Chiropractic Pamphlets from Baxter Healthcare Corporation (1990-1991)


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
July 8, 2020

Baxter International Corporation is a large company that markets medical devices and drug products. In the early 1990s, it had a subsidiary that marketed pamphlets that chiropractors could use in their offices.

  • Low Back Pain
  • Back Exercises
  • Stress and Your Back
  • Understanding Common Back Problems
  • Chiropractic Approach to Low Back Pain
  • Chiropractic Approach to your Headache

The chiropractic pamphlets stated that the primary method of treatment is spinal adjustment that can relieve pressure on nerves and correct faulty structural relationships that cause pain and that they may also use heat, cold, light, massage, movement, exercise, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, ultrasound, postural realignment, traction, ice compression, trigger point therapy, physical therapy, and relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or visualization. The other four pamphlets provide general medical information about causes and treatment of back pain but say nothing about chiropractic. Despite extensive searching, I can find no information online about Baxter’s involvement with chiropractors. To see the chiropractic pamphlets, click here.