If you experience back pain, you want a quick fix. One treatment. Someone else to cure it. Done. Like most things in life, it is not that easy. Each of us must take part in our lives and our recoveries. Your Augusta chiropractor has a partnering chiropractic treatment plan that can lead to back pain and/or neck pain relief. Are you ready?
LOW BACK PAIN CHIROPRACTIC CARE: NON-INVASIVE, PAIN RELIEVING
First of all, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic admits that there are many back pain relief options. In an attempt to figure out what options works in managing acute and chronic low back pain, researchers analyzed randomized control trials, systematic reviews and well-written clinical guidelines in an attempt to make some sense of all the options: general behavior, pharmacological therapy, psychological therapy, specfic exercise, active rehab and education, manual therapy, physical modalities, and invasive procedures. There are lots of options! Evenutally, manual therapy, spinal manipulation, and massage for acute and chronic low back pain were strongly to marginally recommended, getting scores of A to C. Further, spinal manipulation was reinforced by three high-quality trials, one systemic review (SR), in addition to a couple clinical guidelines for acute low back pain. For chronic LBP, four higher quality trials, two SRs, as well as four clinical guidelines found evidence to show pain improvement with spinal manipulation. Additionally, three moderate quality trials supported pain improvement with chiropractic approaches for treating chronic LBP. Among many other findings, this one really stood out though: Of the many clinical trials with a variety of invasive treatments, there was insufficient evidence for surgery as a treatment of chronic low back pain. (1) There are conditions for which back surgery is necessary, and your chiropractor knows this and works toegether with spinal surgeons. For many, Augusta chiropractic care at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic features non-invasive care of acute and chronic low back pain. A great place to start!
Augusta BACK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE
A combined effort for back pain relief produces results. 241 low back pain patients were randomized to three combos of care: spinal manipulation (SMT) twice weekly for 3 weeks with multifidus activating exercise or spinal mobilizing exercise or additional SMT sessions. Significant differences were found for those patients in the SMT plus multifidus activating exercise group. Low back pain and its management is many-faceted. This one study was able to document positive effects with SMT plus multifidus strengthening exercises. (2) We’ll talk about at-home exercise to optimize your relief.
Augusta NECK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE
What about neck pain? A combined approach works with it too. Regarding neck pain and upper cervical rotation restriction, patients who received manual therapy and did cervical exercises at home experienced significantly better outcomes in disability, pain, and function. Four 20-minute manual therapy sessions plus exercise and an at-home exercise routine demonstrated superior to exercise alone and a home-exercise program. Neck disability indices, flexion-rotation tests, pain intensities, and more improved. (3) So do your exercises we recommend! They really do help. Layering treatment with personal care works.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes treatment of cervical spine and arm pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that incorporates SMT and exercise.
Schedule your Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Are you ready for back and neck pain relief? We will do our part. You do yours, and it’s yours!