Facts about chiropractic treatment

Facts about chiropractic care

Chiropractic doctors undergo a rigorous course of study.

To receive the doctor of chiropractic degree, candidates must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites plus four years of graduate-level instruction and internship at an accredited chiropractic institution. This process enables the doctor of chiropractic to thoroughly evaluate a patient, address disorders relating to the spine and determine the need for referral to another health care provider.

Chiropractic gets you back to work sooner.

In 1971, the Oregon Workers' Compensation Study showed that people under chiropractic care were able to return to work in half the time as those receiving medical care -- and their chiropractic costs were less than 25% of medical costs.

Chiropractic care has advantages over other methods.

Chiropractic care showed a distinct advantage over medical doctor care for low back pain and disability. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Haas et al (2004).

Chiropractic is extremely popular.

Millions of Americans routinely opt for chiropractic services, and this number is rapidly growing. In 1993, more than 30 million consumers made chiropractic a regular part of their health care program.

Chiropractic is often superior to traditional medical care.

The Ontario provincial government of Canada commissioned a study and found that there was an "overwhelming body of evidence" that chiropractic methods were superior, more therapeutically effective, cost efficient, safer, more scientifically based and had a much higher level of patient satisfaction than traditional medical care.

Chiropractic reduces disability time.

In 1986 the Florida Workers' Compensation Study showed that the duration of disability was 51.3% shorter for chiropractic patients, and the cost of chiropractic care was 58.8% less than medical care.

Chiropractic successfully treats back ailments.

A two year study conducted by the Italian government followed 17,000 patients. The dramatic results showed that patients under chiropractic care had their hospitalization for back ailments reduced by 87.6% and their work loss was reduced by 75.5%.

Chiropractic patients are highly satisfied.

In 1991 a Gallop Poll revealed that 90% of chiropractic patients felt their treatment was effective. A 1989 report in the Western Journal of Medicine stated that patients of Chiropractors were three times more satisfied with their care than patients of family practice medical doctors.

Chiropractors study at the best educational institutions.

Chiropractic specialists have studied at well-regarded institutions, including the Southern California University of Health Sciences. These institutions’ rigorous, hands-on approach to chiropractic education has led to unparalleled recognition by accrediting agencies and tremendous career success for their alumni.

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