It always depends on what is causing his problem, so an exam first is important, but helping people with low back pain is one of the things chiropractics is best at! Don’t let him suffer another day. Call and schedule an appointment ASAP!
Dr. Steven Moon
From a little more complex approach though, it is also important to address the soft tissue surrounding the vertebral spine. In essence, when a patient presents with “Chronic” lower back pain, it is often times the soft tissue (muscle, ligaments, etc..) that become effected as well. So, I like to also take an active rehabilitation approach to this type of presenting issue.
The chiropractic adjustments will help align the spine back to optimal levels, but addressing the soft tissue thru stretching and strengthening exercises are paramount to creating long term relief from a condition such as chronic low back pain.
In summary, if it is determined that the patients presenting issue is neuromuscular in nature, then the adjustments in conjunction with rehabilitation exercises will provide the most benefit.
Absolutely. Chiropractors do treat the whole body, but our speciality is musculoskeletal, which means spine, muscles, and all surrounding tissue that stabilize our joints. Chiropractors treat low back pain on a daily basis and we are trained to evaluate, diagnose the cause of the back pain and treat the appropriate area with chiropractic manipulative therapy (adjustments), muscle work, and we would also teach your husband home care to do at home and exercises to keep the spine stable.
Some chiropractors like me have multiple areas of expertise and we are able to use the best treatment appropriate for each patient depending on why they will come to see us.
Bottom line, the answer is yes. Chiropractics is an amazing alternative treatment for low back pain, especially if your husband does not wish to start on medication at this time.
Hope this helps,
Dr. Jessica Grichy, DC
Hope I helped. Got your back!
Dr. Todd Gewant
Chiropractic care is the best for chronic back pain in complement with appropriate exercise and a GOOD DIET. I recommend you get a good program by a kinesiologist that will help you get your muscles to work as a team and not to hurt you when you move.
Dre Geneviève Gagné, chiropraticienne, DC
Chiropractors can definitely help with chronic low back pain. It's a very common complaint that we see. The chiropractor you see will take a complete history of his complaint, perform a thorough exam, and either take or review X-rays of his back. The chiropractor will then determine if chiropractic care is the best course for your husband and will explain what is causing his symptoms and the recommended course of treatment. They will also refer him to an appropriate provider should something more serious be suspected. Fortunately, low back problems can usually be handled and corrected easily with chiropractic care.
Mark Klezmer, DC, CCSP, CCST, FIAMA
Yes ma'am, chiropractic care aims to "correct" and "relieve" your husband's low back pain by identifying the underlying cause of his symptoms and subsequently creating a treatment plan to correct, stabilize, and strengthen the involved area. Chiropractic care is a conservative treatment approach, and we chiropractors do not prescribe medication.
An article in the journal *Physical Therapy* is instructive. "Many interventions used by physical therapists in the management of patients with low back pain (LBP) lack evidence supporting their effectiveness. For example, interventions such as thermal modalities, electrical stimulation, and biofeedback have not been studied sufficiently, whereas interventions
such as transcutaneous nerve stimulation, mechanical traction, and ultrasound have been studied and found to be ineffective... *Spinal manipulation is one intervention for LBP that is supported by evidence."*
I am sorry to hear that your husband suffers from chronic low back pain. This is a very common complaint that often brings patients into a chiropractic office. Your husband is wise to avoid long-term use of pharmaceuticals as all do have potential undesirable side effects. Chiropractic care would be an excellent alternative to deal with this chronic pain. It is safe, effective, and cost-effective. Find an experienced chiropractor and make him an appointment.
All the best.
Yours in health,
Chris Sitarski, DC