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Taking Steps to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain

Statistically, low back pain is a condition that will affect nearly 90% of people, and it’s both a leading cause of disability and the primary reason patients visit a chiropractor. In addition to manual therapies provided in the office (like spinal manipulation), chronic low back pain patients are generally advised to stay or become more […]

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Chiropractic Management of Low Back Pain

The approach a doctor of chiropractic will take to manage low back pain will differ depending if the injury is new (acute), recent (subacute), or has persisted for three months or longer (chronic). Though some management tools overlap between each group, each stage of injury includes unique challenges that require specific interventions. ACUTE LOW BACK […]

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Chiropractic Care for the Aging Back

Functional loss is a term used to describe the inability to carry out necessary activities of daily living such as bathing, getting dressed, getting out of bed, standing up, walking, using the bathroom, and eating. According to experts, spinal pain is a leading cause of functional loss, especially among older adults, often due to age-associated […]

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Chiropractic Treatment for the Post-Back Surgery Patient

Chiropractic care is a great conservative treatment option for the low back pain patient. While many patients visit a chiropractor to avoid progressing to surgery, there are individuals with a history of back pain who did opt for surgery but continue to experience pain and disability. Can a doctor of chiropractic help the post-surgery low […]

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Chiropractic Care Is Cost-Effective for Managing Low Back Pain

For over 100 years, individuals have sought out chiropractic care to address musculoskeletal conditions (like back pain) outside of the traditional medical model, which can include medications, injections, and surgery. In addition to reducing pain and improving function, chiropractic care can benefit the healthcare system (and the individual patient) by not only being more cost […]

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The Importance of Treatment Guidelines for Low Back Pain

Though the care a patient receives is ultimately tailored to their unique situation, doctors use clinical treatment guidelines as a base for identifying the condition and suggesting a course of treatment. In most cases, an influential organization will appoint a panel of experts in the field to review the current scientific literature related to the […]

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The Effectiveness of Lumbar Belts for Low Back Pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common condition that many attempt to self-manage prior to seeking treatment at their local chiropractic office. One approach that an individual with LBP may reach for, especially if it helps keep them working, is a low back belt or brace. A 2008 systematic review concluded that lumbar belt […]

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Myofascial Release for Low Back Pain

Through their initial chiropractic college instruction, as well as continuing education and post-graduate training/certification, doctors of chiropractic are equipped with a variety of techniques and therapies to manage musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain (LBP).  Studies have found that a common contributory cause of LBP is dysfunction of the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF). The purpose of […]

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Chiropractic Care for the Post-Lumbar Fusion Patient

Between 1993 and 2013, the number of lumbar fusion surgeries for low back pain and related spinal conditions increased significantly from 61,000 per year to 450,000 per year! Unfortunately, up to 61% of patients who undergo back surgery will continue to experience chronic low back pain. Many of these patients will opt for non-surgical care […]

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