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Cervical Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative-Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study

Age or injury-related compression and inflammation of a cervical nerve root can be difficult to treat in a primary care practice. Medications are mostly ineffective, and imaging findings can often be misleading. This study evaluated the improvement of patients either receiving SMT (spinal manipulative therapy) by a chiropractor, or nerve-root injections (CNRI). The results show [...]

The Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Chiropractic Use Among US Adults

Chiropractic care is one of the most commonly used complementary health approaches in the world. Researchers have discovered that over the past 15 years, there has been a growing trend of chiropractic use. Spinal pain, and specifically neck and back problems, are the top reasons why people choose to visit a chiropractor. Recent guidelines have [...]

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Shortens the Cortical Silent Period

Spinal manipulation has been well-documented to decrease pain and improve the functional abilities related to many musculoskeletal disorders through a multi-layer mechanism of action. Several published studies have examined the effects of altered afferent input due to spinal joint dysfunction. This study from JEK has taken that research one step farther and examines the sensorimotor [...]

Chiropractic and Opioid Use in Younger Medicare Beneficiaries

This months research brief is very timely, highly relevant, and hugely impactful- it’s about the opioid epidemic. Researchers found an inverse relationship between the supply of chiropractors and opioid usage. In short, they found that the more chiropractors were available, the less opioid medications were being prescribed and filled. This speaks to the fact that [...]

A Comparison Between Chiropractic Management and Pain Clinic Management

This study was published by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and, it looked at the results of chiropractic care and pain management. They found “multidisciplinary methods of treatment are most beneficial.” But, most importantly, they found- “chiropractic treatment produced highly significant improvement in disability scores compared with the treatment administered by the pain [...]

Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain

A recently released pragmatic, randomized controlled trial from PLoS One has showcased an exciting new step in our understanding of chronic low back pain and how we can effectively treat it. Almost twenty percent of people who experience low back pain will be at risk of developing a chronic pain pattern. Historically, chronic low back [...]

Restriction in lateral bending range of motion, lumbar lordosis, and hamstring flexibility predicts the development of low back pain

With low back pain as the leading cause of disability worldwide, it has become more critical than ever to look at the predictive factors involved in its origin. This fantastic study from BMC examined a multitude of potential factors and found a reduction in lateral bending ROM, lumbar hypolordosis, and a lack of adequate hamstring [...]

Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone

Just a few weeks ago JAMA released a highly anticipated paper which examined the benefits of adding chiropractic care to medical care for low back pain. The findings reinforced the current guidelines indicating chiropractic care as an essential part of an evidence-based multidisciplinary approach to treating low back pain. With musculoskeletal disorders as the second [...]

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