Patient benefits of attending a chiropractic low back wellness clinic

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1994 Jan;17(1):25-8.


Objective: To demonstrate low back and/or leg pain patient reaction to attendance at a low back wellness school conducted to teach them how to control their back pain in daily living so as to reduce the incidence and severity of their problem.

Design: Sixty-one patients attending the clinic filled out a seven-question form that ranked their opinions of the class based on their feelings and reactions about it.

Setting: The private clinic of the author where a three-part back pain prevention clinic utilizing a slide lecture and patient participation was presented.

Patients: All suffered from low back and/or leg pain and were invited to attend at the time of their initial examination and report of findings.

Intervention: None. This is a patient questionnaire only.

Main outcome measures: Immediately following the class, the patients were presented with a seven-question form to answer.

Result: A very positive acceptance of low-back wellness training is evidenced by 95% of the patients feeling it was worth their time to attend and feeling they learned something to prevent reinjury in daily living; 100% felt it worth the doctor's time to present the class.

Conclusion: Low back wellness school is a positive program from the patients' and doctor's viewpoints.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Attitude to Health
  • Back Pain / therapy*
  • Chiropractic*
  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Surveys and Questionnaires