U.S. Government Study
A 23-member panel reviewed nearly 4,000 cases studies and concluded that spinal adjustments are superior to conventional medical treatments for certain types of low back pain.
The Manga Report and The AHCPR Findings. The 1993 study conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Health in Canada on lower back pain concluded that chiropractic adjustments are more effective than other methods, and are safer and less expensive than medical management. A study published in 1994 by the United States Agency for Health Care Policy Research came to the same conclusion. Saskatchewan Clinical Research.
According to this 1993 study: "The treatment of lumbar inter vertebral disc herniation by side posture manipulation is both safe and effective."
Washington State HMO Study
Conducted in 1989, this study concluded that Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) patients are three times more likely to be satisfied with chiropractic care than with other types of care, and are more likely to believe their chiropractic doctors were concerned about them.
A 1990 study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal concluded that chiropractic patients experienced better results for a longer period of time and missed less time from work than those who were treated traditional outpatient hospital care for the same problems. Florida Workers Compensation Studies.
This 1988 study compared the outcome of treatment by chiropractors and medical doctors. It found a claimant with a back-related injury was less likely to become disabled when initially treated by a chiropractor, less likely to become disabled and were hospitalized at a lower rate than those treated by medical doctors.
New Zealand Commission Report
This 1980 report to the New Zealand House of Representatives concluded that modern chiropractic is soundly based and is a valuable branch of health care. It also found that chiropractic manipulation of the spine is safe and that chiropractic care can be effective for back pain and other symptoms such as migraines. It concluded that professional cooperation between chiropractic doctors and medical doctors is to be encouraged.
Dr.Jonathan J. Widenbaum
7450 San Ramon Road, Dublin CA 94568
Phone: (925)829-8484 Fax: (925) 829-1806
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