Chiropractic Wins The Challenge For Low Back Pain

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Why They Did It

The authors wanted to compare hospital outpatient care with chiropractic for low back pain treatment.

How They Did It

  • This paper was a randomized comparison.
  • The study consisted of 741 men and women.
  • The subjects were aged 18-64.
  • The Outcome Assessments were performed via the Oswestry questionnaire.

What They Found

  • At the three year mark, there was a 29% improvement in the subjects treated via chiropractic over those treated by the hospital outpatient regimen.
  • Chiropractic was particularly effective for pain. Patients rated chiropractic as the more helpful protocol at the three year mark.

Wrap It Up

“At three years the results confirm the findings of an earlier report that when chiropractic or hospital therapists treat patients with low back pain as they would in day to day practice those treated by chiropractic derive more benefit and long term satisfaction than those treated by hospitals.”

Meade TW, D.S., Browne W, Frank AO, Randomized comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management for low back pain: Results from extended follow up. Br Med J, 1995. 311(7001): p. 349-351.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7640538

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!

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