Chiropractic beats medical care for back pain.
- The cause of your back pain often exists long before the pain symptom begins.
- Chiropractic care is safer and more effective than surgery.
Many of the pain-sensing nerves of the spine are in the facet joints, the two interlocking “fingers” at the back of each spinal bone. The normally smooth surfaces on which these joints glide can become rough, irritated, and inflamed.
Research continually shows that chiropractic offers the best results for treating low back conditions. For example, one recent study compared chiropractic patients to medical patients with chronic low back pain. Chiropractic care included spinal manipulation and various forms of physiotherapy. Medical are frequently included the prescription of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Patients treated by chiropractors showed better overall improvement and satisfaction after one month than patients treated by their medical physicians. Chiropractic patients showed substantial decreases in pain severity, functional disability, and pain quality, while medical patients showed only minimal improvements with regard to the first two measures, and actually experienced an increase in pain level.
One cause of lower back pain can be a bulging disc putting pressure on the spinal cord or a nearby nerve root. The result is often numbness, tingling, or pain down the leg.
The surgical method of treatment is to cut away the bulging disc tissue which permanently alters its ability to separate and cushion the adjacent bones. This rarely addresses the underlying structural causes of the problem.
The chiropractic method of treatment is to help restore normal motion and position of the affected spinal bones by specific chiropractic adjustments. The simplicity and success of this approach is continually being documented as more effective than surgery.
Consult with Sheridan Chiropractic and find out if yours is a chiropractic case and enjoy the positive results that millions of patients have discovered.
A recent study compared results after one month for chiropractic and medical patient with chronic lower back pain. Results demonstrated that patients treated by chiropractor experienced greater overall improvement after one month than patients treated by medical physicians. Chiropractic patients showed substantial decreases in pain and functional disability, while medical patients showed only minimal improvements with regard to function and actually experienced increase in pain level.
If you’re suffering from low back pain, the care we can provide in our office will provide you with your best opportunity for relief.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, May 2000: Vol. 23, No. 4, pp239-45.