Research Studies

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

Improving mobility in ankylosing spondylitis patients

Most patients who are given the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis have no idea what the disease is all about. Essentially, ankylosing spondylitis is a form of inflammatory arthritis that localizes in the spine. Because it is an auto-immune disease, the body attacks the facet joints between the vertebra, resulting in fusion and the hallmark forward […]

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 […]