Research

Recent Research Shows Link Between Chiropractic and Nonmusculoskeletal Conditions
Chiropractors have known since 1895 that chiropractic adjustments can help more than just pain related to the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, ligaments). The problem has always been that there is little formal research to show what clinicians see in practice everyday. A recent study of 5,607 chiropractic patients in seven countries, under the care of 385 doctors of chiropractic, has shown an interesting link between nonmusculoskeletal problems (problems that are not related to the bones, joints, muscles and ligaments) and chiropractic care.

You can read the full report at Dynamic Chiropractic’s online news archive, but in short, the results showed the following complaints and responses after chiropractic care was given:

 

Nonmusculoskeletal Complaint
(number of patients reporting complaint)
”Definitely Better” Response Following Treatment

 

  
Allergies (638)
11%
Asthma (293)
17%
Breathing (460)
27%
Circulation (660)
21%
Digestion (1058)
26%
Hearing (245)
13%
Heart Function (244)
11%
Ringing in Ears (312)
19%
Sinus Problems (551)
3%
Urination (235)
10%
Vision (326)
13%

 


The International Chiropractic Pediatrics Association has compiled peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting the effects of chiropractic care on the following problems in both adults and children (please keep in mind that these links are to documented research that shows a link between chiropractic care and the given condition. We are not implying or claiming that chiropractic is a ”magic cure” for these problems, as the causes of these problems can differ in every individual case):

Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Asthma Autism
Bed-Wetting (Enuresis) Bell’s Palsy Birth Trauma
Blindness Blood Pressure/Hypertension Brain Functions/Emotional Health
Breastfeeding Difficulties Breech Birth Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Shoulder, Hand & Arm
Cerebral Palsy Childhood Diseases Crohn’s Disease/Colitis
Chiropractic: General Safety, Efficacy & Satisfaction Colic Common Cold
Constipation Crib Death Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
Epilepsy/Seizures Erb’s Palsy Facial Symmetry
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Fevers Headaches & Migraines
Immune System Function Infertility Injuries
Neck Pain Polio & Post-Polio Syndrome Pregnancy & Spinal Adjustments
Pyloric Stenosis Quality of Life Respiratory Function & Breathing Ability
Scoliosis SIDS Sinus & Respiratory Infections
Skin, Eczema, Psoriasis Sleeping Speech Disorders
Spinal Health Sports Performance Stuttering
Thyroid Function TMJ & Dental Health Tonsilitis
Torticolis Tourette’s Syndrome Vision Problems