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Are Chiropractors Protecting Patients From Medical Care?

By |May 23, 2011|Low Back Pain|

Are Chiropractors Protecting Patients From Medical Care?

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SOURCE:   Dynamic Chiropractic

By Donald M. Petersen Jr., BS, HCD(hc), FICC(h), Publisher


“Chiropractors might be preventing some of their patients from receiving procedures of unproven cost utility value or dubious efficacy.”

This quote comes from the latest study revealing chiropractic’s superiority to “traditional medical approaches.” Titled “Health Maintenance Care in Work-Related Low Back Pain and Its Association With Disability Recurrence,” the study was published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. [1]

The study compares “physical therapy, chiropractic and (medical) physician services” as they relate to disability and health maintenance. As our front-page article underscores, investigators found that “the likelihood of recurrent disability due to LBP (low back pain) for recipients of services during the health maintenance care period by all other provider groups was consistently worse when compared with recipients of health maintenance care by chiropractors.”

The authors state that “by visiting only or mostly a chiropractor or becoming a chiropractic loyalist, the patients do not receive other traditional medical approaches.” While this is obvious, it is no less significant because those who do receive traditional medical care experienced a greater likelihood of recurrent disability. (more…)