Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. According to the American Chiropractic Association, as many as 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time.
There are many different treatment options available for back pain, and what works best for one person may not work for another. However, a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that one particular treatment option – acupuncture – is significantly more effective than usual care for treating back pain.
Researchers analyzed data from two previous studies that included a total of 1,162 patients with chronic back pain. They found that the patients who received acupuncture treatments had an 84 percent increase in success rate in reducing their back pain compared to those who only received usual care (such as physical therapy, medications, etc.).
While the exact mechanism of how acupuncture works for back pain is not fully understood, it is believed that the needles stimulate the release of pain-relieving chemicals in the brain.
If you are suffering from back pain, talk to your doctor about whether acupuncture may be a good treatment option for you.
A new study has found that a certain type of treatment for back pain can be up to 84 percent successful. The study, which was published in the journal PLOS One, looked at a treatment called high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) spinal manipulation.
HVLA spinal manipulation is a type of chiropractic treatment. It involves applying sudden, brief force to the spine. The force is thought to help align the spine and relieve pain.
The new study found that HVLA spinal manipulation can be up to 84 percent successful in treating back pain. The study’s authors say that this is a significant improvement over the success rate of other treatments, such as medication or physical therapy.
If you are suffering from back pain, talk to your doctor about whether HVLA spinal manipulation could be right for you.