Chiro Res J 1993; 2 (3): 17–31
In 1989, a clinical trial of chiropractic started in conjunction both "Western" and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) trained doctors at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (IOT) located in Beijing, China. The experimental design was a simple objective and subjective rating system. Joint preliminary histories and physical examinations by one chiropractor and one IOT doctor associate were performed. Subsequent "positive" findings as well as subjective comments related to chief complaint(s) were also recorded. Demographic data, subjective status, and objective observations were presented for 469 patients whom were seen in the chiropractic clinic between January 1989 and September 1990. Although chronic lumbar pain and associative pain and/or numbness radiating down the lower extremity was the most common chief complaint reported, the subject database also presented significant numbers of chronic neck pain complaints. 216 patients were monitored pre and post chiropractic care; 82% subjectively improved. 85% of the 145 presented objective improvement. Average results for all subjective complaints and positive objective tests showed 83.9% and 66.8% improvement respectively.
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