chiropracticAn article appeared in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics (1999;22(4):250-253) in response to an earlier article in the British Medical Journal that reflected negatively on chiropractic. The authors of the JMPT article point out that there is great satisfaction among chiropractic patients. A meta-analysis of 25 randomized, controlled studies involving patients with low back pain found that patients did significantly better when being treated with spinal manipulation delivered by a chiropractor. The author also noted that a leading Canadian economist has recommended doubling the use of chiropractic care; it may result in annual savings of $770 million in direct health care costs.