Chiropractic Research

Benefits of Chiropractic TreatmentChiropractic, like other forms of healthcare, is ever changing and is a science that is very much evidence based. There is a growing base of literature to support the benefits of chiropractic for many common conditions – such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches (see links below).There are also certain benefits from chiropractic care that are very difficult to quantify – like improved sleep and feeling more energetic. Patients regularly describe these effects, and this is what we refer to as anecdotal evidence. In simple terms, there are benefits that we can’t measure as well!

The purpose of chiropractic is to find and reduce stress and interference to the body’s neuromusculoskeletal systems, allowing the body to experience greater function and an overall improved quality of life. It is important to realize that while people do usually seek chiropractic care for a specific problem, the results they achieve from spinal correction can often be more profound and far reaching. Restoring the body’s function and in built communication system can result in an improved ability of the body’s internal repair mechanisms to facilitate healing.

For Acute and Chronic Pain

  • Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Goertz et al. (2013), Spine
  • Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal
  • Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

In Comparison to Other Treatment Alternatives

  • Keeney et al (2012), Spine
  • Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
  • Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine

For Headaches

  • McCrory, Penzlen, Hasselblad, Gray (2001), Duke Evidence Report
  • Boline et al. (1995), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

For Neck Pain

  • Bronfort et al. (2012), Annals of Internal Medicine

Paediatric & Pregnancy Related Conditions (click to access research articles)

For the Elderly

Chiropractic has therefore become a popular and cost effective natural treatment option, offering a high level of patient satisfaction:

Cost Effectiveness

  • Liliedahl et al (2010), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
  • Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Patient Satisfaction

  • Hertzman-Miller et al (2002), American Journal of Public Health

Popularity of Chiropractic

  • Meeker, Haldeman (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine