Chiropractic as a science of treatment faces a lot of uncertainties. Many unproven theories have been given in the field of chiropractic. The effectiveness of chiropractic to treat some medical conditions has even been put into question. Let us not go far, how many conditions do you think a chiropractor can treat? Probably one or two. I won’t blame you for not being informed. There has probably been very little knowledge out there concerning the field of chiropractic. Perhaps the reason for the spike in research studies related to chiropractic. But before that, it would benefit our readers to know why many people now realize the need to invest in chiropractic studies.
So why chiropractic studies? Why not a study into the prevalence of cancer? What about the rise of vaping? Therefore, the reasons why organizations are investing into chiropractic studies will undoubtedly depend on the agenda and motive of that particular organization. However, what is certain though is the fact that, these studies are being conducted to educate the general public. Therefore, whether an organization wants to bring to light something that has been hidden about chiropractic or whether a chiropractic organization wants the world to know of the potential to cure as possessed by chiropractic, the resolution will be one; to conduct and publish a study.
Chiropractic studies have not been carried out for so many years. However, it is soon becoming a trend. Publish anything no one knew about chiropractic and you have the world’s attention. Many people would like to know what is new. The problem is there is no platform publishing what is new. In fact, some people are even turning it into a lucrative business; the publishing of chiropractic studies. Now that you have it, it is time we had a look at the 8 most popular chiropractic studies;
The Decreased Cost and Utilization of Medicals service with Chiropractic Maintenance
This ranks as the top study carried. The reason for taking this as our number one selection perhaps bases on the fact that it touches on many issues especially those the public had been misinformed about. In this study, chiropractic doctors were used as the first contact providers. Most important, the study reports that a significant massive decrease in the costs of medical service utilization was recorded.
In this study conducted by the Independent Practice Association, the volunteers were given the freedom to choose a chiropractic doctor to be their first choice care-provider. This was done over a seven year period, and the results were fascinating. A 60.2% decrease in hospital admissions was recorded. In addition, there was a 59% reduction in the hospital days, a 62% decrease in outpatient surgeries and a resounding decrease of 85% in the cost of pharmaceuticals were also recorded.
The Benefits of Comprehensive Wellness Program as Implemented by Chiropractors
This is a retrospective study which was conducted over a period of 18 weeks. The protocol followed showed a massive improvement in the blood pressure levels, the heart rate, the forced vital capacity as well as the body-mass index and the strengths of individuals under study.
The protocol focused on the exercise, diet, nutritional supplements as well as a one-on-one coaching of the volunteers. Also, it was found that all chiropractic clinics have put in place a system for managing vertebral subluxations. We further understand from the study that vertebral subluxations are not only intended for spinal manipulation that is directed towards neuromusculoskeletal pain syndrome treatment.
Chiropractic Adjustment for; Blood Pressure Regulation and Upper Cervix
Without a doubt, chiropractic scope is wide and can even be compared to the influence of the nervous system of human beings. Our third study can be said to be a terrific landmark. Most of all, the study was randomized for obvious reasons, and the hypertensive patients had to be taken through controlled trials.
The intervention group for this particular study was issued with an NUCCA; this is a form of chiropractic care for the upper cervix. Moreso, the results from the study was simply remarkable. From the study, this is what the author had to say “We conclude that restoration of Atlas alignment is associated with the marked and sustained reduction in the BP similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy.”
The relevance of the study to chiropractic gave it an extensive media exposure.
Mental health and chiropractic
It’s not a new thing what we are experiencing; provision of mental care by chiropractic doctors to the mentally derailed. In addition, In-patient sanitariums have been established by chiropractors for as long as we care to recall. Consequently, a study known as the Psychological Response in Spinal Manipulation (PRISM) was conducted to review the psychological outcomes from 12 randomly selected controlled trials.
Also, the authors of this study found out that there was a significant improvement in the psychological status of selected samples after administering spinal manipulation. Consequently, this was in comparison to the vertebral interventions among other treatments of the physical nature.
The spinal manipulation received a favor regarding effectiveness with standard deviations recorded as small or medium sized. The study brought to light what many of us did not know. Most noteworthy, the fact that chiropractic care could have a great potential to cure mental illness.
Chiropractic care is directly associated with a feeling of contentment, self-rated health and functional Medicare patients
A model was used in the determination of effects of chiropractic in relevance to the decline in medical care in five functional measures. Two measures of self-rated health were considered among 12710 individuals.
The author of this study had some positive things to say about chiropractic care. This is what he had to say “Chiropractic is significantly protective against a 1-year decline in activities of daily living, lifting, stooping, walking, self-rated health and worsening health after 1-year. Persons using chiropractic are more satisfied with their follow-up care and with the information provided to them.
As a result of this study, we can conclude that chiropractic care is of great help to each pursuing satisfaction and contentment with self-rated health care.
Surgery is less likely to be necessary if you find a chiropractic doctor first
This study was a major revelation to most folks. This study looks at 1885 workers. Of these workers, 174 of them had undergone a lumbar spine surgery in the past 3 years. This study aims to identify predictors of the likelihood of undergoing a lumbar spine surgery.
Furthermore, the study shows that 43% of workers who contacted a surgeon first ended up in surgery while only 1% of workers who contacted a chiropractor first ended up having surgery.
The Influence of the Neuro vertebral on the Autonomic Nervous System
This is a 2 part series research. In this study, Rome PL did an assessment of more than 500 papers which had a relation to the spine and other issues. The study provides a comprehensive source for those seeking knowledge about the chiropractic care and spinal manipulations.
Asymptomatic persons are more likely to benefit from chiropractic care and maintenance
This is a popular study which shows why chiropractic care is useful to the asymptomatic people. If you know any person who is asymptomatic, I would suggest going over this study with them. It will provide some great insight into the relevance of chiropractic care for such persons.
Most noteworthy, my views of studies on chiropractic care remain as before. They are great studies out there which aim to keep the public in the know. Hence, everyone should strive to have a look at some of these studies. You never know what you will find.