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Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Carrolltown Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not quit. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle Carrolltown chiropractic service is often relieving, offering hope for a better day ahead.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation see the relief of pain and return of function. Some publish their results for everyone to see! A newly published case report of a 67 year old male veteran coping with chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain described relief with Cox® Technic care. The patient reported 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 detailed improvement in his condition, less pain medication use, and better mobility. (1) That’s a welcome outcome for this back pain sufferer!

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

Chronic low back pain like that described by the veteran in this case report is quite prevalent and can be quite distressing. Spinal manipulation is endorsed for the management of chronic low back in quite a few 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 effect of repeated nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to play a role in chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s benefit may well stem from its influence on this sensitization. (4) That’s an advantage chronic back pain sufferers can tolerate.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment for chronic low back pain described that spinal manipulation created similar effects to other suggested 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, passing adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal manipulation looked to be a good option for relief of pain and improvement of function for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same deductions were reported: spinal manipulation should be thought to be a beneficial treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is rendered by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation studied extra in 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 common 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 explains his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who experienced relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Carrolltown chiropractic appointment soon. We do not want you to|Don’t let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation can help.

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