A Spinal Manipulative Therapy or Lumbar Nerve Root Injections comparative study

Herniated discs, especially those that result in pain down the leg are troubling for  athletes, weekend warriors or just the regular Joe/Jane.  I am sure there are people who avoid seeing a chiropractor because they have been told that they have a herniated disc. They have been told by others that a chiropractic adjustment would make them worse and to not go see one.

I treat people with herniated discs, sciatic, and back pain every day.  This is what I treat the most in my practice.  Spinal Manipulative Therapy, the chiropractic adjustment,  is often a part of a person’s treatment.  It does help and this paper shows that. The paper even shows that spinal manipulation has similar effects to medical procedures.

Chiropractic care helping the medical system

This is how Chiropractic care an help with the medical system.  We can help take the stress off of the medical system in Canada for those with headaches, back and neck pain.  In the USA, we can find Chiropractors in the hospitals, working along side medical doctors. I would love to see the day that we could work along side each other to help our mutual patients.

This study was performed in the United States so the numbers would not be the same but the evidence shows how Chiropractic care can help reduce the stress and burden on the medical system.

Collectively, these studies suggest that coverage of chiropractic care among adults is associated with reduced spending on medicine and use of diagnostic tests in the population with private insurance.