Back and leg pain should be treated non surgically by a chiropractor for best results says a new study.

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Back and leg pain should be treated non surgically by a chiropractor for best results says a new study.

A new study from the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis suggests that visiting a chiropractor is your best chance for relief of back and leg pain.

Many people who have back and leg pain do not know who to go to for the most effective care for the condition. According to our blog, there is more to this condition that most people consider, which is probably why chiropractors do get superior outcomes, especially when manipulation is combined with soft tissue treatment and corrective exercises. Sacroiliac involvement is likely the most common reason for the pain and usually patients who are suffering from the condition respond quickly from their first chiropractic adjustment because the adjustment alone improves the function of those joints essential to walking and the function of our core which is important in everything from getting out from your bed to sports.

Our offices use a combination of spinal and extremity manipulation, myofascial release and Graston soft tissue treatments as well as rehabilitative exercises to resolve these cases. Most resolve quickly if they are a result of simple sacroiliac involvement. A small percentage of them may involve the spinal discs which are conservatively treated by most chiropractors without the need for surgery. You can read more about why people suffer from back and leg pain and why it involves the sacroiliac joints here.

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Chiropractic Care May Ease Back-related Leg Pain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with leg pain related to back problems had more short-term relief if they received chiropractic care along with exercise and advice, rather than exercise and advice alone, a new study has found.

Patients with back-related leg pain, such as sciatica, are usually treated with prescription medications, injections and surgery.

Increasingly, spinal manipulative therapy by chiropractors, exercise and self-management are being recommended as low-risk strategies for back-related leg pain, but good research studies have been lacking, experts say.

“Spinal manipulation combined with home exercise may be worth trying for those with back-related leg pain that has lasted more than four weeks,” Gert Bronfort told Reuters Health in an email.

Bronfort, who led the study, is a researcher with the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

“This combination resulted in advantages in pain reduction, disability, global improvement, satisfaction, medication use and general physical health status after 12 weeks,” he said.

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