Chiropractic Research Update

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Although patients and practitioners alike have been raving about the effectiveness of chiropractic care for decades, large scale studies have been limited due to the cost of such projects. Without the budgets of large corporations (such as pharmaceutical companies), it takes years before a chiropractic research study can be assembled. One that comes to mind was a research study called The Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society (October 2008). They found that spinal manipulation is an effective treatment strategy for acute (when it happens) and sub acute (after the initial pain settles down) low back pain. In essence, the medical and chiropractic practice guidelines for low back pain are fundamentally the same.

Meanwhile, according to a 2010 chiropractic research study titled the Effectiveness of Manual Therapies: The UK Evidence Report, researchers confirmed that spinal manipulation/mobilization (chiropractic adjustment) is effective in adults for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain; migraine or cervicogenic headache and cervicogenic dizziness. Chiropractic adjustments are also proven to be effective for several joint conditions of the arms and legs. Lastly, mid-back chiropractic adjustments were proven to be effective for acute/subacute neck pain.

This research simply proves what we already knew, that chiropractic care is an effective and proven strategy to help with all kinds of pain issues affecting the neck, back, arms, legs, along with headaches.

If you’re in Burnaby, BC, looking for pain relief and haven’t yet tried chiropractic care, you can now have more confidence in giving us a call to get the relief you deserve.

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