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NASS Best Paper Award 2018

Updated: Dec 11, 2018

As Co-Investigator on this study I would like to congratulate our Principal Investigator, Dr. Paul Bishop DC, PhD, MD, on "Biological and clinical outcomes of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy in the treatment of patients with acute inflammatory radiculopathy secondary to lumbar disc herniation: A pilot study" being selected as a “Best Paper” for the NASS 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles! It's quite an honour to win this award especially since the North American Spine Society is a generally about the newest spine surgical techniques and hardware (fusions). We hope that this study, a pilot, will lead to the next study that will definitively answer why spinal manipulative therapy helps with disc herniations and sciatica.

Dr. Bishop is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He has completed the North American Spine Society training program to administer image-guided therapeutic and diagnostic spine injections, and is the past Director of the Chronic Back Pain Clinic and the Acute Disc Clinic.

Dr. Bishop is a member of the editorial boards of four spine-related journals and is the past Deputy Editor of The Spine Journal (of the North American Spine Society) and Head of Medical Intervention and Rehabilitation. He is a Principal Investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in spine and spinal cord-related basic science and clinical research funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA). He is an invited member of the Canadian Spine Society, the North American Spine Society and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, and has presented in excess of 50 papers to the memberships of these societies. He is also a consultant to the World Spine Care Foundation.


In 2015, Dr. Arthur received the "Award of Excellence" from the British Columbia Chiropractic Association. For more about Dr. Arthur view his cv.


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