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Chiropractic Care Endorsed By JAMA



A new article published by the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), recommends that patients seeking treatment for low back pain try chiropractic care before resorting to surgery. Part of a series of recent public education efforts by JAMA, the low back pain article walks patients through the basic spine and soft tissue structures of the back and explains how back pain can be a result of injury to any of these structures. The article also discusses certain recommended low back pain treatment options and points out that many individuals can benefit from conservative chiropractic care. They additionally state that surgery is usually only necessary when other more conservative treatments fail. In reaction, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) publicly reinforced their long standing position that chiropractic and other conservative care options should serve as a first line of defense against back pain. Moreover, previous research shows chiropractic care for back pain as being more cost effective than conventional surgical and drug therapy approaches, saving already overburdened patients and care providers millions annually.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JAMA. 2013;309(16):1738. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.3046.