Chiropractor - Groves
5541 East Parkway
Groves, TX 77619
409-960-6300

Absolutely! Here are some findings from studies done by chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons...

Harvard Medical School Health Letter September 1980 "Chiropractic treatment of low back pain, which affects 75 million Americans, is superior to the standard regimen administered by medical doctors, a major British study has concluded. Chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long-term benefit in comparisons with hospital outpatient management," said Dr. T.W. Meade, a British medical doctor who headed the study conducted at 11 hospitals and chiropractic clinics.

Federal Medical Study Endorses Chiropractic for Back Pain - U.S. Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research.

December 8, 1994 - a panel of 23 doctors headed by Dr. Stanley Bigos, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, studied 2900 medical articles on low back pain. Their conclusions were that "Chiropractor's manipulation of the spine was more helpful than any of the following: traction, massage, biofeedback, acupuncture, injection of steroids into the spine, back corsets and ultrasound." Surgery was beneficial in only 1 out of 100 cases.

Migraine Headaches Gone!

In Australia, the federal government commissioned a study to determine if chiropractic care was effective in treating migraine headaches. 85 patients who had suffered from migraines for an average of 19 years were divided into three groups. One group received chiropractic treatment, and the other two groups received traditional medical therapy. All three groups reported some relief, but the chiropractic group reported superiority on all levels studied!

The RAND Corporation Study

RAND, the world renowned "think tank," in conjunction with the UCLA Department of Medicine, completed a multidisciplinary study in 1991 and found that spinal manipulation is apropriate for the majority of acute low back pain. This two-year RAND study concluded that chiropractic management is safe, effective, and surprisingly well documented in numerous research articles. Paul Shekelle, MD, director of the RAND study, mentioned: "I would say that there's considerably more randomized controlled trials which show benefit for this (chiropractic care) than there is for many other things which physicians and neurosurgeouns do all the time."

Manga Report

Dr. Pran Manga, health economist, was commissioned by the Ministry of health in Ontario, Canada to review all the international evidence on the management of low back pain. His results shocked the medical community when he concluded: "There would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low back pain was transfered from physicians to chiropractors. . Many medical therapies are of questionable validity or are clearly inadequate. . . Chiropractic management is greatly superior to medical management in terms of scientific validity, safety, cost-effectiveness, and patient satisfaction.

Florida's Worker's compensation Study

Dr. S. Wolk, phD, in a review of 10,000 cases from 1985 to 1987 showed that: 1.) disability was 48.7 percent shorter under chiropractic care; 2.) fifty-one percent of medical patients were hospitalized compared to only 20.3 percent for chiropractic patients; and 3.) the estimated average total cost of care was 83.8 percent higher for the medical group than those under chiropractic care. Treatment costs for patients of chiropractors were significantly lower, at $1,204 per patient compared to $2,213 for patients of physicians.

Reduction of Disc Prolapse by Manipulation

Mathews and Yates (1969) studied the effect of manipulation on the reduction of lumbar disc prolapses. Results of this study suggested that small disc protrusions were diminished in size when patients had manipulation as a treatment. The authors concluded that "treatment by manipulation relieved the symptoms of lumbago and repeat epidurography showed that the prolapses were reduced in size."


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