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British Government Endorses Chiropractic Treatment!

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U. S. Federal Government Endorses Chiropractic Treatment.

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For acute low back pain in adults, relief "can be accomplished most safely with nonprescription medication and/or spinal manipulation."

These results of a five year study conducted for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, were published in 1994 by the United States Agency for Health Policy Research (AHCPR).

Bigos, S., Bowyer, O., Braen, G., et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults.  Clinical Practice Guideline No. 14.  AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642.  Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. December 1994.

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Canadian Government Endorses Chiropractic Treatment.

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The panel of researchers concluded that the approaches employed by chiropractic doctors were more effective than traditional forms of treatment.

  The Manga Report studied the effectiveness of chiropractic management of low back pain with work-related injuries, and was funded in 1993 by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

The Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Management of Low-Back Pain, Pran Manga, Ph.D., Douglas Angus, M.A., Costa Papadopoulos, M.H.A., William Swan, B.A.  Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, August 1993.

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 British Government Endorses Chiropractic Treatment.

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Chiropractic care compared more favorably than traditional outpatient hospital treatment.

  Patients seen by chiropractic doctors were significantly better within six months and remained so during the two year follow-up period.

Patients seen by chiropractic doctors missed less time from work.

These results are from a three year British study involving 741 patients.   Roughly half received traditional medical treatment and the other half received chiropractic treatment.

Low Back Pain of Mechanical Origin: Randomized Comparison of Chiropractic and Hospital Outpatient Treatment, T. W. Meade, Sandra Dyer, Wendy Browne, Joy Townsend, A. O. Frank, British Medical Journal, Volume 300, 2 June 1990, Pages 1431-1437.

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San Francisco Chronicle"      April 15, 1998      Report on article from: "New York Times".

"Warning on Deadly Drug Side Effects"

"More than 100,000 people a year die in American hospitals from adverse reactions to medication, making drug reactions one of the leading causes of death in the United States, researchers are reporting today."

"The deaths, as described in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, are not due to mistakes by doctors in prescribing drugs or by patients in using them."

"Rather, drug reactions occur because virtually all medications can have bad side effects in some people, even when taken in proper doses."

"Even when the cause is known to be a drug, that is rarely recorded on the death certificate ..."

" A certificate might list a stomach hemorrhage as the cause of death without mentioning the drug that brought it on."

"In 1994, for example, there were 106,000 such deaths as well as about 2.2 million nonfatal adverse drug reactions."

"No comprehensive records are kept of medication-related deaths, ..."

"Doctors and hospitals rarely report such deaths."

"Health care officials are not required even to keep track of them, ..."

"'Do you want to guess how many death certificates in 1994 showed deaths due to drug reactions? ... It was 156.' "

"Using the lowest estimate makes drug reactions the sixth-leading cause of death in the Unites States, higher than diabetes and pneumonia and lower than heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease and accidents".

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