The Journal of the American Medical Association recommends chiropractic as first means of back pain treatment Medical doctors and chiropractors are often at odds with each other. The Journal of the American Medical Association now recommends chiropractic as a first means of treating back pain. Dr. Alex Vidan wasn’t going to let that pass by…Details
Most patients will notice at least some improvement within six visits over two weeks. The best outcomes are seen in patients whom back pain: Has been present less than 16 days Does not refer pain below your knees Does not have you fearful about whether it will get better Shows stiffness in the low back…Details
They have deconditioned their back stabiliser muscles and have lost the ability to preload their back to protect themselves when they move their shoulder. “I just reached for something and BANG my back went out”. Then what to do? Chiropractic care – to move joints and; Back movement exercises – to reactivate the protective patterns. …Details
Answer: Prolonged static work (i.e. sitting) or repetitive/cyclic work
Why? The ligaments and joint structures slowly lengthen and become less responsive to movement changes (deconditioning of back stabilisers), making them prone to injury.
Who can help? Chiropractors – because the high velocity, low amplitude “thrust” or “adjustment” stimulates protective stretch reflexes
Poor neuromuscular control under different conditions, directions and pressures lead to fatigue-zones in muscles and ligaments; which eventually fail with simple, repetitive movements, creating back pain. This is because the stretch receptors become desensitised in prolonged sitting – the body moves into injury-prone zones without the usual “stretch warning” that has our body tighten muscles…Details