Low Back Pain
Chiropractic Manipulation Best Option For Low Back Pain, According to Patient Survey
In light of a new survey showing that chiropractic spinal manipulation is the top-rated
treatment for people suffering with back pain, patients should consider a consultation with a doctor of chiropractic, says the American Chiropractic Association.
A leading consumer product rating and survey publisher released the survey results of more than 14,000 Americans on
The survey rated doctors of chiropractic as the top practitioner, with survey respondents
noting that they were more likely to be “highly satisfied” with the care received from their doctor of chiropractic
(59 percent) than their primary care physician (34 percent).
"For the treatment of back pain, few options are better than chiropractic," says ACA
President Glenn Manceaux, DC. "As shown in this latest survey, chiropractic spinal manipulation is an
evidence-based and effective treatment for low-back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. Coupled with the high
levels of patient satisfaction, patients should turn to chiropractic as their first choice."
To compare which treatments helped most, survey respondents were asked to rate a comprehensive list of potential
remedies as well as their satisfaction with the health care professionals they visited. Most survey respondents had
tried five or six different treatments on average, and many found that their back pain interfered with their daily
activities, including sleep and their sex life.
Doctors of chiropractic provide drug-free, non-invasive treatment options for many types of pain and inflammation.
For example, chronic back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches can often be reduced with the appropriate
combination of chiropractic manipulation, rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle counseling – all of which are
offered by doctors of chiropractic in a patient’s personalized treatment plan.
A significant amount of evidence has shown that the use of chiropractic care for certain conditions can be more
effective than traditional medical care, with many patients feeling improvement shortly after their first
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