Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research

Study provides the strongest evidence to-date that chiropractic care is safe, effective and can be integrated


A new published study led by Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research investigators found that patients suffering from low-back pain who received chiropractic care in addition to usual medical care had better short-term improvements in low-back pain intensity and pain-related disability when compared to those who received usual medical care alone. Results of this groundbreaking research were released in the inaugural edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association’s online JAMA Network Open.

The study – the largest randomized clinical trial in chiropractic research in the U.S. to-date – took place from September 2012 to February 2016 and involved 750 active-duty U.S. military personnel at three sites across the country. Leading edge research – just one more reason Palmer College is the trusted leader in chiropractic education.

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