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Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 3

By |September 2, 2010|Editorial, Research, Safety|

Neck Pain Commentaries: Part 3

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Today we will review a trial that Kaiser’s reviewers obviously ignored so that they could deny benefits for cervical adjusting.

Editorial Commentary:

First off, this article should have been very easy for their reviewers to find. Look at the title:

The Benefits Outweigh the Risks for Patients Undergoing Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

This study was a prospective, multicenter, observational cohort study. Patients with neck pain of any duration, who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, were recruited in a practice-based study. Data were collected on the patients and from the chiropractors at baseline, the first 3 visits, and at 3 and 12 months.

Clinical outcome measures included

(1) neck pain in the 24 hours preceding the visit,
(2) neck disability,
(3) treatment satisfaction,
(4) global assessment, and
(5) adverse events.
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