A series of studies emerging from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Project, a massive collaboration between the World Health Organization, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (the coordinating center), the University of Queensland School of Population Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the University of Tokyo, Imperial College London, clarifies the worldwide health burden of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly back and neck pain, in crystal-clear fashion, with low back pain identified as the number-one cause of disability worldwide and neck pain the number-four cause. Overall, musculoskeletal conditions represent the second leading cause of global disability.
With discoveries like this being made it is time to increase the utilization of chiropractic. It is obvious what ‘mainstream medicine’ has been doing the last 50 years is not working. Barriers and resistance from the medical community to coordinate care with chiropractors needs to be eliminated. Chiropractic is not even considered or mentioned in many major medical publications/studies (see Mayo Clinic report on back surgery) when they release findings on how to treat back/spinal injuries. Even though chiropractic has been PROVEN time and time again to be one of the most effective methods of treating back pain and musculoskeletal conditions it is routinely left of out the discussion for treatment options. The omission of the recommendation of chiropractic care leads to only one conclusion…medical institutions are only interested in pushing their agendas, not improving patient’s health.
Keep pushing for change, demand that chiropractic care be an option when talking to your medical doctor about your back pain.
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