An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
WEB MD STUDY
Web MD reported on a study of research data published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004, over a 4 year period taken from nearly two million patients – 700,000 patients were on a healthcare plan that included chiropractic care compared to ONE MILLION patients on a health care plan that did NOT include chiropractic care.
After following 1.7 million patients for 4 years here are the results:
-Chiropractic cut the cost of treating back pain by 28% compared to those who did not have chiropractic care.
-Back surgeries were reduced by 32% - that is 1 in every 3 people – one third less surgeries which reduced hospitalization by 41%.
-This study reported a 95% satisfaction rate with chiropractic care!
THE MANGA REPORT
The Manga Report (1993) represents the largest existing analysis of scientific literature on low-back pain to date.It has drawn national attention for its support of chiropractic treatment of low-back pain. This unbiased independent study commissioned by the Ontario Ministry of Health shows that chiropractic treatment is cost-effective, safe, has a high rate of patient satisfaction, and is more effective than medical treatment for low-back pain.The Manga Report also recommends that the management of low-back pain be moved from Medical Doctors to Doctors of Chiropractic and that hospital privileges be extended to D.C.s. A sumarization of the findings of The Manga Report thanks to our friend Dr. Larry Smith, can be found here.