People residing in The ‘Couve who are suffering from chronic back aches as well as leg pains can now broaden their medical options in alleviating these conditions with chiropractic care.
In a recent study, researchers have deduced that chiropractic methods may be a viable alternative in treating patients with leg pains stemming from lower back problems, including sciatica.
As reported by Shereen Lehman in The Chicago Tribune, Gert Bronfort, a researcher who led the study for the Integrative Health and Wellbeing Research Program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, said:
“Spinal manipulation combined with home exercise may be worth trying for those with back-related leg pain that has lasted more than four weeks,”
“This combination resulted in advantages in pain reduction, disability, global improvement, satisfaction, medication use and general physical health status after 12 weeks,” he said.
This new finding points to chiropractic care in combination with home exercise as a beneficial, low-risk, cheaper alternative to prescription medicine and surgery.
To quote Bronfort, “…for people who have pain that is too severe for to deal with on their own, seeing a chiropractor, physical therapist, or osteopath who can use spinal manipulation might help relieve their pain – possibly without the use of medications.”
With medical costs and expenses on the rise, seeking alternative treatments for body aches and chronic pains seems to be the way to go. Vancouverites who want to explore this option can consult a professional chiropractor in Vancouver, WA, like someone practicing at Forgey Chiropractic, who offers chiropractic adjustments as well as spinal, joint and soft tissue manipulation for back, joint and limb-related soreness. A skilled and well-trained chiropractor combines knowledge of mainstream medicine with chiropractic and physical therapy expertise to deliver effective results.
As Sidney Rubinstein, researcher with the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, commented about Bronfort and associates’ study:
“This [chiropractic treatment] of course, must be considered in light of alternatives for this condition, such as epidural steroid injections or surgery, which are not only much more costly but also associated with important (and serious) adverse events,”
Reliable chiropractic in Vancouver, WA provides locals with a more holistic approach to healing that promises long lasting results while avoiding invasive treatments with possible serious side effects. Patients who are experiencing chronic leg and back pains should consider seeking chiropractic care for their conditions.
(Source: Chiropractic care may ease back-related leg pain, Chicago Tribune, September 15, 2014)