The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
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    This blog is 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.

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    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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