The study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapies, involved 148 patients between ages of 18 and 65 years with acute or chronic low back and leg pain due to lumbar disc herniations. All patients received spinal adjustments from a doctor of chiropractic, and improvements were monitored at several intervals — at two weeks, at one, three and six months, and one year after the patients’ first treatment.
The result? Significant improvement was reported for all outcomes at all time points. At three months, 90.5 percent of patients were “improved” with 88 percent “improved” at one year. Although acute patients improved faster by three months, 81.8 percent of chronic patients reported “improvement” with 89.2 percent “improved” at 1 year.
You can review the study methods and results here.
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