How do doctors of chiropractic treat back pain?

With a thorough knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, doctors of chiropractic make diagnoses and take steps to correct problems using spinal adjustments, dietary and lifestyle advice, and other non-invasive treatments such as therapy and exercise.

Spinal manipulation/adjustment--a common form of skilled, hands-on treatment performed by doctors of chiropractic--is a recommended option for back pain treatment, rated as such in guidelines for low-back pain care (e.g. guidelines from the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters and the American Pain Society/American College of Family Physicians).

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Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is manipulation of the spine beyond the range it normally goes, but within the range it is designed to move. As a treatment for back pain it can be as effective as other treatments and has the advantage of b...

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