Safest form of treatment available

Posted in the British Medical Journal:

Chiropractic has long had a track record of being a safe and effective treatment for low back pain. Michael Pedigo states in an article in the British Medical Journal that 20 million patients will regularly visit a doctor of chiropractic this year. According to a study by Hurwitz et al, an adverse reactions occur in less than one in one million manipulations. Complications rates for manipulation of the lumbar region of the spine are even lower. When compared with the number of illnesses and deaths that occur from the appropriate use of prescription and over the counter drugs, the number of serious complications from chiropractic treatment is extremely low.

More than two million Americans become seriously ill every year from reactions to correctly prescribed drugs and 106,000 people die from those side effects.

A recent study shows that patients who sought care from a chiropractor where more likely to feel that the treatment was helpful, more likely to be satisfied with their care, and less likely to seek care from another provider for that same episode of pain.

Michael goes on to state that he understands that more and better chiropractic research is required just as more and better medical research is required and that he hopes that both professions will work together. It is the patient who ultimately benefits from the increased knowledge.

Dr. Cathey at Cathey Chiropractic has been helping patients in Colorado Springs with low back pain issues for 11 years. Dr. Cathey is an active member of the community and anticipates helping you feel great. He is passionate about his patient’s health. Be sure to visit for more information. We have a coupon on our website which will provide you with a free initial consultation.

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