At Wurth Chiropractic Center, we are happy to cooperate with medical doctors and specialists to resolve your back pain issues. We also understand that sometimes medicine and surgeries are, or have been, part of your search for relief and better health.
But would an M.D. ever recommend or support chiropractic care? Not all would, of course, but relationships between many Doctors of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors have improved, as a TIME article online pointed out in 2017.
“The benefits of chiropractic for acute low back pain have been pretty widely accepted for years now within the medical community,” says Dr. Ronald Glick, assistant professor of psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and coauthor of several of Schneider’s research papers. “When I started in practice over 30 years ago, people would look askance at a physician who recommended chiropractic, but that’s not the case anymore,” he adds.
But what about those old rumors that question the safety of chiropractic adjustments? Michael Schneider, an associate professor of health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, has completed research on chiropractic that suggests that “cervical and lumbar manipulation—the back and neck adjustments most people associate with a visit to a chiropractor—can be an effective treatment for low back pain.” The TIME article also notes his opinion that these treatments are very safe:
Schneider agrees and points out that malpractice and liability insurance premiums for chiropractors are much lower than for physicians or surgeons. “Insurance actuaries aren’t dumb,” he says. “They know that based on the malpractice data, chiropractic is very safe.”
Dr. Wurth supports patient choice in health care and educates patients for holistic treatment plan options. He also instructs patients in supportive exercises tailored to individual needs for patients with low back pain, leg pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including in extremities.
For safe, effective treatments for your pain, call Dr. Wurth for an appointment or consultation at 217-552-1098.
- Study cited: Comparison of Spinal Manipulation Methods and Usual Medical Care for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Schneider, Michael DC, PhD*; Haas, Mitchell DC, MA†; Glick, Ronald MD‡; Stevans, Joel DC§; Landsittel, Doug PhD. Publication: Spine. Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Date: Feb 15, 2015. Copyright © 2015, Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.