The FACTS keep coming in

The FACTS keep coming in……

In a milestone multidisciplinary study the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR-USA) concluded that spinal manipulation is the safest, drugless initial form of treatment for acute low back problems in adults. The study also recommended that -for most cases- conservative treatment such as spinal manipulation should be pursued before surgery is considered.

"Chiropractic manipulation is safer than medical management of low back pain. Chiropractic management is greatly superior to medical management in terms of scientific validity, safety, cost, effectiveness, and patient satisfaction. There would be a highly significant cost savings if more management of low back pain was transferred- to chiropractors. "The overwhelming body of evidence" shows that Chiropractic management of low back pain is more cost effective than medical management. Injured workers…. diagnosed with low back pain returned to work much sooner when treated by Chiropractors." The Magna Report, 1993/Ontario Canada Ministry of Health

Chiropractic treatment was more effective than hospital outpatient management mainly for patients with chronic or severe back pain. One of the unexpected findings…looks as though the treatment Chiropractors give does something that results in a very long-term benefit. British Medical Journal 1990

Chiropractic manipulation is now categorized with the highest rating: "Generally accepted, well established and widely used." Spine, 1991/ North American Spine Society

Newer MIGRAINE STUDY…Research now shows that spinal manipulation is as effective and safer than the widely prescribed drug Amitriptyline. Spinal manipulation reduced the severity and the frequency of headaches as well as or better than the drug. Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics. Oct. 98



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