This video illustrates a surprisingly simple solution to low back pain and gives a great overview of various types of back pain and its causes.
In the video, Dr. Evans recommends seeing a chiropractor, getting acupuncture or a massage as well as changing your workstation, walking, and taking breaks from sitting and fixing your posture. These "active therapies" together with gentle exercise are proven effective to treat acute and chronic back pain. As Dr. Evans concludes, "movement is medicine."
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reports that eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor's office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic, i.e., not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer.
If your back pain is not resolving quickly, visit your Doctor of Chiropractic. Your pain will often result from mechanical problems that your chiropractor can address. Many chiropractic patients with relatively long-lasting or recurring back pain feel improvement shortly after starting chiropractic treatment.1 The relief they feel after a month of treatment is often greater than after seeing a family physician.2
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe and effective spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.3
Don't hesitate to call to set up your first consultation with Dr. Russell to discuss your acute, chronic or recurring back pain.
For more information on back pain, visit: http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=66
- Stig LC, Nilsson O, Leboeuf-Yde C. Recovery pattern of patients treated with chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for long-lasting or recurrent low back pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001 May;24(4):288-91.
- Nyiendo J, Haas M, Goodwin P. Patient characteristics, practice activities, and one-month outcomes for chronic, recurrent low-back pain treated by chiropractors and family medicine physicians: a practice-based feasibility study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2000 May;23(4):239-45.
- Time to recognize value of chiropractic care? Science and patient satisfaction surveys cite usefulness of spinal manipulation. Orthopedics Today February 2003;23(2):14-15.