If you suffer with back pain, you want a quick fix. One treatment. Someone else to cure it. Done. Like most things in life, it’s not that easy. Each of us has to participate in our lives and our recoveries. Your Southern New Hampshire 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, New Hampshire Spine and Sport admits that there are many back pain relief options. In an attempt to determine what options works in taking care of 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 A to C scores. Further, spinal manipulation was backed 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 show pain improvement with spinal manipulation. Additionally, three moderate quality trials corroborated pain improvement with chiropractic means for treating chronic LBP. Among many other discoveries, this one really stood out though: Of the numerous clinical trials with many types 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 the signs and works collaboratively with spinal surgeons. For many, Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care at New Hampshire Spine and Sport provides non-invasive care of acute and chronic low back pain. A great place to start!
Southern New Hampshire BACK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE
A combined effort for back pain relief works. 241 low back pain patients were randomized to three combos of care: spinal manipulation (SMT) two times 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 multi-factorial. This one study was able to document positive effects with SMT plus multifidus strengthening exercises. (2) We will talk about at-home exercise to optimize your relief.
Southern New Hampshire NECK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE
What about neck pain? A blended approach works with it too. Regarding neck pain and upper cervical rotation restriction, patients who got manual therapy and performed cervical exercises at home showed 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 just exercise 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 make a difference. 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 discusses treatment of cervical spine and arm pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes SMT and exercise.
Schedule your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment with New Hampshire Spine and Sport today. Are you ready for back and neck pain relief? We’ll do our part. You do your part, and it’s yours!