Monthly Archives: February 2017

Chiropractic, acupuncture and massage were big winners last week in an important report from the American College of Physicians as they came out with guidelines for treating low back pain.  The recommendation was based on a review of all controlled trials of various forms of treatment for low back pain.   First they put they low back pain patients into three categories: Acute low back pain of less than 12 weeks. Chronic low back pain of more than 12 weeks. Low back pain… Read more »
  A large study of 1334 patients in the United Kingdom set out to answer the question of what helps back pain.  Patients were randomly assigned to 4 groups.    The 4 groups were: best care” advice from medical doctors, stretching and exercise, chiropractic adjustments, and exercise and chiropractic adjustments.  The patients were followed for 12 months.  The patients who had the best outcomes were the group that received both chiropractic adjustments and exercise.  Chiropractic adjustments alone had a better outcome than exercise alone. … Read more »