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Research

Advancing the Science of Chiropractic and Health Sciences

As a premier health sciences university, Logan’s mission and curriculum are grounded in evidence-informed, outcome-based research and scholarship. Our faculty participate in research activity throughout the year. This activity can include everything from reviewing a spectrum of new scientific literature to producing new evidence through their own research. Faculty present their research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and are also serve as peer reviewers for medical journals.

Research

Advancing the Science of Chiropractic and Health Sciences

As a premier health sciences university, Logan’s mission and curriculum are grounded in evidence-informed, outcome-based research and scholarship. Our faculty participate in research activity throughout the year. This activity can include everything from reviewing a spectrum of new scientific literature to producing new evidence through their own research. Faculty present their research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and are also serve as peer reviewers for medical journals.

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Congratulations to Jake Halverson, DC, Stacey Cornelson, DC, DACBR, Quintin Murray, DC, MS, and Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC,

who authored the case report, “Baseball Injury Resulting in Type III Salter-Harris Fracture of the First Proximal Phalangeal Base.” The purpose of this report is to describe the clinical, radiographic, and diagnostic ultrasound findings in a patient who sustained a type III Salter-Harris fracture of the first proximal phalanx. The report was published in the December 2021 issue of Journal of Chiropractic Medicine and just posted online this week.

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Patient-clinician brain concordance underlies causal dynamics in nonverbal communication and negative affective expressivity

Patient-clinician concordance in behavior and brain activity has been proposed as a potential key mediator of mutual empathy and clinical rapport in the therapeutic encounter. However, the specific elements of patient-clinician communication that may support brain-to-brain concordance and therapeutic alliance are unknown. Here, we investigated how pain-related, directional facial communication between patients and clinicians is associated with brain-to-brain concordance.

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Neuro-immune signatures in chronic low back pain subtypes

We recently showed that patients with different chronic pain conditions (such as chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, migraine, and Gulf War Illness) demonstrated elevated brain and/or spinal cord levels of the glial marker 18 kDa translocator protein, which suggests that neuroinflammation might be a pervasive phenomenon observable across multiple etiologically heterogeneous pain disorders. Interestingly, the spatial distribution of this neuroinflammatory signal appears to exhibit a degree of disease specificity (e.g. with respect to the involvement of the primary somatosensory cortex), suggesting that different pain conditions may exhibit distinct "neuroinflammatory signatures".....

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Logan University supports faculty and staff in conducting rigorous scientific research – clinical, basic science, educational, and more – that supports public health care by investigating the applications and outcomes of chiropractic care, promoting community wellness and quality of life, and developing research partners through collaboration and practice-based research networks.

Institutional Review Board

The function of the Institutional Review Board is to protect persons participating in research. Accordingly, the IRB shall review and approve (or not approve) any project or experiment involving human subjects that is conducted by Logan University faculty, students, staff, clinic personnel or administrators, or which utilizes university resources, facilities, or equipment, or is conducted at other locations through collaboration with other institutions. The IRB maintains this focus through a group process to review research protocols and related material (e.g., informed consent documents and investigator materials) to ensure that research involving human subjects is planned and carried out in accord with ethical guidelines and federal regulations as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46, the National Research Act, Public Law 93-348, the Declarations of Helsinki and the Neurenberg Code.

Learn more about Logan’s research program and how to participate by contacting us below.

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Research At Logan

Research Guide

Your Guide to Research

Research Policies and Procedures

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Research Policies and Procedures

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Publishing a Case Report

Norman W Kettner DC DACBR DCBCN FICC
Chair, Department of Radiology, Logan Health Center
Logan University

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Additional Resources

Journal of Pain

  • Increased Salience Network Connectivity Following Manual Therapy is Associated with Reduced Pain in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. J Pain. 2021 May;22(5):545-555.
  • Brain mechanisms of anticipated painful movements and their modulation by manual therapy in chronic low back pain.  J Pain. 2018 Nov;19(11):1352-1365.

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Learn more about Logan’s research program and how to participate by contacting the Dean of Research, Norman Kettner, DC, DACBR, FICC

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