Chiropractic versus Hospital Outpatient Treatment for Back Pain
"These results leave little doubt that chiropractic is more effective than conventional hospital outpatient treatment."
Your team here at the Back Clinic Bankstown has put together this research brief, comparing chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment for managing low back pain of mechanical origin. In what was one of the first studies of its kind, the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment was compared to hospital outpatient treatment for low back pain.
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The study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that for those patients suffering from chronic or severe back pain, chiropractic treatment was more effective than hospital outpatient treatment.
In conclusion, the study comments that: “the results leave little doubt that chiropractic is more effective than conventional hospital outpatient treatment.”
Furthmore, the study was able to make longer term conclusions based upon follow up information from pain surveys: “The effects of chiropractic seem to be long term, as there was no consistent evidence of a return to pretreatment Oswestry scores during the two years of follow up, whereas those treated in hospital may have begun to deteriorate after six months or a year.”
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