Evidence for Chiropractic Care
We are aware of emerging evidence, and rationally integrate new information into our clinical acumen, keeping the best interest and needs of the patient in mind at all times. Each patient is different, and no one solution exists for all, which is why in this clinic we actively encourage each patient to be involved in every step of their treatment plan, making it uniquely suitable to them.
Which Treatments are most effective for back pain? United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care (2004).
Treatments of neck pain. Treatment of neck pain: noninvasive interventions: results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders: Hurwitz EL, Carragee EJ, van der Velde G, Carroll LJ, Nordin M, Guzman J, Peloso PM, Holm LW, Côté P, Hogg-Johnson S, Cassidy JD, Haldeman S; Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.
Chiropractic compared to hospital outpatient treatment for low back pain. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment: (Meade TW, Dyer S et al 1990).
Comparing spinal manipulation to conservative medical care for adults over 55yrs with chronic low back pain. A randomized controlled trial comparing 2 types of spinal manipulation and minimal conservative medical care for adults 55 years and older with subacute or chronic low back pain. Hondras MA, Long CR, Cao Y, Rowell RM, Meeker WC (2009).
A comparison between spinal manipulation and exercise for chronic back pain. Comparison of general exercise, motor control exercise and spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized trial. Ferreira ML, Ferreira PH, Latimer J, Herbert RD, Hodges PW, Jennings MD, et al. (2007).
Chiropractic for migraines. Systematic literature searches of controlled clinical trials published relevant to chiropractic practice were conducted using the databases MEDLINE; EMBASE; Allied and Complementary Medicine; the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature; Manual, Alternative, and Natural Therapy Index System; Alt HealthWatch; Index to Chiropractic Literature; and the Cochrane Library. The number, quality, and consistency of findings were considered to assign an overall strength of evidence (strong, moderate, limited, or conflicting) and to formulate practice recommendations.
Conclusion – Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. The type, frequency, dosage, and duration of treatment(s) should be based on guideline recommendations, clinical experience, and findings.
The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) website provides additional resource on evidence for chiropractic. Visit the RCC website.
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