Funding source: Department of Defense
Award amount: $5,214,001
Funding period: 2/2011 – 2/2017
Principal Investigator: Ian Coulter, PhD, RAND Corporation
Co-Principal Investigators: Christine Goertz, DC, PhD; Joan Walters, JD, PA, Samueli Institute
Co-Investigators: Cynthia Long, PhD; Robert Vining, DC
Lead Project Managers: Julie Hartmann, DC, MS, CCRP, Amy Minkalis, DC, MS, CCRP
Site Project Managers: Darla Freehardt, BS, LPN, CCRP, Crystal Franklin, MPH, CCRP, Elissa Twist, DC, MS, CCRP
Goal: Assess the effectiveness of
chiropractic manipulative therapy for pain management and improved
function in active duty service members with low back pain. This study
looks at the role of chiropractic care within the military health care
system and has applications for a diverse population in a real-world
ACT 1: Primary manuscript has been submitted and is under review.
ACT 2: Primary manuscript has been submitted and is under review.
ACT 3: Enrollment is at 40% or 44/110.