Chiropractors Have known what works for low back pain for years…
Now modern medicine and Good Morning America are starting to catch up!
There was a recent article published in the medical journal, Lancet about what types of treatment actually work for low back pain and it was featured on Good Morning America this week. Their #1 advice was to stay active, try to go to work and avoid bed rest. (sound familiar?) If that doesn’t work, they said to try chiropractic, massage therapy, exercise and acupuncture first, because it’s safer and more effective than NSAIDs, spinal injections or even opioid medications.
Not covered in the brief Good Morning America segment, the article also suggested trying conservative care, like what we offer here at Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine before ordering x-rays or MRIs for most patients. Most back problems don’t show up on imaging, so getting a picture of the area doesn’t help you feel better or recover faster — it just prolongs the process and costs you money.
The information in this article may not be revolutionary to our patients, but about 85% of the Illinois population has not been to a chiropractor and doesn’t know this is the most effective treatment for their chronic pain. Please share this video with them and help spread the word!
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