SOURCE: The Chiropractic Report
David Chapman-Smith, LL.B (Hons)
As the United States faces the prospect of major reform to its healthcare system a dramatic new expert study from leading US health economists from Mercer Health and Benefits, and Harvard University analyses chiropractic management of back and neck pain and reports:
- “Almost half of US patients with persistent back pain” seek chiropractic care.
- “Low-back and neck pain are extremely common conditions that consume large amounts of healthcare resources”.
- “Effectiveness: chiropractic care is more effective than other modalities for treating low-back and neck pain”.
- “Cost-effectiveness: when considering effectiveness and cost together, chiropractic physician care for low-back and neck pain is highly cost-effective, and represents a good value in comparison to medical physician care and to widely accepted cost-effectiveness thresholds”. (more…)