There is all too often a difference of opinion between medical doctors and chiropractors about the management of musculoskeletal problems. In April 2017, the eminent American Medical Association published evidence in their journal (JAMA), that supported spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments) as a first line treatment of acute low back pain.
The recommendation places this form of treatment ahead of standard medical care options such as painkillers. Evidence showed that spinal manipulation resulted in significant improvement in symptoms with no serious side effects.
You can find out more at: https://www.chiroeco.com/jama-study-low-back-pain/
In England and Wales, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have also supported the use of non pharmacological methods as initial treatment for low back pain. In 2016, NICE published updated guidelines for the management of Low Back Pain and sciatica in over 16 year olds. Spinal manipulation (such as chiropractic adjustments) alongside exercise were recommended as a treatment option for this condition.
Exercise is a mainstay of the therapy offered at the Back Room Chiropractic Clinic. Our chiropractor, Ben, will provide tailor made information on the self help exercises that, alongside recommended treatment, will help the healing process
Information about the NICE guidance is available at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng59