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Over the past few years we have put together quite an extensive collection of Past Research Briefs. Feel free to check them all out below! 

As a Member of The Evidence Based Chiropractor you have exclusive access to purchase any past MD Research Brief.  The brief(s) will arrive as a PDF via email in your customized MD Research Brief Template.



2018 Past Research Briefs 

December 2018- Spinal manipulative therapy effects in autonomic regulation and exercise performance in recreational healthy athletes: a randomized controlled trial. Spine. October 2018

November 2018- Cross-Sectional Analysis of Per Capita Supply of Doctors of Chiropractic and Opioid Use in Younger Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. May 2016

October 2018- A Comparison Between Chiropractic Management and Pain Clinic Management for Chronic Low-Back Pain in a National Health Service Outpatient Clinic. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Volume 14, Number 5, 2008

September 2018- The Nordic Maintenance Care program: Effectiveness of chiropractic maintenance care versus symptom-guided treatment for recurrent and persistent low back pain- a pragmatic randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. September 2018

August 2018- Association Between Utilization of Chiropractic Services for Treatment of Low Back Pain and Risk of Adverse Drug Events. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2018

July 2018- The regional effect of spinal manipulation on the pressure pain threshold in asymptomatic subjects: a systematic literature review. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2018 (26:11)

June 2018- Restriction in lateral bending range of motion, lumbar lordosis, and hamstring flexibility predicts the development of low back pain: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2017

May 2018- 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- A Comparative Effectiveness Clinical Trial. JAMA Network | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. May 2018

April 2018- Do Manual Therapy Techniques Have a Positive Effect on Quality of Life in People with Tension-Type Headache? A Randomized Controlled Trial. European Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine. February 2016

March 2018- Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions. The Lancet. March 2018

February 2018- Dose-Response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Cervicogenic Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. The Spine Journal. February 2010

January 2018- The effects of a single session of spinal manipulation on strength and cortical drive in athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology. January 2018


2017 Research Briefs 

December 2017- Patient-centered professional practice models for managing low back pain in older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BioMed Central Geriatrics (2017) 17: 235

November 2017- Effect of Neural Mobilization Versus Spinal Manipulation in Patients with Radicular Chronic Low Back Pain. European Journal of Scientific Research. Vol. 131, No 1. April 2015

October 2017- Chiropractic Management of Post-surgical Lumbar Spine Pain: A Retrospective Study of 32 Cases
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 34, Number 6. July/August 2011

September 2017- Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache: a single-blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial. BioMed Central. 2017. 10:310

August 2017- A Nonsurgical Approach to the Management of Patients with Lumbar Radiculopathy Secondary to Herniated Disk:A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with Follow-Up Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 32, Number 9. 2009

July 2017- The Mechanism of Back Pain Relief by Spinal Manipulation Relies on Decreased Temporal Summation of Pain Neuroscience 349 (2017) 220-228

June 2017- Association of lumbar spine stiffness and flexion-relaxation phenomenon with patient-reported outcomes in adults with chronic low back pain- a single-arm clinical trial investigating the effects of thrust spinal manipulation. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2017) 17:303

May 2017- The Treatment of Neck Pain-Associated Disorders and Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Clinical Practice Guideline. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. October 2016

April 2017- Outcomes from Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Confirmed Symptomatic Cervical Disk Herniation Patients Treated with High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. October 2013

March 2017- Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians. American College of Physicians Clinical Guideline. February 2017 

February 2017- Glucose Metabolic Changes in the Brain and Muscles of Patients with Nonspecific Neck Pain Treated by Spinal Manipulation Therapy. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2017. Article ID 4345703 

January 2017- Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Cortical Drive to Upper and Lower Limb Muscles. Brain Sciences. 2017. 7,2 


2016 Research Briefs

December 2016- Do Participants With Low Back Pain Who Respond to Spinal Manipulative Therapy Differ Biomechanically From Nonresponders, Untreated Controls or Asymptomatic Controls? SPINE, Volume 40, Number 17, pp 1329-1337. 2015 

November 2016- Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care . SPINE Volume 33, Number 45. 2008 

October 2016- Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache .Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 34, Number 5. 2011 

September 2016- Effects of Thoracic Mobilization and Manipulation on Function and Mental State in Chronic Lower Back Pain. J. Phys. Ther. Sci. 26: 1711-1714, 2014 

August 2016- Effect of Spinal Manipulation Duration on Low Threshold Mechanoreceptors in Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles. SPINE Volume 30, Number 1, pp 115-122. 2004 

July 2016- Spinal Manipulation and Home Exercise with Advice for Subacute and Chronic Back- Related Leg Pain. Annals of Internal Medicine. Volume 161, Number 6 

June 2016- Chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion: a randomized double-blind clinical trial of active and simulated spinal manipulations. The Spine Journal. 6, 2006, 131-137 

May 2016- Impact of post-manipulation corrective core exercises on the spinal deformation and lumbar strength in golfers. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. Volume 27, No. 9, 2015 

April 2016- Central Motor Excitability Changes After Spinal Manipulation: A Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Study
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 25. Number 1. January 2002

March 2016- Mobilization Versus Manipulations Versus Sustain Apophyseal Natural Glide Techniques and Interaction with Psychological Factors for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: Randomized Controlled Trial
European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. April 2015. Vol. 51- No. 2

February 2016- Primary Care Physicians, Acupuncture and Chiropractic Clinicians, and Chronic Pain Patients: A Qualitative Analysis of Communication and Care Coordination Patterns BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2016) 16:30 

January 2016- Patients with low back pain had distinct clinical course patterns that were typically neither complete recovery nor constant pain. A latent class analysis of longitudinal data The Spine Journal 15 (2015) 885-894


2015 Research Briefs

December 2015- Effects of Side-Posture Positioning and Spinal Adjusting on the Lumbar Z-Joints. SPINE, Volume 27, Number 22, pp 2459-2466. 2002

November 2015- Disc Degeneration Implies Low Back Pain. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling (2015) 12:24

October 2015- Public Perceptions of Doctors of Chiropractic: Results of a National Survey and Examination of Variation According to Respondents’ Likelihood to Use Chiropractic, Experience with Chiropractic, and Chiropractic Supply in Local Health Care Markets. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 38, Number 8. October 2015

September 2015- Perceived Value of Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Exercise Among Seniors with Chronic Neck Pain: A Mixed Methods Study.Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2014; 46: 1022-1028

August 2015- Efficacy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in the Perception of Pain and Cervical Motion in Patients with Tension- Type Headache: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2014) 13, 4-13

July 2015- Effects of Flexion-Distraction Manipulation Therapy of Pain and Disability in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 27:1937-1939. Volume 27. No. 6, 2015

June 2015- Spine Manipulation Post-Epidural Injection for Lumbar and Cervical Radiculopathy: A Retrospective Case Series. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. September 2004. Volume 27. Number 7

May 2015- Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. January 2014. Volume 27. Number 1 

April 2015- Comparison of Spinal Manipulation Methods and Usual Medical Care for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain. SPINE. Volume 40, Number 4, pp 209-217. February 2015

March 2015- Clinical Outcomes for Neurogenic Claudication Using a Multimodal Program for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2015 Jan 22. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.12.006

February 2015- Tissue Damage Markers after a Spinal Manipulation in Healthy Subject: A Preliminary Report of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Disease Markers. Volume 2014, Article ID 815379

January 2015- Effect of Spinal Manipulation Thrust Magnitude on Trunk Mechanical Activation Thresholds of Lateral Thalamic Neurons. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 37, Number 5. June 2014


2014 Research Briefs

December 2014- Outcomes of Acute and Chronic Patients with MRI Confirmed Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniations Receiving High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude, Spinal Manipulative Therapy: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study with One Year Follow-Up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 37, Number 3. March/April 2014

November 2014- Changes in Pressure Pain Threshold in Patients with Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain .  SPINE  Volume 38, Number 24, pp 2098-2107. 2013 

October 2014- Efficacy of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in the Perception of Pain and Cervical Motion in Patients with Tension-Type Headache: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial.   Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. (2014) 13, 4-13 

September 2014- Chiropractic Use in the Medicare Population: Prevalence, Patterns, and Associations with 1-Year Changes in Health and Satisfaction with Care. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Article in Press. 2014 

August 2014- Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical StudyJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.  Volume 33,  Number 8.  October 2010

July 2014- Patterns and Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians Towards Chiropractors. BioMed Central Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2006, 6:5 dii:10.1186/1472-6882-6-5 

June 2014- Immediate Changes in Neck Pain Intensity and Widespread Pressure Pain Sensitivity in Patients with Bilateral Chronic Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Thoracic Thrust Manipulation vs Non-Thrust Mobilization. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 37, Number 5. June 2014

May 2014- Preliminary Investigation of the Mechanisms Underlying the Effects of Manipulation. Spine, Volume 36, Number 21, pp 1772-1781 (2011)

April 2014- Correlation of Pain with Objective Quantification of Magnetic Resonance Images in Older Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain.  Spine, Volume 39, Number 6, pp 469-475 (2014)

March 2014- Symptomatic MRI-Confirmed Lumbar Disk Herniation Patients: A Comparative Effectiveness Prospective Observational Study of 2 Age- and Sex-Matched Cohorts Treated with Either High-Velocity, Low Amplitude Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Imaging-Guided Lumbar Nerve Root Injections.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2013 May; 36(4):218-25

February 2014- Intradiscal Pressure Changes During Manual Cervical Distraction: A Cadaveric Study.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Volume 2013. Article ID 954134

January 2014- Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine.  SPINE Volume 32, Number 21, pp 2375-2378. @2007


2013 Research Briefs

December 2013- Patterns of Care After Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine in Primary Care.  SPINE Volume 38, Number 1, pp 51-59. @2012

November 2013- Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain. SPINE Volume 38, Number 8, pp 627-634. @2013

October 2013- Does Maintained Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain Result in Better Long-Term Outcome? SPINE Volume 36, Number 18, pp 1427-1437. @2011

September 2013- Changes in Primary Care Physician's Management of Low Back Pain in a Model of Interprofessional Collaborative Care: An Uncontrolled Before-After Study. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 21:6. February. @2013

August 2013- The Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of Clinical Practice Guidelines in the Medical and Chiropractic Management of Patients with Acute Mechanical Low Back Pain. The Spine Journal 10 (2010) 1055-1064

July 2013- A Non-Surgical Approach to the Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006, 7:16 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-7-16

June 2013- A Retrospective Analysis of Vertebral Body Fractures Following Epidural Steroid Injections. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Volume 95, Issue 11, June 2013

May 2013- Spinal Manipulation, Medication, or Home Exercise with Advice for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain- A Randomized Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Volume 156, Number 1. January 2012

April 2013- Spinal High-Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation in Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain. SPINE Volume 28, Number 7, pp 540-548 @2013

March 2013- A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing 2 Types of Spinal Manipulation and Minimal Conservative Medical Care for Adults 55 Years and Older with Subacute or Chronic Low Back Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Volume 32, Number 5, June 2009

February 2013- A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Chiropractic Adjustments to Muscle Relaxants for Subacute Low Back Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Volume 27, Number 6, July 2004

January 2013- A Randomized Clinical Trial and Subgroup Analysis to Compare Flexion-Distraction with Active Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain. European Spine Journal (2006) 15:1070-1082


2012 Research Briefs

December 2012- Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain: The Results of a Pragmatic Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Study. SPINE (ePub Ahead of Print)

November 2012- Predictors of Improvement in Patients with Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain Undergoing Chiropractic Treatment. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Volume 35, Number 7, 2012

September 2012- A Practice-Based Study of Patients with Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain Attending Primary Care and Chiropractic Physicians: Two-Week and 48 Month Follow-Up. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 27, Number 3, 2004

August 2012- Chronic Spinal Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Medication, Acupuncture, and Spinal Manipulation. SPINE, Volume 28, Number 14. @2003

July 2012- United Kingdom Back Pain Exercise and Manipulation (UK BEAM) Randomized Trial: Effectiveness of Physical Treatments for Back Pain in Primary Care. British Medical Journal, doi:10.1136/bmj.38282.669225.AE November 2004


PREGNANCY SPECIFIC

A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing a Multimodal Intervention and Standard Obstetrics Care for Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2012 Oct 23

Chiropractic Treatment of a Pregnant Patient with Lumbar Radiculopathy.  Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 2007. 6. 153-158

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation for Low Back Pain of Pregnancy: A Retrospective Case Series.  Journal of Midwifery and Womens Health. 2006. Jan-Feb; 51 (1):37-10