Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain Relief


Those undergoing chiropractic treatment for back pain relief have chances of making an improvement very quickly according to this article. It has been observed that those suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain have higher chances of responding after a week and much better after a few months of treatment. Those who have not responded after a few days were observed to be much better after a few months. Patients with a history of trauma and LBP episodes are less likely to improve. These findings may help chiropractic practitioners to take firm and correct action.



Chiropractic Treatment For Back Pain Relief

Chiropractic involves hands-on manipulation of the spinal column and other parts of the body

Patients with low back pain (LBP) undergoing chiropractic treatment who respond to treatment are likely to improve very quickly, study findings show.


This appears to be true for those with acute (<4 weeks) and chronic (>3 months) pain.


The researchers found that treatment response on the Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) scale 1 week after treatment was a good indicator of outcome.


Indeed, patients with chronic and acute LBP who were “much better” or “better” on the PGIC scale at 1 week were four to five times more likely to be improved at both 1 and 3 months after treatment than patients who had not improved at 1 week.


The team also points out that “an important and unique finding in this current study is that although 123 (23%) of the patients with acute LBP and 71 (24%) of the patients with chronic LBP were diagnosed by their chiropractors as having radiculopathy, this finding was not a negative predictor of improvement.”


Cynthia Peterson (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and colleagues investigated the outcomes of 523 patients with acute LBP and 293 with chronic LBP receiving chiropractic treatment.


After 1 week of treatment, 65% of patients with acute pain and 32% of patient with chronic pain reported that they were either “much better” or “better.” The respective rates were 81% and 59% at 1 month and 88% and 69% at 3 months.


The most consistent factor predicting outcome was self-reported improvement at 1 week, which was independently associated with improvement at 1 month (odds ratio [OR]=2.4 for acute LBP and 5.0 for chronic LBP) and 3 months (OR=2.9 and 3.3, respectively).


Among the patients with chronic pain, other prognostic factors included trauma onset as the reason for LBP, a history of LBP episodes, and the Oswestry baseline score ‑ for every 1-point increase in the baseline Oswestry score, patients with chronic pain were 6% less likely to improve at 1 month.


These findings could help practicing chiropractors “make more confident decisions about patient prognosis based on how quickly individual patients respond to their treatment,” the researchers report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.


More of source article here



Asking someone to inflict pain on you to make you feel better, and probably paying them for the privilege appears slightly perverse. Based upon the findings on convalescence of patients undergoing chiropractic treatment for back pain relief however, has observed that those suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain respond well. As with any treatment it is easy to be dismissive if after a couple of treatments you do not feel any different, but you should stick with it for a reasonable period to ensure you have given it the best opportunity for success.



Dr. Echols is a Chiropractor in Austin, Texas. In this video, after discussing why people are afraid of chiropractic, Dr. Echols gives a patient their first adjustment. This is a hip adjustment demonstration.




Another video about how chronic back pain can be managed to a certain extent on your own by exercising as well as with heat therapy – by Dr. Hans Delfo, Chiropractor –


If you are looking for more information about alternative treatments or exercises for your low back pain – get your FREE copy of our back pain relief book by Jesse Cannone – world renowned back expert. It is available for a limited time by clicking the access button below.



lower back pain



You might also like:


Tags: ,