Chiropractic: The Future of Chiropractic Research.
While data continues to grow regarding benefits of spinal manipulation for musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain and low back pain, a new wave of chiropractors with clinical research training is investigating the profession’s potential to help in areas not typically associated with chiropractic care. Such areas include brain injury, work disability prevention, undifferentiated chest pain, hip osteoarthritis, and prevention of pain in children and adolescents. Though case studies and small-scale studies have shown promise, it’s hoped that larger and higher quality research in areas beyond the spine will help doctors of chiropractic better serve both musculoskeletal pain patients with non-musculoskeletal co-occurring/co-morbid conditions as well as non-musculoskeletal pain patients seeking alternative treatments. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, March 2015