Research Studies

Independent research and research studies show that chiropractic is one of the most underutilized yet effective health care options available.

Narrowing the evidence-practice gap

Healthcare research is conducted daily around the world and we often see headlines published on a single topic in newspapers or broadcast on the news. Some of these findings are nothing short of amazing, disc regeneration for example, but most studies provide small steps forward to improve prevention opportunities and recovery time. While most research […]

Research finds back pain assessments show room for improvement

Most people who experience back pain will consult their medical doctor first for treatment and advice. In fact, one third of all office visits to a medical doctor are for spine and spine related problems. Not only is back pain a huge burden on our health care system, it has many causes and is therefore […]

New CCGI Evidence Informed Practice Definition adopted by BCCA

The BCCA recently adopted the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative (CCGI) Definition of “Evidence Informed Practice”: “Canadian chiropractors adopt evidence-informed practice principles to guide clinical decision making by integrating their clinical expertise, patients’ preferences and values, and the best available scientific evidence.” BC’s Chiropractic Doctors are proud to support the CCGI and their mission to develop evidence-based […]

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults With Headache

Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. The type, frequency, dosage, and duration of treatment(s) should be based on guideline recommendations, clinical experience, and findings. Evidence for the use of spinal manipulation as an isolated intervention for patients with tension-type headache remains equivocal. Read the complete full text online […]

The Growing Prominence of Chiropractic Care: NBCE report

The growing acceptance of chiropractic care by athletes, members of the military, and governmental agencies is well supported by scientific evidence. Contained herein are recent studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic care for back, neck, and headache pain, as well as for other  musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions. Many of these studies also report patients’ satisfaction […]

Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study

Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention. Of 40% left unsatisfied, subsequent surgical intervention confers excellent outcome. Patients with symptomatic LDH failing medical management should consider spinal manipulation followed by surgery if warranted. Read the full […]