The Key to Successful Back Pain Recovery in Urbana, OH

Do you want to understand the secret of excellent back pain relief? It's not lying on your couch, suffering in pain while you wait for it to get better. It's not just doing your daily physical therapy and applying ice packs. So what is it?

Exercise therapies are great for musculoskeletal injury, but to get the total rewards of the stretching and strengthening exercises you have to get therapy that corrects misalignments in the muscles plus the spine. That's where your Urbana, OH chiropractor, Dr. Donay can help. If you have sprained your back, it is likely that you have a spinal misalignment. Stretching and conditioning your back muscles alone won't be sufficient to correct the out-of-place vertebrae. One recent study explains why combining exercise therapy with chiropractic is so beneficial.

Investigators studied 49 people with chronic back pain who were randomly assigned to get either manual therapy or sham (placebo) treatment. Manual therapies consisted of techniques often employed by Dr. Donay , such as spinal adjustments and chiropractic mobilization. Directly after treatment, patients did exercises like stretches, muscle and motor control exercises, mobility workouts, and conditioning. The patients were treated eight times, with an evaluation after three and six months.

Immediately after treatment, patients receiving manual therapy plus exercise experienced better pain relief than the placebo plus exercise group. The benefit seen in the treatment room continued at the three and six-month follow-up visits. The manual therapy clients had reduced disability and a pattern of reduced pain scores compared to the placebo group. These findings suggest that a blended treatment of chiropractic and exercise could be better than exercise therapy alone for back pain.

So if you'd like complete relief of back pain, pick up the phone and give our office in Urbana, OH a call. After a few visits with Dr. Donay , you'll wonder why you didn't call sooner!

Balthazard P, et al. Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012; 13: 162.