Monthly Archives: October 2019

Wellness, Prevention and Health Promotion – 2019

A literature synthesis of Wellness, Prevention, and Health Promotion — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.

Safety and Adverse Events – 2019

A literature synthesis of Safety & Adverse Events — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.

Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions – 2019

A literature synthesis of Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.

Neck Pain

Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for neck pain and associated disorders in adults This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years Guidelines A 2016 clinical practice guideline1 for the treatment of neck pain and associated disorders (NAD) and whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) concluded that in general, a multimodal treatment approach is an effective strategy […]

Lower Extremity

Lower Extremity This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years Osteoarthritis and Pain of the Lower Extremity A 2015 review on osteoarthritis (OA) found that land-based exercise for the hip reduced pain and improved physical function immediately after treatment with improvements sustained for 3-6 months. Additionally, exercise is recommended for the treatment […]

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years Guideline A 2016 evidence-informed and consensus-driven guideline provided an update of the best practice recommendations for chiropractic management of low back pain (LBP). To substantiate care, a definite improvement in a patient’s functional capacity should be documented using a measurable outcome, […]

Integrative Care

Integrative Care This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years A 2016 survey of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) found conflicting results as to whether respondents viewed chiropractic as mainstream or alternative. Most participants reported having a lack of awareness of current scientific evidence for chiropractic but also indicated a […]

Headache

Headache This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years In an update of the Bone and Joint Decade Task Force on Neck Pain and its Associated Disorders, the authors examined the effectiveness of conservative interventions for the management of headaches associated with neck pain.1 They concluded that all management should include exercises. […]

Special Populations — Geriatrics

Special Populations–Geriatrics This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years General A 2017 update of a set of “best practices” recommendations for chiropractic care for older adults described a comprehensive approach to chiropractic care for older adults.1 Physical Activity and Exercise A 2012 expert commentary found that aerobic exercise and strength training […]

Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years. Current recommendations The most current evidence-based diagnostic imaging practice guidelines for chiropractors1 and primary care physicians2, 3 do not recommend the routine use of imaging for patients seeking an evaluation of their low back pain (LBP). Even though management approaches are different […]

Cost-Effectiveness

Cost-effectiveness and utilization of chiropractic care This page only includes articles published in the last 5 years. Cost effectiveness Low back and/or neck pain Combined physical and psychological treatments, medical yoga, information and education programs, spinal manipulation and acupuncture are likely to be cost-effective options for low back pain (LBP).1 A 2016 cohort study found […]