When it comes to making important choices about treatment options for back pain, it’s worth looking at the experiences of others who have found something that works. In recent years, the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center has surveyed the magazine’s subscribers to do just that. In April and May 2009, Consumer Reports released some of its findings publicly. A summary appears below.
About the Survey Participants
How Respondents Ranked the Healthcare Providers Who Had Treated Them
|Healthcare Provider||Percent Who Were Highly Satisfied With Treatment and Advice*|
|Physician, Primary Care||34%|
*Defined as either Completely Satisfied or Very Satisfied.
+Difference in ranking for Physical Therapist and Acupuncturist were not statistically significant.
How Respondents Ranked Selected Back Pain Therapies
|Therapy||Percentage Who Reported that the Therapy Helped a Lot|
In July 2011, Consumer Reports published an updated report describing how Americans use alternative approaches to healthcare as well as their experience with various therapies and their providers. Chiropractic care once again was reported to be the most popular approach to back pain relief and was ranked most highly in terms of patient satisfaction.
Dr. Anthony Rivano is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician in Florham Park, NJ. He can help relieve back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, and many other musculoskeletal conditions and restore mobility by using a drug-free, hands-on technique called “spinal manipulation”, "joint manipulation" or “chiropractic adjustment”. He also uses other manual therapies, such as massage, ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, EPAT Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment to complement this primary treatment. In addition, Dr. Rivano is skilled in designing exercise and nutrition programs for his patients that will help their bodies resist injury and function properly. By focusing on both immediate pain relief and the underlying causes of pain, Dr. Rivano can help you achieve a healthier overall lifestyle.
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