Adding Chiropractic to Usual Medical Care Significantly Improves Outcomes
CHIROPRACTIC & HEALTH
A Natural Connection August 2018
© The Wellness Practice © Dr. James L. Chestnut M.Sc, D.C., C.C.W.P.
Goertz et al. (2018) Effect of Usual Medical Care Plus Chiropractic Care vs Usual Medical Care Alone on Pain and Disability Among US Service Members With Low Back Pain. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180105. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0105
"Adjusted mean differences between groups overall were consistently in favor of usual medical care (UMC) with chiropractic care compared with UMC alone for the coprimary outcome variables of LBP and disability."
"Participants receiving UMC with chiropractic care had significantly better global perceived improvement at 6 weeks at all sites. Similarly, those receiving UMC with chiropractic care had significantly greater mean satisfaction with care at 6 weeks at all sites."
"Overall, participants allocated to receive UMC with chiropractic care self-reported significantly less pain medication use than those receiving UMC alone at week 6 and week 12."
"This trial provides additional support for the inclusion of chiropractic care as a component of multidisciplinary health care for low back pain, as currently recommended in existing guidelines."
These significant improvements in pain relief, function, reduced medication use, and satisfaction with care were all elicited with an average of less than one chiropractic visit per week!
The research is clear that 2-3 chiropractic visits per week are even more effective so imagine the increased benefits these patients would have seen if they received a proper amount of care!
Key Take Home Points:
The reason chiropractic care is so effective is because it restores segmental motion, resolves inflammation, and restores proper neurological communication to the brain which reduces pain and restores proper muscle function and coordination. No drug or any other passive therapy can accomplish this and this is why chiropractic is so uniquely effective.
Once again, more scientific evidence that you don't need to believe in chiropractic for it to provide benefits, you just need to receive chiropractic care. Belief has nothing to do with whether or not chiropractic is safe, effective, and cost-effective; these are scientifically confirmed facts. Chiropractic is the most evidence-based spinal health care available and you have made an intelligent, evidence-based, and beneficial choice to receive it.
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