Research this week
Written by Craig Benton, DC   
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:34 PM

A study was done at Palmer and they did a survey of people to see how and what they thought of chiropractic:

14% say they saw a DC in the last year.  Data from 2012 put this at 8% data from 1997 had it at 6%.

61% see us as good with treating neck and back pain

25% thought DCs were dangerous.

Palmer plans to repeat this study for the next two years.

http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(15)00124-4/fulltext#s0025

So with this study you can improve outcomes and reduce costs if you use a DC or a PT

I wonder if anyone in Government, Insurance Industry, or Business will listen to this?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26417660

11% recurrence rate for neck pain treated by a D 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26385743

$14.9 billion spent last year on out of pocket complementary care.  $8 billion on lower back pain alone which is a 1/3 of all monies spent of the treatment of back pain. 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26320946

Work Comp patients who saw a DC or PT got back to work quicker than if prescribed and opioid.

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/8/e007836.long

In Switzerland patient patients with back, knee, and shoulder pain had similar improvements in pain but less costs and greater satisfaction than seeing their MD.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26288262

I just like this one they have now developed a medication which will treat constipation induced by opioid use.  Gotta love science

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4544149/