chiropractic

Summary

Summary: An occupational discipline founded by D.D. Palmer in the 1890's based on the relationship of the spine to health and disease.

Top Publications

  1. Goertz C, Salsbury S, Vining R, Long C, Andresen A, Jones M, et al. Collaborative Care for Older Adults with low back pain by family medicine physicians and doctors of chiropractic (COCOA): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013;14:18 pubmed publisher
    ..also receiving concurrent care from complementary and alternative medicine providers, most commonly doctors of chiropractic. However, a collaborative model of treatment coordination between these two provider groups has yet to be ..
  2. Davis M, Sirovich B, Weeks W. Utilization and expenditures on chiropractic care in the United States from 1997 to 2006. Health Serv Res. 2010;45:748-61 pubmed publisher
    To investigate national utilization and expenditures on chiropractic care between 1997 and 2006. The nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)...
  3. Hondras M, Long C, Cao Y, Rowell R, Meeker W. A randomized controlled trial comparing 2 types of spinal manipulation and minimal conservative medical care for adults 55 years and older with subacute or chronic low back pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:330-43 pubmed publisher
    b>Chiropractic care is used by many older patients for low back pain (LBP), but there are no published results of randomized trials examining spinal manipulation (SM) for older adults...
  4. Bussières A, Peterson C, Taylor J. Diagnostic imaging practice guidelines for musculoskeletal complaints in adults--an evidence-based approach: introduction. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;30:617-83 pubmed
    ..evidence-based diagnostic imaging practice guidelines for musculoskeletal complaints for use by doctors of chiropractic and other primary health care professionals...
  5. Langworthy J, Cambron J. Consent: its practices and implications in United kingdom and United States chiropractic practice. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;30:419-31 pubmed
    ..from this survey suggest a patient's autonomy and right to self-determination may be compromised when seeking chiropractic care...
  6. Bifero A, Prakash J, Bergin J. The role of chiropractic adjusting tables as reservoirs for microbial diseases. Am J Infect Control. 2006;34:155-7 pubmed
    Our goal was to enumerate the microbial flora on the headrest, armrest, and thoracic portion of chiropractic adjusting tables to determine the presence of pathogenic microorganisms and identify the potential for nosocomial transmission...
  7. Villanueva Russell Y. Evidence-based medicine and its implications for the profession of chiropractic. Soc Sci Med. 2005;60:545-61 pubmed
    ..of this article is on the process of developing practice guidelines (one type of EBM) and its effects upon chiropractic, a profession with a "philosophy, science and art" that is constructed upon divergent epistemological ..
  8. Wolsko P, Eisenberg D, Davis R, Kessler R, Phillips R. Patterns and perceptions of care for treatment of back and neck pain: results of a national survey. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003;28:292-7; discussion 298 pubmed
    ..b>Chiropractic, massage, and relaxation techniques were the most commonly used complementary treatments for back or neck pain (..
  9. Vernon H, Jansz G, Goldsmith C, McDermaid C. A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of chiropractic and medical prophylactic treatment of adults with tension-type headache: results from a stopped trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:344-51 pubmed publisher
    ..There is an urgent need for well-controlled studies of chiropractic spinal manipulation for TTH. This trial was stopped prematurely due to poor recruitment...

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  1. Hviid C, Salomonsen M, Gelineck J, Rasmussen L, Jensen K, Kryger Baggesen P, et al. Retropharyngeal tendinitis may be more common than we think: a report on 45 cases seen in Danish chiropractic clinics. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:315-20 pubmed publisher
    This study presents information from 45 cases of retropharyngeal tendinitis that were collected in Danish chiropractic clinics...
  2. Devocht J. History and overview of theories and methods of chiropractic: a counterpoint. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006;444:243-9 pubmed
    Spinal manipulation has been used for its therapeutic effects for at least 2500 years. Chiropractic as we know it today began a century ago in a simplistic manner but has developed into to a well-established profession with 33 colleges ..
  3. Triano J, Goertz C, Weeks J, Murphy D, Kranz K, McClelland G, et al. Chiropractic in North America: toward a strategic plan for professional renewal--outcomes from the 2006 Chiropractic Strategic Planning Conference. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010;33:395-405 pubmed publisher
    ..on strategy for professional growth that emphasized elements of public trust and alignment between the chiropractic profession and its stakeholders...
  4. Pincus T, Foster N, Vogel S, Santos R, Breen A, Underwood M. Attitudes to back pain amongst musculoskeletal practitioners: a comparison of professional groups and practice settings using the ABS-mp. Man Ther. 2007;12:167-75 pubmed
    ..The results may help explain current clinical practice patterns observed in these groups and their uptake of clinical guideline recommendations. ..
  5. Hawk C, Cambron J. Chiropractic care for older adults: effects on balance, dizziness, and chronic pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:431-7 pubmed publisher
    This study is part of an avenue of research exploring the effect of chiropractic care on balance in older adults...
  6. Reuter U, Hämling M, Kavuk I, Einhaupl K, Schielke E. Vertebral artery dissections after chiropractic neck manipulation in Germany over three years. J Neurol. 2006;253:724-30 pubmed
    ..in Germany over a three year period of time of subjects with vertebral artery dissections associated with chiropractic neck manipulation...
  7. Haas M, Groupp E, Kraemer D. Dose-response for chiropractic care of chronic low back pain. Spine J. 2004;4:574-83 pubmed
    There have been no trials of optimal chiropractic care in terms of number of office visits for spinal manipulation and other therapeutic modalities...
  8. Weigel P, Hockenberry J, Bentler S, Kaskie B, Wolinsky F. Chiropractic episodes and the co-occurrence of chiropractic and health services use among older Medicare beneficiaries. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012;35:168-75 pubmed publisher
    The purpose of this study was to define and characterize episodes of chiropractic care among older Medicare beneficiaries and to evaluate the extent to which chiropractic services were used in tandem with conventional medicine...
  9. Grieves B, Menke J, Pursel K. Cost minimization analysis of low back pain claims data for chiropractic vs medicine in a managed care organization. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:734-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study is to provide a retrospective cost analysis of administrative data of chiropractic vs medical management of low back pain in a managed care setting...
  10. Zaugg B, Wangler M. A model framework for patient safety training in chiropractic: a literature synthesis. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:493-9 pubmed publisher
    ..work-based model framework for patient safety training, that is, reporting and learning from adverse events in chiropractic care. This article will not debate specific issues of adverse events from spinal manipulation...
  11. Polus B, Paterson C, van Rotterdam J, Vindigni D. Embedding chiropractic in Indigenous Health Care Organisations: applying the normalisation process model. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012;12:429 pubmed publisher
    Improving the health of Indigenous Australians remains a major challenge. A chiropractic service was established to evaluate this treatment option for musculoskeletal illness in rural Indigenous communities, based on the philosophy of ..
  12. Ndetan H, Rupert R, Bae S, Singh K. Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among students entering a chiropractic college. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:134-9 pubmed publisher
    ..of this study was to report the prevalence, distribution, and severity of injuries to students before entering chiropractic college and to explore the possible demographic risk factors to these injuries...
  13. Long C, Nick T, Kao C. Original research published in the chiropractic literature: evaluation of the research report. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004;27:223-8 pubmed
    To evaluate the quality of research reports published in the chiropractic literature...
  14. Killinger L. Chiropractic and geriatrics: a review of the training, role, and scope of chiropractic in caring for aging patients. Clin Geriatr Med. 2004;20:223-35 pubmed
    ..b>Chiropractic services are safe and relatively low-cost, and patient satisfaction with them is very high...
  15. Liliedahl R, Finch M, Axene D, Goertz C. Cost of care for common back pain conditions initiated with chiropractic doctor vs medical doctor/doctor of osteopathy as first physician: experience of one Tennessee-based general health insurer. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010;33:640-3 pubmed publisher
    ..pain care when a patient is able to choose a course of treatment with a medical doctor (MD) versus a doctor of chiropractic (DC), given that his/her insurance provides equal access to both provider types...
  16. Ammendolia C, Taylor J, Pennick V, Cote P, Hogg Johnson S, Bombardier C. Adherence to radiography guidelines for low back pain: a survey of chiropractic schools worldwide. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008;31:412-8 pubmed publisher
    This study describes instruction provided at chiropractic schools worldwide on the use of spine radiography and compares instruction with evidence-based guidelines for low back pain...
  17. Oakley P, Harrison D. Several pathways in the evolution of chiropractic manipulation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004;27:72-4; author reply 74-5 pubmed
  18. Mior S, Barnsley J, Boon H, Ashbury F, Haig R. Designing a framework for the delivery of collaborative musculoskeletal care involving chiropractors and physicians in community-based primary care. J Interprof Care. 2010;24:678-89 pubmed publisher
    ..The development of this framework may help understand and promote interprofessional collaborative practice and contribute to the understanding of how CAM may participate in mainstream healthcare. ..
  19. Busse J, Morgan L, Campbell J. Chiropractic antivaccination arguments. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28:367-73 pubmed
  20. Gordon J, Istvan J, Haas M. Tobacco cessation via doctors of chiropractic: results of a feasibility study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010;12:305-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Because of the association between tobacco use and the health problems that may provoke referral to chiropractic care, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) may be able to give patients personalized proximal health feedback that may ..
  21. Ammendolia C, Cote P, Hogg Johnson S, Bombardier C. Do chiropractors adhere to guidelines for back radiographs? A study of chiropractic teaching clinics in Canada. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007;32:2509-14 pubmed
    Clinical cohort. To measure the adherence to 3 radiography guidelines for low back pain in chiropractic teaching clinics...
  22. Ernst E, Gilbey A. Chiropractic claims in the English-speaking world. N Z Med J. 2010;123:36-44 pubmed
    Some chiropractors and their associations claim that chiropractic is effective for conditions that lack sound supporting evidence or scientific rationale...
  23. Hawk C, Khorsan R, Lisi A, Ferrance R, Evans M. Chiropractic care for nonmusculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review with implications for whole systems research. J Altern Complement Med. 2007;13:491-512 pubmed
    1) To evaluate the evidence on the effect of chiropractic care, rather than spinal manipulation only, on patients with nonmusculoskeletal conditions; and (2) to identify shortcomings in the evidence base on this topic, from a Whole ..
  24. Mootz R. Chiropractic's current state: impacts for the future. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;30:1-3 pubmed
    The chiropractic profession is currently facing a shift in practice and health care environments...
  25. Holm S, Rose K. Work-related injuries of doctors of chiropractic in the United States. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006;29:518-23 pubmed
    ..Using a survey, 1000 randomly selected doctors of chiropractic in the United States were asked to record their 3 most serious injuries...
  26. Greene B, Smith M, Allareddy V, Haas M. Referral patterns and attitudes of primary care physicians towards chiropractors. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2006;6:5 pubmed
    Despite the increasing usage and popularity of chiropractic care, there has been limited research conducted to examine the professional relationships between conventional trained primary care physicians (PCPs) and chiropractors (DCs)...
  27. Ammendolia C, Bombardier C, Hogg Johnson S, Glazier R. Views on radiography use for patients with acute low back pain among chiropractors in an Ontario community. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2002;25:511-20 pubmed
    ..of the reasons given for use of radiography are not supported by existing evidence and may contribute to the gap between current chiropractic practice and available evidence with respect to use of radiography for acute low back pain.
  28. Stevens G. Demographic and referral analysis of a free chiropractic clinic servicing ethnic minorities in the Buffalo, NY area. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;30:573-7 pubmed
    ..Most of the patient population seen at the Lighthouse Free Chiropractic Clinic was African American, female, from Buffalo, in poverty, and had lumbopelvic and/or chronic chief ..
  29. Hartvigsen J, Hestbaek L. Children and chiropractic care: a window of opportunity. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:603-5 pubmed publisher
    ..of the challenges ahead for both researchers and clinicians, this may be a good opportunity for doctors of chiropractic to take responsibility and engage in a determined effort to bring forward evidence-based strategies for ..
  30. Myburgh C, Mouton J. The development of contemporary chiropractic education in Denmark: an exploratory study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2008;31:583-92 pubmed publisher
    ..stakeholders regarding the development, structure, and influence of the local education program on the Danish chiropractic profession...
  31. Osterhouse M, Kettner N, Boesch R. Congestive heart failure: a review and case report from a chiropractic teaching clinic. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28:356-64 pubmed
    ..The patient received both medical care (drug therapy) and chiropractic care (manipulation and soft tissue techniques to alleviate symptoms and discomfort)...
  32. Haas M, Goldberg B, Aickin M, Ganger B, Attwood M. A practice-based study of patients with acute and chronic low back pain attending primary care and chiropractic physicians: two-week to 48-month follow-up. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004;27:160-9 pubmed
    This study reports pain and disability outcomes up to 4 years for chiropractic and medical patients with low back pain (LBP) and assesses the influence of doctor type and pain duration on clinical outcomes...
  33. Sandefur R, Febbo T, Rupert R. Assessment of knowledge of primary care activities in a sample of medical and chiropractic students. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28:336-44 pubmed
    To examine the influence of chiropractic education on knowledge of primary care tasks...
  34. Ness J, Nisly N. Cracking the problem of back pain: is chiropractic the answer?. Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:1953-4 pubmed
  35. Hertzman Miller R, Morgenstern H, Hurwitz E, Yu F, Adams A, Harber P, et al. Comparing the satisfaction of low back pain patients randomized to receive medical or chiropractic care: results from the UCLA low-back pain study. Am J Public Health. 2002;92:1628-33 pubmed
    This study examined the difference in satisfaction between patients assigned to chiropractic vs medical care for treatment of low back pain in a managed care organization...
  36. Langworthy J, le Fleming C. Consent or submission? The practice of consent within UK chiropractic. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28:15-24 pubmed
    ..Of 150 randomly selected chiropractic practitioners in the United Kingdom, 55% responded...
  37. Page S, Grod J. An audit of health products advertised for sale on chiropractic Web sites in Canada and consideration of these practices in the context of Canadian chiropractic codes of ethics and conduct. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009;32:485-92 pubmed publisher
    ..Web sites practicing in Canada advertise health products for sale and considers this practice in the context of chiropractic codes of ethics and conduct...
  38. Baldwin M, Cote P, Frank J, Johnson W. Cost-effectiveness studies of medical and chiropractic care for occupational low back pain. a critical review of the literature. Spine J. 2001;1:138-47 pubmed
    ..To critically appraise and synthesize recent literature on the cost-effectiveness of medical and chiropractic care for OLBP, and to propose a cost-effectiveness methodology that integrates epidemiologic and economic ..
  39. Russell M, Verhoef M, Injeyan H, McMorland D. Response rates for surveys of chiropractors. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004;27:43-8 pubmed
    ..Response rates for surveys of chiropractors are similar to those observed for surveys of medical doctors. The key to obtaining high response rates is the use of evidence-based methods in design and conduct of the surveys. ..
  40. Gaumer G, Gemmen E. Chiropractic users and nonusers: differences in use, attitudes, and willingness to use nonmedical doctors for primary care. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006;29:529-39 pubmed
    ..the differences in attitudes and other determinants of care-seeking behavior between persons who have used chiropractic services and persons who have not...
  41. Hawk C, Rupert R, Colonvega M, Boyd J, Hall S. Comparison of bioenergetic synchronization technique and customary chiropractic care for older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2006;29:540-9 pubmed
    The aim of the study was to compare the clinical outcomes of 2 approaches to chiropractic care for patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain...
  42. Wenban A. Misuse of the terms chiropractic and chiropractor. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004;75:794; author reply 794 pubmed
  43. Myburgh C, Mouton J. Developmental issues in chiropractic: a South African practitioner and patient perspective. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;30:206-14 pubmed
    This study explores pertinent aspects of chiropractic practice in contemporary South Africa in terms of the domains of beliefs, philosophy, professional matters, and education. Ten practitioners were purposively sampled...
  44. Leach R. Patients with symptoms and signs of stroke presenting to a rural chiropractic practice. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010;33:62-9 pubmed publisher
    ..suggesting a stroke or prodrome and discuss the potential for health education and promotion initiatives in chiropractic that might affect this serious disease...
  45. Gouveia L, Castanho P, Ferreira J. Safety of chiropractic interventions: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009;34:E405-13 pubmed publisher
    Systematic review of reported adverse events. To evaluate the tolerability and safety of chiropractic procedures...
  46. Garner M, Birmingham M, Aker P, Moher D, Balon J, Keenan D, et al. Developing integrative primary healthcare delivery: adding a chiropractor to the team. Explore (NY). 2008;4:18-24 pubmed publisher
    ..We sought to investigate the effect of integrating chiropractic on the attitudes of providers on two healthcare teams...
  47. Greene B, Smith M, Haas M, Allareddy V. How often are physicians and chiropractors provided with patient information when accepting referrals?. J Ambul Care Manage. 2007;30:344-6 pubmed
    The objective of our study is to document how often MD/DOs and doctors of chiropractic (DCs) receive patient information from referring MD/DOs and DCs and highlight to what extent there is a lack of formal intraprofessional and ..
  48. Cooper R, McKee H. Chiropractic in the United States: trends and issues. Milbank Q. 2003;81:107-38, table of contents pubmed
    b>Chiropractic is the best established of the alternative health care professions. Although marginalized for much of the 20th century, it has entered the mainstream of health care, gaining both legitimacy and access to third-party payers...
  49. Hurwitz E, Morgenstern H, Harber P, Kominski G, Yu F, Adams A. A randomized trial of chiropractic manipulation and mobilization for patients with neck pain: clinical outcomes from the UCLA neck-pain study. Am J Public Health. 2002;92:1634-41 pubmed
    ..Mean reductions in pain and disability were similar in the manipulation and mobilization groups through 6 months. Cervical spine manipulation and mobilization yield comparable clinical outcomes. ..
  50. Kopansky Giles D, Vernon H, Steiman I, Tibbles A, Decina P, Goldin J, et al. Collaborative community-based teaching clinics at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College: addressing the needs of local poor communities. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007;30:558-65 pubmed
    ..of this article is to describe the experiences of the community-based teaching clinics of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC), located in the poor, inner city region of Toronto, where access to chiropractic care for this ..
  51. Coulter I, Singh B, Riley D, Der Martirosian C. Interprofessional referral patterns in an integrated medical system. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28:170-4 pubmed
    ..Although doctors of chiropractic get more referrals, they are also more concentrated among selected providers than are doctors of oriental ..
  52. Metz R, Nelson C, LaBrot T, Pelletier K. Chiropractic care: is it substitution care or add-on care in corporate medical plans?. J Occup Environ Med. 2004;46:847-55 pubmed
    An analysis of claims data from a managed care health plan was performed to evaluate whether patients use chiropractic care as a substitution for medical care or in addition to medical care...
  53. Smith M, Carber L. A compilation of chiropractic and complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) data from public-use national surveys: report on a health-services research resource for the chiropractic and CAM scientific community. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2002;25:573-8 pubmed
    ..The full potential for using such data to examine the delivery, utilization, organization, and costs of chiropractic or complementary/alternative (CAM) health care remains largely untapped...