As more people hit the internet before making a health related decision more people are asking doctors – Is there any upper cervical chiropractic research too support what you’re telling me? Admittedly, the chiropractic profession has a lot of catching up to do in the area of published research, but we are making progress!
Part of the challenge with publishing research is the financial backing required as research tends to be a very costly en-devour. The safe, effective, non-invasive care provided by upper cervical chiropractors to get their patients well doesn’t leave a lot of room for a third party to profit since we’re not selling pills, potions, and lotions to manage symptoms. For instance, the pharmaceutical industry stands to profit immensely if their product is recommended (sold) by doctors. So the pharmaceutical industry can dedicate the time and resources to do the research while the medical doctors that ultimately recommend (sell) their product can continue to got to their office and see patients.
What industry is going to pay an upper cervical chiropractor to stop seeing patients and conduct research? None so far, so we continue to do it ourselves.
For the reasons stated above most of the published, peer-reviewed studies are case studies, but there is a fair number of proper clinical trials and clinical studies as well. In 2011 the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research was began to compile and publish research. If you spend a few minutes looking through the issues published since 2011 you’ll see studies showing the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic care for conditions including asthma, IBS, Parkinson’s, and vision problems.
One of the biggest hurdles for people new to upper cervical chiropractic is that it can help with chronic health problems once thought to only be in the realm of medical doctors and pharmacists. For a long time chiropractic care has been associated with stiff necks and tight backs, but that is all changing now that more people are becoming aware of upper cervical chiropractic care. As fast as possible upper cervical chiropractors are trying to publish more research while continuing to see help their patients. There is more work to be done, but the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research is a great start.
Get in touch with Jason Gonzales, DC at:
The Specific Chiropractic Centers
1281 East Ave #100
Chico, CA 95926