3118 N. Sheffield Ave, Suite 1S
Chicago, IL 60657
Patient Resource Library
“If there is the slightest chance that a patient can be educated in the methods that enable him to reduce his own pain and disability using his own understanding and resources, he should receive that education. Every patient is entitled to the information, and every doctor should be obliged to provide it”.
Robin McKenzie, CNZM, O.B.E., FCSP (Hon), FNZSP (Hon), NZCP (HLM), Dip. MT, Dip.MDT
Education & Licensing
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Patient Satisfaction with Chiropractic Care
- A 1993 Canadian study reported chiropractors to be “more attentive and caring; more accessible, convenient and available; less reliant on drug therapy; and less likely to create new problems or make old problems worse.”
- A 1993 study by Stano compared the health care cost to 395,641 patients with neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Results from this two-year study demonstrated that the patients that received chiropractic care incurred much lower costs than those treated by medical doctors or osteopaths.
- A 1998 landmark study reported that “virtually everyone treated by a chiropractor is satisfied with their care: 73% are ‘very satisfied’ and 23% are ‘somewhat satisfied’.”
- The Western Journal of Medicine determined that medical patients had a higher rate of disability days (mean 39.7) compared to chiropractic patients (mean 10.8). In addition, the chiropractic patients that received care for low-back pain were three times more satisfied with their care (66%) compared to the medical patients (22%).