Back Pain

May
04

Effective Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain and Whiplash

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Back Pain, Chiropractic, Whiplash

Believe it or not, some people still hold on to unsupported beliefs that chiropractic treatment is unscientific. In view of the fact that thousands of studies exist showing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment, let us explore some of the current science. Read more »

Nov
04

Core Body Stabilization for Low Back Pain

Tag: Pledger Orthopedic Spine Center, Back Pain, Chiropractice

It has been estimated that approximately 80% of people in Western countries have experienced low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. Within 1 year following the first episode of LBP, 60-80% of patients will have recurring pain. Current research has determined that in most cases of LBP, the lumbar multifidi and the transverses abdominus, which are key stabilizers, are reflexively shutdown after injury. These muscles do not recover of their own volition, even when the patient is free of pain and able to return to normal activity levels. Read more »

Mar
05

Effective Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain and Whiplash

Believe it or not some people still hold on to unsupported beliefs that chiropractic treatment is unscientific. In view of the fact that thousands of studies exist showing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment, let us explore some of the current science.

In a recent article published in the prestigious medical journal Spine, researchers conducted a randomized controlled study of 115 patients with chronic spinal pain. The average duration of pain for people in the spinal manipulation control group was 8.3 years. In favor of chiropractic, the researchers found that when compared to those taking medicine, the spinal manipulation group had 5 times more effective results. The consistency of the results provides evidence that in patients with chronic pain, manipulation results in greater short-term improvement than medication. Read more »

Nov
30

Effective Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain and Whiplash

Believe it or not some people still hold on to unsupported beliefs that chiropractic treatment is unscientific. In view of the fact that thousands of studies exist showing the efficacy of chiropractic treatment, let us explore some of the current science. Read more »