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Research and evidence show positive results and prove the effectiveness of chiropractic as a primary health care treatment.

Chiropractic care outperforms drug treatment and there are more notable improvements with chiropractic care at 3 and 6 months.1

Results of a study shows that chiropractic was effectives for treatment of headaches. When compared with the drug amitriptyline for headache treatment, both had similar short-term results, but 82% of the patients had an adverse reaction with the drug.2

A study found that chiropractic has more effectiveness with returning injured workers back to work quicker and with a lower cost than other forms of care.

There was a 2 to 1 advantage of injured workers who received chiropractic care over medical care.

Another study found that costs for cases associated with chiropractic care increased 12% between 1986 and 1989 vs. a 71% increase with the cost of cases associated with medical doctors.3

Provides higher levels of patient satisfaction.4

Improves and relieves acute low back pain by 94% in 14 days vs. 25% with conventional care.5

“There seems to be a distinct recovery pattern among chiropractic patients with relatively long-lasting or recurrent lower back pain,” according to a study reported in the May 2001 issue in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Roughly 50% of the participants improved recurrent or long-lasting low back pain after the 4th visit and approximately 75% reported improvement by the 12th visit.

In a survey, 14% of the participants reported that their condition showed no improvement or got worse after visiting an MD vs. 2% of participants who received chiropractic care.6

1 Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
2-3 A July 21, 2000 report release by the Journal of the American Chiropractic Association
4 The chiropractic patient in rural, health professional shortage areas of the United States: an exploratory Analysis, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, December 1994
5 Foundation for Chiropractic Progress
6 Report released on January 10, 2000 from the development firm Sorelli B of Illinois