Maintenance Chiropractic Care for Chronic Low Back Pain

Maintenance chiropractic care for chronic low back pain

Chiropractic Seattle WA Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) is the second most common cause of disability among adults in the United States. The total cost of back pain in the US (including treatment and lost productivity) ranges between $100 billion to $200 billion a year.

In the past two decades, the use of health care services for chronic low back pain (low back pain lasting more than three months) has substantially increased. In reviewing insurance claims information, researchers note a significant increase in the use of spinal injections, surgery, and narcotic prescriptions.

Chiropractic Seattle WA Low Back PainMaintenance chiropractic care is well supported in studies for controlling chronic low back pain. A study (SPINE, Vol. 36, No. 18, 8/15/11) written by two medical doctors took 60 patients with chronic low back pain and randomly assigned them into one of three groups: 1) 12 treatments of sham (fake) chiropractic care over a one month period; 2) 12 chiropractic care treatments over a one month period only; or 3) 12 treatments for one month and then chiropractic care every two weeks for the following nine months. They measured pain, disability, generic health status, and back-specific patient satisfaction.

They found only the second and third groups experienced significantly lower pain and disability scores after the first month of treatments, and only the third group showed more improvement at the 10-month evaluation. By the tenth month, the pain and disability scores returned back to nearly the initial level in group two. They concluded: “To obtain long-term benefit, this study suggests maintenance chiropractic care after the initial intensive manipulative therapy.” Other studies have reported fewer medical tests, lower costs, fewer doctor visits, less work absenteeism, and a higher quality of life when maintenance chiropractic visits are utilized.

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As a Seattle Chiropractor, I’d agree with this article and its’ conclusions. The patients that I see who stay healthier are the ones who get regular adjustments. Call our office today to set up a complimentary consultation with me to see if there is something I can help you with.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Joshua Bailey

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