Dr. Robert Trager is a chiropractic physician and researcher at University Hospitals, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. In this episode, we discuss his research covering a variety of clinically focused topics at the intersection of medicine and chiropractic, ranging from case reports to health service utilization. Dr. Trager first became interested in research when he was an undergraduate student at Northeastern University, where took part in a co-op program that got him hands-on experience in a research laboratory. He then attended Logan University, graduating in 2013, and has since practiced in an integrative healthcare setting.

Please find Dr. Trager’s researchgate.net profile here.

Here are the articles we discuss in this episode. We also talked about the article that Dr. Brian Anderson and I discussed on episode 61 of the podcast.

1.Association between chiropractic spinal manipulation and lumbar discectomy in adults with lumbar disc herniation and radiculopathy: retrospective cohort study using United States’ data.Trager RJ, Daniels CJ, Perez JA, Casselberry RM, Dusek JA.BMJ Open. 2022 Dec 16;12(12):e068262. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068262.PMID: 36526306 Free PMC article.
2.Chiropractic case reports: a review and bibliometric analysis.Trager RJ, Dusek JA.Chiropr Man Therap. 2021 Apr 28;29(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12998-021-00374-5.PMID: 33910610 Free PMC article. Review.