These are just a few of the major studies and research done on the effectiveness of Chiropractic. Keep in mind these encompass only the things that the public "believes" we are good for. There is also much research on the effectiveness of Chiropractic on many other things.
COST EFFECTIVENESS: Occupational low-back pain injuries cost the United States somewhere in the range of $5 billion to $30 billion annually. Chiropractic has proved itself to be a more cost effective way of treating a number of neuromuskuloskeletal disorders, including low-back pain.
Chiropractic is gaining unprecedented recognition as
safe, effective, & cost efficient. In the U.S. more than 20 million annually
seek the care of a chiropractor. There is no state or jurisdiction in which
anyone cannot "self-refer" themselves to a Chiropractor.
In a recent study comparing DC's to
MD's in terms of reduction of disability in low back pain Chiropractors were
more effective. DC patients who had time loss from work in the 2nd year of study
was 21%, while MD's were at 35%.