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 five 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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