DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research in Davenport, the RAND Corporation and the Samueli Institute have been awarded $7.4 million to study chiropractic treatment for military readiness in active duty personnel.
The grant was awarded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. It will cover a four-year research project that will assess the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment in relieving low back pain and improving function in active duty personnel; on reflexes and reaction time for special operation forces; on strength, balance and injury prevention; and smoking cessation.
The Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research is headquartered at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport.
A news release from Palmer says the grant is the largest single award for chiropractic research in the history of the profession.