Chronic Pain in Persons With Neuromuscular Disease
You may enjoy reviewing this FULL TEXT article from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, because Chiropractic scored the highest in reducing pain of 16 different modalities that were tested.
The authors wrote: Pain is a symptom that most clinicians would not typically associate with chronic Neuromuscular Disease (NMD). Most major texts on NMD do not list pain as a symptom of these diseases.
However, and consistent with previous research in other samples of persons with NMD our findings indicate that pain is a common problem in many patients with NMDs.
This paper is an eye-opener because it found that it found that chiropractic scored the highest in pain relief (7.33),
scoring higher than:
nerve blocks (6.75)
opioid analgesics (6.37)
muscle relaxants (5.78)
ibuprofen (5.22), and
These authors deserve our utmost appreciation, respect, and gratitude. Following decades of rabid anti-trust activities against our profession, followed by additional decades of hostility towards alt-med in general, it’s a testament to these authors integrity that this paper was ever published.
We will never know how many similar studies suffered crib death, rather than publishing a pro-chiropractic finding. Many notable medical journals, well into this Century, had the firm policy:
no chiroprtactic studies will be published UNLESS they have NEGATIVE outcomes.