"Patients suffering from back pain gain greater benefit from chiropractors than from conventional treatment in National Health Service hospitals, an independent study of the two methods says today."
David Fletcher, Health Services Correspondent, Daily Telegraph
"The Medical Research Council yesterday urged Mr. Kenneth Clarke, Secretary of State for Health, to ease the distress of Britain's back pain sufferers by making an alternative treatment (chiropractic) available on the National Health Service."
The London Times
"Patients with back pain who go to a chiropractor do better than those treated in hospital, says a report. They suffer less pain and need fewer days off work. Wider use of the treatment could save the country millions of pounds in lost output and social security payments, it is claimed."
Clare Dover, Medical Reporter, Daily Express
"Conclusions -- For patients with low back pain in whom manipulation is not contraindicated, chiropractic almost certainly confers worthwhile, long-term benefit in comparison with hospital outpatient management. The benefit is seen mainly in those with chronic or severe pain. Introducing chiropractic into National Health Services should be considered."
Meade, et. al.
"This pragmatic comparison of two types of treatment used in day to day practice shows that patients treated by chiropractors were not only no worse off than those treated in hospital but almost certainly fared considerably better and that they maintained their improvement for at least two years."
Meade, et. al.