A Palmer College of Chiropractic research team has earned the Scott Haldeman Award for Outstanding Research by the World Federation of Chiropractic.

The researchers, including co-authors Cynthia Long, Robert Vining, Katherine Pohlman, Joan Walter and Ian Coulter, receive a $10,000 prize. 

To earn the award, the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic collaborated with the RAND Corp. and the Samueli Institute to conduct a large-scale, multi-site clinical trial studying the effectiveness of chiropractic care for active-duty military personnel with low-back pain.

This study was one of three included as part of a $7.4 million, seven-year grant from the Department of Defense.

The study included 750 participants across three military treatment facilities in the U.S. and compared 375 participants who received medical care only to 375 who received medical care plus chiropractic care.

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