Back pain is very common
Whether related to work, sports injuries, or even car accidents, back pain is one of the most common injuries. An amazing 8 out of every 10 people in America will suffer with upper or lower back pain. But there is an answer to resolving your back pain naturally. So many people have found relief through chiropractic care that chiropractors are often thought of as back doctors. Of course, they do focus in care of the spine. Spinal problems may not only cause back discomfort but it may lead to all sorts of health problems throughout your body.
Other sources and common causes of back pain:
- strain to the muscles of the back (paraspinal muscles)
- sprains to the ligaments that support the spine
- disk herniations or bulges of the vertebral discs
- degenerative disc disease
- degenerative joint disease, also know as osteoarthritis
- fractures caused by trauma to the spine
Still, chiropractic care is indeed effective for back conditions. In fact, The US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recently appointed a panel of medical experts who reviewed some 3,900 studies on care for acute low back pain. The panel rejected bedrest, surgery (except rare cases), injections into the back, and all oral prescription drugs (such as antidepressants or steroids). In contrast, they found that spinal manipulations, which usually is performed by a chiropractor, “can be helpful for patients with acute low back problems”. For more information click here.
Studies on chiropractors
There are fewer studies on long-term chronic back disorders than short-term acute back disorders. Still, a recent study in the respected medical journal, Spine found chiropractic care beneficial for ongoing chronic back pain. The traditional approach for patients with chronic back problems has been back pain school to teach patients how to cope and live with the pain. Chiropractic care was compared to back pain school in this study, and the chiropractic group did significantly better. The researchers concluded, ” spinal manipulation is clinically useful in chronic pain patients who have been suffering for seven weeks or more.” Many forms of treatment may alleviate back pain, which include some combination of the following: therapeutic exercises, mechanical traction, therapeutic stretches, electric muscle stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, and cryotherapy, or heat therapy.
Chiropractic is proven to get results
So many scientific and government studies have proven the effectiveness of chiropractic care for back injuries. An example is the government of Ontario in a 216-page study of all available evidence. They find chiropractic care of low back discomfort to be superior to medical management in terms of safety, evidence of effectiveness, evidence of cost, and patient satisfaction.
If you or anyone you know wants to get the safest, most effective, least expensive, and most satisfying care for low back conditions, consult our Chiropractor at Accident Pain Clinics of South Florida.
Christopher Connell, “Back Pain,” The Associated Press, December 8, 1994. J. J. Triano, et al., “Manipulative Therapy Versus Education in Chronic Low Back Pain,” 1995, Spine, Vol. 20, No. 8, pp. 948-955 (as reported by D. Chapman-Smith, September 1995, The Chronic Report, Fumia Publications, Toronto, Canada, Vol. 9, No. 5, p. 6) P. Manga, D. Agnus, et al., (1993) “The Effectiveness and Cost Effectiveness of Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain,” Pran Manga and Associates, University of Ottawa, Canada (as reported by Chapman-Smith, September 1993, The Chronic Report, Fumia Publications, Toronto, Vol. 7, No. 6, p. 3).
Back pain treatment in Miami Lakes
At Chiropractic & Rehabilitation of Miami Lakes we offer several treatment options to resolve your pain. Back pain treatment is also available to the cities of Doral, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Miramar, and Miami Lakes. Our treatment options range from Chiropractic care, Massage therapy, Physiotherapy, intersegmental traction, and physical therapy. Our goal is to provide our patients with premier medical care and exceptional customer service. We offer same day appointments and provide transportation for all auto accident treatment. In addition we have a bilingual staff to better serve our patients. Call our clinic today for an evaluation of your injuries at 305-570-1965 or use our online booking appointment request form.