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Chiropractic Research

"Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients."
- American Journal of Public Health (2002)

The following are excerpts from a few of the more recent studies. We know that the more you learn about chiropractic, the better it looks.

For Acute and Chronic Pain:

“Patients with chronic low-back pain were treated by chiropractors and by family physicians. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients 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

“In a Randomized controlled trial, patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to chiropractic, physical therapy or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcomes measures showed that chiropractic patients resulted in faster recovery than physical therapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the chiropractic-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physical therapy or general practitioner care.”
- Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal

In Comparison to Other Treatment Alternatives:

“Acute and chronic chiropractic patients experienced better outcomes in pain, functional disability, and patient satisfaction; clinically important differences in pain and disability improvement were found for chronic patients.”
– Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

“In our randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effectiveness of chiropractic, physical therapy, and general practitioner care in patients with nonspecific neck pain. The success rate at seven weeks was twice as high for the chiropractic group as for the general practitioner group. Chiropractic scored better than physical therapy on all outcome measures. Patients receiving chiropractic had fewer absences from work than patients receiving physical therapy or general practitioner care; and chiropractic and physical therapy each resulted in statistically significant less drug use than general practitioner care.”
– Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine

For Headaches:

“Chiropractic manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.”
- Duke Evidence Report, McCrory, Penzlen, Hasselblad, Gray (2001)

“The results of this study show that chiropractic therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches... Four weeks after cessation of treatment... the patients who received chiropractic therapy experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in all major outcomes in contrast to the patients that received amitriptyline therapy, who reverted to baseline values.”
- Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Boline et al. (1995)

Cost Effectiveness:

“Chiropractic care appeared relatively cost-effective for the treatment of chronic low-back pain. Chiropractic and medical care performed comparably for acute patients. Practice-based clinical outcomes were consistent with systematic reviews of spinal manipulative efficacy: chiropractic-based therapy is at least as good as and, in some cases, better than other therapies.”
– Haas et al (2005), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Patient Satisfaction:

“Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients. Results from observational studies suggested that back pain patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than with medical care. Additionally, studies conclude that patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than they were with physical therapy after six weeks.”
- Hertzman-Miller et al (2002), American Journal of Public Health

Popularity of Chiropractic:

“Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best recognized of the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) professions. CAM patient surveys show that chiropractors are used more often than any other alternative provider group and patient satisfaction with chiropractic care is very high. There is steadily increasing patient use of chiropractic in the United States, which has tripled in the past two decades.”
– Meeker, Haldeman (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine

Safe and Natural

Chiropractic - it’s a safe, natural, drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that’s helped millions enjoy relief and better health. If you have any questions that we haven’t answered here, please contact us. References: 2009 by the American Chiropractic Association.