While we as chiropractors have always known that chiropractic indeed does work to allow your body to heal itself, sometimes instantly, the great news is that a study has been done showing the efficacy of chiropractic visible on a MRI scan.
This new research gave clear evidence as to why chiropractic is so effective in the treatment of lower back pain. When you live with back pain for an extended amount of time, you begin to lose mobility. This lack of movement can lead to degeneration of the discs themselves as well as fibrous lesions within the vertebral joints. This in turn causes more pain and inflammation.
The hypotheses for the study was that chiropractic treatments increase the gaps between the joints and the vertebrae themselves. This spacing helps break adhesions and allows more freedom of movement for patients.
The study covered 112 patients who all suffered with low back pain. They were divided into treatment groups. 1. Chiropractic adjustments 2. Side posture positioning or 3. Two controlled treatments. Immediately following each treatment each patient was scanned by using magnetic resonance imaging.
The result was that those who received a combination of spinal manipulation treatments (chiropractic) + Side Posture Positioning received the greatest benefit in widening that gap. It was again confirmed by the way they felt in rating their pain before and after with a significant difference in the after results.
You don’t need to suffer with lower back pain thinking there is nothing you can do to alleviate it, resigning yourself to a lesser quality of life. Come see the physicians at Kaster Chiropractic in Fort Myers, Florida.
The office of Dr. Kaster is a full hands-on old-fashioned facility where each patient is treated like family. We listen to your medical history as well as your current situation, examine you, and recommend and carry out treatment all right in house, the way it should be.
Give Kaster Chiropractic a call today at 239-332-2555 and lets get you back to health!
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.