Cambridge, MA, February 1, 2022―Today, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) announced that preliminary research on the patterns and outcomes of chiropractic care will be shared at the Institute’s 38th Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 16-17, 2022, in Boston, MA.

“Chiropractors often participate in the delivery of physical medicine services to workers with low back pain in many states,” said John Ruser, WCRI’s president and CEO. “It is important to know how they are involved and the outcomes of the care they provide. This is one of several preliminary studies we will be sharing at our annual conference, giving attendees a first look.”

WCRI Economist Dongchun Wang will share preliminary findings from her 28-state study Patterns and Outcomes of Chiropractic Care, which will address the following questions:

  • How often do workers with low back pain receive chiropractic care across states?
  • What are some reasons for the substantial interstate variation in the use of chiropractic care?
  • How are chiropractors involved in delivering care?
  • How do costs and temporary disability duration compare between low back pain claims with exclusive chiropractic care and those with non-chiropractic physical medicine care? 

The WCRI conference is a leading workers’ compensation forum. The two-day program highlights the Institute’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. Conference participants will leave with new insights, valuable networking contacts, and a better understanding of key issues in today’s competitive environment.

Those who register by February 14 can save up to $100. A special conference hotel rate of $279 a night is also available for a limited time. Click here to learn more about the conference or to register. To ensure a safe event, WCRI is adhering to all applicable federal, state, and local health laws—including the City of Boston’s current mandate that all attendees show proof of vaccination—and will adjust our protocols as needed. 

About WCRI:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Organized in late 1983, the Institute does not take positions on the issues it researches; rather, it provides information obtained through studies and data collection efforts, which conform to recognized scientific methods. Objectivity is further ensured through rigorous, unbiased peer review procedures. WCRI's diverse membership includes employers; insurers; governmental entities; managed care companies; health care providers; insurance regulators; state labor organizations; and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


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