One of our TED talks of the month featured Eric Dishman, who advocates a team based approach with allied health practitioners for more effective results. . A supporting study in the journal SPINE suggests  that adding chiropractic manipulation to a standard regimen of medical care (including education, physical therapies, anti-inflammatories and analgesics) can effect  superior results; “The results of this trial suggest that CMT (chiropractic manipulative therapy) in conjunction with SMC (standard medical care) offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute LBP.[lower back pain]” Interestingly, those in the standard medical care group were twice as likely to receive medication as those who received chiropractic care. This led the researchers to further suggest the increase in medication offered no additional significant benefit. You can read the abstract in this  link below: