09 May Combating Lower Back Pain: Chiropractic Care and Complementary Therapies
Lower back pain affects millions of people worldwide, significantly impacting daily activities and overall quality of life. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a variety of approaches to alleviate lower back pain and address its underlying causes. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the diverse chiropractic treatments and complementary therapies available at Sipe Spine and Sport to help you find relief from lower back pain and regain your well-being.
Chiropractic Adjustments for Lower Back Pain
Chiropractic adjustments are essential in addressing lower back pain. These targeted, controlled manipulations realign joints, relieve pressure on nerves, and restore mobility (1). By addressing misalignments in the spine, chiropractic adjustments can significantly alleviate pain and improve your overall spine health.
Acupuncture: A Complementary Therapy for Pain Relief
Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the nervous system and promote natural healing. Studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can effectively treat chronic lower back pain, providing pain relief and reducing disability (2). By incorporating acupuncture into your treatment plan, you can benefit from a holistic approach to pain management.
Shockwave Therapy: A Non-Invasive Solution
Shockwave therapy offers a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. This advanced therapy can help break down adhesions in the muscles, increase blood flow to the target area, and promote healing and pain relief. Research has shown that shockwave therapy is particularly effective for chronic lower back pain patients with myofascial pain syndrome (3).
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression for Disc Health
Non-surgical spinal decompression is a cutting-edge treatment designed to help reduce pressure from herniated discs or neurological problems that stem from the spine. Decompression therapy promotes disc health by increasing nutritional uptake through a process called imbibition and harnessing the elastic nature of our tissues to improve spinal disc degeneration over time (4). By stretching out the discs and ligaments of the spine, non-surgical spinal decompression can help restore spinal health and alleviate pain.
Living with lower back pain can be challenging, but with the right combination of chiropractic care and complementary therapies, you can find relief and regain your quality of life. At Sipe Spine and Sport, our team is committed to providing evidence-based, patient-centered care to help you achieve lasting pain relief. Take the first step towards a pain-free life by scheduling an appointment with us today to discuss the best treatment plan for your unique needs.
1. Coulter, I. D., et al. (2018). Manipulation and mobilization for treating chronic low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Spine Journal, 18(5), 866-879.
2. Vickers, A. J., et al. (2018). Acupuncture for chronic pain: an update and critical overview. Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology, 31(5), 583-592.
3. Paoloni, M., et al. (2015). Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of finger tenosynovitis (trigger digit). The Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume, 40(6), 614-619.
4. Gionis, T. A., & Groteke, E. (2003). Spinal decompression. Official Disability Guidelines Journal, 6(5), 150-155.