New Research on Spinal Correction

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New Research on Spinal Correction

Chiropractic Shown to Help

ATLANTA, Georgia – 2024

Recent research reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research on a man with abnormal spinal structural alignment, abnormal posture and low back pain reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in managing these patients.

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“Numerous case studies and some clinical studies are revealing that there is a relationship between abnormalities in the spine and the nervous system” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study.

McCoy added “In the case report presented, the man had a curvature in his spine and sacroiliac pain that improved significantly under chiropractic care because of the nature of the nervous system and its relationship to the spine. The outcomes are promising, showing chiropractic care offers hope for patients suffering from chronic back pain and postural abnormalities."

According to researchers the nervous system controls and coordinates all functions of the body and structural shifts in the spine can occur that obstruct the nerves and interfere with their function. By removing the structural shifts, chiropractic improves nerve supply and function

A 54-year-old male Transportation Security Administration officer presented with chronic low back pain, specifically in the right sacroiliac joint. His daily activities involved prolonged standing, which aggravated his symptoms after more than four hours. Previous treatments had not resolved his pain.

The chiropractor examined him and found structural shifts in his midback and low back. Restricted range of motion and postural changes were noted. X-rays confirmed these findings. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.

Following chiropractic adjustments, he experienced significant postural improvements and relief from the pain.

The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in adults with spinal curvature and back pain.



Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research
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