Research
It has long been postulated that the benefit of cervical spine manipulation or mobilization is gleaned from a combination of local mechanical and segmental and/or suprasegmental neurological mechanisms.
Adverse effects of spinal manipulative therapy in children younger than three years: a retrospective study in a chiropractic teaching clinic.
Study Title: Predictors of favourable outcome in patients treated by chiropractors for neck painAuthors: Rubenstein S et al.Publication Information: Spine 2008; 33(13): 1451-1458.Summary:  Below
Canadians are among the healthiest people around. At 81 years, Canada has one of the world’s highest life expectancies. By comparison, the average life expectancies of the United States and Mexico are 78 and 74 years, respectively. 1 But health, like everything, is relative. Like the rest of the world, Canada is caught in the grip of a health crisis of epidemic proportions.
October 6, Toronto -  The Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) has recently issued a most impressive report, highlighting the progress of chiropractic research across the country.  The report details a number of accomplishments by chiropractic researchers working in Canada's flagship learning institutions. 
A brief history of the NUCCA Technique/Hypertension Pilot Study.
The Cochrane Back Review Group is one of 50 review groups that produces and maintains systematic reviews on the effects of health care.  The goal is to provide the most up-to-date information to inform clinical decisions at the individual, institutional and policy levels.
Study Title: Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interferential current, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and thermotherapy Authors: Poitras S & Brosseau L Publication Information: The Spine Journal 2008; 8: 226-233.
The Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER) is pleased and excited to announce the beginning of a new FCER grant project that will focus on the status of research and expert consensus in chiropractic care for the pediatric patient.
Study title: Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with spinal manipulation and mobilization Author: Bronfort G, Haas M, Evans R, Kawchuk G, Dagenais S Publication information:  The Spine Journal 2008; 8: 213-225. Summary:  Below
Study title: Chiropractic care for non-musculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review with implications for whole systems research Author: Hawk C et al. Publication information:  The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2007; 13(5): 491-512. Summary:  Below
NUCCA adjustments can significantly lower high blood pressure, a placebo-controlled study suggests.   Study leader Dr George Bakris is the director of the University of Chicago hypertension center. Bakris began the study after a fellow doctor told him that something strange was happening in his family practice. The doctor had been sending some of his patients to a chiropractor. Some of these patients had high blood pressure.  Yet after seeing the chiropractor, the patients' blood pressure had normalized -- and a few of them were able to stop taking their blood pressure medications.
Matrix repatterning is an objective system of assessment and treatment directed to normalizing biomechanical function.  It recognizes that certain injuries, especially those related to impact trauma, may penetrate to deep, dense structures, such as bone and the fascia surrounding certain internal organs. Once identified, restrictions in these tissues are released using gentle manual pressure.
Can it benefit a subgroup of LBP patients?

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