Back Pain Treatment
Throwing out your back can be an agonizing experience. When you come to Functional Health Center Of The Carolinas with agonizing back pain, our trained physicians will identify and treat the underlying causes of your discomfort. We believe that your body has the capacity to heal itself when your spine is properly aligned, so many of the interventions we recommend may involve manual adjustments and manipulations.
What does the research say?
- 56% of patients who saw a doctor saw a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks, but 94% of patients who underwent chiropractic treatment saw a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks.
- A well respected review of the evidence in the Annals of Internal Medicine pointed to chiropractic care as one of the major nonpharmacologic therapies considered effective for acute and chronic low back pain.
- research has shown that there is strong evidence that spinal manipulation for back pain is just as effective as a combination of medical care and exercise, and moderate evidence that it is just as effective as prescription NSAIDS combined with exercise.
- An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 also suggested chiropractic care as an option for people suffering from low back pain–and noted that surgery is usually not needed and should only be tried if other therapies fail.