Valid Chiropractic Options for Patient Choice

Valid Chiropractic Options for Patient Choice

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A recent study has re-confirmed that patients with low back pain have good results when they use chiropractic care. The staff at Laurel Regional Chiropractic are happy to say that there is yet another study confirming what we and our patients already know, that chiropractic manipulation is safe and effective for treating low back pain. The medical journal Spine conducted research specifically to learn whether patients felt better after treatment for low back pain following manipulation by a chiropractor or following the standard medical care. This is important for those patients who might prefer a non-pharmacologic option in treating their low back pain!

The researchers selected patients who were having low back pain which had begun in the previous three months. Some of these participants were treated with usual medical care, which can involve the use of over-the-counter analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for pain relief. Another participant group was treated with manual manipulations performed by a chiropractor. After one month, the groups were polled to determine how much they had improved. The patients who had received manual manipulation of the low back had more improvement than the group who received standard medical care!

The Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Hawk, at Laurel Regional Chiropractic can help with YOUR management of low back pain. Following a thorough evaluation and examination, the doctor can determine if treatment is an option for you.

If you are suffering from low back pain, you have choice in what your treatment involves!

Those seeking a non-pharmacologic approach to health care find that including chiropractic care in their plan for health is greatly beneficial. If a patient wants to combine chiropractic therapy with the plan of treatment from their medical Doctor, that is a choice as well. Dr. Hawk frequently works with other Doctors in the Laurel area in coordinating patient care. If you are looking for a way to treat your back pain without the use of medications or surgery, chiropractic is a proven, effective, and safe treatment option! Call the Laurel Regional Chiropractic office at (301) 953-0256 to make an appointment today!

Interested in looking at the research yourself? Schneider M, Haas M, Glick R, Stevans J, Landsittel D. A comparison of spinal manipulation methods and usual medical care for acute and sub acute low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Spine. 2014 Nov 21;[Epub ahead of print].

Best regards,
Dr. Shannon Hawk

Chiropractic VA and MD Accessible Beltway Clinics