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Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low-Back Pain and Use of Prescription Opioids

Site for research articles, abstracts, and information pertaining to the growing body of Chiropractic Research compiled by Frank M. Painter, DC

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT)


Clinical Practice Guidelines and Extensive References for Chiropractic Efficacy:  Go to the Rapid Response Resource Center under “Resources.”  Type in any clinical areas of interest into the search bar to see the most relevant studies.   

Specific Research

"Value of SMT in Migraine Treatment"

“Chiropractic Integration into Private Sector Medical Facilities: A Multisite Qualitative Case Study.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (July 2018). Description


“Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among U.S. Service Members with Low Back Pain: A Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial.” JAMA Network Open (May 2018). Description


“Chiropractic Integrated Care Pathway for Low Back Pain in Veterans: Results of a Delphi Consensus Process.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (February 2018). Description


“Be Good, Communicate, and Collaborate: A Qualitative Analysis of Stakeholder Perspectives on Adding a Chiropractor to the Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Team.” Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (June 2018). Description


Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back Pain

New Cervical Spine Guidelines Relevant for Chiropractic Practice

Low Velocity Impact, Vehicular Damage and Passenger Injury 

Internal Carotid Artery Strains During High-Speed, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulations of the Neck

Benefits of Long Term/Maintenance Care
     1. LBP (Occupational) and Maintenance (pdf)
     2. Senna Maintenance Spine 2011 (pdf)
Chiropractic Care and Stroke Study

Children and Chiropractics (pdf)

Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (pdf)

How to Publish a Case Study (pdf)

Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State.

Injury and Low-Speed Collisions

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CAM-Oriented Primary Care Providers Result in Cost Savings, High Patient Satisfaction, Study Suggests (pdf)

Cost Effectiveness Joint Statement 1/09/2013 (pdf)

Cost-Effectiveness of Medical and Chiropractic Care for Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain  (pdf)

Cost Effectiveness of Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy, and General Practitioner Care for Neck Pain: Economic Evaluation Alongside a Randomized Controlled Trial

Duke Headaches Synopsis 2

Effects of Inclusion of a Chiropractic Benefit on the Utilization of Health Care Resources in Managed Health Care Plan

Effect of spinal manipulation on imbalances in leg strength

Extended Released Hydrocodone: Gift or Curse?

Females with patellofemoral pain syndrome have weak hip muscles: a systematic review

Further Documentation of Chiropractic Care as a First Option for Back Pain Relief and Surgical Avoidance: "Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State”

Immediate effects of a tibiofibular joint manipulation on lower extremity H-reflex measurements in individuals with chronic ankle instability

Manga Report

Mercer Report

Neck Pain Task Force Report - Haldeman et al  (pdf)

Study Finds That for Low Back Pain, Starting with Chiropractic Saves 40% on Care

Systematic Review of Persistent Pain and Psychological Outcomes Following Traumatic Musculoskeletal Injury

UK Evidence Report

Whiplash Guidelines - 2004 (pdf)

Carnes D, Plunkett A, Ellwood J, et al Manual therapy for unsettled, distressed and excessively crying infants: a systematic review and meta-analyses. BMJ Open 2018;8:e019040.


Study: Chiropractic Care May Lessen Drug Use


For Spinal Fusion Surgery Patients, Taking Opioids Before Surgery Is Major Risk Factor for Long-Term Opioid Use



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