Back Pain

The Role of Chiropractic

Everyone who has suffered from back pain knows how debilitating it can be. Because of Chiropractic’s in-depth understanding of the spine, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues, Chiropractic has long been identified as the field of medicine uniquely qualified to relieve both minor and severe back pain.
The approach of Chiropractic toward back pain is gentle, but aggressive. Masking pain with medication is not enough. Even removing symptoms is not enough. Rather, Chiropractic focuses on locating the origin of the pain with the singular goal of permanently removing the cause of pain.

Every patient’s condition is different, so the first step toward treating back pain is performing a detailed chiropractic, neurologic, and orthopedic exam. We can also perform a digital spinal scan, foot scan, and muscle exam for a deeper look at the cause of your symptoms. Once the cause(s) of the pain is determined, treatment options can then be considered.

Chiropractic doesn’t settle for masking pain or temporary fixes. Chiropractic’s goal is to remove the root cause of the pain. Research reports:

“[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard care, for men and women between 18 and 35 years of age with acute low back pain.” Goertz et al. (2013), Spine

“Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.”

Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

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