February 15, 2017

Fwd: Chiropractic care could reduce workers compensation costs?

By chirosushi In Chiropractic Success, News

Blurb from: Chiropractic care could reduce workers compensation costs, study suggests

Dr. Darrell Wade, CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chiropractic Association, said the September 2016 study analyzed data from more than 5,500 injured workers in Ontario.

“What it found was that the initial provider of care for back pain was a very strong determinant of the duration of financial compensation for at least the first five months of the claim,” he told CBC Radio’s On the Go.

The study, published in the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, found that workers who saw a chiropractor first, rather than a physician or a physiotherapist, needed full compensation for a shorter time.

“What they found was that people who had seen a chiropractor first had seen about a 20 per cent less cost in these claims over those who visited their family physician,” he said.

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