Chiropractic Management for Veterans with Neck Pain:
A Retrospective Study of Clinical Outcomes
SOURCE: J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 (Oct); 34 (8): 533–538
Andrew S. Dunn, DC, MEd, MS, Bart N. Green, DC, MSEd, Lance R. Formolo, DC, MS, David R. Chicoine
Chiropractic Department, Medical Care Line, VA Western New York, Buffalo, NY, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to report demographic characteristics, chiropractic treatment methods and frequency, and clinical outcomes for chiropractic management of neck pain in a sample of veteran patients.
METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of 54 veterans with a chief complaint of neck pain who received chiropractic care through a Veterans Health Administration medical center. Descriptive statistics and paired t tests were used with the numeric rating scale and Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire serving as the outcome measures. A minimum clinically important difference was set as 30% improvement from baseline for both outcomes. (more…)