G Bronfort

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern Health Sciences University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN, USA
    Chiropr Osteopat 18:3. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:1-10. 2012
  3. pmc Individualized chiropractic and integrative care for low back pain: the design of a randomized clinical trial using a mixed-methods approach
    Kristine K Westrom
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Trials 11:24. 2010
  4. pmc Chiropractic and self-care for back-related leg pain: design of a randomized clinical trial
    Craig A Schulz
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, 2501 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Chiropr Man Therap 19:8. 2011
  5. pmc Chiropractic and exercise for seniors with low back pain or neck pain: the design of two randomized clinical trials
    Michele J Maiers
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, 2501 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:94. 2007
  6. pmc Integrative care for the management of low back pain: use of a clinical care pathway
    Michele J Maiers
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th St Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:298. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic headache: a systematic review
    G Bronfort
    Department of Research, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 24:457-66. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis
    Gert Bronfort
    Department of Research, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W, 84th Street Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Spine J 4:335-56. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Spinal manipulation, epidural injections, and self-care for sciatica: a pilot study for a randomized clinical trial
    Gert Bronfort
    Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 27:503-8. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with spinal manipulation and mobilization
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Spine J 8:213-25. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN, USA
    Chiropr Osteopat 18:3. 2010
    ..The evidence is inconclusive for knee osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, migraine headache, and premenstrual syndrome. In children, the evidence is inconclusive for asthma and infantile colic...
  2. doi request reprint Spinal manipulation, medication, or home exercise with advice for acute and subacute neck pain: a randomized trial
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:1-10. 2012
    ..Mechanical neck pain is a common condition that affects an estimated 70% of persons at some point in their lives. Little research exists to guide the choice of therapy for acute and subacute neck pain...
  3. pmc Individualized chiropractic and integrative care for low back pain: the design of a randomized clinical trial using a mixed-methods approach
    Kristine K Westrom
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Trials 11:24. 2010
    ..Patients' and providers' perceptions of treatment will be described using qualitative methods, and cost-effectiveness and cost utility will be assessed...
  4. pmc Chiropractic and self-care for back-related leg pain: design of a randomized clinical trial
    Craig A Schulz
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, 2501 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Chiropr Man Therap 19:8. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  5. pmc Chiropractic and exercise for seniors with low back pain or neck pain: the design of two randomized clinical trials
    Michele J Maiers
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, 2501 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:94. 2007
    ..Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility will also be assessed. Finally, using qualitative methods, older LBP and NP patient's perceptions of treatment will be explored and described...
  6. pmc Integrative care for the management of low back pain: use of a clinical care pathway
    Michele J Maiers
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th St Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:298. 2010
    ..This paper describes the use of a care pathway designed to guide treatment by an integrative group of providers within a randomized controlled trial...
  7. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic headache: a systematic review
    G Bronfort
    Department of Research, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 24:457-66. 2001
    ..Complementary or alternative therapies are increasingly being used by patients to treat headache pain, and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is among the most common of these...
  8. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis
    Gert Bronfort
    Department of Research, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W, 84th Street Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Spine J 4:335-56. 2004
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Spinal manipulation, epidural injections, and self-care for sciatica: a pilot study for a randomized clinical trial
    Gert Bronfort
    Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 27:503-8. 2004
    ..To assess the feasibility of recruiting sciatica patients and to evaluate their compliance in preparation for a full-scale randomized clinical trial. We also aimed to determine the responsiveness of key outcome measures...
  10. doi request reprint Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with spinal manipulation and mobilization
    Gert Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th St, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Spine J 8:213-25. 2008
    ..It is hoped that articles in this special focus issue will be informative and aid in decision making for the many stakeholders evaluating nonsurgical interventions for CLBP...
  11. ncbi request reprint Nonoperative treatments for sciatica: a pilot study for a randomized clinical trial
    G Bronfort
    Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 23:536-44. 2000
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  12. ncbi request reprint Responsiveness of general health status in chronic low back pain: a comparison of the COOP charts and the SF-36
    G Bronfort
    Department of Research, Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, 2501 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Pain 83:201-9. 1999
    ..52 to 0.86), and the overall canonical correlation was high (R=0.9). In conclusion, both instruments seem equally suitable for use as outcome measures in clinical trials on CLBP. The COOP charts are faster to fill out and score...
  13. ncbi request reprint A randomized clinical trial of exercise and spinal manipulation for patients with chronic neck pain
    G Bronfort
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:788-97; discussion 798-9. 2001
    ..A randomized, parallel-group, single-blinded clinical trial was performed. After a 1-week baseline period, patients were randomized to 11 weeks of therapy, with posttreatment follow-up assessment 3, 6, and 12 months later...
  14. ncbi request reprint Chronic pediatric asthma and chiropractic spinal manipulation: a prospective clinical series and randomized clinical pilot study
    G Bronfort
    Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 24:369-77. 2001
    ..Further research is needed to assess which components of the chiropractic encounter are responsible for important improvements in patient-oriented outcomes so that they may be incorporated into the care of all patients with asthma...
  15. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of spinal manipulation, amitriptyline and the combination of both therapies for the prophylaxis of migraine headache
    C F Nelson
    Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 21:511-9. 1998
    ..Migraine headache affects approximately 11 million adults in the United States. Spinal manipulation is a common alternative therapy for headaches, but its efficacy compared with standard medical therapies is unknown...
  16. ncbi request reprint Two-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial of spinal manipulation and two types of exercise for patients with chronic neck pain
    Roni Evans
    Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2383-9. 2002
    ..Randomized clinical trial...
  17. doi request reprint Spinal manipulation or mobilization for radiculopathy: a systematic review
    Brent Leininger
    Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 22:105-25. 2011
    ..At present, no evidence exists for the treatment of thoracic radiculopathy. Future high-quality studies should address these conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint A pilot study for a randomized clinical trial assessing chiropractic care, medical care, and self-care education for acute and subacute neck pain patients
    Roni Evans
    Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:403-11. 2003
    ..To conduct a pilot study in preparation for a full-scale randomized clinical trial assessing conservative treatments for acute and subacute neck pain. Study design Prospective, randomized pilot study...
  19. ncbi request reprint What do patients think? Results of a mixed methods pilot study assessing sciatica patients' interpretations of satisfaction and improvement
    Roni L Evans
    Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, Minn 55431, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:502-9. 2003
    ..Little is known about the issues low back pain patients take into account when deciding their satisfaction with care, the importance placed on such satisfaction, or the factors they consider when assessing their overall improvement...
  20. ncbi request reprint Distraction manipulation of the lumbar spine: a review of the literature
    Ralph E Gay
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 28:266-73. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to review the literature concerning distraction manipulation of the lumbar spine, particularly regarding physiological effects, clinical efficacy, and safety...
  21. ncbi request reprint Traction for low back pain with or without sciatica: an updated systematic review within the framework of the Cochrane collaboration
    Judy Clarke
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1591-9. 2006
    ..Systematic review...
  22. ncbi request reprint A Cochrane review of manipulation and mobilization for mechanical neck disorders
    Anita R Gross
    McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1541-8. 2004
    ..Our systematic review of randomized trials assessed whether manipulation and mobilization relieve pain or improve function/disability, patient satisfaction, and global perceived effect in adults with mechanical neck disorders...
  23. ncbi request reprint Massage for mechanical neck disorders: a systematic review
    Jeanette Ezzo
    JPS Enterprises, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:353-62. 2007
    ..Systematic review...
  24. ncbi request reprint Chiropractic clinical research: progress and recommendations
    Mitchell Haas
    Center for Outcomes Studies, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon, USA
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:695-706. 2006
    ..In light of the current evidence and previous recommendations, new clinical research recommendations are proposed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Manual examination of the spine: a systematic critical literature review of reproducibility
    Mette Jensen Stochkendahl
    Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics Research Department, Part of Clinical Locomotion Science, Odense, Denmark
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 29:475-85, 485.e1-10. 2006
    ..This article critically analyzes the literature pertaining to the inter- and intraobserver reproducibility of spinal palpation to investigate the consistency of study results and assess the level of evidence for reproducibility...
  26. pmc Mono-disciplinary or multidisciplinary back pain guidelines? How can we achieve a common message in primary care?
    Alan C Breen
    The Institute for Musculoskeletal Research and Clinical Implementation, Anglo European College of Chiropractic, Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 2DF, UK
    Eur Spine J 15:641-7. 2006
    ..We commend these considerations to all who are interested in the challenges of achieving better-integrated, evidence-based care for people with back pain...

Research Grants5

  1. Chiropractic, Medication, and Self-care for Neck Pain
    Gert Bronfort; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..It will also provide clinically useful information for health care practitioners, policy makers and, most importantly, those who suffer from this painful and costly condition. ..