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A study carried out among active servicemen in the US armed forces shows that a combination of usual medical care and chiropractic care of low back pain improves the short term outcome of the care compared to usual medical care alone. The study sends an important signal to General Practitioners to follow clinical guidelines that recommend including chiropractic care in a multidisciplinary treatment offer to low back pain patients.

 

The aim of the study was to determine if the effect of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care is better pain relief and better pain-related function compared to usual…

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Researchers publish protocol on RCT on infantile colic

 

The group of researchers carrying out the colic project has published a protocol for a randomized clinical trial on infantile colic. The randomized, controlled trial was designed to evaluate the effect of chiropractic treatment on infantile colic.

 

The researchers hope the RCT will help them gain more knowledge in two areas:

 

  • What is the effect of chiropractic treatment on infantile colic?
  • Will subgroups of children with suspected musculoskeletal problems benefit more from the intervention than others? If this happens to be the case, it could imply the need for stratified care.

 

The protocol describes a single-blind…

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The board of ECCRE, the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence, has decided to award grants to two research projects in 2018.

 

The two projects, which have been part-funded by grants, are:    

 

Development of a core outcome set for Pelvic Girdle Pain; A systematic review, qualitative interviews and Delphi consensus study by Francesca Wuytack PhD, postdoc at the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and her co-investigators

 

Development of a clinical stratification instrument to improve cost-effectiveness of Chiropractic Maintenance Careby Andreas Eklund, Chiropractor, PhD, postdoc at the Unit of Intervention and Implementation Research for…

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Alice Kongsted, Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Researcher at NIKKB, recently took part in a podcast by Chiropractic Practice.

 

In the podcast, she talked about her work as part of the group who wrote the papers on low back pain in The Lancet and many other topics related to low back pain.

 

Listen to the podcast 'Why we need to pay attention to back pain' here: https://chiropracticscience.com/podcast/dralicekongsted/

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Chiropractor Guillaume Goncalves, Professor Christine Le Scanff and Professor Charlotte Leboeuf-Yde have searched the literature for evidence that manipulation of the spine or chiropractic treatment can be used to prevent non-MSK diseases in primary or early secondary prevention.

 

They found no evidence for this claim and they come down hard on the vitalistic approach to chiropractic.

 

‘The chiropractic vitalistic approach to the concept of ‘subluxation’ as a cause of disease lacks both biological plausibility and possibly proof of validity. Nonetheless, some chiropractors purport to prevent disease in general through the use of chiropractic care. Evidence of its effect…

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