Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chiropractic treatment for Lower Back Pain

As the findings of a recent Cochrane study recently confirmed, Chiropractic care for Lower back pain is as safe and effective as traditional medical care, but what may set it apart is its non invasive method, and its track record of safety. Over the past decade there have been about 106,000 deaths per year due to the negative effects of drugs, and drug treatment. NSAID medications alone, produce 10,000-20,000 fatalities from adverse effects on multiple organs, in the United States alone. Chiropractic is the leading choice for alternative pain treatment in the United States, that doesn't involved drugs or medication.

Combining Treatments
Chiropractic treatment is a great method alone, but when combined with other treatment methods, such as the Graston Technique, Cold Laser Therapy, and rehabilitative Physical Therapy, the effects of Chiropractic manipulation can be combined with these advanced treatment methods to create a individualized approach to speeding up the body's natural healing process.

Graston Technique
The Graston Technique is a soft tissue modality that employs several specially designed metal instruments that help treat the build up of scar tissue and other muscular adhesions that may be causing pain, obstructing drainage, resulting in slower healing times, and dysfunction in the body's proper movement patterns.

Cold Laser Therapy
Using a low class laser a beam is focused on to the site of pain, or inflammation for several seconds to minutes depending on the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the cold laser therapy unit. Low level Laser Therapy may help stimulate the body's healing response and speed up the healing process.

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy helps the patient return to normal activity through post injury or treatment, by rehabilitating the injured muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. It also helps find underlying structural and muscular weaknesses, then using strength and flexibility exercises addresses the weakness or imbalances.


A combined approach to helping clear the obstructions in the body's natural drainage and healing systems, allows for a reduction in pain, faster heeling, a correction of underlying physiological causes, a reduction in the need for pain medication, and can also help strengthen underlying structural and muscular faults which may lead to dysfunction in the first place.

1 comment:

back said...

This is a good post regarding various techniques to cure back pains. Medication is not always the solution and you mentioned the wrong effects of over usage of drugs and etc. Its better to utilize these techniques than medicines constantly to have the permanent relief. Similarly there is one therapy called inversion therapy which gives fruitful results on back pains. It worked for many.