Research

Please find listed below a selection of research papers and published documents which demonstrate this strong evidence base:

Koes B W , van Tulder MW, Thomas S (2006) 'Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain'. British Medical Journal (BMJ), 332:1439-1434 (June).

A review article of over 1000 ramdomized controlled trials of all treatments for low back pain. Recommends spinal manipulation for both acute and chronic low back pain.

http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/extract/332/7555/1430

Department of Health (DOH)

'The Musculoskeletal Framework; A joint responsibility; doing it differently'. Clearly acknowledges chiropractors as being one of the professions that has clear expertise in the delivery of musculoskeletal services. and lays out plans for specialist clinics where chiropractic is available.

Department of Health - Musculoskeletal Framework Policy

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)

"Non-rigid stabilisation procedures for the treatment of low back pain". These guidelines include a statement that chiropractic intervention and posture training can limit episodes of acute pain. June 2006 IPG183guidance.pdf

'Referal Advice - A guide to appropriate referral from general to specialist services'. Encourages manipulation therapy to help restore function. December 2001.

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)

Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain 1996, 1999, 2001.

UK Beam Trial

Back pain, exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care. British Medical Journal Nov 2004; 329; 1377 (doi: 10.1136 /bmj. 38282. 669225.AE)

Medical Research Council

'Randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management for low back pain': At three years the results confirm the findings of an earlier report that when chiropractic or hospital therapists treat patients with low back pain as they would in day to day practice those treated by chiropractic derive more benefit and long term satisfaction than those treated by hospitals.

British Medical Journal. Aug 1995; 311: 349 - 351

Clinical Standards Advisory Group

Backpain Report 1994.

Carter JT, Birrell LN (Editors) 2000. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work - principal recommendations.

Faculty of Occupational Medicine. London Spine. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work - leaflet for practitioners. Faculty of Occupational Medicine. London. 2000. Waddell G, Burton AK 2000. Occupational health guidelines for the management of low back pain at work - evidence review. Faculty of Occupational Medicine. London.

Chiropractic Treatment in Workers with Musculoskeletal Complaints

Mark P Blokland DC et al; Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System vol 8 No 1, Spring 2000

House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology report on Complementary and Alternative Medicine November 2000

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Chiropractic Research