East Meets West, Through Research [Video}

There’s increasing scientific evidence to suggest that alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, chiropractic care and mindfulness, provide more than a placebo response. Through cutting-edge translational research, scientists are providing data that expands our scientific understanding of human health, replacing what has been for centuries mostly anecdotal evidence. Subjecting alternative treatments to such rigorous scientific inquiry…

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Do Chiropractors Help With Scoliosis?

Here is a case report that shows that chiropractic care for a 12 year old girl with scoliosis was successful with 6 months of treatment in reducing her spinal curves. The conclusion of this paper states, “Early chiropractic intervention is recommended in AIS, in view of the fact that scoliosis is at an increased risk…

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Can I Get Chiropractic Treatment After Back Surgery?

In October of 2017, there was an article published to educate clinicians about the benefits of spinal manipulation and therapeutic exercises in cases of post-surgical disc herniation, which is considered a relative contra-indication, successfully used in this case. Sciatica due to disc herniation is one of the most common conditions seen in spine care practices…

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What Patients Love About Chiropractic – National Health Interview Survey

By Editorial Staff – Dynamic Chiropractic Magazine Dynamic Chiropractic – December 1, 2017, Vol. 35, Issue 12 Findings from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, “the most recent source providing data on the use of complementary health care approaches by adults in the United States,” reveals why patients utilize chiropractic and what they value most. The…

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5 trends in chiropractic care — 63% of patients report back pain

By Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 29 November 2017 17:30 A new study published in Spine examines the trends in chiropractic care for back pain based on a 2012 National Health Interview survey. Study authors examined the survey results, which included 34,525 respondents, and found: 1. Around 8.4 percent of the survey respondents reported using a chiropractor in the…

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Who Uses Chiropractic Services and Why

Highlights of this study: Over the course of a year, the utilization of chiropractic services was 9.1% and remained stable between 1980 and 2015. Most patients consulting chiropractors were female with a median age of 43.4 years, and were employed. The most common reported reasons for people attending chiropractic care were low back pain, neck…

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Pediatric Chiropractic Care in Switzerland

This study concluded that the majority of chiropractors in Switzerland treat pediatric patients, most commonly schoolchildren and adolescents for musculoskeletal disorders. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Oct 24. pii: S0161-4754(16)30298-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2017.03.007. [Epub ahead of print] Pediatric Patients in Swiss Chiropractic Clinics: A Questionnaire Survey. Siegenthaler MH. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was…

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Chiropractic care and risk for acute lumbar disc herniation

In this study, the authors compared your chances of getting a herniated disc in your back from going to your primary care provider vs going to your chiropractor.  They concluded that the risk for disc herniation with chiropractic visits was no higher than the risk associated with primary care provider visits. Hincapié, C.A., Tomlinson, G.A.,…

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Spinal manipulative therapy for low back pain—time for an update

In this article published in the Canadian Family Physician, the authors review the effectiveness, adverse events, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction with using spinal manipulation for low back pain. André E. Bussières, Claude A. Gauthier, Gilles Fournier and Martin Descarreaux Canadian Family Physician September 2017, 63 (9) 669-672 We read with interest the Tools for Practice…

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Recurrences of Low Back Pain During the First 12 Months After Chiropractic Treatment

This study reports a very low recurrence rate of low back pain after chiropractic treatment.  In this study, the  recurrence rate after chiropractic treatment was 13.4%.   To put this in perspective, another study of people receiving usual non-operative care such as steriod injections for back pain from a herniated disc, have a recurrence rate…

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