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Clinical Studies

A Clinical Trial on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Using Vertebral Axial Distraction Delivered by a Computerized Traction Device

A Clinical Trial on Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Using Vertebral Axial Distraction Delivered by a Computerized Traction Device Bruce Gundersen, DC, FACO; Michael Henrie, MS II, Josh Christensen, DC. The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists Quarterly Journal of ACO – June 2004 Introduction Hypothesis: Axial traction of the spine produces remission of symptoms in specific conditions that…

Decompression, Reduction, and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain

Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, and Vera Borgmeyer, RN, MA American Journal of Pain Management Vol. 7 No. 2 April 1997 Emerging Technologies: Preliminary Findings C. Norman Shealy MD, PhD, is Director of The Shealy Institute for Comprehensive Health Care and…

Simple Pelvic Traction Gives Inconsistent Relief to Herniated Lumbar Disc Sufferers

Simple Pelvic Traction Gives Inconsistent Relief To Herniated Lumbar Disc Sufferers EDWARD L. EYERMAN, MD Journal of Neuroimaging June 1998 A new decompression table system applying fifteen 60 second tractions of just over one half body weight in twenty one-half hour sessions was reported to give good or excellent relief of sciatic and back pain…

Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression

SPINAL DECOMPRESSION The Outcome of a Clinical Study By Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, and Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC The outcome of a clinical study evaluating the effect of nonsurgical intervention on symptoms of spine patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease is presented. This clinical outcomes study was performed to…

Clinical Results of Spinal Decompression Therapy

Clinical Results of Spinal Decompression Therapy Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression Gionis, Thomas MD; Groteke, Eric DC Orthopedic Technology Review. 2003 Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients,…

Chiropractic Clinical Studies

Chiropractic Research Other research studies are showing that chiropractic is safe and effective for treating a number of conditions, including headaches and colic in infants. The RAND Study In this independent, ongoing study by RAND, an expert panel of doctors of medicine and doctors of chiropractic reviewed 35 years of research on spinal manipulation. They…