|Posted by ericksonchiro on April 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM|
A recent Survey performed by consumer reports helped to reiterate what chiropractors have known for years. Chiropractic is the best and should be the first option for low back pain. In a survey of 14,000 U.S. consumers Chiropractic was voted number one in treating low back pain. These same consumers also pointed out that they were far more likely to be satisfied by seeing a chiropractor (59%) then seeing their primary care physician (34%). With something like 80% of adults in the United States experiencing low back pain at some point in their lives it would seem that chiropractic care should be the first option.
Too often chiropractic care is not the first choice for low back pain. Whether this be from the unwillingness of medical doctors to properly refer or just from simple lack of understanding, it needs to be fixed. How many uneeded surgeries and instances of over medicating could be eleminated if chiropractors were referred to when dealing with cases of low back pain.
Michael Erickson DC