Customized chiropractic and physical therapy may be a useful way to ease low back pain, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans a new study says. Researchers from La Trobe University observed that ‘many patients with low-back disorders persisting beyond 6 weeks do not recover. The typical algorithm that is used by your primary physician would recommend activity modification, rest and NSAID’s. They may prescribe a muscle relaxer or steroid. They typically do not refer unless there is no improvement after four weeks. The evidence is changing to support earlier treatment for low back pain to improve long term outcomes.
Chiropractors do a lot more than just manipulate the spine, stretch or strengthen weak muscles after an injury or accident. They are skilled at evaluating and diagnosing potential problems before they lead to more-serious injuries or disabling conditions such as disc herniation’s, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, chronic headaches, migraines, low back pain, neck pain and much more. Chiropractors not only are able to treat the above conditions they are also trained in how to work with their patients to prevent the condition from returning in the future. We are able to do this without drugs or surgery. Chiropractic care is natural and normal to use often throughout your life. When chiropractic is used correctly patients will experience wellness, a life with little to no pain, living at full potential.