The NY Times published a research notation about the benefits of spinal manipulations and other non-invasive treatments. Written by a medical physician Dr. Carroll, the main take away is –Dr. Carroll feels he may have been mistaken. His mistake was not considering a referral for a spinal manipulation to treat back pain. He points out the benefits of non pharmacological chiropractic treatment to treat the pain. AND–the economic benefits.
See the article, research, and abstract ; https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/upshot/for-bad-backs-its-time-to-rethink-biases-about-chiropractors.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share