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If the pain hasn’t gone away by now, it’s not likely to disappear on its own. Having severe back pain can feel like a crippling condition.
You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. It’s almost impossible for anyone around you to understand how you feel. You can’t remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep.
If you are suffering from any of these problems, they can be relieved or eliminated with our specific treatment plan.
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With the help of modern chiropractic diagnostic technology, we can develop a customised treatment plan that will alleviate your back pain and restore your health.
Our non-invasive techniques are a great alternative to surgery or medication.
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CHIROPRACTIC BETTER THAN DRUGS FOR BACK PAIN, STUDY FINDS
It's not uncommon for back-pain patients to always have a bottle of pain medication on hand. But while drugs might temporarily dull the pain, recent research suggests they may be ineffective as a long-term treatment for back pain. A new study from the journal Spine suggests that chiropractic treatments are more effective for back pain than a common pain medication.
In the study, researchers sought to compare the efficacy of spinal adjustments to a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID. The study included 101 patients with acute low-back pain who were divided into three groups: those that received spinal adjustments with a placebo drug, those that received real doses of the drug and sham adjustments, and those that received both sham adjustments and a placebo drug.
Both treatment groups improved significantly more than the control group. When comparing the two treatments though, the chiropractic patients were significantly better off than patients taking the pain medication. Chiropractic patients had faster and more distinct reductions in disability and pain. They also reported having a better quality of life after treatment than the patients on pain medications. These improvements lasted at the 12-week follow-up.
Although previous research has shown the efficacy of chiropractic for back pain, this is the first study to demonstrate that chiropractic has a "clear superiority" over an NSAID for back pain.
The success of chiropractic lies in its ability to address the root cause of pain rather than dulling the symptoms. If you're searching for safe, effective, lasting relief of back pain, chiropractic could help. Call our office today to learn more.
von Heymann W, Schloemer P, et al. Spinal HVLA-manipulation in acute nonspecific LBP: A double blinded randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2012; doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e318275d09c.
CHIROPRACTIC VS. TRADITIONAL CARE FOR PREVENTING BACK PAIN
If you're searching for back-pain relief, you may wonder, "What makes chiropractic different from traditional treatments?" While chiropractic care has many advantages, from its natural approach to its safety, a key benefit of chiropractic lies in its ability to prevent back pain from recurring.
In the past, doctors believed acute back pain came in discrete episodes that lasted no longer than 90 days. Recent research suggests though that acute back pain often reoccurs, meaning that if you have one episode of back pain, you'll likely experience another episode of back pain later in life. This has prompted researchers to investigate ways to break the cycle of back pain.
A 2011 study suggests that chiropractic can prevent recurring back pain better than traditional treatments. In the study, researchers analyzed the data of a major US insurance company to determine the course and costs of treatment for nearly 900 cases of back pain.
They discovered that patients receiving traditional care relied more heavily on pain medications and were disabled for longer periods of time than chiropractic patients. Those under a physician's care were disabled for an average of 119 days versus 58 days for physical therapy patients and just 49 days for chiropractic patients.
The researchers also examined the period after the initial episode of back pain to determine whether patients suffered from recurring pain. Chiropractic patients were less prone to recurring disability compared to patients in the physician and physical therapy groups. 16.9% of physical therapy patients had recurring disability versus 12.5% of physician patients and just 6.2% of chiropractic patients.
Chiropractic helps prevent future episodes of back pain by addressing the root cause of your pain, rather than masking the symptoms. If you've suffer from back pain or have chronic symptoms, chiropractic could help. Call our office for effective back pain relief today.
Cifuentes M, Willetts J, Wasiak R. Health maintenance care in work-related low back pain and its association with disability recurrence. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011; 53(4): 396-404.
CHIROPRACTIC BETTER THAN MEDICAL CARE ALONE FOR BACK PAIN RELIEF
People with back pain who are treated by a chiropractor experience more relief than patients treated with standard care alone, according to new research.
A new study from the journal Spine tested the effects of combining chiropractic with standard medical care in 91 military personnel with low-back pain. While all service members received standard medical care, half were also treated with chiropractic spinal adjustments.
Chiropractic made a major difference: 73% of chiropractic patients had moderate to substantial pain relief, compared to just 17% of standard care patients. Chiropractic patients also had significantly lower disability scores.
This study shows that there's a significant advantage in incorporating chiropractic into the standard care of back pain.
To discover the chiropractic advantage, call our office today.
Goertz C, et al. Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: Results from a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study. Spine 2013; 38 (8): 627–634. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827733e7.
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