Among people seeking back pain relief alternatives, most choose chiropractic treatment. About 80% of adults in the U.S. have been bothered by back pain at some point in their life. In addition, ½ of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year with $50 billion spend yearly on back pain.
Chiropractic care is conservative safe and effective low back treatment to reduce pain, decrease medication and increase overall function. In fact, after an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research—a federal government research organization—recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. And it recommended spinal manipulation as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
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There are many types of conditions that can cause lower back pain. It is important to find a doctor that specializes in lower back conditions. If you are concerned about your lower back pain, consult with Dr. Ken Andersen to see what he can do for your pain.
Low Back Pain Treatment Resources:
Predictors of Improvement in Patients With Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain
Undergoing Chiropractic Treatment - J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2012 (Sep); 35 (7): 525-533
The Relationships Between Measures of Stature Recovery, Muscle Activity and Psychological Factors in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain - Manual Therapy 2012 (Feb); 17 (1): 27-33
Does Maintained Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain Result in Better Long Term Outcome? - Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011 (Aug 15); 36 (18): 1427–1437
Neurophysiologic Effects of Spinal Manipulation in Patients
With Chronic Low Back Pain - Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 (Jul 22); 12: 170
Chiropractic Management of Postsurgical Lumbar Spine Pain: A Retrospective Study of 32 Cases - J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011 (Jul); 34 (6): 408–412
Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline No.14 - Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Publication No. 95-0642. Rockville, MD:, December, 1994.