010- Adding Chiropractic to Standard Medical Care

In this episode we explore the clinically and statistically significant benefits of adding Chiropractic care to standard medical care for low back pain.

The Researchers Found-

“The results of this trial suggest that Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy in conjunction with standard medial care offer a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared to standard care alone, for men and women between the ages of 18-35 with acute low back pain.”


“There was a statistically and clinically significant benefit to those patients receiving chiropractic manipulative treatment...”


“The majority of systematic reviews find that chiropractic manipulative therapy appears to reduce pain and disability at least moderately for many low back pain patients.”

“73% of participants in the SMC plus CMT group rated their global improvement as pain completely gone, much better, or moderately better, compared with 17% in the SMC group.”

Episode Highlights-

Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. SPINE 2013

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