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Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Posted on April 04, 2010 by pmruser

Dr. Craig Tilden
Low Back Pain affects approximately 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. It may occur in one or multiple forms, including, nerve and muscular problems, disc injuries and arthritis. Many people are under the impression that the first response to an injury is to immediately turn to pain medications and NSAIDs (Anti-Inflammatories).

Reduce harmful effects of medications
What most Americans forget is that Doctors of Chiropractic are highly trained in the treatment and prevention of all Back injuries without subjecting the patient to the potential harmful effects of medications.

Chiropractors use hands-on spinal adjustments
Hands-on spinal adjustments align the spine’s musculoskeletal structure to allow the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Chiropractic is a beneficial alternative for Low Back Pain for relief of injuries to muscles, joints, bones and soft tissue structures, including the Intervertebral disc. Depending on the severity of the injury and lifestyle of the patient (active or sedentary), Chiropractic care is used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.

Chiropractors give an extensive evaluation before beginning treatment
When visiting a Chiropractor for Low Back Pain you will undergo an extensive evaluation to determine the severity of injury, including a medical history, physical evaluation, and diagnostic testing if indicated.

What the Chiropractic treatment plan involves
The treatment plan may involve spinal adjustments, which increase mobility to joints and Range of Motion, therapeutic modalities to decrease tissue inflammation and muscular spasm and an exercise program to strengthen and stabilize the surrounding musculature, specifically the Core Muscles.
Spinal adjustments and Chiropractic care is considered a safe, effective treatment for acute and chronic Low Back conditions.