October Is National Chiropractic Month

                                                     

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 Prescribed Medication vs. Spinal Manipulation

Patients should be informed of non-pharmacological therapies for low back pain before using riskier, less effective treatments. Manual-thrust manipulation, performed by chiropractic physicians, achieves a greater short-term reduction in pain compared with common medical treatments.

 

 

56%                                                                                           94%

Of medical care recipients had a 30%                                     Of manual-thrust manipulation

Reduction in low back pain at                                                  recipients had a 30% reduction in low

Week 4                                                                                          back pain at week 4

 

The study cited as evidence for this graphic actually compared both manual thrust manipulation (MTM) and mechanical-assisted manipulation (MAM) to each other as well as manipulation versus usual medical care (UMC).