THE FACTS POINT TO CHIROPRACTIC
How effective is chiropractic in treating musculoskeletal pain? Well in 1994, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research published a report on back pain and suggested guidelines for its treatment. This report found chiropractic care to be one of the most effective methods in the treatment of back pain. Surprisingly, it cited back surgery, as well as bed rest, as ineffective methods in treating back pain. Other studies have found:
Patients receiving medical treatment for back pain require almost four times longer to return to normal activity than those receiving chiropractic care (39.7 days vs. 10.8 days).
Two-thirds of chiropractic patients were "very satisfied" with the care they received for back pain, while only 22% of medical patients were.
Chiropractic patients were far more likely to return to the same provider for future back care than medical patients (87% vs. 60%). Statistics from the Western Journal of Medicine.
Duke University doctors concluded that physical treatment including chiropractic manipulation and physical therapy were favorable for headaches and that pharmacological treatments are not suitable for all patients.
Chiropractic care has undergone nine governmental studies, each of which have found it to be an effective method to treating back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Discover chiropractic for yourself! Come to our office for our no-obligation exam and consultation.