According to a new survey by the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center, fifty-eight percent of people suffering from back pain rated chiropractic/spinal manipulation as helping a lot. And massage (48 percent) and physical therapy (46 percent) were close runners up. Consumers also rated their satisfaction with practitioners, telling Consumer Reports they were more likely to be “highly satisfied” with the back pain treatment received from their chiropractors (59 percent) than from their primary-care physicians (34 percent).

— Chatham Journal Newspaper, Yonkers, NY, April 14, 2009