Chiropractors have received high ratings for their methods of treatment for back pain from Consumer Reports to Bottom Line Personal, the chiropractic approach has the best reputation for the treatment of lower back pain.
A couple of years back the Annals of Internal Medicine reported on the latest research in what worked for lower back pain. They were specific in telling people to try numerous methods that included Thai Chi, Exercise, manipulation, Massage, and a number of other methods. What they suggested people try last was medications and medical procedures or surgeries.
What do all their recommendations have in common? Movement.
Chiropractors are unique in that their style of management has always been movement-based, and they will often use a number of methods on the list developed by the Annals of Internal Medicine guidelines for back pain published in 2017.
Recently, Popular Science published an article agreeing that movement is the best treatment for lower back pain. The article offers flexibility and strengthening exercises that can be performed to enhance and further recondition your core muscles to be better for the regular activities you perform on a daily basis. Regular exercise and chiropractic manipulation are proven methods to keep your lower back healthy along with massage or myofascial release.
Movement problems will also cause knee pain, ankle pain sciatic pain, shoulder pain, mid-back, and even neck pain. Elbow pain and wrist pain are also movement disorders chiropractors help people with on a daily basis.
Remember, it is all about how you move. Check the article out below.
The best thing for back pain is actually more movement
Strengthening and stretching your back muscles can help prevent that pain.
Sara Chodosh September 16, 2020
Roughly 80 percent of Americans have back pain at some point in their lives. Historically, many of those people were told that, barring a specific, treatable injury, there’s one prescription for back pain: rest. But research today tells us that the answer is actually just the opposite.
“The advice to rest and not stress your back runs counter to what we now understand to be the best course of action,” says Eric Robertson, a spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association and an associate professor of clinical physical therapy at University of Utah and University of Southern California. One of the main issues that physical therapists and physicians alike have run into is that we don’t actually know what causes the pain. Pain in any muscle can come from being too tight or stiff, but it could also be from a weakness or if it’s not moving in the right way, explains Robertson. Like a car, he says, if there’s one weak spot other parts of the vehicle are going to wear down more quickly—and that’s where you can get pain.
Strengthening your core and back muscles, then, can be incredibly helpful in treating and preventing back pain. And the good news is that you don’t need to do serious weight training to see benefits. The more you move generally, the less likely you are to have pain.