In the study involving 750 participants, investigators looked at the impact of adding chiropractic care to usual medical care for low back pain. They found that patients who received chiropractic treatment in addition to standard medical approaches experienced greater reductions in pain, less disability and a greater level of patient satisfaction at 6 weeks compared to those receiving medical care alone.
The study, believed to be the largest of its kind comparing chiropractic care added to usual medical care with usual care alone in the United States, also was the most diverse in terms of participants. Reporting the findings, the authors, led by Dr Christine Goertz, emphasized the value of its pragmatic design, meaning that it had greater applicability to real-world situations than previous studies.
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Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well.