A 2011 study suggests that chiropractic care can prevent recurring back pain better than traditional treatments. Researchers studied almost 900 cases of back pain, and discovered that patients receiving traditional medical care relied more heavily on pain medications and were disabled longer than chiropractic patients. Those under a physician’s care were disabled for an average of 119 days versus 49 days for chiropractic patients. Plus, chiropractic care helps prevent future episodes of back pain by addressing the root cause of back pain, rather than masking the symptoms.
—Cifuentes et al (2011), Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and were more satisfied at one month than patients treated by family physicians. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.
–Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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