Effectiveness of Chiropractic care

Scientific journal reviews

Outlined here are a few scientific articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of Chiropractic care in treatment of various conditions.

Chiropractic care for treatment of lower back pain when compared to physical therapy and exercise

Predictors of functional outcome in patients with chronic low back pain undergoing back school, individual physiotherapy or spinal manipulation.

The below study shows that chiropractic care is great at treating low back pain and neck pain for acute and chronic conditions. It compares chiropractic care to placebo, physical therapy and exercises.  In all cases finds chiropractic care to be the most effective.

Efficacy of spinal manipulation and mobilization for low back pain and neck pain: a systematic review and best evidence synthesis.
Spinal manipulation compared with back school and with individually delivered physiotherapy for the treatment of chronic low back pain: a randomized trial with one-year follow-up.

Chiropractic Care for acute low back pain compared to drugs.

Spinal High-Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation in Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial in Comparison With Diclofenac and Placebo

Chiropractic in decreasing pain and improving physical function

Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain: Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Study

Chiropractic care for treatment of sciatica

Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study.

Migraine headaches

Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation.

Chiropractic Care for treating neck pain

Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain in Adults Treated by Manual Therapy: A Systematic Review of Change Scores in Randomized Clinical Trials


Outcomes for adult scoliosis patients receiving chiropractic rehabilitation: a 24-month retrospective analysis

The effects of poor posture

Spinal Posture in the Sagittal Plane Is Associated With Future Dependence in Activities of Daily Living: A Community-Based Cohort Study of Older Adults in Japan

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