Funding Source: NIH/NCCIH
Grant Number: 1-R34-AT008427
Award Amount: $718,000
Funding Period: 09/01/2014 – 06/30/2019
Principal Investigators: Cynthia Long, Ph.D., Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D.
Co-Investigators: Stacie Salsbury, Ph.D., R.N., Robert Vining, D.C., Richard Branson, D.C., Lucile Burgo-Black, M.D., Anthony Lisi, D.C., Robert Wallace, M.D., M.Sc., Thad Abrams, M.D., M.S.
Collaborating Institutions: VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Minneapolis VA Health care System, Iowa City VA Health Care System
The goals of this project were to develop an integrative care model that includes doctors of chiropractic in multidisciplinary teams treating patients in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities; use a consensus-building process to tailor existing chiropractic guidelines to interlink with current VHA pain management initiatives; and conduct a pilot clinical trial to test this model in 40 veterans with pain and mental health co-morbidities to assess the feasibility, acceptability, safety, tolerability, and target outcomes for a large-scale randomized controlled trial.
Salsbury S, Twist E, Wallace R, Vining R, Goertz C, Long C. Veteran perceptions of a single-arm pilot of chiropractic care for low back pain: a qualitative analysis. WFC Biennial Congress, September 23-25, 2021, virtual.
Long C, Goertz C, Salsbury S, Vining R, Cober L, Lisi A, Hubbard J, Twist E, Wallace R. Single-Arm, Pragmatic, Pilot Clinical Trial of Chiropractic Care for US Outpatient Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain. WFC-ECU Congress, March 20-23, 2019, Berlin, Germany.
Goertz C, Salsbury S, Hawk C, Vining R, Branson R, Burgo L, Smith V, Wallace R, Long C, Lisi A. Integrative Clinical Pathway for Veterans with Spine Pain and Mental Health Co-Morbidities: Results of a Delphi Process Study. WFC, ACC-RAC, NCLC Joint Conference, March 15-18, 2017, Washington, D.C.
Long CR, Salsbury SA, Vining RD, Lisi AJ, Corber L, Twist E, Abrams T, Wallace RB, Goertz CM. Care Outcomes for Chiropractic Outpatient Veterans (COCOV): a single-arm, pragmatic, pilot trial of multimodal chiropractic care for US veterans with chronic low back pain. Pilot Feasibility Stud 2022;8(1):54.
Lisi AJ, Salsbury SA, Hawk C, Vining RD, Wallace RB, Branson R, Long CR, Burgo-Black AL, Goertz CM. Chiropractic integrated care pathway for low back pain in veterans: results of a delphi consensus process. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2018;41(2):137-148.