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Posted on 09-04-2015
Most people will experience back pain at some time in their lives. A 2002 review
reported that lower back region pain accounted for 68 percent of patient visits to
chiropractors. Injuries due to overexertion and poor posture are among the most
common. Depending on the cause and severity of the condition, options for treatment
may include physical therapy, rest, medications, surgery, or chiropractic care.
Chiropractic treatment carries none of the risks of surgical or pharmacologic treatment.
Practitioners use a holistic approach to health, which is appreciated by most patients.
The goal is not merely to relieve the present ailment, but to analyze the cause and
recommend appropriate changes of lifestyle to prevent the problem from recurring
again. They believe in a risk/benefit analysis before use of any intervention. The
odds of an adverse outcome are extremely low. Chiropractic has proven in several
studies to be less expensive than many more traditional routes such as outpatient
physical therapy. Relief from some neuromuscular problems is immediate, although
a series of treatments is likely to be required to maintain the improvement. Spinal
manipulation is an excellent option for acute lower back pain, and may also relieve
neck pain as well as other musculoskeletal pain. Although most back pain will
subside eventually with no treatment at all, chiropractic treatment can significantly
shorten the time it takes to get relief. Some types of headache can also be successfully
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