Chiropractic care normally focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders by using manual adjustments along with some other types of manipulation and mobilization of the spine. What some may not know is that chiropractic care, like that at Back and Body NJ, is a form of primary care, but he or she can visit a doctor of chiropractic without having a referral.
A meta analysis in 2010 was conducted which reviewed several published studies in order to determine how strong the scientific evidence around the success of manual treatment for musculoskeletal and non musculoskeletal conditions was. Back and Body NJ has the exact research found.
The main author of the study, Dr. Gert Bronfort, analyzed 49 relevant systematic reviews and 16 evidence based clinical guidelines. He discovered that SMT/mobilization is successful in adults for the following: acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain, migraine and cervicogenic headache, cervicogenic dizziness, and a few extreme joint conditions. The team also found that thoracic manipulation and mobilization of the spine has the same success rate for acute and subacute neck pain, but the evidence at the time couldn’t prove anything for cervical manipulation/mobilization for neck pain.
This evidence didn’t prove successful for SMT/mobilization for mid back pain, sciatica, tension type headache, coccydynia, temporomandibular joint disorders, fibromyalgia, premenstrual syndrome, pneumonia in older adults, asthma, dysmenorrhea (when compared to sham SMT), or stage 1 hypertension when added to an antihypertensive diet. In kids, the evidence did not prove successful for SMT/mobilization for otitis media and enuresis, infantile colic, and asthma when compared with sham SMT.
A separate, but linked study was conducted in 2014 by Dr. Christine Clar. She concluded most of the inconclusive or non successful evidence findings of 2010. This motivated Dr. Clar to find moderate evidence for manipulation/mobilization (with exercise) for rotator cuff disorders, spinal mobilization for cervicogenic headache, and mobilization for miscellaneous headache.
The two meta analyses are very helpful for people looking into chiropractic care for those certain conditions. Back and Body NJ wants to tell you that many more reviews like these ones are planned for the future, and the list of conditions that can be treated with chiropractic care will most likely expand in the next few years when areas that need more studying and research are discovered.
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