World Spine Care Research Articles

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Global Spine Care Initiative Articles

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a summary of the global burden of low back and neck pain studies. Hurwitz EL, Randhawa K, Yu H, Côté P, Haldeman S.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a systematic review of individual and community-based burden of spinal disorders in rural populations in low- and middle-income communities. Hurwitz EL, Randhawa K, Torres P, Yu H, Verville L, Hartvigsen J, Côté P, Haldeman S.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a systematic review for the assessment of spine-related complaints in populations with limited resources and in low- and middle-income communities. Nordin M, Randhawa K, Torres P, Yu H, Haldeman S, Brady O, Côté P

The Global Spine Care Initiative: applying evidence-based guidelines on the non-invasive management of back and neck pain to low- and middle-income communities. Chou R, Côté P, Randhawa K, Torres P, Yu H, Nordin M, Hurwitz EL, Haldeman S, Cedraschi C.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a narrative review of psychological and social issues in back pain in low- and middle-income communities. Cedraschi C, Nordin M, Haldeman S, Randhawa K, Kopansky-Giles D, Johnson CD, Chou R, Hurwitz EL, Côté P.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a consensus process to develop and validate a stratification scheme for surgical care of spinal disorders as a guide for improved resource utilization in low- and middle-income communities. Acaroğlu E, Mmopelwa T, Yüksel S, Ayhan S, Nordin M, Randhawa K, Haldeman S.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a review of reviews and recommendations for the non-invasive management of acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture pain in low- and middle-income communities. Ameis A, Randhawa K, Yu H, Côté P, Haldeman S, Chou R, Hurwitz EL, Nordin M, Wong JJ, Shearer HM, Taylor-Vaisey A.

The Global Spine Care Initiative: a summary of guidelines on invasive interventions for the management of persistent and disabling spinal pain in low- and middle-income communities. Acaroğlu E, Nordin M, Randhawa K, Chou R, Côté P, Mmopelwa T, Haldeman S.

World Spine Care articles published in peer reviewed journals

Outerbridge G, Eberspaecher S, Haldeman S. Commentary: World Spine Care: providing sustainable, integrated, evidence-based spine care in underserved communities around the world. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2017 Volume 61 No. 3, 196-206

Outerbridge G. The John A. Sweaney Lecture: Washington DC, March 2017, Given by Dr Geoff Outerbridge. Our Highest Level of Contribution: Doing the Right Thing, the Right Way, for the Right Reason. Journal of Chiropractic Humanities. December 2017 Volume 24 No. 1, 49-53

Emary PC, Eberspaecher SA, Taylor JA. Imaging Case Review – High-grade spondylolytic spondylolisthesis. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 2017 Volume 61 No. 2, 162-166

O’Dane Brady, DC, MS; Margareta Nordin, Dr Med Sci, PT; Maria Hondras, DC, MPH, PhD; Geoff Outerbridge, DC, MSc; Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BPHE, DC, MSc, FCCS; Pierre Côté, DC, PhD; Sophia da Silva, HBScKin, DC; Timothy Ford, M Tech(chiro); Stefan Eberspaecher, DC; Emre Acaroğlu, MD; Tiro Mmopelwa, MD; Eric L. Hurwitz, DC, PhD; Scott Haldeman, DC, MD, PhD. Global Forum: Spine Research and Training in Underserved, Low and Middle-Income, Culturally Unique Communities: The World Spine Care Charity Research Program’s Challenges and Facilitators. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2016 Dec 21; 98 (24): e110

Hondras M, Hartvigsen J, Myburgh C, Johannessen H. Everyday burden of musculoskeletal conditions among villagers in rural Botswana: A focused ethnography. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016;48(5):449-55.

Haldeman S, Nordin M, Outerbridge G, Hurwitz EL, Hondras M, Brady O, Kopansky-Giles D, Ford T, Acaroğlu E. Creating A Sustainable Model of Spine Care in Underserved Communities: The World Spine Care (WSC) Charity. Spine J, 2015;15(11):2303-11.

Hondras M, Myburgh C, Hartvigsen J, Haldeman S, Johannessen H. How can we assess the burden of muscle, bone and joint conditions in rural Botswana: context and methods for the MuBoJo focused ethnography. Chiropr Man Therap. 2015;23:11.

Hondras M, Myburg C, Hartvigsen J, Johannessen H. Botlhoko, botlhoko! How people talk about their musculoskeletal complaints in rural Botswana: a focused ethnography. Global Health Action 2015;8:29010.

Kanga I, Taylor JA, Jacobs C, Outerbridge G. Tuberculosis of the neuromusculoskeletal system: a review of two cases presenting as chiropractic patients. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015;59(1):13-23.