This is a really serious problem – estimated to force 280,000 Australians into early retirement annually and costing the economy $12 billion. Chiropractors, who spend five years studying spinal health at university, are the first choice of health professional for many patients with back complaints.
Expert US Doctors recent recommended chiropractic care as a form of treatment for lower back pain in a 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
A 2011 study by independent consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports surveyed 45,000 people and found that 65% of patients who used chiropractic care for back or neck pain stated that it had ‘helped a lot’, outranking all other treatments included in the survey, including prescription medication.
In addition, a 2004 article in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that chiropractic care may actually lower the overall cost of health care provision