New health plan launched in B.C.

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New health plan launched in B.C.

Postby smoky500 » May 24th, 2018, 1:07 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/227076 ... ors-for-BC

So Horgan claims that " the government wants to shift to a system that gives patients a wider range of options in team-based and primary care networks."

If he really wants to shift to a system that gives patients a wider range of treatment options, then start funding Chiropractic, massage therapy and physiotherapy. It is well documented that people with back pain that get manual therapies get better quicker and take less drugs (opioids) than people who get standard medical care.

https://www.canadianchiropractor.ca/res ... gn=180522E

A 2013 trial of people with acute low back pain compared the effects of spinal manipulation with those of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac (Voltaren) and placebo on their pain. Spinal manipulation was found to be significantly better than diclofenac and clinically superior to placebo in reducing disability, pain and the need for rescue medication. It was also found to improve quality of life.

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Similar results came from another study of 192 people with low back pain that lasted around two to six weeks. Participants were randomly allocated to one of three groups: chiropractic manipulation with a placebo medication; muscle relaxants with sham manipulation; or placebo medicine with sham manipulation. All subjects improved over time, but the chiropractic group responded significantly better, with a bigger decrease in pain scores, than the control group.

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Re: New health plan launched in B.C.

Postby smoky500 » Jun 6th, 2018, 8:26 am

more research that supports the use of chiropractic for the treatment of LBP, from JAMA one of most respected medical journals

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamane ... t_06042018

Check out the cost estimates for disability for LBP, $236 BILLION in 2010 $ for the US alone. Think of what that is costing Canadians in 2018!
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