Low back pain is among the most common complaints in Americans today. As many as one out of every five people experience low back pain as an adult. It’s important to find non-drug related options to relive this perturbing and prevalent condition. In the age of rampant opioid addiction, it is simply imperative to explore non-drug alternatives. According to the American College of Physicians, spinal manipulation is an effective therapy for many with back pain issues.
Many pregnant women have experienced serious back pain throughout the course of their pregnancy. It is common for women to experience some level of back pain while they are delivering their baby. During pregnancy, women must be careful regarding the medication that they take to relieve back pain. Many pregnant women have found relief from their back pain by visiting a chiropractor.
A new study suggests that chiropractic care is more effective than just medical care alone for patients of chronic back pain by reducing pain and disability. The study published on JAMA Network Open, performed a clinical trial among active US military in effort to determine whether chiropractic care along with medical care can provide better pain relief and improve function, other than just medical care.
The participants selected were between 18 to 50 years old and suffered from chronic lower back pain. The clinical trial, which lasted six weeks allocated usual medical care with chiropractic care to 375 participants and just medical care alone to the other 375 participants. Chiropractic care includes spinal manipulation, rehab exercises, heat, cryotherapy and other therapies, which is how a full chiropractic care treatment is executed for regular patients.
The results of the trial were measured by using rating scales. Participants who received the chiropractic care, were asked to measure themselves for lower back pain intensity and disability. For lower back pain 0 indicated no low back pain and 10 indicated the worst possible low back pain. And for disability, 0 indicated no disability and 24 indicated greater disability. Participants who just received medical care were measured for perceived improvement, 0 indicating not satisfied and 10 indicating extremely satisfied.
The overall results when compared and adjusted for mean differences showed that participants who received medical and chiropractic care reported less pain and disability reported by participants who received only medical care. This demonstrated that chiropractic care can play a significant role in decreasing pain and improving function.
As our body grows older it begins to lose muscle tone, strength and flexibility. The things we love such as hiking or dancing just get difficult to do and probably painful over time. There is hope though, as chiropractic care has been a successful treatment in relieving pain and treating the source of the problem.
Are you suffering from rounded shoulders due to bad posture? Worry no longer, chiropractic care is an effective treatment for rounded shoulders and bad posture overall. Not only is having good posture positive for overall appearance, but it is actually important to maintain your body health.
If you’ve been to the gym then you’ve probably seen a big ball people use for various exercises. That big ball is known as a stability ball or exercise ball. It has plenty of uses and benefits. Some of the benefits are improving posture, strengthening muscles and rehabbing injuries such as lower back pain. A stability ball is a great tool for reducing lower back pain. All it takes is learning the proper exercises and implementing them into your workout.
Whether you have neck, back, arm or leg pain, spinal decompression therapy can be a great drug-free and non-surgical treatment. Research has shown that more than 80 percent of patients who used spinal decompression therapy for a study, had their pain symptoms relieved significantly.
There are a lot of tips that you can follow in order to keep your back and the rest of your body pain free for the holidays. Many people walk around in pain because they are trying to do too much. You don’t want to spend the bulk of your holidays lying on the table at your chiropractor.
It’s important to focus on an effective way to treat pain. If you have pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or elsewhere on your body, the easy solution may be to reach for a bottle of pain killers. However, you have to look at treating the problem, not simply the symptom, and that’s why chiropractic care should be considered.
Your back hurts. You struggle through it because you’re busy. You come up with a million and one reasons as to why you don’t want to go to the chiropractor. This can be a mistake because it can lead to more problems. Your back pain is unlikely to go away on its own.