Do you want to know the trick to excellent back pain relief? It's not lying on your couch, suffering in pain while you wait for it to get better. It's not just doing your daily exercise therapy and using ice packs. So what is it?
Physical therapies are fantastic for musculoskeletal injury, but to get the total benefits of the stretching and strengthening exercises you're going to need to get treatment that corrects misalignments in the muscles plus the spine. That's where your Rockwall, TX chiropractor, Dr. Keith, can help. If you've injured your back, it is very likely that you have a spinal misalignment. Lengthening and conditioning your back muscles alone won't be adequate to remedy the out-of-place vertebrae. Recent research explains why combining exercise therapy with chiropractic is so worthwhile.
Investigators studied 49 patients with chronic back pain who were randomly assigned to get either manual therapy or sham (placebo) treatment. Manual therapies consisted of treatments commonly employed by Dr. Keith, such as chiropractic adjustments and spinal mobilization. Directly after treatment, patients did exercises like stretching, muscle and motor control workouts, mobility workouts, and conditioning. The clients were treated eight times, with an examination after three and six months.
Immediately after treatment, patients receiving chiropractic care plus exercise experienced greater reductions in pain compared to the placebo plus exercise group. The advantage seen in the treatment room was maintained at the three and six-month follow-up sessions. The manual therapy participants had reduced disability and a pattern of reduced pain scores compared to the sham group. These results suggest that a integrated treatment of chiropractic and exercise could be better than exercise therapy alone for back aches.
So if you'd like total relief of back pain, pick up the phone and give our office in Rockwall, TX a call. After a few sessions with Dr. Keith, you'll wonder why you didn't call sooner!
Balthazard P, et al. Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012; 13: 162.
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