The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Chiropractic care in work-related low back pain

    This study looks at the association between timing and duration of chiropractic care in work-related low back pain and work-disability outcomes.

    Patients from 4 states who received chiropractic care for uncomplicated occupational low back pain were identified through workers’ compensation claims.

    And, the results.

    • Chiropractic care was initiated within 30 days after the onset of back pain by 89% of claimants.
    • 48% of them ended chiropractic care within the first 30 days.
    • Shorter chiropractic care duration was significantly associated with a lower likelihood of work-disability recurrence and 9% shorter work-disability duration.

    The bottom line?
    The authors conclude that the results do “not support a benefit of longer chiropractic care in preventing work-disability recurrence or reducing work-disability duration in OLBP.”

    This conclusion is in line with guidelines in an earlier post by Dr. Peter Stanton, a board certified chiropractic orthopedist practicing in Burke, Virginia.

    11/22/07 17:32 JR

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