Chiropractic Research this Week
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Friday, September 19, 2014 12:23 PM

This study in the Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrated the spinal manipulation and home exercise improved back related leg pain after 12 weeks of care.  Chiropractic research published in a journal owned by the AMA.  Very interesting. 

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1905126

In this study patients were more satisfied with manual therapy (spinal manipulation) than medication for acute and subacute neck pain:

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25199824

Functional Capacity Exam can not predict future work capacity in patients with Whiplash.  Outcome assessments are better at predicted future work capacity.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25127998

Manual therapy, exercise, and education are beneficial to patients with whiplash associated disorders

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25014556

This one says that patients with Whiplash Associated Disorders doing a FCE and outcome assessment can predict future disability

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24288054

This study  shows that deep abdominal muscles and lumbar paraspinal muscles are codependent and require equal tension to remain healthy and supportive.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25139243

Specific neck exercises help patients with chronic whiplash.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24918474

This study showed manipulation of C1/C2 and soft tissue therapy of subocciptial muscles improved tension type headaches.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24785463

Vitamin increases muscle strength

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25156880

This study shows that there was virtually no difference in non operative and operative treatment of lumbar disc herniation over 8 years

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25057116

Some manual therapies are more cost effective than general practioner care for musculoskeletal conditions.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24986566

This study shows that chiropractors and MDs don’t have good communication when it comes to continuing education

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24918483

Chiropractic students faired almost as well as MD students in a Primary care setting

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15965408

Medical and Chiropractic Education are more similar than dissimilar in this 1998 study

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9737032