The dates of the scientific studies listed here do not mean how current a study is. All of the studies listed here are current.


The dates of the scientific studies listed here do not mean how current a study is. All of the studies listed here are current.


The dates of the scientific studies listed here do not mean how current a study is. All of the studies listed here are current.

Scientific studies on chiropractic & our health

The human body is very complex and science helps us humans to better understand our bodies and related health.

Here we have gathered together relevant scientific studies covering chiropractic and health matters.

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Conservative lower back treatment reduces inhibition in knee-extensor muscles: a randomized controlled trial.,Suter et al, 2000

Chiropractic formed part of the backbone of London 2012

Effect of chiropractic manipulation on vertical jump height in young female athletes with talocrural joint dysfunction: a single-blind randomized clinical pilot trial, Hedlund et al, 2014



Altered Disc Compression in Children with Idiopathic Low Back Pain: An Upright MRI Backpack Study, Shymon et al, 2015

Natural anti-inflammatory agents for pain relief, Maroon et al, 2010

Beweg dich, Deutschland - Techniker Krankenkassen Bewegungsstudie 2016

Physical inactivity is associated with narrower lumbar intervertebral discs, high fat content of paraspinal muscles and low back pain and disability, 2015

Changes in lumbar disk morphology associated with prolonged sitting assessed by magnetic resonance imaging, Billy et al, 2014

Systematic literature review of imaging features of spinal degeneration in asymptomatic populations, Brinjikji et al, 2015


Cost Efficiency:

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, Liliedahl et al, 2010

Cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care versus self-management in patients with musculoskeletal chest pain, Stochkendahl et al, 2016

Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for care of chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial, Haas et al, 2014

First-contact care with a medical vs chiropractic provider after consultation with a swiss telemedicine provider: comparison of outcomes, patient satisfaction, and health care costs in spinal, hip, and shoulder pain patients, Houweling et al, 2015


Herniated Discs:

Outcomes of acute and chronic patients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic lumbar disc herniations receiving high-velocity, low-amplitude, spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective observational cohort study with one-year follow-up, Leemann et al, 2014

Outcomes from magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed symptomatic cervical disk herniation patients treated with high-velocity, low-amplitude spinal manipulative therapy: a prospective cohort study with 3-month follow-up, Peterson et al, 2013

Resolution of lumbar disc herniation without surgery, Hong & Ball, 2016

Clinical Outcomes for Neurogenic Claudication Using a Multimodal Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Retrospective Study, Ammendolia & Chow, 2014


Neck Pain, Headaches and Migraine:

Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise With Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain: A Randomized Trial, Bronfort et al, 2012

The efficacy of spinal manipulation, amitriptyline and the combination of both therapies for the prophylaxis of migraine headache, Nelson et al, 1998

Dose response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial, Haas et al, 2010

Regional Supply of Chiropractic Care and Visits to Primary Care Physicians for Back and Neck Pain, Davis et all, 2015

Baby Treatment:

Efficacy of chiropractic manual therapy on infant colic: a pragmatic single-blind, randomized controlled trial, Miller et al, 2010

Manipulative therapies for infant colic: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries, 2012


Back Pain:

Low Back Pain: JAMA Patient Page | April 24, 2013

Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State, Keeney et al, 2013, Spine, Philadelphia

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Low Back Pain in Primary Care: A Description of 1250 Patients with Low Back Pain in Danish General and Chiropractic Practice, Hestbaek et al, 2014

Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study, Goertz et al, 2013


Dizziness, Central Nerve System and vegetative symptoms:

Manipulation of Dysfunctional Spinal Joints Affects Sensorimotor Integration in the Prefrontal Cortex: A Brain Source Localization Study, Lelic, Haavik et al, 2016

Eye-Movement Training Results in Changes in qEEG and NIH Stroke Scale in Subjects Suffering from Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial, Carrick et al, 2016sss

A combined approach for the treatment of cervical vertigo, Bracher et al, 2000

Welch, Arlene, and Ralph Boone. “Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Responses to Specific Diversified Adjustments to Chiropractic Vertebral Subluxations of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine.” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 7.3 (2008): 86–93. PMC. Web. 14 Nov. 2016.


Safety of the treatment:

Risk factors and precipitating neck movements causing vertebrobasilar artery dissection after cervical trauma and spinal manipulation. Haldeman S, Kohlbeck FJ, McGregor M Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1999, 24 (8): 785-94.

„Cervical artery dissection: a biomechanical perspective,” The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, B. Symons and W. Herzog, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 276–278, 2013.

Risk of vertebrobasilar stroke and chiropractic care: results of a population-based case-control and case-crossover study. Cassidy JD, Boyle E, Cote P, He Y, Hogg-Johnson S, Silver FL, et al:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008, 33 (4 Suppl): S176-83.

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation, Church et al, 2016

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