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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Exercise Relieve Pain

If you have back pain, you want a quick fix. One treatment. Someone else to fix it. Done. Like most things in life, it is not that easy. Each of us has to take part in our lives and our recoveries. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor has a partnering chiropractic treatment plan that can lead to back pain and/or neck pain relief. Are you ready?

LOW BACK PAIN CHIROPRACTIC CARE: NON-INVASIVE, PAIN RELIEVING

First of all, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recognizes that there are many options  available. In an attempt to figure out what options works in taking care of acute and chronic low back pain, researchers reviewed randomized control trials, systematic reviews and well-written clinical guidelines to try to make some sense of all the options: general behavior, pharmacological therapy, psychological therapy, specfic exercise, active rehab and education, manual therapy, physical modalities, and invasive procedures. There are lots of options! Evenutally, manual therapy, spinal manipulation, and massage for acute and chronic low back pain were strongly to marginally recommended, getting A to C scores. Further, spinal  manipulation was  backed by three high-quality trials, one systemic review (SR), plus a couple clinical guidelines for acute low back pain.  For chronic LBP, four higher quality trials, two SRs, and  four clinical guidelines reported evidence to support pain improvement with spinal manipulation. Additionally, three  moderate quality trials supported pain improvement with chiropractic means for treating chronic LBP. Among many other findings, this one particularly stood out though: Of the numerous clinical trials with many types of invasive treatments, there was insufficient evidence for surgery as a treatment of chronic low back pain. (1) There are times that back surgery is necessary, and your chiropractor knows this and works collaboratively with spinal surgeons. For many, Colorado Springs chiropractic care at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR features non-invasive care of acute and chronic low back pain. A great place to start!

Colorado Springs BACK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE

A combined effort toward back pain relief works. 241 low back pain patients were randomized to three combinations of care: spinal manipulation (SMT) two times a week for 3 weeks with multifidus activating exercise or spinal mobilizing exercise or additional SMT sessions. Significant differences were noted for those patients in the SMT plus multifidus activating exercise group. Low back pain and its management is many-faceted. This one study was able to show positive effects with SMT plus multifidus strengthening exercises. (2) Let us talk about at-home exercise to optimize your relief.

Colorado Springs NECK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE

What about neck pain? A blended approach works with it also. Regarding neck pain and upper cervical rotation restriction, patients who got manual therapy and performed cervical exercises at home had significantly better outcomes in disability, pain, and function. Four 20-minute manual therapy sessions plus exercise and an at-home exercise routine demonstrated superior to  exercise alone and a home-exercise program.  Neck disability indices, flexion-rotation tests, pain intensities, and more improved. (3) So do your exercises we recommend! They really do make a difference. Layering treatment with personal care works.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes treatment of cervical spine and arm pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes SMT and exercise.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR today. Are you ready for back and neck pain relief? We will do our part. You do your part, and it’s yours!

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents new studies that show relief of neck pain and back pain with combined approaches of spinal manipulation and exercise. 
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