This study showed that individuals with poorly functioning necks are not as good at processing multimodal sensory information as people with healthy necks. Also, this finding does not change over a four-week period. This is really interesting because if chiropractors improve neck function by adjusting vertebral subluxations it may explain why they report seeing all sorts of improvements in the function of different sensory modalities that don’t seem to be related to the spine. We look forward to sharing more with you about what this could mean for both chiropractors and their patients when this article is published.

Farid, B., Yielder, P., Holmes, M., Haavik, H., Murphy, B. (2017) Subclinical Neck Pain leads to altered multi-sensory integration at baseline and four-week follow-up relative to healthy controls Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Accepted for Publication