Activity and pain killers best for back pain
Apparently, this author has been living in a cave and has never heard of manipulative therapy. The activity I can unquestionably agree with, but the pain killers? Does anyone out there actually still believe that pain killers and anti-inflammatories address the cause of the pain in the first place? There has never been, and probably will never be, a study on chiropractic care for low back pain. Sure, there’s been studies on manipulation on low back pain. But, (to me anyway…) chiropractic care involves soft tissue techniques, stretching, lifestyle modifications, addressing sleeping and working positions, postures and environment and yes, manipulation. It’s the global package. That is why natural medicine fits so well into the chiropractic philosophy; therapy for almost any condition involves attacking the problem from multiple angles at once, safely and effectively.
bmj.com Somani 322 (7282): 318b