Jul 13

Study Confirms that Chiropractic Care Provides Great Relief to Back Pain

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I have known it for years, but a recent study confirms it–chiropractic care provides great benefit to back pain.

Back pain in the second leading reason for ambulatory visits and one of the top reasons people are out of work. A recent study, “Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain” printed in the May/June 2010 edition of Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, found the majority of respondents receiving CAM for back pain reported great benefit from the various treatments. Overall, 60 percent of those surveyed who had at least one CAM therapy in the last 12 months found remarkable relief using the top six CAM modalities; chiropractic care, massage, yoga/tai chi/qi Cong, acupuncture, herbal therapies, and relaxation techniques – with chiropractic care the most popular choice. Chiropractic care was the favored approach at 74 percent, with massage a distant second at 22 percent of all CAM options – from hypnosis to naturopathy.

Many of my clients, friends and family members have benefits from chiropractic care after a car accident, workers’ compensation claim or other injury. However, for some reason, some family practitioners and other medical doctors remain hesitant in offering the chiropractic alternative for back pain. Thus, if you or your loved one has back pain, it is important that you research the issue and determine if chiropractic care (or other complementary and alternative medicine) is right for you.

I am amazed that in the Florida workers’ compensation system, the legislature has limited the number of chiropractic visits an injured worker is permitted to have after a work comp injury. In some workers’ compensation cases, the insurance company is paying more for medications, injections, and surgery than they would ever pay in chiropractic care. I don’t get it, but I don’t see the law changing any time soon.

If you have a back injury because of a car accident, workers’ compensation claim, slip and fall, motorcycle crash or other personal injury matter, talk to a reputable chiropractor about your treatment options. Also, talk with Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes about your legal rights. Attorney Matthew Noyes has been working in the personal injury field for over 22 years. His Tampa Bay personal injury law firm-Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes-has been caring for client since 1955. At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, we see you through. Contact us today!

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