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If you suffer from low back pain you are not alone. Pain in the lower back is one of the most common complaints heard by doctors and other health professionals. Causes vary, but most people experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Studies show the incidence of low back pain in the United States may be as high as 85% over the course of a generation. Unless you are lucky enough to fall into that slim margin of 15%, you will suffer at some point.
If there is one thing that puts a cramp in your day it’s back pain. The health of your back affects the quality of your life. Even mild back pain can be debilitating. When your back hurts, your entire body hurts. You are unable to do anything without discomfort and before you know it, all you want to do is lay in bed all day.
The good news is you do not have to suffer with lower back pain. There are ways to ease your pain without relying on medication and without having to undergo surgery. You can restore your health and live pain-free with the help of chiropractic care.
Scientific Evidence Proves Chiropractic Care is Effective for Treating Lower Back Pain
Recent medical studies confirm that chiropractic treatments are an effective treatment for lower back pain. A study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compared the effects of adjustments to muscle relaxing medication in a group of patients suffering from sub-acute pain in the lower back.
The study featured 192 patients divided into three groups. One group was given adjustments and placebo medications, one was given medication with placebo adjustments, and the third group was given placebo adjustments and placebo medication, and served as the control group. Over the course of four weeks, patients in the chiropractic treatment group fared better than the other two groups. This was a short study, but still showed chiropractic care to be one of the most promising treatments for lower back care.
Other studies have confirmed these findings. A 2007 study conducted in Norway studied patients for two years and showed positive effects when chiropractic treatment was used in response to sudden lower back pain. The study concluded that chiropractors should be part of hospital orthopedic programs because it would benefit patients and the departments as a whole.
Chiropractic Treatment Can Help You
What does this mean for you? If you are suffering from chronic lower back pain or a sudden lower back injury, chiropractic care should be an important part of your treatment plan.
If you are in pain, we can help. Whether your lower back pain is chronic or you have suffered a recent injury, contact Neville Chiropractic for a healing solution.