A complaint heard often at chronic low back pain Springfield is low back pain (lbp). Lbp is a diagnosis that about everyone experiences at a point in their life. About 80% of adults have had a kind of low back pain in their life, and it stands to be a main cause of job related disability and missed work days. The National Institutes of Health found that about 25% of adults have had a current episode of low back pain.
Men and women are equally affected the same low back pain. Low back pain can occur from an incident like over lifting, or can develop over time. Being sedentary during the week, like having a desk job, but then being active during the weekend can be another cause for pain.
Low back pain Springfield does have some good news. 80% of back pain can be completely cured with self care or short term management. With that being said, only 20% of people with lbp will continue to have symptoms for longer than a year. What kinds of things can be done to manage chronic low back pain and prevent disability?
Chronic low back pain Springfield looked at study that looked at spinal manipulative therapy (smt) to see if it works to manage chronic low back pain (pain that happens for longer than six months). 60 patients were randomly assigned to groups; group one had 12 treatments of sham therapy for one month, group 2 received 12 treatments of therapy for one month with no treatment after, and group three received 12 treatments for a month and then followed up with therapy twice a month for the next 9 months.
The research found that groups two and three had significantly lower pain and disability scores than group one had. The third group received even more improvement when looking at pain and disability at the final ten month evaluation. Group one’s scores returned to almost pre treatment scores, because they had stopped receiving follow up treatment. Chronic low back pain Springfield wants you to know smt works for chronic non specific lbp, but if you want to keep up the pain free lifestyle, Springfield wants you continue getting care as much as you can.
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