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Sleep, mood and resilience: new case report asks, can chiropractic help?

As research starts to delve further and further into the world of non-musculoskeletal possibilities in the world of chiropractic, a new theme is taking its place under the proverbial microscope. This theme goes right to the heart of chiropractic – if chiropractic reduces subluxation so the nervous system can better self-heal and self-regulate, can this…

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Chiropractic and Paediatric Hearing Loss – new case report

While we have seen some evidence that chiropractic may assist in managing ear infections (technically called otitis media), with case reports and systematic reviews churning out varying levels of evidence of positive paediatric outcomes, hearing loss is a much more severe issue. On that, we have less evidence. Therefore, the question “Can chiropractic help with…

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New Study Measures the Force of Chiropractic Adjustments

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: chiropractors don’t ‘crack’ backs and necks. We carefully adjust, often in gentle ways (depending on the needs and nervous system of the person under care). But beyond the experience of getting adjusted, what can we actually say about the force measures used to deliver…

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Vertebral Subluxation and Systems Biology: Mammoth new paper takes on neuroendocrine and immune interface through chiropractic lens

How far can the effects of subluxation-based chiropractic care reach? It’s a question that goes to the heart of chiropractic as well as its philosophy, art, and science. It’s also been a highly political question, with some chiropractic peak bodies making controversial statements about whether chiropractic could support better immune function. It was a statement…

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Chiropractic and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: New Case Report

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is commonly defined as a “functional bowel condition” diagnosed based on various criteria, including the presence of abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits, with either predominantly diarrhoea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C), or a combination of both (IBS-M)both (IBS-M)M Currently, definitive biomarkers for diagnosis haven’t been identified, so diagnosis relies on clinical…

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Case Reports Examine Meniere’s Disease

Dizzy spells, hearing loss, ringing, buzzing, roaring, hissing or whistling sounds in your ear, vertigo, or aural fullness – this is Meniere’s Disease. It usually starts between the ages of 40 and 60, and most of the time, it only affects one ear. The intensity and severity of the symptoms vary, and some treatments may…

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Case Reports Examine Chronic Pain and Mental Health

The world of medical research is not unfamiliar with the pattern: chronic pain and presentations of poor mental health often go together. It’s a well-established comorbidity. This often brings with it a sensible question – which came first? Did the chronic pain trigger the presentation of mental illness, or did the mental illness increase the…

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ASRF-Funded projects approved in 2023

As the Australian Spinal Research Foundation, our core business is to serve the chiropractic profession through all things vertebral subluxation research. So it is with great pleasure that we announce the results of the latest funding round. This group of studies will, of course, take time. But as they emerge, they will enrich our understanding of…

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The Big C: Post Chemo Neurological Deficits and Chiropractic Care

We know that the Big C – cancer – is a life-interrupting event. While medical research advances the ways in which cancer can be treated, it remains a daunting diagnosis and usually an arduous treatment regimen. While cancer is definitely one of those situations in which usual medical care is a life-saving or life-prolonging necessity,…

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