Recognized by the WHO in 1988, Chiropractic is established in 79 countries, raging in 36 Universities around the world. Today, it is the third largest doctorate in a health-related profession, after medicine and stomatology. There are, in the US alone, more than 60,000 practicing doctors of chiropractic.
Chiropractic was recognized for the first time in the USA in 1915, and today it is officially recognized, in addition to the USA, in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Lichenstein, Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong, Cyprus or Namibia.
We enter chiropractic faculties all over the world, in the US alone there are 19 universities, also chiropractic doctors can be trained in Canada, Australia, England, Denmark, Brazil, Japan, France, Korea, South Africa or New Zealand.
There are also chiropractic research centers, the best known being the University of Colorado.
A recent study by the Royal New Zealand Research Commission on Chiropractic found that: “Doctors of Chiropractic are specialists in the care of neuromusculoskeletal conditions and have extensive training in spinal techniques and manual spinal therapy than any other healthcare professional. . " "Chiropractors are the only doctors who are adequately prepared by their education and training to practice spinal manipulation."
1979 New Zealand Commission
The New Zealand government set up a commission to study chiropractic care for 200 months. Chiropractors, doctors, physicians, and researchers from around the world contributed to the project. The 3,000-page report concluded: “We are pleased to state that Chiropractic treatment is remarkably safe. Thousands of patients have passed through the hands of Chiropractic doctors and apparently do not suffer from unwanted effects. We have no doubt that chiropractic treatment adequately treats the patient without harm. "
1988. Florida Workers' Compensation Report .
This report of health costs of occupational diseases in Florida found that chiropractic care accounted for half of medical treatment. The researchers concluded that chiropractic care is "a low cost effective solution from the point of view of managing occupational diseases."
Similar studies conducted in Oregon and California found that patients who had received chiropractic treatment returned to work twice as fast as patients under medical care.
1990 British Medical Research Council.
TW Meade, MD, conducted this study for 10 years at the request of the British Council for Medical Research. It is considered the most important solo study that scientifically proves that Chiropractic is enormously effective. Their findings reveal that chiropractic care is twice as effective as medical care in providing long-lasting relief for back pain.
1991. The RAND study.
This comprehensive study was led by neurologists, orthopedic physicians, and chiropractors run by the RAND corporation, an internationally recognized non-profit research organization. They found that spinal manipulation - as used by Chiropractors - was an appropriate and effective treatment for disorders of the lower back.
The researchers found that the patients treated by manipulation improved significantly faster compared to those who followed medical or none at all.
1993. The Stano Study.
This study compares the health expenses of patients with chiropractic care for neuromusculoskeletal problems with patients treated only by physicians or osteopathic physicians.
After studying nearly 2,000,000 chiropractic records, researcher Miron Stano, a medical doctor at Oakland University, concluded that patients with chiropractic treatment, either exclusively or in combination with medical care, suffered a significantly lower health expenses.
1993. Manga Report.
The Notario government health care program commissioned a chiropractic study led by Pran Manga, MD. After a detailed analysis, the Manga report concluded that "it was evident that chiropractic treatment within its scope is largely superior to medical treatment in terms of scientific validity, safety, cost-effectiveness and patient satisfaction."
1994. North American Agency for Health Policy and Research (AHCPR).
This agency ordered a 5-year study to establish the validity of various methods of treating low back pain. The panel of researchers included medical doctors, chiropractors, therapists, and nurses. After studying nearly 4,000 scientific reports, the 23-member expert panel established national guidelines for determining safe, effective, and cost-sensitive approaches to treating low back pain.
The study clearly advised against the use of injections, bed rest and surgery. They concluded that "spinal manipulation is effective in reducing pain and speed of recovery."
1998. North American Agency for Health Policy and Research (AHCPR).
In June 1998, a second comprehensive study was funded by the North American Agency for Health Policy and Research. This collaboration between students, researchers, medical doctors, and chiropractors resulted in a 100-page report that highlighted the relevant role of chiropractic care. The report states, "It has taken 100 years of considerable in-house funding to get chiropractic to its rightful place."