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ID 20644
Title Chiropractic manual intervention in chronic adult dyspepsia: A pilot study
URL http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.clch.2009.04.002
Journal Clin Chiropr. 2009 Mar;12(1):28-34
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Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes Objective: To investigate the effects of chiropractic management of patients with symptoms of idiopathic dyspepsia.

Design: Prospective, sequential, longitudinal pilot cohort study using a structured questionnaire to determine pre- and post-treatment outcomes.

Setting: Private chiropractic clinic in south-west England.

Subjects: Eighty-three consecutive patients presenting to the clinic who confirmed the presence of pain of digestive origin in the central chest or epigastric area of greater than 2-years duration.

Intervention: Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy and adjunctive soft tissue modalities.

Results: Patients showed an improvement in the severity (P < 0.001) and frequency of their symptoms (P < 0.001) without any reported adverse events. Thirty-seven of 83 patients were able to downgrade their medication (P < 0.001) suggesting a possible saving in healthcare costs.

Conclusion: Patients with chronic idiopathic dyspepsia may benefit from conservative chiropractic management in terms of decreased symptom frequency and severity over a 3-month period and dependence on palliative pharmacological interventions. The pilot study offers scope for a larger controlled trial to investigate efficacy.

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