1.5% vs 42.7%


Chiropractic Beats Surgery

A recent study in Washington State compared
workers with low back injuries. [1]
Consider the results:
only 1.5% of patients who saw a chiropractor first underwent surgery vs. 42.7% who saw a surgeon first.


Just Say NO

to Drugs, Shots &  Spine Surgery.


The evidence for chiropractic care is mounting.


  • The typical medical protocol of opioid painkillers, epidural steroid injections, and spine surgery has been branded as “the poster child for inefficient spine care.”[2]
  • A 1998 editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine noted that “spinal manipulation is the treatment of choice.”[3]
  • Even the North American Spine Society recommends spinal manipulation before surgery.[5]



Research now shows Chiropractors are


Primary Spine Care Providers


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[1] Keeney BJ, Fulton-Kehoe D, Turner JA, Wickizer TM, Chan KC, Franklin GM., Early Predictors of Lumbar Spine Surgery after Occupational Back Injury: Results from a Prospective Study of Workers in Washington State.,Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Dec 12.

[2] The BACKPage editorial vol. 27, No. 11, November 2012.

[3] Marc S., Micozz, MD, PhD, “Complementary Care: When Is It Appropriate? Who Will Provide It?” Annals of Internal Medicine 129/1  ( July 1998): 65-66

[4]  R. Chou, et al. , “Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain:  A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society,” Low Back Pain Guidelines Panel, Annals of Internal Medicine 2 147/ 7,  (October 2007): 478-491

[5] Michael D. Freeman PhD, MPH, DC and John M. Mayer DC, PhD, “NASS Contemporary Concepts in Spine Care: Spinal Manipulation Therapy For Acute Low Back Pain,” The Spine Journal10/10 (October 2010): 918-940