Chiropractic Beats Surgery
workers with low back injuries. 
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.”
- A 1998 editorial in the Annals of Internal Medicine noted that “spinal manipulation is the treatment of choice.”
- Even the North American Spine Society recommends spinal manipulation before surgery.
Research now shows Chiropractors are
Primary Spine Care Providers
This message is brought to you by the F4CP
 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.
 The BACKPage editorial vol. 27, No. 11, November 2012.
 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
 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
 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 Journal, 10/10 (October 2010): 918-940