"I suffered Low back pain and leg pain for over seven years which kept getting worse. I was unable to sleep because of the pain. I was getting chiropractic care with another chiropractor, and acupuncture for a long time with very limited results. I was also taking Advil and Extra Strength Tylenol to try to control the pain, but nothing worked. When Dr. Lund started caring for my health, I could tell his adjustments were very specific. My lower back pain and the pain in my leg were completely gone within a few months. As a result, I am now able to sleep comfortably through the night without waking up. As an added bonus, Dr. Lund's adjustments also helped me with my sinuses, allergies and breathing problems I had had almost all my life. I feel so much better. I am now able to breathe normally, and my jaw feels better too!" -Lou G.
Low back pain responds better to Chiropractic Care
The May 1, 1998 issue of the British Medical Journal reports that three-quarters of the people who go to see their medical doctor with a new episode of lower back pain are still suffering symptoms a year later. Interestingly enough, the same journal in August, 1995 reported on a follow-up study that found patients under Chiropractic care had 29% more improvement than those treated in hospitals after three years.
The 1998 study discovered that most of the people with lower back problems stop consulting their medical doctor after three months but continue to experience pain and related disability one year later.
In the 1995 Chiropractic study the researchers reported that three years after care began, those patients with low back pain who were under chiropractic care got more benefit and long-term satisfaction than those who were treated by hospitals.
It is clear that restoring the normal mechanics, alignment and functional stability of the spinal column through Chiropractic care results in a body that not only feels better, but also one that functions better and is able to repair and maintain itself in a higher state of health.
Chiropractic helps patients with lumbar disk herniation
The British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in the 1997 Supplement III reports that a single chiropractic adjustment caused immediate significant changes in the patient's reflexes in patients with disk herniation that was limited to one side of the spine. The study was done at the Hadassah University in Jerusalem. The authors reported that “It may be concluded that spinal [adjustments] may promote relief from [abnormal nerve function] by the offending disk herniation.”By way of suggestion, inquire about the long-term health effects of reconstructive and wellness chiropractic care. ?
Chiropractic More Effective For Chronic Spinal Pain Than Medication, Acupuncture
A study in the July 15, 2003 issue of Spine reports that in a clinical study of patients with chronic spinal pain, patients receiving chiropractic care responded much more favorably and with better results than patients who went through a regimen of medication or acupuncture.
The study involved 115 patients admitted to an Australian multidisciplinaryspinal pain outpatient clinic. Each patient was randomly assigned to receiveeither chiropractic care, needle acupuncture or medication. Each patient wasinitially assessed with the Oswestry Back Pain Disability Index (simply known as Oswestry), the Neck Disability Index (NDI), the Short-Form-36 Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36), visual analog scales (VAS) of pain intensity and ranges of movement. The same tests were given again at 2, 5 and 9 weeks into their respective care programs.
According to the results, 27.3% of the patients under chiropractic care experienced early pain relief. Only 9.4% of the acupuncture patients and 5%of the medication patients experienced early pain relief. The chiropractic patients also had the most improvement when measured by the other tests with improvements of 50% on the Oswestry, 38% on the NDI, 47% on the SF-36 and 50% on the VAS for back pain.
Commentary: This study concentrated on the early relief of pain, obviously an important concern for the patients experiencing it. And as important as your pain relief may be, your chiropractor is also concerned about the long-term correction of your spinal problems.
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