Chiropractic Better Than Medical Care Alone

The new year is a great time to try something new.  Why not try chiropractic care for your chronic back pain?  People with back pain who are treated by a chiropractor experience more relief than patients treated with standard care alone, according to new research.

A new study from the journal Spine tested the effects of combining chiropractic with standard medical care in 91 military personnel with low-back pain. While all service members received standard medical care, half were also treated with chiropractic spinal adjustments.

Chiropractic made a major difference: 73% of chiropractic patients had moderate to substantial pain relief, compared to just 17% of standard care patients. Chiropractic patients also had significantly lower disability scores.

This study shows that there’s a significant advantage in incorporating chiropractic into the standard care of back pain.

To discover the chiropractic advantage, call our office at 210-494-4999 today.


Goertz C, et al. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: Results from a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013; 38 (8): 627–634. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827733e7.

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