If you have low back pain, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their life. Although Americans spend billions of dollars each year on identify-
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What is mechanical spine pain? Mechanical spine pain is spinal pain related to the biomechanics of the spine (the position of spinal joints, the health of muscles, ligaments, and joints), whereas non-
Multiple studies support the positive effects of chiropractic treatment followed by exercise versus placebo or 'sham/fake' treatment followed by the same exercise. I want to explain the results of one of those studies. The study involved patients
with chronic, non-
The analgesic effect of spinal adjustments were measured by evaluating pain intensity both before and immediately after each therapeutic session. Periodically, researchers also evaluated participants' disability, fear-
While exercise has long been a crucial component of chiropractic care, this study provides further evidence of the benefits and success of combining exercise with chiropractic adjustments for relieving chronic pain. I do want to point out that this study does not stand alone; many studies from premier medical journals, not just chiropractic peer review literature support the use of chiropractic in the treatment and management of spinal pain. For example, Low Back Pain published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013(7) and Non-
If you suffer from back pain or it interferes with your lifestyle, try chiropractic and exercise. Medical and Chiropractic experts agree, it may be just the combination you need to get you moving the way you want to again.
Dr. Linton is recognized by the Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners with a specialty in Chiropractic Orthopedics and Peer Review.
If you have low back pain, you’re not alone. It has been estimated that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their life.(1) Although Americans spend billions of dollars each year on identifying and treating back pain, it remains one of the leading causes of disability.(2, 3)
Unfortunately, this trend of back pain is a growing problem.(4)
The largest group of back pain patients that receive little help through traditional medicine is the mechanical back pain patient. How do you know if mechanical back dysfunction is your problem? If you answer yes to the following questions, then it is probable your back issue is related to a mechanical spinal problem.
Traditionally, if you fell into this group of patients, your doctor