Research

Overview...

A Longitudinal Assessment of Chiropractic Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health Wellness & Quality of Life: A Preliminary Study

A study focusing on patient's feelings about their health and wellness while under regular chiropractic care.

Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain: economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trial

This study concludes that manual therapy is more effective and less costly for treating neck pain than physiotherapy or care by a general practitioner.

Overview of Research about Safety

Research confirms the simple truth that spinal manipulation or spinal adjusting is safe and effective.

Ear Infection: A Retrospective Study Examining Improvement from Chiropractic Care and analyzing influencing factors

This study found that children with Otitis Media responded favorably to chiropractic care.

Comparative Analysis of Individuals With and Without Chiropractic Coverage: Patient Characteristics, Utilization, and Costs

This extensive four- year study compared total health
care costs for low back pain patients with and without chiropactic insurance coverage and found chiropractic care for low back pain signficantly reduced total health care costs.

Chronic back pain may shrink the brain

A recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience has revealed that people who suffer from chronic back pain for one year may experience a decrease in the brain's gray matter.

United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: cost effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care

This study was prompted by the fact that back pain is a major economic problem. This study found that spinal manipulation is a cost effective addition to "best care" for back pain in general practice. It was also concluded that manipulation alone is more clinically successful and cost-effective than manipulation followed by exercise.


Self-reported Nonmusculoskeletal Responses to Chiropractic Intervention: A Multination Survey

This 2005 study found that chiropractic care also had a positive effect on nonmusculoskeletal problems.

Effects of a managed chiropractic benefit on the use of specific diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the treatment of low back and neck pain

This 2005 study found that for the treatment of low back and neck pain the inclusion of a chiropractic benefit resulted in a reduction in the rates of surgery, advanced imaging, inpatient care, and plain-film radiographs.

The Effect of Chiropractic Adjustments on Movement Time: A Pilot Study Using Fitts Law

http://journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/ymmt

Effect of Chiropractic Care on Heart Rate Variability and Pain in a Multisite Clinical Study

A Nonsurgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study

http://journals.elsevierhealth.com/periodicals/ymmt

Degenerative changes following spinal fixation in a small animal model.

This 2004 study reveals exciting new evidence that regular chiropractic care may reduce the occurrence of degenerative joint disease or spinal arthritis.

A Study of Education

Researchers compare chiropractic education to traditional medical education and find that "considerable commonality exists between chiropractic and medical programs."

Clinical and Cost Outcomes of an Integrative Medicine IPA

This 2004 National University of Health Sciences study demonstrated the reduced costs and improved outcomes in a sample population that utilized doctors of chiropractic as Primary Care Physicians.

Surrogate Indication of DNA Repair in Serum After Long Term Chiropractic Intervention ? A Retrospective Study

This landmark study found that chiropractic care could influence basic physiological processes affecting oxidative stress and DNA repair, offering a scientific explanation for the positive health benefits reported by patients receiving chiropractic care.

Chiropractic "Only Proven Effective Treatment" for Chronic Whiplash

Study Says 74% of Chronic Whiplash Patients Improved with Chiropractic

The Duke Study

Researchers conclude that chiropractic results in almost immediate improvement for headaches with fewer side effects than leading prescription medication and longer-lasting relief.

The IPA Study

Chiropractors receive high marks from patients in a variety of areas.

The Manga Study

This hugely influential landmark study shows that chiropractic care can bring about improved health outcomes at a lower cost.