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Chiropractic: What Should You Expect

A recent study was conducted to investigate the expectations of patients and chiropractors when chiropractic care was initiated. Researchers found chiropractors and patients expected the chiropractor to find the problem and explain it to their patients and they also expected patients to fell better and become free of symptoms. However, patients had lower expectations of the chiropractic treatment than the chiropractors but higher expectations of being given advice and exercises than the chiropractors did. There was also a tendency for the patients to expect to get better faster than the chiropractors expected them to. Researchers felt that some of the differences in expectations could potentially influence the treatment and outcome of the care negatively. They stressed the importance of communication between the chiropractor and the patients.

Source: J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2002;25:300-5