Doctors of chiropractic are known for treating low back pain and preventing its recurrence. Now recent research emphasizes the science underlying their effectiveness. A recent study suggests chiropractic care (spinal manipulation) can reduce LBP, but it also suggests chiropractic can increase spinal disc height.
Why is that important? Because a loss of intervertebral disc height is
one of the traits of low back pain. Discs are the ligaments between the
bony vertebrae that act as shock absorbers for the spine. As we get
older, our discs have a tendency to get smaller, which can lead to all
kinds of problems, including pain. Fortunately, as this study suggests,
chiropractic can help.
That's good to know no matter your age and the condition of your
spine. Make an appointment with Dr. Doran to learn more. Remember, a
healthy spine means a healthy you!