Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic treatment is both safe and effective. Research has indicated it compares favorably to other treatments often provided by physiotherapists or medical doctors. There is also significant support to show reduce costs for care, fewer missed work days, and less dependence on medication for chiropractic patients.
The following are excerpts from a few of the more recent studies. By examining the research supporting chiropractic care, you will find that chiropractic offers tremendous potential in meeting today’s health care challenges. Click on a research topic below to learn more.
Low Back Pain
"Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians." - Learn More
Manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy (exercise) and general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs), and costs were 1/3 of those spent on the PT or MD care. - Learn More
"Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes..." - Learn More
Compared to Other Treatments
"The success rate at 7 weeks was twice as high for the manual therapy group as for the [general practitioner group]." They missed less work & needed less medication. - Learn More
Satisfaction & Popularity
"There is steadily increasing patient use of chiropractic in the US, which has tripled in the past two decades." "Patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care...than were medical patients." - Learn More
Low back pain initiated with a doctor of chiropractic saves 40% on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a medical doctor according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield study of their beneficiaries. - Learn More
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