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Study To Compare Low Back Pain Treatments

Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research has been given a grant to study what patients with acute low back pain value most when they seek conventional or alternative treatments for that affliction. 2,000 Kaiser Permanente members who have had acute low back pain will be sent surveys to determine what kind of treatment – chiropractic or primary care – is most effective. "This study will add valuable new information to research efforts already under way in the chiropractic field," said Dr. Charles Simpson, co-investigator of the study and chief medical officer of Complementary Healthcare Plans. "More importantly, it will pave the way for analyzing the benefits of other complementary and alternative treatments."

Source: Chiropractic Economics