Evidence for Chiropractic Care

 

boxhandsAt the Carson Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic, we are firmly committed to an evidence based approach to treatment regimes.  Evidence-based practice (EBP) includes 3 equally important pillars:

  1. The best available evidence;
  2. experience of the treating clinician; and
  3. the preferences of the patient regarding their care.

We achieve this by ensuring that the underlying causes of symptoms are identified, explained, and a plan of action established. We then educate our patients to equip them with the knowledge and the tools that they need to help avoid any future recurrence.

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.

Evidence

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 excercise 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).

The Royal College of Chiropractors (RCC) website provides additional resource on evidence for chiropractic. Visit the RCC website.

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