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Chiropractic Practice, Patient Characteristics and Reasons for Seeking Care – An Update

In this update, I will summarize key points from recent scientific literature regarding the practice of chiropractic, patient profiles, utilization rates, chiropractic assessment and care methods.  Much of the information comes from the excellent work of Beliveau et al (2017) who did a scoping review and used 337 articles from across the globe. I have provided […]

Subacute and chronic patients with MRI confirmed symptomatic disc herniation treated with spinal manipulation were statistically (and clinically) significantly more likely to report improvement at 3 months compared with the nerve root injection.…
Dr. Scott Haldeman - Pioneering Chiropractic Research, Chiropractic Science
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Over the last decade, research has demonstrated that spinal manipulation can change various aspects of nervous system function, including muscle reflexes, cognitive processing, reaction time, and the speed at which the brain processes information.…
The high prevalence of low-back pain (LBP) has been highlighted for many years, but until recently, awareness of its influence on the population was inadequate. The results of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Projects 2010 have informed…
Low back pain is one of the most common and often disabling problems in pregnancy. The prevalence of pregnancy related low back pain (PLBP) or pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is 20% to 90% with most studies reporting more than 50% prevalence. —PGP…
Infantile colic is one of the significant challenges of parenthood.  It is one of the common reasons for pediatrician visits during the child's first 3 months of life. Infantile colic is a prevalent and distressing condition for which there…
American chiropractors are very similar to chiropractors in other countries, as well as other health professionals in terms of their favorable attitudes towards evidence based practice (EBP) (1-2). The purpose of EBP is to promote effective…
Spinal manipulation biochemical
Spinal manipulation (SM) can improve function and reduce spinal disability.  SM also provides pain relief for many disorders such as back pain and neck pain.   Pain induces changes in both the central and peripheral nervous systems.  The…
https://youtu.be/XJ1Fbp3R-pc Learn the basics about Evidence Based Practice for chiropractors and some quick strategies to search the scientific literature regarding chiropractic.  Watch in HD for the best viewing experience.