By Dr. Robin Armstrong, Vancouver Chiropractor at Qi
It is an epidemic keeping workers off the job, increasing the strain on the medical system, and a contributing factor to depression. It’s low back pain. This might sound like the beginning of a ‘downer’ article but the good news is spinal manipulation, conventionally known as chiropractic, has been shown to be extremely effective in the management of acute (new) and chronic (old) low back pain.
Last year, the American College of Physicians published their clinical guidelines in the Annals of Internal Medicine regarding treatment of low back pain. They recommended the use of non-pharmacologic (without drugs) therapy with proven benefits. Top of the list for both acute and chronic low back pain, was spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic has been studied time and time again and shown to be extremely effective at managing and treating the pain and dysfunction associated with low back pain.
Do you have questions about how you might benefit from chiropractic? Call our Vancouver office to ask.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Robin Armstrong – Chiropractic ~ Active Release Technique ~ Custom Foot Orthotics ~ Rehabilitative Exercise