A new study evaluated the effectiveness of chiropractic care utilizing a flexion/distraction table versus physical therapy one year after treatment was completed. If you've been to my office you'll most likely have been on my flexion/distraction table--it’s the fancy table in room 2 that moves up and down. One year after treatment was completed, researchers found that "subjects who received chiropractic care (flexion distraction therapy) had significantly lower pain scores than subjects who received physical therapy (exercise program)." Chiropractic care improves functioning of the spine and the nervous system. Without proper function, no medication or exercise will provide lasting benefits. That is why time after time, chiropractic care provides superior results for spinal problems. If you know someone who has pain and has not tried chiropractic, do them a favor and refer them to a chiropractor! Link to J Altern Complement Med. 2006 Sep;12(7):659-68.