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Can A Chiropractor Relieve Lower Back Pain Permanently?

Chiropractic care has gained traction in recent years due to its non-invasive nature in the treatment of issues relating to the nervous system and other problems associated with the musculoskeletal system.  Lower back pains have become prevalent and medical experts have been unable to find a perfect solution to these niggling pains. Many people opt for surgical operations and other mainstream medical alternatives whereas some are ready and willing to employ or engage the services of a chiropractor in a bid to remedy the lower back pains. The question therefore lingers, can chiropractic care be effectively relied upon to relieve lower back pains permanently, or is it merely an adjunct to medical treatment? Can chiropractic care be used in isolation to lessen and totally eradicate lower back pains by ensuring that they will not recur or eventually resurface?
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This is a question that has not been answered by many experts and commentators in this area thus leaving much to inference. This article shall expound and shed more light on the same.

How Does a Chiropractor Relieve Lower Back Pain?

A chiropractor lowers back pain using manual therapy and spinal manipulation. Proper manipulative therapy is a precursor in the initial stages followed by the subsequent spinal manipulation which is done repetitively in order to ensure that an optimal outcome is obtained by increasing the degree of permanency of the results emanating thereof. Lower back pains often spawn from a limited range of motion, irritability, and compromised function. A chiropractor applies some pressure on the affected vertebrae and this is done at a very high intensity in order to restore it to normal function.

How Many Times Should It Be Done For Better Long-Term Results?

Chiropractic care is usually deemed as a rehabilitative approach to lower back pains. 2 to 3 treatments might be needed weekly for an extended duration of around a month or more to exacerbate pain in a problem that was excessively severe. This implies that more visits will be required for slightly permanent results but it is also crucial to point out that the acute pains and symptoms usually dissipate in the initial weeks hence aiding to manage the problem moving forward.

The gravity of the Problem

The extent of the issue in discussion has a bearing on the ability of chiropractic care to not only resolve the lower back pains permanently but also to what extent. Some issues are more advanced hence dictating that a chiropractor will have to do more work and incorporate other types of therapies and multimodal approaches in a bid to relieve the lower back pains to a better extent.

Do Chiropractic Care Guarantee Permanent Results?

Many proponents of chiropractic care have suggested that its effectiveness is determined by the stage at which it is introduced. It is much more effective when introduced in the early stages of lower back pain diagnosis. There is no paucity of material and publications advocating chiropractic care and adjustments to alleviate back pains. However, many of these opinions as postulated by these experts are inconclusive. There is no consensus as to the effectiveness of chiropractic care to have a firm belief that it can be used singularly to obtain permanent results and eliminate lower back pain. Suffice to say, chiropractic care helps to manage lower back pains. It ensures that there is no resort to invasive procedures. However, it would be misleading to opine that it can permanently alleviate lower back pains as there is no ample proof of the same. Most of the emphasis is on how chiropractic care and its operations through spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments can be employed to effectively manage lower back pains by removing all the repetitive symptoms especially if it is done with greater frequency.

The foregoing has amply answered this question. To avoid regurgitation, it is prudent that patients be fully aware that now, a chiropractor has not been well proven as a specialist who can completely remedy lower back pains. There is no consensus on the same. However, this kind of care is fitting in the management of lower back pains as cited above. Its success rate in pain management and partial alleviation remains undisputed. More so, it is non-invasive thus rendering it ideal. Every patient should therefore approach this treatment with caution to avoid the delusion that is wholly capable of healing lower back pains. It should be employed wisely and more frequently for better and permanent results. Further, encouraging results can possibly be obtained when it is used as an adjunct to mainstream medical treatment.