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Chiropractic Care Reduces Surgery Rates, Among Others

Researchers analyzed healthcare claims from a managed healthcare company during a 4-year period to determine if including chiropractic coverage would alter the number of x-rays, surgeries, inpatient care and advanced imaging (MRI, CT scans, etc.). In evaluating those with low back pain and neck pain, researchers found providing chiropractic benefits resulted in, a reduction in the rates of surgery, advanced imaging, inpatient care, and plain-film radiographs.

Source: JMPT. October 2005; Vol. 28, No. 8