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Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Augusta Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not stop. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic invites aggravated, hurting chronic low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Augusta chiropractic service is often relieving, delivering hope for a more comfortable day.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic witness the relief of pain and return of function. Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A recently published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain recorded relief with Cox® Technic treatment. The patient reported having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported improvement in his condition, less pain medication use, and better mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result for this back pain sufferer!

WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Role

Chronic low back pain like that described by the veteran in this case report is very prevalent and can be very distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed for the management of chronic low back in several guidelines backed by such groups as the American Pain Society and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central sensitization – the effect of repetitive nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute to chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s benefit may well stem from its impact on this sensitization. (4) That’s an advantage chronic back pain sufferers can accept.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment for chronic low back pain reported that spinal manipulation generated similar effects to other suggested therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, momentary adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal manipulation appeared to be a good option for relief of pain and improvement of function for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same deductions were reported: spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial treatment for the older patient with chronic low back pain to relieve pain and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is rendered by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic studied extra in the delivery of the gentle, non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal stenosis pain in addition to more common spinal pain conditions.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment today. We do not want you to|Don’t let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is here for you.