In a recent study on long-term pain and disability outcomes for patients with chronic low back pain, Chiropractic care compared favorably to medical care with respect to long-term pain and disability outcomes. Although further study is required to identify patient and treatment characteristics associated outcomes, chiropractic physicians are proving to be the physician of choice for musculoskeletal symptoms, hence, better serving the needs of such patients.
-Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2001;24:433-9
Recently reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics was a study on the recovery patterns in chiropractic patients. Individuals being treated for long-lasting or recurrent low back pain; in particular, the minimum number of required treatments and the minimum number of days from the beginning of treatment to the occurrence of improvement, indicated very positive outcomes. A large group of chiropractic patients with relatively long-lasting or recurrent low back pain reported “improvement” early in the course of treatment.
—Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2001;24:288-91
M.D.s now categorize chiropractic manipulation with the highest rating: "Generally accepted, well-established and widely used."
—Spine, 1991. North American Spine Society.