The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain.
Used primarily by Chiropractors for the last century, manipulation has been largely ignored by most others in the health care community until recently. Now, with today’s growing emphasis on treatment and cost effectiveness, manipulation is receiving more widespread attention.
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is a safe, effective, and natural spine pain treatment. It reduces pain, decreases medication, rapidly advances physical therapy treatments, and requires very few passive forms of treatment, such as bed rest.
In fact, after an extensive study of all currently available care for low back problems, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research—a federal government research organization—recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. They recommended chiropractic adjustments as the only safe and effective, drug-free form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
Before electing to go straight to surgery, explore the natural options first or stop by our office in Tacoma, WA for a complimentary consultation.
-Dr. M. David Clifton D.C., C.C.E.P.