Why Chiropractic Isn’t “Alternative” Healthcare

Because it’s mainstream.  Or at least should be.

Here’s the latest from a study of low back pain among the employees of a large company. They tracked the use of healthcare resources among all employees with low back problems.

  • People who chose to manage their problem by using a doctor of chiropractic as their main intervention fared better than those choosing other paths.
  • Among those who chose to see a chiropractor, those who started within the first two weeks of pain onset did better and cost their company less money overall than those who waited for more than 2 weeks
  • Of the different types of practitioners (primarily DC’s, MD’s, and PT’s) doctors of chiropractic conformed to published, accepted treatment guidelines the most consistently.

Bottom Line: See your chirorpactor first for back pain.  And the sooner the better.


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About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods. His website, askdrlavine.com, provides more information about his approach. Please contact him at drlavine@yourbodyofknowledge.com or at 212-400-9663.
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