Low back pain affects millions of people each year and can be brought on by something as simple as getting out of bed. Lower back pain becomes more common as the discs separating the vertebrae lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases the cushioning separating the vertebrae.
This feeling is often confused with aging! But the truth is it is probably from pain that has resulted from years of living with a body that is out of alignment. It might be a pinched nerve that’s been flaring up more and more. Many times you have lived with this pain for YEARS and now it has turned into a real problem keeping you from doing the activities that you enjoy for yourself and your family.
And the other confusing part about back pain, it might not be from your back! It could be from a low-grade spasm or pelvis torque and tension. It could be an imbalance of hips, adhesions in leg muscles, pinched nerves, or many other reasons that you would never equate to the pain you feel in your back.
HealthSource's unique combination of Chiropractic Care and Progressive Rehab helps to restore lost flexibility and strength. We have helped thousands of patients break free of back pain.
Here are a few excerpts from studies about Chiropractic Care for Back Pain:
“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
"Reduced odds of surgery were observed for...those whose first provider was a chiropractor. 42.7% of workers [with back injuries] who first saw a surgeon had surgery, in contrast to only 1.5% of those who saw a chiropractor." – Keeney et al (2012), Spine
“Chiropractic patients were found to be more satisfied with their back care providers after four weeks of treatment than were medical patients. Results from observational studies suggested that back pain patients are more satisfied with chiropractic care than with medical care.” -- Hertzman-Miller et al (2002), American Journal of Public Health
So come see your HealthSource Chiropractor today and schedule your back pain screening. We’ll help you back on your path to wellness!
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A chiropractor is a health care professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine.
Most chiropractors seek to reduce pain and improve the functionality of patients as well as to educate them on how they can account for their own health via exercise, ergonomics and other therapies to treat back pain.
Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative medicine or complementary medicine.
Columbia Chiropractors focus on the intimate relationship between the nervous system and spine, and hold true the following beliefs:
Biomechanical and structural derangement of the spine can affect the nervous system, and
for many conditions, chiropractic treatment can restore the structural integrity of the spine, reduce pressure on the sensitive neurological tissue, and consequently improve the health of the individual.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches...particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. Columbia chiropractors also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body structure affects our overall function. Columbia chiropractors also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It overlaps with other manual-therapy professions, including massage therapy, osteopathy, and physical therapy. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many Columbia chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues. Most who seek Columbia chiropractic care do so for low back pain.
Chiropractors emphasize the conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine. Back and neck pain are the specialties of chiropractic but many chiropractors treat ailments other than musculoskeletal issues.
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