back2_99o4The following research is a critical component of what we teach the MD about the chiropractic management of the spine patient.  If you are interested and need more help generating referrals, please feel free to contact me.

  1. “By 2010, enough OPR [Opioid Pain Relievers] were sold to medicate every American adult with a typical dose of 5mg of hydrocodone every 4 hours for 1 month” Vital Signs: Overdoses of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers – United States, 1999-2008. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Weekly, November 4, 2011.

  2. “Reductions in pain sensitivity, or hypoalgesia, following SMT [spinal manipulative therapy] may be indicative of a mechanism related to the modulation of afferent input or central nervous system processing of pain” Rogelio A Coronado, Charles W. Gay, Joel E. Bialosky, Giselle D. Carnaby, Mark D. Bishop, Steven Z. George. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 22(5):752-67, 2012 Oct.

  3. “In our study, clearly a majority of PCPs [primary care physicians} were willing to recommend that patients consult a chiropractor…” S Parsons, G Harding, A Breen, N Foster, T Pincus, S Vogel and M Underwood. Will shared decision making between patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain and physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors improve patient care? Family Practice 2012; 29:203-212.

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