My research interests focus on understanding and developing treatments for the adaptive plasticity and maladaptive plasticity that occur following central and peripheral nervous system inflammation, damage, and disease. In particular, central nervous system mechanisms of pain and the therapeutic effects on them of combinatorial treatments that include manual therapy are to be investigated. Translating this information clinically so that pain's devastating impact on quality of life can be attenuated or alleviated is my ultimate goal.
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Anti-nociceptive effects of spinal manipulative therapy on acute and chronic peripheral painPrincipal Investigator
Author(s): Onifer SM, Reed WR, Sozio RS, Long CRPublication: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative MedicineVolume: EpubIssue: Nov 26Year: 2015
Author(s): Onifer SM, Zhang O, Whitnel-Smith LK, Raza K, O’Dell CR, Lyttle TS, Rabchevsky AG, Kitzman PH, Burke DAPublication: Restorative Neurology and NeuroscienceVolume: 29Page(s): 275-286Year: 2011
Author(s): Massey JM, Amps J, Viapiano MS, Matthews RT, Wagoner MR, Whitaker CM, Alilain W, Yonkof A, Khalyfa A, Cooper NGF, Silver J, Onifer SMPublication: Experimental NeurologyVolume: 209Page(s): 426-445Year: 2008
Author(s): Massey JM, Hubscher CH, Wagoner MR, Decker JA, Amps J, Silver J, Onifer SMPublication: Journal of NeuroscienceVolume: 26Issue: 4406-4414Year: 2006
Author(s): Onifer SM, Whittemore SR, Holets VRPublication: Experimental NeurologyVolume: 122Page(s): 130-142Year: 1993
PubMed Research GateBiosketch
spinal manipulative therapy, nociception, pain
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