Study: Spinal Manipulation Can Help People Suffering Low Back Pain

Back pain is never fun and often doesn’t allow you to do the things you love to do. A visit to your Burnaby chiropractor can help you get back to your normal life.

What Is Spinal Manipulation?

Chiropractic care revolves around helping the body heal itself. It’s based on the scientific principle that restricted spinal movement results in pain and reduced function/performance. Chiropractic care uses several techniques to achieve such effective results, however, spinal adjustments are at the core of every chiropractic treatment regime.

Manipulation of the spinal joints frees restricted movement of the spine and corrects misaligned vertebral bodies to their proper position in the spinal column. Spinal adjustments help by reducing nerve irritability, resulting in less inflammation, muscle spasm, and many other symptoms. One medical condition that spinal manipulation helps is sciatica. Adjustments are not painful and do not require medication!

New Spinal Manipulation Study

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states how spinal manipulation may help you. An article in Canadian Chiropractor says:

“Researchers found that spinal manipulation was associated with statistically significant improvements in pain and function for up to six weeks with no serious adverse side effects”.

Here in Canada, both the British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) and Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) welcomed the study from JAMA. Dr. Jay Robinson, president of the BCCA, said he hopes studies like this can help the BC government and other stakeholders realize that chiropractic treatment can have a huge part in our health care system.

When speaking with Canadian Chiropractor, BCCA said:

“With an aging population and increasing numbers of people suffering from musculoskeletal conditions more research like this, providing solid evidence supporting the work of chiropractors, is needed in order to further support the integration of chiropractic into collaborative care teams that benefit the patient and free up family practitioners’ time to focus care on other medical conditions”.

Is Spinal Manipulation For Me?

Going to a chiropractor is new for many people, but the benefits can’t be stressed enough. Give us a call today at 604-293-2273.

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