Does Chiropractic Work For Back Pain? Here’s The Latest Research

Chiropractic is very effective for all types of back pain. There are many studies, some are even Federally researched for the effect of chiropractic on back pain.

These are just a few of the most recent studies answering the question,” Does  Chiropractic work for back pain?”

Federal Research

1994: U.S. Government’s Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)

In 1994, the U.S. government’s Agency for Health Care Policy and research commissioned a five-year study to assess various methods of treating low-back pain. The panel of researchers included medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists and nurses.

After reviewing nearly 4,000 scientific studies, the 23-member panel of experts set forth national guidelines to establish safe, effective and cost-containing approaches to managing acute low-back pain.
The report clearly discouraged the use of injections, bed rest and surgery. The researchers concluded, “Spinal manipulation is effective in reducing pain and speeding recovery.”

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

One-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Flexion Distraction with an Exercise Program for Chronic Low-Back Pain

Published September 13, 2006

Conclusions: In this first trial on flexion distraction care,  Cox DecompressionTechnique, was found to be more effective in reducing pain for 1 year when compared to a form of physical therapy.

More reseach showing how Chiropractic works for back painChiropractic Research follows, using Cox Flexion Distraction. (Called Cox Decompression now)

Amount of health care and self-care following a randomized clinical trial comparing flexion-distraction with exercise program for chronic low back pain

Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006, 14:19


During a one-year follow-up, participants previously randomized to physical therapy attended significantly more health care visits than those participants who received chiropractic care.

I have access to many articles on how Chiropractic works to help back pain. If you’d like to read more, contact me.  Please call my office for a complementary consultation for any questions you may have on Chiropractic treatments, or how I may be able to help you.

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