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Chiropractic Vs Conventional Treatment for Low Back Pain: A Comparative Look

Low back pain has always been a common health issue, but it is becoming seemingly much more common and it seems there are more and more “quick fixes” and unproven remedies out there. It seems like it is getting harder and harder for the average American to figure out who to believe when it comes to low back pain remedies. Let’s take a look at the difference between two different methods of treating low back pain: chiropractic therapy and conventional treatments.

Natural Therapies for Low Back Pain

Low back pain is something that plagues hundreds and thousands of people, in the United States alone. Low back pain can make it difficult to walk, stand or sit for long periods of time, cause pain and complications in other parts of the body and make it difficult to get everyday or work related tasks completed. Luckily, there are a lot of natural therapies to help reduce low back pain when the alternatives like surgery or prescription pain pills are not the desired form of treatment. Take the next few minutes to learn about these various nature therapies for the treatment of low back pain, or at least the reduction in the pain.

The Pettibon System of Chiropractic and Spinal Rejuvenation

Studies show that disc disease is the most common cause of back pain and costs Americans over $65 billion annually. Roughly 700,000 Americans receive spinal surgery every year and the costs begin around $25,000 and can range to over $100,000 for surgically implanted rods or other fusion devices. Insurance companies may not cover all of the expenses, so patients end up paying a large chunk for procedures that can give them very little hope for a normal life in the future. A recent 2006 study from the Journal Spine found that the use of implanted hardware in spinal fusion surgeries for lower back pain does not improve the results and carries a higher risk of complications. Dr. Gary M Franklin, medical director of the Washington Department of Labor and Industry, which funded the study, said, “It was clear that the devices did not benefit patients”. He added that “the high rate of long term disability in all the patients, regardless of whether hardware was used or not, was of little benefit. This procedure doesn’t do much to help people”. When surgery fails to help it is often diagnosed as Failed Back Surgery Syndrome…

Treatment of Back and Spine Conditions With Massage Therapy

This article looks at the rising cost and number of persons affected by back pain and how massage therapy is used as a cost saving and a conservative method of pain relief. Massage therapy is a natural, affordable, non surgical and drug free option for recovery, rehabilitation and injury care.

Handle Low Back Pain Effectively With Physical Therapy

How many times have you heard about or seen someone dealing with lower back pain? Pain of the lower lumbar and related areas comprising the lower back may be among the most common kinds of frequently occurring pain. This kind of pain affects people…

Minimising Injury From Using a Personal Computer

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Avoid Back Pain From Playing The Guitar

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Help! My Low Back Pain and Sciatica Are Killing Me!

What is happening to me, what should I do, who do I call, should I go to the emergency room, will I need surgery? 6 million other Americans besides you will ask these questions this year. The answers are here.

Lower Left Back Pain – The Facts

Lower left back pain can be cause by a large majority of different ailments, a large number of which are resolved with traditional back exercises and stretching, or therapy. The most common cause of lower back pain, which may be due to lower left back pain, or lower right back pain is caused by muscular knots. These knots themselves can be caused by a large number of issues, but generally due to the center of gravity of the body being shifted from neutral.

Understanding Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain is an ailment that you can not just ignore. If you are suffering from this, it would be difficult to do your daily tasks because your movements are hindered. Aside from that, it would be almost impossible to concentrate too because the pain will be a distraction that you can not easily brush off.

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