Studies Show Work Related Injuries Have Better Outcomes With Chiropractic Care


Chiropractic is More Cost-Effective

“There would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low back pain was transferred to chiropractors.”

— Ontario Ministry of Health:  Magna Study

A review of 96,627 NC workers’ compensation musculoskeletal claims revealed lower treatment costs, less lost work days, and lower compensation payments for patients treated by chiropractors.  The average cost of care for patients treated by medical doctors was $3,519,whereas, the average treatment cost for chiropractic patients was $663.  This was confirmed by an independent study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute.

— Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2004

Chiropractic is Supported by Science

“Then compared to many other studies of similar design that have evaluated the extent of which different specialties are evidence-based, chiropractic was found to have the highest proportion of care (68.3%) supported by good quality experimental evidence.”

— Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2003

Chiropractic Patients are More Satisfied

Satisfaction was greater for patients who utilized chiropractic when compared with patients seeing traditional allopathic care.  Recurrence and care seeking after acute back pain: results of a long-term follow-up study.

— North Carolina Back Pain Project

Chiropractic Reduces Costs of Healthcare

An analysis of studies done on back pain patients with chiropractic coverage vs. those without chiropractic coverage found that plans with chiropractic coverage produced:

  • 41% Reduction in hospitalizations
  • 12% Reduction in health plan costs
  • 23% Reduction in use of X-rays
  • 32% Reduction in back surgeries
  • 37% Reduction in MRI scans

— Archives of Internal Medicine, 2004

Medical Doctors Prefer Chiropractic Care for Their Patients

“I view chiropractic care as an essential component of our healthcare system.  While conventional medicine does a good job of screening for the early detection of disease, I believe that the regular use of chiropractic actually prevents early stages of disease from evolving into crisis disease care management.  I have referred many patients to chiropractic care and they have benefited from this wellness approach to maintaining health.  I have avoided long-term pharmaceutical usage and/or acute surgery by using chiropractic as a non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical alternative.  Remember, pharmaceutical and/or surgery should be utilized as a last resort – only when more natural, less invasive modalities are unavailable or ineffective.”

— Richard Sarnat, M.D., President of AMI (Alternative Medicine Integration)

50% of All Health Plans Will Become Consumer-Driven and
Wellness-Based in the Next 5 Years

As the insurance industry transitions to consumer choice products, chiropractic is a natural fit.  “Health is a state of optimal well-being: wellness is how you get there.  Chiropractors engage their patients in a health partnership that also contributes to the success of their care…In the wellness model, this partnership includes the doctor engaging the patient in making the active lifestyle modifications to promote healing and enhance health.”

— The Chiropractic Theories, A Textbook of Scientific Research, Fourth Edition, Robert A Leach DC

If you or someone you know has been injured at work or has been involved in an automobile accident, please call Dr. Michael Masterman and Chiropractic Physicians at Biltmore Park at 828-209-1900.

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