Georgetown Exercise and Spinal Manipulation Recommended for Older Adult Back Pain

May 16, 2017

Geriatric back pain patients find relief with combined chiropractic care: spinal manipulation and mobilization plus exercise. That is what new best practices guidelines recommend. Surprised? Of course not! Your Georgetown chiropractor takes care of your spine, and you take care of your spine! Together, your Georgetown chiropractor and you the Georgetown back pain sufferer make a great spine care team. Dr. Butwell is your local Georgetown chiropractic care center where Georgetown back pain patients meet their Georgetown chiropractor to set a treatment plan to relieve pain as well as a plan to prevent future back pain.

A new high-level research review restates that spinal manipulation is safe for older adults suffering with back pain. Dr. Butwell values this confirmation! How did they do this? The systematic review of all published articles over a 7 year period updated current recommendations. Thirty-seven panelists participated in this best practices guidelinesreview and update. Conclusively, they agreed on current statements about the best practices for chiropractic care of back pain in older adults. They strengthened the present statement about how safe spinal manipulation is for older back pain patients. The panel added two supplementary notes of advice that (1) chiropractors should suggest exercise to back pain patients who are older and (2) manipulation and mobilization contribute to general positive outcomes not just for pain reduction. (1) Dr. Butwell concurs! Georgetown chiropractic patients frequently seek care to get rid of their back pain. Then, they find Georgetown chiropractic care that does more than just back pain relief. Chiropractic incorporation of nutrition, exercise, and wellness care encourages them to embrace a healthier approach to life.

This chiropractic care starts with back pain relief. The spinal manipulation approach Dr. Butwell employs is known as Cox Technic. From the research studies about this approach, it’s published that radiculopathy (leg pain), chronic moderate/severe back pain and recurrent mild back pain (pain than comes and goes) react more favorably to chiropractic Cox Technic than to medical conservative care. This study also documented that chronic/recurrent – back pain that returns several times a year – reacts better to exercise. (2) Dr. Butwell recognizes that exercise is crucial to manage back pain and prevent future back pain. Dr. Butwell encourages all our Georgetown chiropractic patients to help themselves with exercise.

Schedule your Georgetown chiropractic visit with Dr. Butwell to talk about Georgetown back pain relief and prevention in older adults with Georgetown chiropractic care and appropriate Georgetown exercise. Your Georgetown chiropractor and you will act as a team as well as recommended spinal manipulation and exercise do to safely and effectively relieve low back pain.