Low back pain is crippling our aging population and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Most people who experience back pain are able to recover within six weeks. However, there are others who may take up to three months to fully recover.
Dealing with lower back pain can affect your daily lifestyle and have you miss out on a lot of things.
So what’s the best treatment option?
One of the most effective treatment options is exercise. Staying active and doing daily exercise will do wonders for your body. Exercises such as Tai Chi, yoga, motor control (to restore strength, coordination and control of the deep core stabilising muscles supporting the spine) and aerobic exercises (such as walking, swimming, cycling and general muscle reconditioning exercises) are all highly recommended.
However, regular exercise may not help everyone and more specialized treatment options might be necessary.
Manual & Physical Therapies For Low Back Pain
If exercise and daily physical activity don’t work, spinal manipulation, massage, yoga and acupuncture would be the next thing recommended.
There was a “2013 trial of people with acute back pain that compared the effects of spinal manipulation with those of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac (Voltaren) and placebo on their pain”.
This trial found that spinal manipulation was found to be significantly better than Voltaren and helped reduce back pain.
Chiropractic care carefully and gently manipulates your spine into the correct position in order to alleviate pain and unnecessary stress on your joints and muscles.
Call us today and see how our three-phase process allows us to help you get better without aggravating the injury.