Almost every American will suffer with low back pain sometime during their life. A study recently published in the journal Spine estimates the prevalence at 80%. Continued research also shows that chiropractic care is superior for treatment of back pain.
A German study of over 100 low back pain patients compared NSAIDs (drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and Aleve) to spinal manipulation (the most common type of chiropractic care) and placebo treatment. The study showed a marked improvement of the chiropractic patients over the other two groups.
Other studies have also found chiropractic care to be more cost effective than comparable medical treatment. Medical costs for back pain in the US now exceed $50 BILLION a year. Incidentally, according to the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine: “It has been estimated conservatively that 170,000 NSAID-related deaths occur among patients with rheumatoid or osteoarthritis every year in the United States”.
At Hall Chiropractic Center, our holistic approach to back pain and other common complaints begins with a whole body assessment to help us identify the true underlying cause of certain pain syndromes and other problems. Our whole-body system of care includes joint mobilization, exercise, therapeutic massage and nutritional support. . If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today at 803.412.2240