What Does Research Say About Chiropractic Care in Knoxville?

What Does Research Say About
Chiropractic Care in Knoxville?

Chiropractic Knoxville TN Back Pain

Research suggests that chiropractic care in Knoxville is effective, safe, and affordable.  Recent studies show that chiropractic adjustments show significant improvement in relief of conditions with positive outcomes.

According to a 2019 study by Kazis et al patients who saw a chiropractor as their initial provider for low back pain had 90% decreased odds of both early and long term opiod use.  Patients with chronic low back have options in their treatment.  Research shows that initial non-pharmaceutical intervention provides significantly better outcomes in pain reduction with low incidences of side effects.

Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain in Knoxville TN

In cases of acute low back pain such as following an accident or disc herniation chiropractic care proves effective.  According to a 2013 study by Goertz et al chiropractic therapy in conjunction with medical care offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute low back pain.

Are you considering surgery for your low back pain?  Surgery should be a last resort in dealing with back pain due to the severity of the procedure and long term outcomes.  Patients who first saw a chiropractor for acute low back injuries showed reduced odds of needing back surgery by 42.7% (Keeney et al).


Chronic headaches can significantly impact sufferer’s quality of life.  Fortunately, chiropractic care offers relief for most of these patients.  Cervical and upper thoracic adjustment were shown to be more effective than exercise patients with chronic headaches and effects were maintained for 3 months (Dunning et al).

Cost effectiveness

Research suggests that chiropractic care can both be effective and more cost effective than other procedures.  A 2010 study by Liliedahl et al shows that low back treatment initiated by a chiropractor saves 20 to 40 percent on health care costs compared with health care initiated through a medical doctor. 

For more information on treating your pain with research driven techniques call Rocky Top Chiropractic at 865-444-5994 or go to www.rockytopchiropractic.com.

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Rocky Top Chiropractic

5908 Toole Drive NW Suite EF
Knoxville, TN 37919

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