Bottom Line: So, you’ve got back pain. It’s altered your life, changed your daily activities, curbed your exercise, and maybe even made you a bit irritable. Now what? Well, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Thankfully, we have a method of care to help you get back on your feet without the risks associated with medications and surgery. Research has shown that Chiropractic care help over 90% of people recover from back pain.
Why it Matters: Recovering from a back injury can be mentally tough. Many of us don’t realize what we take for granted until an injury alters our perspective. But with the correct evidence-based care, you will be back and better than ever in no time. Over the past few years, there have been considerable advancements in our understanding of the best treatments for back pain. Here are a few of the latest research updates:
-Chiropractic care has been shown to be more effective at reducing pain than many commonly prescribed medications.
-Chiropractic care provided more patients with relief than spinal injections, showed a recent study from JMPT.
-Researchers found patients had just as much relief with Chiropractic care as they did with surgery.
Next Steps: When recovering from a back injury, it’s important to keep a positive attitude, stick with your care plan, and avoid “pushing” through the pain. Our specific, hands on care will work with your body’s natural healing instincts to help you get your life back.
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Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 2010
Spinal High-Velocity Low Amplitude Manipulation in Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain. SPINE. 2013