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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Low Back Pain

October 02, 20233 min read

Low back pain affects many people and can be caused by a variety of factors. This article explores how chiropractic care can help alleviate low back pain through spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercise therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

Low back pain is a common condition that affects many people, and it can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, injury, and degenerative conditions. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for low back pain that can help alleviate pain and improve function. In this article, we'll explore how chiropractic care can help low back pain and the scientific evidence supporting this treatment approach.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to healthcare that focuses on the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat problems with the spine, joints, and muscles. The goal of chiropractic care is to restore proper alignment, mobility, and function to the body, allowing it to heal naturally.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help Low Back Pain?

Chiropractic care can help low back pain in several ways. First, chiropractors use spinal adjustments to restore proper alignment and mobility to the spine. Spinal adjustments involve applying a gentle, controlled force to the spine to correct misalignments, also known as subluxations. Subluxations can cause nerve irritation, inflammation, and pain, and correcting them can alleviate these symptoms.

In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may use other techniques to help alleviate low back pain, including:

  • Soft tissue therapy: This involves using various manual techniques, such as massage or trigger point therapy, to alleviate muscle tension and improve flexibility.

  • Exercise therapy: Chiropractors may prescribe specific exercises to help strengthen the muscles supporting the low back and improve overall function.

  • Lifestyle modifications: Chiropractors may recommend changes to your daily habits, such as ergonomics, diet, and exercise, to help prevent low back pain from recurring.

Scientific Evidence Supporting Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic care can help alleviate low back pain. For example, a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that chiropractic care was more effective than medication for low back pain. The study involved over 500 participants with low back pain, and those who received chiropractic care experienced greater improvement in pain and function than those who received medication.

Another study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2011 found that chiropractic care was more effective than usual medical care for low back pain. The study involved over 270 participants with low back pain, and those who received chiropractic care had greater improvement in pain and function than those who received usual medical care.

Conclusion

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for low back pain. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, exercise therapy, and lifestyle modifications, to help alleviate low back pain and improve function. Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of chiropractic care for low back pain, making it a valuable treatment option for those suffering from this condition. If you're experiencing low back pain, consider seeking chiropractic care to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

References:

  1. Berman BM, et al. Effectiveness of chiropractic for low back pain: a systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2011;154(8): 534-542.

  2. Goertz CM, et al. Effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on clinical and functional outcomes for chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2017;317(14):1451-1460.

  3. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Chiropractic: An Introduction. Available at: https://www.nccih.nih.gov

  4. Heidi Haavik Research. (2019, August 8). Symptoms[Video]. Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEUuX_fbCwA&t=1s

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Dr. Jeffery Faimon, D.C.

Dr. Jeff Faimon, D.C., is a dedicated and compassionate healer with a mission to empower individuals on their journey to optimal health and vitality. With over two decades of professional experience, Dr. Faimon is a respected expert in chiropractic and acupuncture, and he has been a cornerstone of the Omaha, NE community. Dr. Faimon's journey in the field of healthcare began with a profound belief that every person is designed to thrive, not merely get by. This fundamental philosophy has shaped his entire career, guiding him to achieve excellence in his field. As a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Faimon's commitment to academic and practical excellence is evident. His extensive experience in practice has allowed him to hone his skills and offer holistic, innovative solutions to his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Faimon is a certified acupuncture practitioner, a reflection of his unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive, holistic care. With an acute focus on utilizing the latest technologies, including digital X-ray, he ensures that each patient receives precise and effective treatment. Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Faimon is a passionate advocate for community involvement. As a charter member of the Millard Business Association and former Director of Community & Charity Involvement, he exemplifies the values of service and commitment to the betterment of the community he calls home. Dr. Faimon's commitment extends to mentoring and inspiring future generations of healthcare professionals. He encourages young students to explore chiropractic as a career and generously offers them opportunities to shadow him and gain valuable insights into the field. Outside of his practice, Dr. Faimon enjoys the great outdoors and leads an active, balanced life that reflects his dedication to overall wellness. As a husband of 23 years and a father of four boys, he understands the importance of family and community values. With his wealth of experience, his commitment to community, and his passion for helping others thrive, Dr. Jeff Faimon, D.C., is more than just a chiropractor; he is a healer, a mentor, and an inspiration to all those who cross his path. His dedication to guiding others towards a life of health and happiness is a testament to his unwavering commitment to making the world a better place, one patient at a time.

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