Chiropractic More Cost-Effective and More Effective Overall Than General Practitioner

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016
Chiropractic is effective in the treatment of back pain and neck pain

Why They Did It

The authors of this paper wished to perform a review of trial-based economic evaluations. These evaluations have been performed for manual therapy in comparison to other treatment protocols used for treatment of musculoskeletal complaints.

How They Did It

  • The authors performed a comprehensive literature search of commonly used research databases for all subjects relative to this subject.
  • 25 publications were included.
  • The studies included cost-effectiveness for manual therapies compared to other forms of treatment for pain.

What They Found

  • Manual therapy techniques such as chiropractic mobilization were more cost effective than visiting a general practitioner.
  • Specifically, chiropractic treatment was less costly and was found to be more effective than physiotherapy/physical therapy and visiting a general practitioner’s medical office when treating neck pain.

Wrap It Up

Although improvement in our knowledge of manual therapies is warranted, this paper demonstrates that Chiropractic is more cost-effective and more effective in general for low back pain & shoulder disability than usual medical practitioner care and physical therapy/physiotherapy.

Tsertsvadze A, “Cost-effectiveness of manual therapy for the management of musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of evidence from randomized controlled trials.” J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 Jul-Aug;37(6):343-62.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24986566

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!

Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health! Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think.And….SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!! We cannot make a difference without your help.

Till next time……

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