““Patients with chronic low-back pain treated by chiropractors showed greater improvement and satisfaction at one month than patients treated by family physicians. Satisfaction scores were higher for chiropractic patients. A higher proportion of chiropractic patients (56 percent vs. 13 percent) reported that their low back pain was better or much better, whereas nearly one-third of medical patients reported their low-back pain was worse or much worse.” – Nyiendo et al (2000), Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Dr. Zappy always recommends that his patients get involved in their treatment plans. The more you know about your condition, the better you will understand both your treatment options and your recovery process. The resource to the left, Treat Your Own Back, by Robin McKenzie, is the perfect beginners guide to low back pain. It covers common causes of low back pain, sitting positions, sleeping positions, and even exercises to help improve your low back pain at home.