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The Rhode Island Spine Center is currently working on several research projects, designed to investigate improved methods of diagnosing and treating patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches. Recent and current projects include:

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., Hart, B. "Comparison of Findings of Active Straight Leg Raise Test in Patients With Lumbar Versus Sacroiliac Pain". Platform Presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 16-17, 2012).

Murphy, D.R., Lopez, M. "Neck and Back Pain Specific Outcome Assessment Questionnaires in the Spanish Language: A Literature Review". Platform Presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 16-17, 2012).

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L. "The Usefulness of Clinical Measures of Psychologic Factors in Patients with Spinal Pain". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2011); 34:609-13.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L. "Application of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Guide in Patients with Low Back Pain". Chiropr Man Therap (2011); 19(1):26.
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Bruno, P.A., Murphy, D.R. "An Investigation of Neck Muscle Activity in Asymptomatic Participants Who Show Different Lumbar Spine Motion Patterns During Prone Hip Extension". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2011); 34:525-532.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L. "Application of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Guide in Patients with Neck Pain". Chiropr Man Therap (2011); 19(1):19.
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Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L. "The Usefulness of Clinical Measures of Psychological Factors in Patients with Spinal Pain". Platform presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 17-19, 2011).
Won Prize for "Best Research Paper"

Beattie, P.F., Nelson, R., Murphy, D.R. "Development and Preliminary Validation of the MedRisk Instrument to Measure Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2011); 34(1):23-9.

Murphy, D.R., Gay, C." Manual Therapy and Ear Pain: a Report of Four Cases". J Canadian Chiropr Assoc (2011); 55(1):40-46.
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Murphy, D.R., Bender, M.I., Green, G. "Uterine Fibroid Mimicking Lumbar Radiculopathy: A case report". Spine (2010); 35(24):E1435–E1437.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz EL. "Application of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Rule in Patients with Neck Pain". Platform Presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 19-20, 2010).

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L. "Application of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Rule in Patients with Low Back Pain". Platform presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 19-20, 2010).

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., Gerrard, J.K., Clary, R. "Pain Patterns and Descriptions in Patients with Radicular Pain: Does the Pain Necessarily Follow a Specific Dermatome?" Chiropractic & Osteopathy (2009); 17(1):9.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., McGovern, E.E. "A Non-Surgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Herniated Disc: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with Follow Up". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2009); 32(9):723-33.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., McGovern, E.E. "Outcome of Pregnancy Related Lumbopelvic Pain Treated According to a Diagnosis-Based Decision Rule: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2009); 32(8):616-24.

Murphy, D.R., Coulis, C.M., Gerrard, J.K. "Cervical Spondylosis with Spinal Cord Encroachment: Should Preventive Surgery be Recommended?". Chiropractic & Osteopathy (2009); 17(8).
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Chou, R., Loeser, J.D., Owens, D.K., Rosenquist, R.W., Atlas, S.J., Baisden, J., Carragee, E.J., Grabois, M., Murphy, D.R., et al. "Interventional Therapies, Surgery and Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation for Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline From The American Pain Society". Spine (2009); 34(10): 1066–1077.

Murphy, D.R., Coulis, C.M., Gerrardm, J.K. "Cervical Spondylosis with Spinal Sord Encroachment: Should Preventive Surgery Be Recommended?". Platform Presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 14, 2009).

Murphy, D.R., Gay, C. "Manual Therapy and Ear Pain: A Report of 4 Cases". Poster Presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, NV (March 13-14, 2009).

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