Twelve Research Studies Every DC Should Read

Have you ever wondered which research articles scientists and chiropractic policymakers turn to again and again when writing or speaking about chiropractic?

Below is an annually updated list of articles we rely on when discussing chiropractic with researchers, payers, federal officials and multidisciplinary health care teams.

  1. Cross-Sectional Analysis of Per Capita Supply of Doctors of Chiropractic and Opioid Use in Younger Medicare Beneficiaries.
    Weeks WB, Goertz CM
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2016;39(4):263-266.
  2. Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review for an American College of Physicians Clinical Practice Guideline
    Chou R, Deyo R, Friedly J et al
    Ann Intern Med 2017;166(7):493-505.
  3. Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Paige NM, Miake-Lye IM, Booth MS et al
    JAMA 2017;317(14):1451-1460. 
  4. Spinal manipulation and home exercise with advice for subacute and chronic back-related leg pain: a trial with adaptive allocation
    Bronfort G, Hondras MA, Schulz CA, et al
    Ann Intern Med 2014;161(6):381–391.
  5. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation
    Church EW, Sieg EP, Zalatimo O, et al
    Cureus 8(2):e498.
  6. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain
    Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC
    Spine 2013;38(8):627-634.
  7. Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Haas M, Vavrek D, Peterson D, Polissar N, Neradilek MB.
    Spine J 2014;14(7):1106-1116.
  8. The Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use and Health Care Expenditures for Back and Neck Problems.
    Martin BI, Gerkovich MM, Deyo RA, Sherman KJ, Cherkin DC, Lind BK, Goertz CM, Lafferty WE
    Med Care 2012;50(12):1029-1036.
  9. Chiropractic: A Profession at the Crossroads of Mainstream and Alternative Medicine
    Meeker WC, Haldeman S.
    Ann Intern Med 2002;136(3):216-227
  10. An evidence-based diagnostic classification system for low back pain
    Vining R, Potocki E, Seidman M, Morgenthal AP
    J Can Chiropr Assoc 2013;57(3):189-204.
  11. The comparative effect of episodes of chiropractic and medical treatment on the health of older adults
    Weigel PA, Hockenberry J, Bentler SE, Wolinsky FD.
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2014;37(3):143-154.
  12. Are manual therapies, passive physical modalities, or acupuncture effective for the management of patients with whiplash-associated disorders or neck pain and associated disorders? An update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders by the OPTIMa collaboration
    Wong JJ, Shearer HM, Mior S et al.
    Spine J 2016;16(12):1598-1630.

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