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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., McGovern, E.E. "A Non-Surgical Approach to the Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Disc Herniation: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study With Long Term Follow Up (Abstract)". Spine J (2008); 8(5S):161S.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., Nelson, C.F. "A Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Rule for Patients with Spinal Pain. Part 2: Review of the Literature". Chiropractic & Osteopathy (2008); 16:8.
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Murphy, D.R., Beres, J.L. "Cervical Myelopathy: A “Near Miss” Complication to Manipulation: A Case Report". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2008); 31:553-557.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., McGovern, E.E. "Management of Pregnancy Related Lumbopelvic Pain". Platform presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Washington, DC (March 14, 2008).
Won 2nd Prize for "Best Original Research Paper"

Murphy, D.R., Beres, J.L. "Is Treatment in Extension Contraindicated in the Presence of Cervical Spinal Cord Compression Without Myelopathy? A Case Report". Man Ther (2008); 13:468–472.

Murphy, D.R., Morris, N.J. "Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Ureter in a Patient with Buttock Pain: A Case Report". Arch Phys Med Rehabil (2008); 89:150-2.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L. "A Theoretical Model for the Development of a Diagnosis-Based Clinical Decision Rule for the Management of Patients with Spinal Pain". BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2007); 8:75.
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Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz E.L., McGovern, E.E. "A Non-Surgical Approach to the Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Disc Herniation: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study". World Federation of Chiropractic 9th Biennial Congress, Vilamoura, Portugal (2007).

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.H., Gerrard, J.K., Clary, R. "Pain Patterns and Descriptions in Patients with Radicular Pain: Does the Pain Necessarily Follow a Specific Dermatome?". Platform Presentation at the Research Agenda Conference, Phoenix, AZ (March 17, 2007).
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Won 2nd Prize for "Best Original Research Paper"

Murphy, D.R., Morris, N.J. "Cervical Epidural Abscess in an Afebrile Patient: A Case Report". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2006); 29(8):672-5.

Murphy, D.R., Rosenblum, A. "Return to Work After Two Years of Total Disability: A Case Report". J Occup Rehabil (2006); 16:253-260.

Murphy, D.R. "Herniated Disc with Radiculopathy Following Cervical Manipulation: Non-Surgical Management: A Case Report". Spine J (2006); 6:459-463.

Murphy, D.R., Byfield, D., McCarthy, P., Humphreys, K., Gregory, A.A., Rochon, R. "The Hip Extension Test for Suspected Dynamic Instability of the Lumbar Spine: A Study of Inter-Examiner Reliability". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2006); 374-377.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., Gregory, A.A., Clary, R. "A Non-Surgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2006); 29(4):279-287.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., Gregory, A.A. "Manipulation in the Presence of Cervical Spinal Cord Compression: A Case Series". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2006); 29(3):236-244.

Murphy, D.R., Hurwitz, E.L., Gregory, A.A., Clary, R. "A Non-Surgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis". Biomed Central Musculoskel (2006); 7:16.
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