Chiropractic Care for Sciatica and Back Pain

Effectiveness of Chiropractic Manipulation in Treating Acute Back Pain and Sciatica


How effective is chiropractic manipulation in alleviating acute back pain and sciatica, conditions that often lead to significant disability?

A study featured in the Spine Journal sought to compare the outcomes of active chiropractic manipulations with those of simulated manipulations in patients suffering from acute back pain and sciatic nerve discomfort.

Active manipulations entailed patients lying down and receiving hands-on treatment from a chiropractor.

Conversely, simulated manipulations involved the use of electrical muscle stimulation, with electrodes placed on the skin to administer electrical pulses to various parts of the body.

The results of this study led to the conclusion that active chiropractic manipulation is more effective than simulated manipulations in providing pain relief for individuals dealing with acute back pain and sciatic nerve discomfort.

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Asheville Chiropractors Dr. Nicole Lindsey and Dr. Bryan Gennett specialize in natural health care and spinal correction. The Doctors take the whole body approach when treating patient’s and help you discover the cause of your health problems. Dr. Nicole and Dr. Bryan help many people with gluten and gut disorders. They will guide you back into balance with the use of chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, vitamins, weight loss and nutritional advice.

Having practiced in Asheville since 2001, Dr. Lindsey is known as the go-to Chiropractor in the area. Dr. Nicole Lindsey is the founder of Back in Balance and has been in private practice in Asheville, NC since 2001. She graduated with a Bachelors in Biology and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, GA. Dr. Nicole is a member of the NC Chiropractic Association, the Asheville Area Wholistic & Integrative Professionals Group, serves as a board member for Health Network Solutions.

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