Research on Chiropractic

Symptomatic Outcomes and Perceived Satisfaction Levels of Chiropractic Patients with a Primary Diagnosis Involving Acute Neck Pain

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2006 (May); 29 (4): 288–296
A total of 115 patients were contacted.  The overall patient satisfaction rate was 94%.


Consumer Reports Lists Chiropractic Patients As Most Satisfied
Consumer Reports ~ May 2009

A study in the May issue of Consumer Reports shows that hands-on therapies were tops among treatments for relief of back pain. The study, which surveyed more than 14,000 consumers, was conducted by the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. The report states that. Eighty-eight percent of those who tried chiropractic manipulation said it helped a lot. Chiropractic was found to be the top rated therapy.


Spinal Manipulation Compared with Back School and with Individually Delivered Physiotherapy for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial with One-year Follow-up
Clin Rehabil 2010 (Jan); 24 (1): 26–36.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation provided better short and long-term functional improvement, and more pain relief in the follow-up than either back school or individual physiotherapy. 


Meade T W, Dyer S et al 1995. Randomised Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatients Management for Low Back Pain Results from Extended Follow Up, BMJ 311: 349-351

Patients treated by chiropractors improved by 29% more those treated by physiotherapists.

Chiropractic was more effective than physiotherapy for treating low back pain.


Randomised clinical trial of manipulative therapy and physiotherapy for persistent back and neck complaints: results of one year follow up. BMJ.         1992 Mar 7;304(6827):601-5.

Patients receiving manipulative therapy (chiropractic)  showed greater improvements of physical functioning in fewer visits than patients receiving physiotherapy.