Chiropractic care may help people with lower back pain

Share Button

chiropractic care, back pain treatment, arthritis digest, arthritis informationPeople with lower back pain who had chiropractic care as well as usual medical care reported moderate improvement in their pain intensity and disability compared with those who received usual medical care alone, a research group reports in JAMA Network Open.

A total of 750 active-duty US service members enrolled in a clinical trial. Over a six week period, all of the volunteers received usual medical care, which included self-care, medications, physical therapy and pain clinic referral. But half also had chiropractic care, which is spinal manipulation in the low back and adjacent areas plus additional procedures such as rehabilitative exercise, cryotherapy, superficial heat and other manual therapies.

The results were promising for chiropractic care.

“Changes in pain intensity and disability reported by US military personnel in this clinical trial that supports usual medical care plus chiropractic care for low back pain are consistent with existing literature on spinal manipulation therapy in both military and civilian populations,” the authors conclude.

For more in-depth features, interviews and information, subscribe to Arthritis Digest magazine, a popular title that’s published six times a year. Click here for the digital version or tel 0845 643 8470 to order your had copy. You’ll know what your doctor is talking about, what new drugs are in the pipeline and be up to date on helpful products.

“Amazing magazine and the first I’ve read from beginning to end.” Mrs E Crowther, Dorset

“There’s so much news and information to digest, and it’s all calorie free. Brilliant!” A Alexander, Glasgow
“As we are all living longer, it gives us hope for a future with less pain. Arthritis Digest gives us information on the up to date treatments.”Mrs Healey, Devon
“Full of interesting information and tips.” Mr G Thurlow, East Yorkshire

Google+ | Privacy Policy | FTC Disclaimer

Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.