Chiropractors are highly trained in the different causes of back pain and we employ a variety of methods to best determine what the specific cause is. We use manipulative therapy and/or other techniques with the goal of restoring normal function to the body, allowing the painful areas to heal and decrease in inflammation.
Trusted systematic reviews of chiropractic/manipulative therapy literature have concluded that it is an effective form of treatment for acute, sub-acute and chronic lower back pain, being just as effective as receiving treatment from other healthcare providers such as GP’s or physiotherapists. At Karori Chiropractic we also utilise the flexion-distraction technique. A smaller study found that people who are given this treatment had significantly greater relief from perceived pain compared to those who received an active exercise program from physical therapists, particularly if they were suffering from chronic lower back pain.
If you are after thorough treatment for your back pain, try out Karori Chiropractic – Wellington’s evidence-based chiropractor.