Chiropractic Research

1.  Randomised trials have shown chiropractic treatment to be more effective for low back pain than hospital management.  Furthermore, long term follow up (five years later) showed patients treated by Chiropractors to be significantly better than patients  seen by medical doctors and physiotherapists. 

Meade et al (1990 and 1995).  Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment.  British Medical Journal; 300  1LB 1-7

2.  The Chiropractors unique skill makes them the ideal source of “primary care” in the management of back pain and many other human ailments caused by the musculoskeletal system. 

Clinical Standards Advisory Group (1994).  Back Pain.    HMSO London

3.  The chiropractic principle of early intervention and active patient rehabilitation has been endorsed by the Clinical Standards Advisory Group which advises the NHS and government as to the way forward in spinal management. 

Wade et al (1995).  Randomised comparison of Chiropractors and medical outpatients Treatment: results from extended follow up.   British Medical Journal 311

4.  The UK Beam Trial (2004) showed that manipulation, together with exercises, achieved a significant benefit over and above “best care”.

  UK Beam Trial (2004)                                    British Medical Journal; 329  1381-5

5.  Chiropractors provide evidence-based, timely and effective assessment, diagnosis and management of certain musculoskeletal disorders. 

Department of Health (2006) Musculoskeletal Services Framework

6.  The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines state that chiropractic intervention and posture training can limit episodes of acute pain, and recommend a course of manual therapy including spinal manipulation.

NICE Guidelines (2006 and 2009)

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