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Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

New LBP Study Reveals Chiropractic Is Superior to PT and MD Care

By |March 17, 2011|Low Back Pain, Physical Therapy, Research|

New LBP Study Reveals Chiropractic Is Superior to PT and MD Care

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SOURCE:   J Occupational and Enviro Medicine 2011 (Mar 14)

Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R.

The Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety


This study is unique in that it was conducted by the Center for Disability Research at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Hopkinton, Mass; and the Center for Health Economics & Science Policy at United BioSource Corporation, London, United Kingdom.

Their objective was to compare the occurrences of repeated disability episodes between types of health care providers, who treat claimants with new episodes of work-related low back pain (LBP). They followed 894 patients over 1-year, using workers’ compensation claims data.

By controlling for demographics and severity, they determined the hazard ratio (HR) for disability recurrence between 3 types of providers:
Physical Therapists (PT),
Physicians (MD), and
Chiropractors (DC).

The results are quite interesting: (more…)

ICPA Launches “Chiropractic Care and Wellness” Research Project

By |March 17, 2011|Announcement, Pediatrics, Research|

ICPA Launches “Chiropractic Care and Wellness” Research Project

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The ICPA is pleased to announce that its Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) has achieved recognition by and affiliation with the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, under the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The ICPA/ PBRN is the first chiropractic PBRN to have achieved this status. We would like to thank all of our participants so far for their contributions of data, making this possible.

A Practiced Based Research Network (PBRN) is our best opportunity to determine the parameters of care we provide by submitting data from our practices. The ICPA has formed the largest PBRN in chiropractic and the only one addressing family wellness care. This is your voice in evidenced based chiropractic care. We need your participation now! (more…)