As a researcher, Dr. Jeanmarie Burke, New York Chiropractic College Dean of Research and an associate professor, says it’s important to look for opportunities to understand the current literature as it relates to back pain.
“Research literature and fact sheets on back pain provide opportunities to understand demographics, diagnostic tools, and treatment protocols. From there, we try to understand the translational component, bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench, of the research on back pain,” Dr. Burke said.
In a previous blog post, the chiropractic career blog noted a few resources for Doctor of Chiropractic students. As a student, and well into professional practice as a chiropractor, clinician, researcher and more, it is important to remain up-to-date with current research trends as well.
Below are a few websites that provide reliable and valid information on the translational component of back pain research:
- Clear Health from NIH | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- American Academy of Pain Medicine – Get the Facts on Pain
- Low Back Pain Fact Sheet | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Fast Facts About Back Pain
- Low-Back Pain | NCCIH
- Pain | NCCIH
- Study finds mindfulness meditation offers relief for low-back pain | National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Back Pain – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health
As noted in a previous blog post, the World Federation of Chiropractic also provides suggested reading lists to help chiropractors stay informed about the most recent research and clinical guidelines on treating pain with chiropractic. The suggested reading lists cover many topics on chiropractic and pain, including acute and chronic low-back pain, neck pain, headaches, mid-back pain, sports injuries, and nutrition.
The NYCC library also supports many online databases and assists NYCC faculty in developing online databases to help members of the NYCC community and students to identify peer-reviewed research, monographs, and clinical guidelines.