Research Findings
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Thursday, June 25, 2015 08:45 AM
Quick Brief: A summary with links to various research studies that you may find of interest.


These studies were performed by MDs.  Contrary to TMA statements to the effect that the research demonstrating chiropractic effectiveness was like the fox guarding the hen house, it is their research demonstrates our effectiveness.

The study below shows that patients who respond to spinal manipulation also have a biomechanical aspect of their lower back pain:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26020851

This study demonstrates a measure of effectiveness of chiropractic care for pregnant women:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25735593

For chronic back pain manipulation, manual therapies, and exercise are an option:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25970869

Specific neck exercises produced better outcomes in whiplash patients:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26031995

Physical inactivity is associated with more narrow disc, fatty infiltration and lower back pain and disability:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4422596/

Willow Bark is effective and safe for anti-inflammatory needs:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25997859

Another family physician journal stating spinal manipulation is beneficial for chronic lower back pain.  Epidural steroids are not and raises questions about surgery:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25978200

Core exercises increases multifidus muscle size in chronic lower back pain women patients:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25881694

Global Burden of Disease has found lower back pain to be the number one reason for disability worldwide in years lived with disability (YLD):

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)60692-4/fulltext