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Chiropractic Adjustments Get Superior Results As Compared to Traditional Medical Care


Acute low back pain patients demonstrate significantly greater recruitment with chiropractic than “usual care”.

With the publication of the Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) Study in The Spine Journal, one of the most frequently cited spine research journals in the world, the healthcare community at large may finally appreciate what the chiropractic profession has known for more than a century: Patients with acute mechanical low back pain enjoy significant improvement with chiropractic care, but little to no improvement with the usual care they receive from a family physician.

Published in the December 2010 addition of The Spine Journal, the study found that after 16 weeks of care, patients who had been referred to medical doctors saw almost no improvement in their disability scores. They were likely to still be taking narcotic pain medication and saw no benefit with added physical therapy, and yet were unlikely to be referred to a doctor of chiropractic. Participants in the study were initially seen by a spine physician. They were then randomly assigned to either a chiropractor who provided specific chiropractic adjustments or to their family physician, who typically treated the patients with medication and other modalities. All treatment was provided in a hospital-based spine program outpatient clinic.

After 16 weeks of treatment, 78% of the patients in the family physician group were still taking narcotic medication on a daily or as needed basis. Those in the chiropractic treatment group showed a statistically significant improvement.

This is yet another example of the clear benefits and safety of chiropractic treatment.