipulation
    Gregory D Cramer
    Dean of Research, Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:572-83. 2011
    ..This project determined the location and distribution of cavitations (producing vibrations and audible sounds) in the lumbar zygapophyseal (Z) joints that were targeted by spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)...
  4. pmc Evaluating the relationship among cavitation, zygapophyseal joint gapping, and spinal manipulation: an exploratory case series
    Gregory D Cramer
    National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60510, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 34:2-14. 2011
    ..This project determined the feasibility of conducting larger studies assessing the relationship between cavitation and zygapophyseal (Z) joint gapping following spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)...
  5. doi request reprint Zygapophyseal joint adhesions after induced hypomobility
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60510, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:508-18. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine if connective tissue ADH developed in lumbar Z joints after induced intervertebral hypomobility (segmental fixation)...
  6. pmc Reliability of zygapophysial joint space measurements made from magnetic resonance imaging scans of acute low back pain subjects: comparison of 2 statistical methods
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60510, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:220-5. 2010
    ..If found to be reliable, the methods of Z joint measurement can be applied to scans taken before and after spinal manipulation in a larger study of acute low back pain subjects...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of transforaminal ligaments by magnetic resonance imaging
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, 200 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 25:199-208. 2002
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Degenerative changes following spinal fixation in a small animal model
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, 200 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 27:141-54. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate changes of the lumbar vertebral column following fixation...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effects of side-posture positioning and spinal adjusting on the lumbar Z joints: a randomized controlled trial with sixty-four subjects
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois 60148, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2459-66. 2002
    ..A blinded, randomized controlled trial was conducted...
  10. ncbi request reprint Basic science research related to chiropractic spinal adjusting: the state of the art and recommendations revisited
    Gregory Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Ill 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:726-61. 2006
    ..The objectives of this white paper are to review and summarize the basic science literature relevant to spinal fixation (subluxation) and spinal adjusting procedures and to make specific recommendations for future research...
  11. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of the lumbar intervertebral foramina as determined from the sagittal plane magnetic resonance imaging scans of 95 normal subjects
    Gregory D Cramer
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, 200 E Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:160-70. 2003
    ..Part 1 evaluated the reliability of measurements of the intervertebral foramina (IVF) from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and part 2 developed a morphometric database of IVF dimensions from normal living subjects...
  12. doi request reprint Recruitment methods and costs for a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of chiropractic care for lumbar spinal stenosis: a single-site pilot study
    Jerrilyn A Cambron
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 33:56-61. 2010
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the methods for recruitment in a clinical trial on chiropractic care for lumbar spinal stenosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Patient perceptions of chiropractic treatment for primary care disorders
    Jerrilyn A Cambron
    Department of Research, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, Illinois 60148, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:11-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine chiropractic patients' perception of chiropractors as primary care providers and to determine what disorders patients believe chiropractors can treat...
  14. ncbi request reprint Introducing the external link model for studying spine fixation and misalignment: part 2, Biomechanical features
    Charles N R Henderson
    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport, Iowa, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:279-94. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to characterize intervertebral stiffness and alignment changes in the external link model and evaluate it as an experimental mimic for studying the chiropractic subluxation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Investigation of connective tissue attachments to the cervical spinal dura mater
    B K Humphreys
    Anglo European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, England
    Clin Anat 16:152-9. 2003
    ..These latter attachments may play a role in neck pain, making their MRI appearance clinically important...
  16. ncbi request reprint Introducing the external link model for studying spine fixation and misalignment: part 1--need, rationale, and applications
    Charles N R Henderson
    Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport, Iowa, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:239-45. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Preliminary morphological evidence that vertebral hypomobility induces synaptic plasticity in the spinal cord
    Barclay W Bakkum
    Department of Basic and Health Sciences, Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, Ill 60616, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 30:336-42. 2007
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Research Grants9

  1. THE EFFECTS OF POSITIONING AND ADJUSTING ON THE Z JOINT
    Gregory Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2001
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  2. Curriculum Development in Evidence Based Practice
    Gregory Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This four year program should significantly improve the already rich culture of scholarship at NUHS. ..
  3. Z Joint Changes in Low Back Pain Following Adjusting
    Gregory Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of this study will be used to increase understanding of the mechanism of action of lumbar side posture adjusting and side-posture positioning in acute LBP patients. ..
  4. Z Joint Changes in Low Back Pain Following Adjusting
    Gregory Cramer; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....