Two more research studies showing superiority of chiropractic for low back pain

by | Jul 11, 2024 | Lower Back Health, Lower back pain | 0 comments

chiropractor treating a patient for low back pain

In 2022

James Whedon and others at the Southern California University of Health Sciences looked at the records of more than 55,000 Medicare beneficiaries who had low back pain.

Those who saw a doctor of chiropractor were 55% less likely to also fill an opioid prescription over the next year.

In 2023

Shawn Farrokhi and others examined records from the Military Health System Data Repository. They identified over 4,000 service members who had sought treatment for low back pain.

They looked at the different combinations of treatment that patients received within three broad categories:

  • passive care (hot packs, electrical stimulation, traction, etc.)
  • active care (rehab exercises), or
  • spinal mobilization or manipulation

When spinal manipulation or mobilization was included in the program of care, patients were 50% less likely to end up with an opioid prescription, or receive spinal injections, specialty care visits, or hospitalizations.

These are exceptionally strong results.

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