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Consumer Reports Releases Survey Showing Chiropractic Medicine as the Top Choice for Back Pain

In light of a new survey showing that chiropractic spinal manipulation is the top–rated treatment for people suffering with back pain, patients should consider a consultation with a doctor of chiropractic, says the American Chiropractic Association.

Consumer Reports released the survey results of more than 14,000 of their subscribers on April 6.

The survey rated doctors of chiropractic as the top practitioner, with survey respondents noting that they were more likely to be “highly satisfied” with the care received from their doctor of chiropractic (59 percent) than their primary care physician (34 percent).

“For the treatment of back pain, few options are better than chiropractic,” says ACA President Glenn Manceaux, DC. “As shown in this latest survey, chiropractic spinal manipulation is an evidence–based and effective treatment for low–back pain and other musculoskeletal injuries. Coupled with the high levels of patient satisfaction, patients should turn to chiropractic as their first choice.”

To compare which treatments helped most, survey respondents were asked to rate a comprehensive list of potential remedies as well as their satisfaction with the health care professionals they visited. Most survey respondents had tried five or six different treatments on average, and many found that their back pain interfered with their daily activities, including sleep and their sex life.

Doctors of chiropractic provide drug–free, non–invasive treatment options for many types of pain and inflammation. For example, chronic back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches can often be reduced with the appropriate combination of chiropractic manipulation, rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle counseling – all of which are offered by doctors of chiropractic in a patient's personalized treatment plan.

A significant amount of evidence has shown that the use of chiropractic care for certain conditions can be more effective than traditional medical care, with many patients feeling improvement shortly after their first chiropractic visit.

West Memphis chiropractor Dr. Wm. M. Traylor adds that seeking chiropractic care first for back pain reduces overall treatment costs to both the patient and insurer: “By reducing hospitalizations, surgeries, prescription drugs, x-rays, and MRI‘s, as well as significantly lowering complications and side-effects, costs are dramatically lower and patients are more satisfied; everybody wins."

Dr. Wm. M. Traylor has practiced chiropractic medicine in eastern Arkansas for over thirty years with offices in West Memphis, Forrest City, and Helena. He sees patients in West Memphis at 500 Missouri. He is a certified health coach and is available to speak to your group on a variety of topics including injury prevention, the effects of auto accident injury, therapeutic lifestyle changes and others. His office can be reached at 870-732-6494.