Changes in Female Veterans’ Neck Pain Following Chiropractic Care at a Hospital for Veterans
SOURCE: Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 (Feb); 30: 91–95
Kelsey L.Corcoran DC, Andrew S.Dunn DC, MEd, MS, Bart N.Green DC, MSEd, PhD, Lance R.Formolo DC, MS, Gregory P.Beehler PhD, MA
Medical Care Line,
VA Western New York,
3495 Bailey Ave,
Buffalo, NY 14215, USA
OBJECTIVE: To determine if U.S. female veterans had demonstrable improvements in neck pain after chiropractic management at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital.
METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study of medical records from female veterans attending a VA chiropractic clinic for neck pain from 2009 to 2015. Paired t-tests were used to compare baseline and discharge numeric rating scale (NRS) and Neck Bournemouth Questionnaire (NBQ) scores with a minimum clinically important difference (MCID) set at a 30% change from baseline.
RESULTS: Thirty-four veterans met the inclusion criteria and received a mean of 8.8 chiropractic treatments. For NRS, the mean score improvement was 2.7 (95%CI, 1.9–3.5, p < .001). For the NBQ, the mean score improvement was 13.7 (95%CI, 9.9–17.5, p < .001). For the MCID, the average percent improvement was 45% for the NRS and 38% for the NBQ.There are more articles like this @ our:
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