The American College of Physicians just published this week a new guideline in regards to treating low back pain. The article highlights what many already know: and that is that low back pain is effectively treated with non-invasive, non-drug ways more effectively than their medical counterparts. The new guidelines published in the Annals of Internal Medicine state… “physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation. If drug therapy is desired, physicians and patients should select non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or skeletal muscle relaxants.”
This new studies merely highlights what we as chiropractors already know, that the above mentioned therapies are highly effective, and that as a first option of care, it is highly efficient and best for the overall whole health of the patient suffering from low back pain. What is also encouraging is that as a practitioner, I am seeing more primary care physicians directly refer patients to my office, knowing that we are a highly effective form of care for low back pain, head aches, and neck pain. The new study from the American College of Physicians merely drives home this concept.
Don't be caught up in the Ibuprofen cycle. Pain medication is merely a band-aid and does not remedy the cause of lower back pain. Call our Fairlawn chiropractic office today to make an appointment and get on the road to wellness. We can be reached at 330-800-9009.
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