JAMA Suggests Chiropractic for Low Back Pain!

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests patients try chiropractic services for the treatment of low back pain. According to the article, surgery is not usually needed and should only be considered if more conservative therapies fail. The information in JAMA reinforces the American Chiropractic Associations (ACA) position that conservative care options should serve as a first line of defense against pain. As neuromusculoskeletal experts, chiropractic physicians are particularly well suited to manage and help prevent low back pain. Research confirms that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are not only clinically effective but also cost-effective, so taking a more conservative approach at the onset of low back pain can also potentially save both patients and the health care system money down the line, said ACA President Keith Overland, DC. For more information visit JAMA online at www.jama.jamanetwork.com