Harvard Study: Low Back Pain Patients Significantly More Satisfied With Chiropractic Than Conventional Medical Care.
At the 17th annual North American Spine Society meeting, three medical doctors defended Chiropractic by citing a Harvard study that found low back pain patients were significantly more satisfied with Chiropractic treatments compared to conventional medical care.
After researching “myths,” Co-author , Dr. Zigler, MD found Chiropractic education is more similar to medical education than it is dissimilar.
Dr. Zigler had integrated Chiropractors into his multi-disciplinary spine center where the Chiropractors screen patients for surgical versus non-surgical care.
Another co-author, Dr. Cole, MD, stated, “overall, manipulation* has the advantage of reducing pain, decreasing medication, rapidly advancing physical therapy and requiring fewer passive modalities.” (*Manipulation is one of the primary treatment techniques used by Doctors of Chiropractic.)
He also recommends spine surgeons refer their patients to Chiropractors.