This study compared two groups of athletes. Fifty athletes divided into two groups. One group received chiropractic adjustments, the other served as a control. The athletes were compared across eleven different test parameters to measure aspects of athletic ability, which included agility, balance, kinesthetic (movement) perception, power, speed, and reaction time.
After 6 weeks, the control group exhibited minor improvement in eight of the 11 test parameters, while the chiropractic group improved significantly in all 11 areas. For example, when comparing Hand Reaction Time after 6 weeks, the control group improved less than 1%, while the chiropractic group demonstrated improvement of more than an 18%. After 12 weeks, the chiropractic group demonstrated more than 30% improvement.
Lauro A. Mouch B. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation. 1991; 6: 84-87
This small study compared two groups of HIV positive patients over a period of 6 months. One group received specific upper-cervical adjustments, the other served as a control, receiving no adjustments. At 6 months, the chiropractic group demonstrated a 48% increase in CD4 counts. In contrast, the control group demonstrated a 7.96% decrease in CD4 counts.
Selano JL; Hightower BC; Pfleger B; Collins KF; Grostic JD. The effects of specific upper cervical adjustments on the CD4 counts of HIV positive patients. CRJ 1994; 3(1): 32 / Mantis ID: 27222