Back pain is quite common and it not only affects physical health but also mental wellbeing.(1) There are various ways to manage back pain, but because a vast majority of back pain cases are non-specific it makes effective management difficult (2)(3). Have you or your child experience back pain? Read On!
“Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities.” (4)
Even a little niggle can affect how we perform our activities, our bodies are very adept at adapting and compensating; and over time it will lead to bad movement patterns that may be placing more stress on the body. So it’s important to make sure your body is functioning in the right way, and get to the bottom of your back pain.
In a recent research article, patient reported outcome was explored in Sweden in relation to acute and chronic back pain patients seeking chiropractic care. Follow up was done at 4 weeks after starting their chiropractic care. Pain, disability, quality of life and self-rated health were surveyed. Though the study had a small sample size of 246 patients, statistically significant improvements were seen for both acute and chronic back pain patients. (5)
If you want to find out if chiropractic may help manage back pain for you or your loved ones, chat with one of our chiropractors to see how they can assist.
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(1) State preparation for medical evaluation 2000 Back pain, neck pain. State preparation for medical evaluation, Stockholm.
(2) Airaksinen O, Brox JI, Cedraschi C, Hildebrandt J, Klaber-Moffett J, Kovacs F, Mannion AF, Reis S, Staal JB, Ursin H, Zanoli G, On behalf of the Cost B13 Working Group on Guidelines for Chronic Low Back Pain 2006 Chapter 4. European guidelines for the management of chronic nonspecific low back pain. European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society 15 Suppl 2: S192-300.
(3) van Tulder M, Becker A, Bekkering T, Breen A, del Real MT, Hutchinson A, Koes B, Laerum E, Malmivaara A, On behalf of the Cost B13 Working Group on Guidelines for the Management of Acute Low Back Pain in Primary Care 2006 Chapter 3. European guidelines for the management of acute nonspecific low back pain in primary care. European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society 15 Suppl 2: S169-191.
(4) Hoy D, March L, Brooks P, et al The global burden of low back pain: estimates from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases Published Online First: 24 March 2014. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204428
(5) Gedin, F., Dansk, V., Egmar, A.C., Sundberg, T. and Burström, K., 2019. Patient-reported improvements of pain, disability, and health-related quality of life following chiropractic care for back pain–A national observational study in Sweden. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, 23(2), pp.241-246.
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