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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