If you suffer with back pain, you want a quick fix. One treatment. Someone else to fix it. Done. Like most things in life, it is not that easy. Each of us has to participate in our lives and our recoveries. Your Nashua 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, Moriarty Chiropractic recognizes that there are many options available. In an attempt to figure out what treatment 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 sort through 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, receiving scores of A to C. Further, spinal manipulation was reinforced by three high-quality trials, one systemic review (SR), plus a couple clinical guidelines for acute low back pain. For chronic LBP, four higher quality trials, two SRs, and four clinical guidelines reported evidence to support pain improvement with spinal manipulation. Additionally, three moderate quality trials supported pain improvement with chiropractic means for treating chronic LBP. Among many other findings, this one particularly stood out though: Of the numerous 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 times that back surgery is appropriate, and your chiropractor knows this and works collaboratively with spinal surgeons. For many, Nashua chiropractic care at Moriarty Chiropractic features non-invasive care of acute and chronic low back pain. A great starting place!
Nashua 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) two times a week for 3 weeks with multifidus activating exercise or spinal mobilizing exercise or additional SMT sessions. Significant differences were noted 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) Let us talk about at-home exercise to optimize your relief.
Nashua NECK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE
What about neck pain? A blended approach works with it as well. 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 proved 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 Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today. Are you ready for back and neck pain relief? We’ll do our part. You do your part, and relief may be yours!