Chiropractic Care Most Valuable for Work Related Back Pain

By Debbie Nicholson

Workman’s Compensation update concludes chiropractic more effective

Just recently a study administered by medical and healthcare professionals outside the chiropractic profession concluded that chiropractic care had more effectiveness for common work related low back pain in comparison to treatments by physicians or physical therapists. In total chiropractic patients demonstrated lower medical expenses, less disability recurrences and shorter initial periods of disabilities.

Primary Care About to Collapse, Physicians Warn

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Primary care — the basic medical care that people get when they visit their doctors for routine physicals and minor problems — could fall apart in the United States without immediate reforms, the American College of Physicians said on Monday.

“Primary care is on the verge of collapse,” said the organization, a professional group which certifies internists, in a statement. “Very few young physicians are going into primary care and those already in practice are under such stress that they are looking for an exit strategy.”

Health Overhaul Likely to Strain Doctor Shortage

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer Lauran Neergaard, Ap Medical Writer – WASHINGTON – Better beat the crowd and find a doctor.

Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the landmark health overhaul that will bring them millions more newly insured patients in the next few years promises extra strain.

The new law goes beyond offering coverage to the uninsured, with steps to improve the quality of care for the average person and help keep us well instead of today’s seek-care-after-you’re-sick culture. To benefit, you’ll need a regular health provider.

Young Doctors Avoiding Primary Care

The ACP cited an American Medical Association survey that found 35 percent of all physicians nationwide are over the age of 55 and will soon retire.

In 2003, only 27 percent of third year internal medicine residents actually planned to practice internal medicine, the group said, with others planning to go into more lucrative specialty jobs.