Fort Wayne Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation and Exercise Relieve Pain02/05/2022If you suffer with back pain, you want a quick fix. One treatment. Someone else to fix it. Done. Like most things in life, it is not that easy. Each of us has to participate in our lives and our recoveries. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor has a partnering chiropractic treatment plan that can lead to back pain and/or neck pain relief. Are you ready? LOW BACK PAIN CHIROPRACTIC CARE: NON-INVASIVE, PAIN RELIEVING First of all, Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc admits that there are many options available. In an attempt to figure out what options works in managing acute and chronic low back pain, researchers analyzed randomized control trials, systematic reviews and well-written clinical guidelines to try to sort through all the options: general behavior, pharmacological therapy, psychological therapy, specfic exercise, active rehab and education, manual therapy, physical modalities, and invasive procedures. There are lots of approaches! In the end, manual therapy, spinal manipulation, and massage for acute and chronic low back pain were strongly to marginally recommended, receiving A to C scores. Further, spinal manipulation was backed by three high-quality trials, one systemic review (SR), in addition to two clinical guidelines for acute low back pain. For chronic LBP, four higher quality trials, two SRs, and four clinical guidelines found evidence to show pain improvement with spinal manipulation. In addition, three moderate quality trials corroborated pain improvement with chiropractic means for treating chronic LBP. Among many other findings, this one particularly stood out though: Of the many clinical trials with many types of invasive treatments, there was insufficient evidence for surgery as a treatment of chronic low back pain. (1) There are conditions for which back surgery is necessary, and your chiropractor knows the signs and works toegether with spinal surgeons. For many, Fort Wayne chiropractic care at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc provides non-invasive care of acute and chronic low back pain. A great starting place! Fort Wayne BACK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE A combined effort for back pain relief works. 241 low back pain patients were randomized to three combos of care: spinal manipulation (SMT) twice a week for 3 weeks with multifidus activating exercise or spinal mobilizing exercise or additional SMT sessions. Significant differences were found for those patients in the SMT plus multifidus activating exercise group. Low back pain and its management is many-faceted. This one study was able to show positive effects with SMT plus multifidus strengthening exercises. (2) Let us talk about at-home exercise to boost your relief. Fort Wayne NECK PAIN: SMT + EXERCISE What about neck pain? A combined approach works with it also. Regarding neck pain and upper cervical rotation restriction, patients who got manual therapy and performed cervical exercises at home had significantly better outcomes in disability, pain, and function. Four 20-minute manual therapy sessions plus exercise and an at-home exercise routine provided evidence of being superior to just exercise and a home-exercise program. Neck disability indices, flexion-rotation tests, pain intensities, and more improved. (3) So do your exercises we recommend! They really do make a difference. Layering treatment with personal care works. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Umar Ellahie on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses treatment of cervical spine and arm pain relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes SMT and exercise. Schedule your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc today. Are you ready for back and neck pain relief? We will do our part. You do your part, and relief may be yours! « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."