Conditions We Treat

Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints that an adult may experience in a lifetime. It is also known as pain in your lumbar spine. About 8 in 10 adults experience back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is called chronic if it lasts for more than three months. Most back pain comes from sprains and strains from stressful movements; lifting something without using proper way or a sudden twisting motion are just two examples of how you can hurt your back. Most back pains go away on its own, though it may take a while. Resting and taking pain relievers can help, but if your back pain doesn't improve after three days, you should see your doctor.

Veterans With Back Pain

Preventing Spinal Degeneration

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Neck and Back Pain in Schoolchildren: The Role of Backpacks Neck and Back Pain

Public health experts have recognized for many years that excessively heavy backpacks can cause back and neck pain in children.  Three new studies have recently been published on this issue...

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Chiropractic Versus Active Exercise for Low Back Pain

Previous studies have shown that chiropractic can be an effective treatment for some patients with low back pain. This new study looked at patients with chronic back pain, with the aim of determining ...

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Muscle Relaxants Ineffective for Acute Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common condition in the US. A current study from the journal Spine sums up the scope of the problem: “[Low back pain] accounts for 15 million physician visits per...

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Chiropractic Adjustments Versus Muscle Relaxants for Subacute Low Back Pain

Over ¾ of adult Americans experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and nearly 1 in 5 experience it each year, making it important to determine which treatments are most ef...

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Chiropractic Reduces Unnecessary Interventions in Low Back and Neck Pain Cases

Over the last few years, there have been increasing pressures to reduce the costs associated with treating low back pain, while, at the same time, increasing the effectiveness of that treatment. A rec...

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Predicting Outcomes in Low Back Pain Patients

Low back pain is a common problem seen in clinical practice, and one that can be difficult to treat. One patient may have an acute case of back pain that resolves on its own in a few days, while the n...

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Back Pain: The Effectiveness of Medical and Chiropractic Treatment

This study based used a practice-based, observational model to look at the effectiveness of intervention in a selected group of patients with both acute and chronic lower back pain (LBP).  It com...

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Chiropractic is an Effective Treatment of Work-Related Sciatica

Work-related sciatica is clinically challenging and an expensive problem for our health care systems. One recent study found that workers with sciatica are significantly more likely to be prescribed o...

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Chiropractic More Effective Than Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic can be an effective treatment for patients with low back pain. Now a new report1 has looked further into the effectiveness of chiropractic by compari...

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Chiropractic Safe and Effective for Back Pain During Pregnancy

Low back pain can be a serious problem during pregnancy: studies show that over half of women report back pain at some point during pregnancy. Furthermore, as a new study explains, many women experien...

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Treating Chronic Back Pain With Chiropractic

Low back pain is a very common condition, and one that is very expensive for our health care system. Experts estimate that chronic back pain costs the US about $100 billion each year in direct and ind...

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