What Are The Benefits of Chiropractic For Back Pain. By Your Rosanna Chiropractor.
This is part 1 of your 4-part chiropractic education series. I imagine you found yourself here because you are interested in chiropractic care and perhaps are considering seeing a chiropractor yourself.
Well, my name is Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor) and I have been a chiropractor in Rosanna, Melbourne for over two decades.
I can tell you that each week in Australia, over 200,000 Aussies visit their local chiropractor for a wide range of health issues1. Chiropractors commonly help with musculoskeletal issues including back pain, headache and migraine pain, sports injury and posture problems.
Many of my patients tell me they are looking for a more natural approach to their health. For issues such as pain management, they want to avoid the long term taking of pain medications.
I know from experience how difficult it can be to get started with some thing new: perhaps you are unsure about chiropractic or do not know if it’s right for you.
That’s why my team and I put together this free 4-part education series to address some of your questions and to help you get started on a new health journey.
On this page you will read about the benefits of chiropractic care for back pain. There are 4 pages in total like this one, covering other areas you may be concerned with (back pain, headaches and migraines, sports injury and posture).
Read on below as I share with you my top 10 benefits of chiropractic for back pain.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor)
An Introduction to Back Pain
The most common complaint that chiropractors help with is back pain. Up to 80% of the community will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives2.
This in an alarming statistic and a reminder to me about why I’m a chiropractor:
“My mission, through chiropractic care, is to:
reduce your pain,
improve your posture and
boost your athletic performance.”
As back pain is such a wide spread problem, it has been classed as the leading cause of disability, worldwide, by the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study2. This is a huge finding and one that confirms that back pain is indeed a global burden, causing more disability than any other condition.
If you suffer from back pain, know this: there is help available. Chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to address back pain and people who see a chiropractor know this.
“I suffer from back pain. Can chiropractic help me?”
That is a good question. The following 10 points highlight how chiropractic may help your back pain:
1. It’s a Proven Treatment
Many studies have concluded that chiropractic is more effective for the treatment of lower back pain, with firm literature support for chiropractic treatment3,4,5.
2. Chiropractic is Recommended
Many published guidelines recommend chiropractic as a form of therapy for patient treatment plans in the care of lower back pain5.
3. The Chiropractic Adjustment
The chiropractic adjustment is unique to chiropractic. The chiropractic adjustment aims to remove excess pressure from your spine (vertebrae) and nervous system.
4. Increase Joint Range of Motion
Your spine consists of 24 moving vertebrae that house your spinal cord. Within each vertebrae, a pair of spinal nerves exit the spinal cord and brand (branch) out into your body to form your nervous system (to supply muscles/organs and tissues). Problems may arise with (when) your vertebrae shift out of normal alignment (poor posture, injury, degeneration) or when your spinal joints get ‘stuck’, contributing to back pain.
5. Correct Spinal Misalignments
A series of chiropractic adjustments aim to correct fundamental spinal misalignments that may contribute to back pain.
6. Restore Mobility to Joints
Chiropractic adjustments aim to restore mobility to your spinal joints, thus reducing feelings of pain and discomfort.
7. The Chiropractic Adjustment Improves Back Flexibility
When you are more flexible and can bend, twist and turn in a more natural way, you are less likely to succumb to back pain. This is good to know especially if you have a sedentary job (such as in an office) or experience a ‘stiff’ or sore back.
8. Address Back Pain Through Posture
Poor posture habits often lead to back pain. Chiropractors can coach you on adopting better posture habits that in turn help to address back pain.
9. Address Back Pain Through Ergonomics
Chiropractors may advise you on better ergonomic setups, such as at home and at work. Many office workers experience back pain as a result of a sedentary work environment.
10. Improve Overall Function
Chiropractic care helps improve the overall function of your body. This makes you healthier, hopefully happier and more capable of dealing with the day to day stresses of life.
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1. Chiropractors’ Association of Australia https://chiropractors.asn.au/
2. Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study – Hoy D, March L, Brooks P, et al. The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study. Ann Rheum Dis 2014; in press.
3. New Zealand Study on Chiropractic 1978.
4. UK BEAM Trial Team. ‘United Kingdom back pain exercise and manipulation (UK BEAM) randomised trial: effectiveness of physical treatments for back pain in primary care’. BMJ. 2004 Dec 11;329(7479):1377. Epub 2004 Nov 19. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15556955
5. Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G et al. Acute low back problems in adults. Clinical Practice Guide Number 14. Rockville, MD; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, AHCPR Pub. No. 95-0643. December 1994.