Chiropractic Scientific Research

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Chiropractic Scientific Research




How and why does ...

…chiropractic work so well?

A three-year British study compared traditional approaches to back pain, with chiropractic. Their published accounts in 1990 looked into the long term effects of chiropractic care. They concluded that even after several years, chiropractic was more effective than care provided by medical clinics.

In 1987, West German researchers Gutmann and Frymann published their study of 1250 five-day-old babies. They found 211 were suffering from vomiting, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness.




Examination of their cervical spines revealed 95% had muscle strain. Using chiropractic techniques to reduce the tension “frequently resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness.”

A study by the state of Florida in 1988 showed a 50% reduction in worker’s compensation costs and lost work time when chiropractic care was used instead of traditional medical treatment.

Ask the 316 parents of a 1989 Danish study of infants with colic, if chiropractic is scientific! Chiropractic care helped 84% of the cases. The report concluded that “spinal manipulation of the vertebral column in infants with infantile colic, constitutes an effective treatment of the condition.”

New Zealand government investigation into chiropractic care found it “remarkably safe”.

In 1992, the RAND Corporation studied various types of low back treatments and released their findings at the meeting of the Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.

A University of Washington study revealed that as many as 50% of all back surgeries are unnecessary or ineffective!

A 1972 Oregon Worker’s Compensation study revealed that injured workers who received chiropractic care recovered twice as fast as traditional medical approaches.




Chiropractic works.




Study after study confirms the success of chiropractic for many types of health complaints. Because chiropractic doctors help restore nervous system function, watch for research findings in the areas of aging, genetics, and immune system response.



British Medical Journal, June 2, 1990, pp 1431-1437.

Gutmann, G., M.D., Manuelle Medizin. Springer-Verlag, 1987.

Wolk, S., An Analysis of Florida Workers’ Compensation Medical Claims for Back Related Injuries. Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, Arlington, VA. 1988.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. August 1989.

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