The authors have developed experimental set-up to simulate chiropractic high velocity low amplitude spinal manipulations (HVLA SM) used for treating low back pain. The experimental set-up was used to test fresh unembalmed lumbar spinal specimens Our experimental-set-up simulated HVLA SM manipulations such as doctors hand contact, anatomical locations of load application, durations of load, magnitudes of load. The results from the experimental set-up are used to validate finite element models that simulated HVLA SM.

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