Back Pain

As Chiropractors in Kingston, something that many people are unaware of is that about 4 million Australians have back problems, and that 70–90% of people will have their work and family life severely effected by back problems. (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017–18)

Some studies suggest that Chiropractic treatments can be a safe and effective way to help with back pain. [1-12] 

[1] Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions Nadine E Foster, Johannes R Anema, Dan Cherkin, Roger Chou, Steven P Cohen, Douglas P Gross, Paulo H Ferreira, Julie M Fritz, Bart W Koes, Wilco Peul, Judith A Turner, Chris G Maher on behalf of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group The Lancet, Vol. 391, No. 10137 Published: March 21, 2018

[2] Ernst E, Assendelft WJJ. Chiropractic for low back pain. BMJ. 1998;317:160. . (18 July.)

[3] Meade TW, Dyer S, Browne W, Townsend J, Frank AO. Low back pain of mechanical origin: randomised comparison of chiropractic and hospital outpatient treatment. BMJ. 1990;300:1431–1437.

[4] Goertz CM, Long CR, Vining RD, Pohlman KA, Walter J, Coulter I. Effect of usual medical care plus chiropractic care vs usual medical care alone on pain and disability among US service members with low back pain: a comparative effectiveness clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(1):e180105.

[5] Managing low back pain--a comparison of the beliefs and behaviors of family physicians and chiropractors D C Cherkin, F A MacCornack, A O Berg PMID: 2976220 PMCID: PMC1026519

[6] Chou R, Deyo R, Friedly J, et al. Nonpharmacologic therapies for low back pain: a systematic review for an American College of Physicians clinical practice guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(7):493-505. doi:10.7326/M16-2459

[6] Carey TS, Garrett J, Jackman A et al. Low back pain among patients seen by primary care practitioners, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. The North Carolina Back Pain Project. N Engl J Med. 1995; 333: 913-917

[7] Cherkin DC, Deyo RA, Battie M et al. Comparison of physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and provision of an educational booklet for the treatment of patients with low back pain. N Engl J Med. 1998; 339: 1021-1029

[8] Adding Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy to Standard Medical Care for Patients With Acute Low Back Pain Goertz, Christine M. DC, PhD*; Long, Cynthia R. PhD*; Hondras, Maria A. DC, MPH*; Petri, Richard MD†; Delgado, Roxana MS‡; Lawrence, Dana J. DC, MMedEd, MA; Owens, Edward F. MS, DC; Meeker, William C. DC, MPH‖Spine: April 15, 2013

[9] Comparison of Spinal Manipulation Methods and Usual Medical Care for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain Schneider, Michael DC, PhD*; Haas, Mitchell DC, MA†; Glick, Ronald MD‡; Stevans, Joel DC§; Landsittel, Doug PhD¶ Spine: February 15, 2015

[10] The Prevalence, Patterns, and Predictors of Chiropractic Use Among US Adults Adams, Jon PhD∗; Peng, Wenbo PhD∗; Cramer, Holger PhD∗,†; Sundberg, Tobias PhD∗,‡; Moore, Craig Masters of Clinical Trials Research∗; Amorin-Woods, Lyndon MPH§; Sibbritt, David PhD∗; Lauche, Romy PhD∗ SPINE: December 1, 2017

[11] Neural Plast. 2016; 2016: 3704964.Manipulation of Dysfunctional Spinal Joints Affects Sensorimotor Integration in the Prefrontal Cortex: A Brain Source Localization StudyDina Lelic , * Imran Khan Niazi Kelly HoltMads Jochumsen, Kim DremstrupPaul YielderBernadette MurphyAsbjørn Mohr Drewes, and Heidi Haavik

[12] J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2012 Dec 28; 18(1): 75–79.Evidence-Based Practice and Chiropractic Care Ron LeFebvre, MA, DC David Peterson, DC and Mitchell Haas, MA, DC