Support of Chiropractic Research and Education

As the true leader of chiropractic malpractice insurance, NCMIC was founded by and for Doctors of Chiropractic in 1946. Our policyholders know NCMIC’s strength is summarized by its motto, “We Take Care of Our Own.”

One of the key ways we demonstrate this is by supporting chiropractic research and education projects that evaluate the impact of chiropractic care and its cost-effectiveness in healthcare. Some examples from NCMIC and the NCMIC Foundation include:

  • Providing the seed money that helped make a $14 million grant to the Integrative Health & Wellbeing Program of the University of Minnesota possible (see sidebar at right)
  • $1 million to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
  • $2 million to the Neck Pain Task Force, which now serves as the latest evidence in research on vertebral artery dissection* 

NCMIC is proud to have funded $14.8 million in support of chiropractic research and education since 1995. In today’s environment, research is not only expected but also required by policymaking organizations.

According to Kenneth Weber II, D.C., Ph.D., "As health-care becomes increasingly data-driven, health policy and reimbursement decisions are being decided using the best available evidence. It is our duty as chiropractors to scientifically study our treatments and provide this evidence. NCMIC has been a main driving force in the chiropractic profession to increase our evidence base."

For research to be taken seriously in the world outside of chiropractic, it must be ideologically blind. That is why NCMIC supports research without bias toward philosophy, technique, college or statute.

At NCMIC, we are proud to champion the chiropractic profession and continually foster growth and advancement through investment and collaboration. Find out more information about the NCMIC Foundation or the company’s We Take Care of Our Own philosophy.

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* The authors of this important research concluded that “… increased risks for VBA stroke associated with chiropractic … is likely due to patients with headache and neck pain from VBA dissection seeking care before their stroke. We found no evidence to excess risk of VA stroke associated with chiropractic care compared to primary care.”