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Why Research?

Why Research?

We aim to provide the finest possible wellness care for all of our patients and those who seek help from us. Where available, we will always attempt to demonstrate our wellness methodology scientifically. Please be aware that while modern science is extensive it certainly does not cover the entire range of health interventions that have been found to be helpful in clinical practice.

You will find research covering many areas of the wellness spectrum, and the body of evidence will continue to grow in this section of our website, as our wellness experts add scientific studies that they think you might find interesting or informative. If you are interested in research that is specific to a condition, then please take a look at our section “May we help you with”.


People who have been under long-term spinal care have been shown to enjoy a greater overall health and quality of life:

1. Jungmann M, McClure CW. Backaches, postural decline, aging and gravity-strain. Presented at the New York Academy of General Practice, New York, October 17,1963.

2. Carlsoo S. The static muscle load in different work positions: an electro-myographic study. Ergonomics 1961;4:193-211.

3. Andersson BJG, Ortengren R, Nachemson A, Elfstrom G. Lumbar disc pressure and myoelectric back muscle activity during sitting. II. Studies on an office chair. Scand J Rehab Med 1974; 6:115-121.

4. Andersson BJG, Ortengren R. Lumbar disc pressure and myoelectric back muscle activity during sitting. III Studies on a Wheel chair. Scand J Rehab Med 1974; 6:122-27.

5. Andersson BJG, Ortengren R, Nachemson A, Elfstrom G. Lumbar disc pressure and myoelectric back muscle activity during sitting. IV Studies on a Car Driver’s seat. Scand J Rehab Med 1974; 6:128-133.

6. Andersson BJG, Ortengren R, Nachemson A, Elfstrom G, Broman H. The sitting posture: An electromyographic and discometric study. Orthop Clin N Am 1975; 6(1):105-119.

7. De La Huerta F, Leroux MA, Zabjek KF, Coillard C, Rivard CH. Stereovideoographic evaluation of the postural geometry of healthy and scoliotic patients. Ann Chir 1998;52(8):776-83.

8. Pan CS, Gardner LI, Landsittel DP, Hendricks SA, Chiou SS, Punnett L. Ergonomic exposure assessment: an application of the PATH systematic observation method to retail workers. Postures, activities, tools, and handling. Int J Occup Environ Health 1999;5(2):79-87.

9. Harrison DD, Harrison SO, Croft A, Harrison DE, Troyanovich SJ. Sitting Biomechanics Part II: Optimal Car Driver’s Seat and Optimal Driver’s Spinal Model. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2000; 23(1): 37-47.

10. Mucha RF, Weiss RV, Mutz R. Detection of the erect position in the freely-moving human: sensor characteristics, reliability, and validity. Physiol Behav 1997;61(2): 293-300.

11. Gaebler C, Kukla C, Breitenseher MJ, Nellas ZJ, Mittlboeck M, Trattnig S, Vecsei V. Diagnosis of lateral ankle ligament injuries. Comparison between talar tilt, MRI and operative findings in 112 athletes. Acta Orthop Scand 1997;68(3): 286-90.

12. Luoto S, Aalto H, Taimela S, Hurri H, Pyykko I, Alaranta H. One-footed and externally disturbed two-footed postural control in patients with chronic low back pain and healthy control subjects. A controlled study follow-up. Spine 1998;23(19):2081-89.

13. Griegel-Morris P, Larson K, Mueller-Klaus K, Oatis CA. Incidence of common postural abnormalities in the cervical, shoulder, and thoracic regions and their association with pain in two age groups of healthy subjects. Phys Ther 1992;72(6): 425-31.

14. Watson DH, et al. Cervical headache: an investigation of natural head posture and upper cervical flexor muscle performance. Cephalagia 1993;13:272-284.

15. Nagasawa A, Sakakibara T, Takahashi A. Roentgenographic findings of the cervical spine in tension-type headache. Headache 1993;33:90-95.

16. Pascarelli EF. Understanding work-related upper extremity disorders: clinical findings in 485 computer users, musicians, and others. J Occup Rehabil 2001;11(1):1-21.

17. Fialka-Moser V, Uher EM, Lack W. Postural disorders in children and adolescents. Wien Med Wochenschr 1994; 144(24):577-92.

18. Lennon J, Shealy N, Cady RK, Matta W, Cox R, Simpson WF. Postural and respiratory modulation of autonomic function, pain, and health. American J Pain Management 1994;4:36-39.

19. Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Harrison GR, Troyanovich SJ, Harrison DE, Harrison SO. Chiropractic Biophysics® Technique: A Linear Algebra Approach to Posture in Chiropractic. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996;19(8):525-535.

20. Harrison DD. CBP® Technique: The Physics of Spinal Correction. National Library of Medicine #WE 725 4318C, 1982-97.

21. Kuchera ML. Gravitational stress, musculoligamentous strain, and postural alignment. Spine State of the Art Reviews 1995;9(2):463-490.

22. Kendall HO, Kendall FP, Boynton DA. Posture and Pain. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1952.

23. Woodhull AM, Maltrud K, Mello BL. Alignment of the human body in standing. Eur J Appl Physiol 1985; 54:109-115.

24. Nelson BW, Carpenter DM, Dreisinger TE, Mitchell M, Kelly CE, Wegner JA. Can spinal surgery be prevented by aggressive strengthening exercises? Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1999;8:20-25.

25. Den Boer WA, Anderson PG, Limbeck JV, Kooijman MAP. Treatment of idiopathic scoliosis with side-shift therapy: an initial comparison with a brace treatment historical cohort. Eur Spine J 1999;8:406-410.

26. Itoi E, Sinaki M. Effect of back-strengthening exercise on posture in healthy women 49-65 years of age. Mayo Clin Proc 1994;69:1054-1059.

27. Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Haas JW, Betz JW, Janik TJ, Holland B. Conservative Methods to Correct Lateral Translations of the Head: A Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. J Rehab Res Devel 2004; 41(4): 631-640.

28. Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Betz JW, Harrison DD, Haas JW, Janik TJ, Holland B. Harrison Mirror Image® Methods for Correcting Trunk List: A Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Eur Spine J 2004; Springer Online E-Pub Ahead of print.

29. Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Betz J, Janik TJ, Holland B, Colloca C. Increasing the Cervical Lordosis with CBP® Seated Combined Extension-Compression and Transverse Load Cervical Traction with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2002;26(3):139-151.

30. Harrison DE, Cailliet R, Harrison DD, Janik TJ, Holland B. New 3-Point Bending Traction Method of Restoring Cervical Lordosis Combined with Cervical Manipulation: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83(4):447-45.

31. Harrison DE, Harrison DD, Cailliet R, Janik TJ, Holland B. Changes in Sagittal Lumbar Configuration with a New Method of Extension Traction: Non-randomized Clinical Control Trial. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2002; 83(11): 1585-1591.

32. Maintenance care and quality of life of a patient presenting with chronic low back pain. Wenban AB, Nielsen MK. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 Feb;28(2):136-42.

33. Maintenance Care: Health Promotion Services Administered to US Patients Aged 65 and Older, Part II. Ronald L. Rupert, DC, Donna Manello, DC, and Ruth Sandefio; PhD, DC. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Jan;23(1):10-9.

34. A survey of practice patterns and the health promotion and prevention attitudes of US chiropractors. Maintenance care: part I. Rupert RL. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Jan;23(1):1-9.

35. A Study Regarding Measures of General Health Status in Patients Using the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique: A Follow Up Study. Robert HI. Blanks, Ph.D., Marnie Dobson M.A. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 3(2), 1999.

36. A Longitudinal Assessment of Spinal Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health Wellness & Quality of Life:A Preliminary Study. Mark J. Marino and Phillippa M. Langrell. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 3(2), 1999.

37. Changes in Salivary pH and General Health Status Following the Clinical Application of Bio-Energetic Synchronization. Ted Morter, Jr., M.A., D.C.,Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res., 2(1), Jan., 1998.

38. A Retrospective Assessment of Network Care Using a Survey of Self-Rated Health, Wellness and Quality of Life. Robert H. I. Blanks, Ph.D, Tonya L. Schuster, Ph.D, Marnie Dobson, B.A. J. Vertebral Subluxation Res., VOL. 1, NO. 4, 1997.

39. Changes in General Health Status during Upper Cervical Spinal Care: A Practice-Based Research Project Update. Kathryn T. Hoiriis, BS, DC., Deana Burd, BA., Edward F. Owens, Jr., MS, DC.