Being a chiropractor I see a lot of people presenting for chiropractic care due to lower back pain. A lot of people don’t realise that chiropractic can be an effective way to manage and heal lower back injuries. Chiropractic is a natural and holistic health care profession dedicated to the non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Chiropractors maintain a focus on spinal adjustments and treatment of surrounding structures. Studies have concluded that manual therapies commonly used by chiropractors are generally effective for the treatment of lower back pain1-2. Chiropractors will use spinal adjustments to restore normal function and balance to the spine and nervous system in order to allow the body to heal.
Spinal adjustments/manipulation and manual therapy.3 This type of manual manipulation refers to a high-velocity, short lever arm thrust that is applied to a specific vertebra with the goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back.
There is literature support for chiropractic treatment of lower back pain. Many of the published guidelines recommend chiropractic adjustments to be included in the treatment plan early in the care and treatment of lower back pain.4-12
If you suffer from lower back pain chiropractic can be an effective way to overcome pain and injury. Miki is a chiropractor who has experience helping patients overcome lower back pain and injury. For more information please contact out Brisbane chiropractic clinic.
References for Brisbane CBD Chiropractor for Lower Back Pain
- Rubinstein SM, van Middelkoop M, et. al, “Spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low-back pain,” Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2): CD008112. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD008112.pub2. PMID 21328304.
- Dagenais S, Gay RE, Tricco AC, Freeman MD, Mayer JM (2010), “NASS Contemporary Concepts in Spine Care: Spinal manipulation therapy for acute low back pain,” Spine J 10 (10): 918–940. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2010.07.389. PMID 20869008.
- Globe G, Morris C, Whalen W et al., “Chiropractic Management of Low Back Disorders: Report from a Consensus Process,” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, November/December 2008: 651-658.
- Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G et al., “Acute low back problems in adults. Clinical practice guideline No. 14. AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642,” (1994), Rockville, MD; Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Meade TW, Dyer S, et al., “Low back pain of mechanical origin: Randomized comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment,” Br Med J, 1990; 300:1431-37.
- Meade TW, Dyer S, et al., “Randomized comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient management for low-back pain: Results from extended follow-up,” Br Med J, 1995; 311:349-351.
- “Complementary Medicine: New Approaches to good practice,” British Medical Assoc, 1993; Oxford Univ Press, 138.
- Manga P, Angus D et al., “The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic management of low-back pain,” Pran Manga and Associates, University of Ottawa, Canada.
- Rosen M Breen A et al., “Management guidelines for back pain, Appendix B in Report of a clinical standards advisory group committee on back pain,” Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO), London (1994).
- Shekelle PG, Adams AH et al., “The appropriateness of spinal manipulation for low back pain: Indications and ratings by a multidisciplinary expert pane,” RAND, Santa Monica, CA. Monograph No. R-4025/2 – CCR/FCER (1991).
- Kews BW, Bouter LM, et al.,” Randomized clinical trial of manipulative therapy and physiotherapy for persistent back and neck complaints: Results of one year follow up,” British Medical Journal, 1992; 304:601-605.
- MacDonald MJ, Morton L, “Chiropractic evaluation study task III report, report of the relevant literature,” MRI Project No. 8533-D, for Department of Defense, OCHAMPUS, Aurora, Colorado, 24 January 1986.