If you are suffering from acute low back pain and aren’t sure where to turn for help, then we encourage you to read this post. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in April 2017 shares that chiropractic care – specifically spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) – offers significant “improvements in pain and function for up to six weeks with no serious adverse side effects.”
Here is the article that shares the results of this study.
The study in question is titled the Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy With Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain. Its goal is to analyze the safety and effectiveness of SMT when used on people with lower back pain, with very encouraging conclusions – improvements in pain levels and function.
In related news, the American College of Physicians (ACP) has released updated guidelines that “recommend first using non-invasive, non-drug treatments, including spinal manipulation, before resorting to drug therapies” for back pain. The American Chiropractic Association (A