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Comparative Study Shows Chiropractic Significantly Better Than Medical Care


A Natural Connection September 2018

© The Wellness Practice © Dr. James L. Chestnut M.Sc, D.C., C.C.W.P.

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"The primary comparison at 4 weeks showed significantly reduced disability for MTM (manual thrust chiropractic manipulation) versus MAM (usual medical care)."

"MTM also showed a significant reduction in pain versus UMC."


"MTM led to greater short-term reductions in self-reported pain and disability than UMC. These changes were both statistically significant and clinically meaningful."

"MTM should be considered an effective short-term treatment option for patients with acute and subacute LBP."

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Key Concepts:

This is not a stand-alone study or an atypical finding. When a proper course of chiropractic thrust manipulation care is compared to usual medical care or usual physical therapy care chiropractic is consistently shown to be significantly more effective.

Reports about chiropractic care being no more effective than other interventions for low back pain are based on studies with only 1-2 chiropractic treatments or on studies that include physical therapy mobilisations classified as manipulation rather than actual chiropractic thrust manipulations.


Key Take Home Points:

The reason chiropractic thrust manipulation is significantly more effective than usual medical care (drugs), surgery, or physical therapy is because chiropractic thrust manipulation restores segmental motion, resolves inflammation, and restores proper neurological communication to the sensory-motor cortex and pain perception areas in the brain which restores proper muscle function and coordination and reduces pain. No drug, surgery, or any other passive therapy can restore proper spinal segmental motion - this explains why chiropractic is so uniquely effective.

According to the most valid scientific studies, chiropractic is the most evidence-based and effective spinal health care available. It is time more people knew this scientific truth. Too many needlessly suffer because they don’t know the truth. Who will you tell?

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