Dr. Tyler Dreher, D.C.
Yes chiropractic adjustments can help. The majority of low back pain cases can have disc involvement as an underlying cause of the pain. Getting adjusted helps to decrease pain, increase range of motion and improve function (ex. Strength). Adjustments have been proven to be more effective then meds (which can get addictive and less effective over time)
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Dr Dan Secrest, DC
I am sorry to hear about your father. You don't give enough information to be able to make an informed response to your question. The cause of his pain, location and whether he has any pain or other symptoms into his lower extremities all need to be better understood before one could begin to give an opinion. Over the years I have treated many patients in severe pain with good results. The type of treatment must be tailored to the patients tolerance and the specific nature of the complaint. Has he had a diagnostic workup by any physician yet? He is right in wanting to avoid invasive treatment like surgery whenever possible, and starting with a chiropractor is a good idea. The chiropractor can evaluate the underlying cause of hes pain and determine if manual spinal adjustment is the best approach, and if not will be able to direct him to the appropriate specialist for further evaluation and care. Always start with the least invasive approach and keep surgery as the last resort. There are a number of things that the chiropractor can do prior to adjustment that might make the actual adjustment more comfortable for him as well. Good luck and I hope he gets well soon.
J.L. Harris DC,FACO
In good health
Dr. Neil Berman
Vicki Gazdacka, DC
Now to answer your question once all this information is known the following non-surgical treatment can help.
Chiropractic, acupuncture, traction, deep tissue massage, electrical stim