A new study from the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Studies did something I’ve been hoping they’d do. They looked at 894 cases of low back pain that resulted in worker’s compensation claims. They compared the results in these cases based on whether the patients saw a medical doctor, a physical therapist, or a chiropractor.
The results were nothing short of astonishing.
Folks who saw a chiropractor fared FAR better
The people who saw the medical doctors were 60 percent more likely than the people who saw the chiropractors to have disability recurrence. The people who were treated by the physical therapist were twice as likely to have a recurrence than the people who saw the chiropractors.
Please read that again!
The fact is chiropractors receive more training in treating low back pain without surgery than anyone on earth. This training, coupled with the incredible power of the chiropractic adjustment to help the body to heal itself provides patients with the best chance to obtain the best result in healing.
What blows my mind is that every person in the USA is not referred to a chiropractor as a first contact when low back pain occurs.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-MD or anti-physical therapist. In fact I refer patients to both professions when it’s appropriate, but what I do believe, and the facts support it, is that we’d have a healthier country if chiropractic were the first treatment option for all musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Craig Roberts graduated summa cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College (WSCC) in Portland, Oregon. He has operated Roberts Chiropractic on the North San Juan Ridge since 2004. Roberts Chiropractic in Grass Valley opened in November 2005. In 2005 he was appointed by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) and an Independent Medical Examiner (IME).
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