Chiropractic First For Occupational Back Pain

If a recent study is any indication, more injured workers could be returning to work earlier if they seek chiropractic care first for work related back pain.

According to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, workers who went to a chiropractor first for occupational back pain had a significantly shorter duration of compensation during the first five months, compared to those who sought a medical doctor first.

In comparison, workers who sought a physiotherapist first for back pain experienced a longer period of compensation than those who consulted a medical doctor first.