Who would you see first for low back pain?

This ad in The Wall Street Journal (Monday, January 26, 2015) highlights the importance of conservative care as your first option. 

"42.7% of workers who first consulted a surgeon underwent back surgery."


"1.5% of workers who first consulted a Doctor of Chiropractic underwent back surgery."

The message: By seeing a chiropractor first, your chances of undergoing surgery in the future go way down.

Link to research article cited in advertisement: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4258106/