Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Manchester Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term associated with good or happiness, is it? Chronic low back pain is on-going back pain that lasts over 3 months that just won’t stop. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries invites aggravated, hurting chronic low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Manchester chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, bringing hope for a better day ahead.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries witness the relief of pain and return of function. Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A newly published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with chronic low back pain and pain extending down his right leg occasionally documented relief with Cox® Technic treatment. The patient described dealing with this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he reported improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication use, and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome result for this back pain sufferer!

WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help

Chronic low back pain like that described by the veteran in this case report is very common and can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended for the management of chronic low back in several guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute to chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s advantage may well stem from its effect on this sensitization. (4) That is an advantage chronic back pain sufferers can accept.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation care for chronic low back pain stated that spinal manipulation created similar effects to other recommended therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal manipulation appeared to be a good alternative for pain relief and function improvement for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis of specifically older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were drawn: spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer to relieve pain and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries researched and learned more about the delivery of the gentle, non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which well know for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal pain conditions.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Manchester chiropractic appointment now. We do not want you to|Don’t let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is here to help.

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