The Cifuentes,Willets, and Wasiak Study (2011) concluded that chiropractic care,during the health-maintenance care period, resulted in:

 

  • 24% decrease in disability duration of first episode compared to physical therapy.
  • 250% decrease in disability duration of first episode compared to medical physician’s care.
  • 5.9% decrease in opioid (narcotic) use during maintenance care with physical therapy.
  • 30.3% decrease in opioid (narcotic) use during maintenance care with medical physician’s care.
  • 32% decrease in average weekly cost of medical expenses during disability episode compared to physical therapy care.
  • 21% decrease in average weekly cost of medical expenses during disability episode compared to medical physician’s care.
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