Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain Relief in Metairie, LA


State of the Art Evidence

lower-back-painThere are over 70 high-quality randomized controlled trials published in the medical literature that show a moderate to high level of evidence that chiropractic spinal manipulation can produce pain relief and better function compared to other treatments. When you choose chiropractic care for your primary care for low back pain, you are choosing care with a high level of clinical certainty. The results you experience speak for themselves, and the literature backing up those results give you further confidence that you have chosen the proper treatment.

  • “Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent) reported that their low-back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.”– Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Since 2006, there have been four expert guidelines published for doctors to help them make clinical decisions for manual therapy for low back pain. They are NICE, The American College of Physicians/American Pain Society, European Guidelines for chronic Low Back Pain, and European Guidlines for Acute Low Back Pain. The aggregate consensus from these guides tell us that chiropractic spinal manipulation is the most appropriate form of treatment for low back pain. These recommendations include acute, subacute and chronic low back pain.

More recently, a new study shows that chiropractic management of back pain was superior to NHS Pain Clinic management at eight weeks of treatment for pain and disability. This study concludes that the British National Health Service clinics should actually hire some chiropractors to help reduce pain and disability for their low back pain patients.

Medical researchers in Brazil have found that chiropractic spinal manipulation had a better effect on long-term low back pain than even both general exercise and motor control exercise. Spinal manipulation was effective for the beginning stages of care (8-weeks), and exercise therapy specific for low back pain patients was appropriate for long-term management.

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