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There is a substantial body of research evidence that chiropractic care for musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is effective. This includes both acute and chronic neck and back pain, and headaches. Further, management is without the use of drugs and the many side effects that arise from their use.

Chiropractic researchers are at the forefront of the research being done in this area. At the 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain held in Singapore 31 October ? 4 November 2016, Dr Jan Hartvigsen, Professor of Clinical Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Research, Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics and Senior Researcher, Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark was on the scientific committee that organised the conference, and more than ten chiropractors from around the globe presented papers in the main conference programme.

Many new studies are being done collaboratively with other spine care researchers and published in major peer-reviewed journals.

The World Federation of Chiropractic maintains a “Research Reading List” of the latest top papers involving subjects of interest to the chiropractic profession and other spine care physicians. It can be seen here.