The long-awaited results of a first of its kind study on Upper Cervical Care have been released. The full report can be found in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (volume 12), but I’ll summarize the results for you here.
The study involved 1,090 patients suffering from neck pain, mid/low back pain, and headaches. Patients received an average of 2 adjustments over a 2.5 week time span. During this 17 day time period, these aches and pains improved 60% or better, and patients scored their level of satisfaction very high at 9.1 out of 10.
What information can prospective patients garner from this data? First, that the true Upper Cervical approach doesn’t require dozens of visits before patients see improvement. This is valuable in a number of ways… Primarily, if you do not have insurance, or if your insurance does’t cover chiropractic treatment, Upper Cervical Care won’t break the bank if you decide to pay out of pocket.
Second, the average patient notices at least 60% improvement fairly quickly. There wouldn’t have been a 91% satisfaction rate if patients found this unacceptable.
Third, notice that the symptoms included mid and low-back pain. These statistics were achieved using a chiropractic method that didn’t require the doctor to manipulate the mid or low back. Results were achieved simply by restoring balance to the head and neck!
Special thanks to the authors, Drs. Kirk Eriksen, Bo Rochester and Eric Hurwitz, for their tremendous efforts.