2 ways a Chiropractor can assist with Chronic back pain

Posted on: May 25th, 2022 by The Physio Movement | Categories: Sports Medicine & Nutrition

Chronic Back pain and Chiropractic



How can TPM Chiropractic care Townsville assist with Chronic Back Pain?

“An estimated 3.7 million Australians are suffering from chronic back problems, making it a major public health concern. Chronic back pain is a long-term, persistent condition and can cause physical and psychological distress.

As part of Spinal Health Week 2017 (22-28 May), the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) is encouraging people to seek help for chronic back pain.

Taking the first steps to combat chronic back pain and Chiropractic

In the first instance, it can be helpful to seek advice from a healthcare practitioner and then focus on self-management in light of the advice received.

Chiropractors are trained “to diagnose, treat, co-manage, and manage the treatment of patients with low back pain disorders”[1] and work with other healthcare professionals where needed to address chronic back pain. There are many ways chiropractors can help with chronic back pain.

2 ways a Chiropractor can assist in managing Chronic Back Pain.

1.       Chiropractic Treatment

For chronic back problems, chiropractors use a variety of non-surgical treatments such as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). As with any treatment approach, your chiropractor will work with you to evaluate if this method can bring relief for your chronic back pain symptoms.

SMT has shown positive effects on back pain. A study has shown that in terms of short- and long-term patient-rated pain and disability, for (predominantly chronic) lower back pain, there is strong evidence that SMT is similar in effect to a combination of medical care with exercise instruction.[2]

Chiropractors are highly qualified healthcare professionals who are licensed to use SMT and other manual therapies to assist patients suffering from chronic back pain.

2.       Lifestyle Advice

It can be hard to identify the cause of chronic back pain, especially in the absence of an injury or medical condition, however, a sedentary lifestyle and poor posture are risk factors for this condition.

Staying active is important for spinal mobility and health. People with chronic back pain may find it hard to exercise, however, they should try to be as active as possible. Incorporating walking into your daily routine is a good way to start.

Poor posture can also put strain on the spine. Slouching or hunching distorts the natural shape of the spine and places undue stress on it.

Chiropractors can advise on self-management of chronic back pain symptoms through exercise and lifestyle modification.

For more information on maintaining a healthy spine, visit TPM Chiropractic here, or contact The Physio Movement on (07) 4740 4516. 








Thank you for the fantastic article- https://chiropractors.asn.au/blog/2-ways-a-chiropractor-can-help-with-chronic-back-pain/
[1] Globe, Gary et al. “Clinical Practice Guideline: Chiropractic Care For Low Back Pain”. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (2016): Web.
[2] Bronfort, Gert et al. “Evidence-Informed Management Of Chronic Low Back Pain With Spinal Manipulation And Mobilization”. The Spine Journal 8.1 (2008): 213-225. Web.
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