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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. "A Clinical Model for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Cervical Spine Syndromes". Aust J Chiropr Osteop (2004); 12(2):57-71.

Murphy, D.R., Williams, D. "Complaint of Foot Drop Leads to Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report". J Amer Chiropr Assoc (2004); 41(5):32-35.

Murphy, D.R., Humphreys, B.K., Gregory, A.A., Rochon, R. "The Hip Extension Test for Suspected Dynamic Instability of the Lumbar Spine: a Study of Inter-Examiner Reliability". Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation (Oct 4-5, 2002); 125-126.

Bullock-Saxton, J., Chaitow, L., Gibbons, P., Goosen, S., Lee, D., Lewit, K., Liebenson, C., Murphy, D.R., Simons, D., Tehan, P. "The Palpation Reliability Debate: the Experts Respond". J Bodywork Movement Ther (2002); 6(1):18-36.

Murphy, D.R. "Posttraumatic Syringomyelia: Absolute Contraindication to Manipulation? A Report of Two Cases". J Neuromusculoskel Sys (2000); 8(2):54-58.

Murphy, D.R. "Chiropractic Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (2000); 23(6):404-408.

Murphy, D.R., Carr, B.M., Tyszkowski, R.J. "A Possible Cervical Cause of Low Back Pain: Pelvic Distortion". J Bodywork Movement Ther (2000); 4(2):83-89.

Murphy, D.R., Carr, B.M. "Spinal Epidural Abscess in a Patient with Chronic, Recurrent Low Back Pain: a Case Report". J Neuromusculoskel Sys (1999); 7(2):70-73.

Murphy, D.R., Murphy, L.B., Tyszkowski, R.J. "Spinal Astrocytoma in an 11 Year Old Girl: A Case Report". JNMS: J Neuromusculoskeletal System (1997); 5(1):35-38.

Murphy, D.R. "The Passive/Active Care Continuum: A Model for the Treatment of Spine Related Disorders". J Neuromusculoskel Sys (1996); 4(1):1-7.

Murphy, D.R. "The Seven Types of Hypertonicity of Muscle". J Myofasc Ther (1995); 1(4):33-36.

Murphy, D.R. "The Sternocleidomastoid Muscle: Clinical Considerations in the Causation of Head and Face Pain". Chiro Tech (1995); 7(1):12-17.

Murphy, D.R. "Dynamic Range of Motion Training: An Alternative to Static Stretching". Chiro Sports Med (1994); 8(2):59-66.

Murphy, D.R. "Diagnosis and Manipulative Treatment in Diabetic Polyneuropathy and its Relation to Intertarsal Joint Dysfunction". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (1994); 17(1):29-37.

Murphy, D.R., Goldstein, D., Katz, M. "Chiropractic Adjustment to the Cervical Spine and the Arnold-Chiari Malformation". J Manipulative Physiol Ther (1993); 16(8):550-555.

Murphy, D.R. "Hyperalgesic Skin Aone: A Case Report". Chiro Tech (1992); 4(2):124-127.

Murphy, D.R. "A Critical Look at Static Stretching: Are We Doing our Patients Harm?". Chiro Sports Med (1991); 5:67-70.

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