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Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Manahawkin Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting back pain that goes on for more than 3 months that just will not stop. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center welcomes frustrated, hurting chronic low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Manahawkin chiropractic service is often pain-lessening, offering hope for a better day ahead.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center witness the pain relief and function improvement. Some publish their outcomes for everyone to see! A recently published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with chronic low back pain and occasional right leg pain documented relief with Cox® Technic treatment. The patient reported having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment together with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he detailed improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication use, and better mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result for this back pain sufferer!

WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help

Chronic low back pain like that explained by the veteran in this case report is very prevalent and can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is recommended for the management of chronic low back in several guidelines backed by such groups as the American Pain Society and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central sensitization – the consequence of repetitive nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is purported to play a role in chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s benefit may well come from its influence on this sensitization. (4) That is an advantage chronic back pain sufferers can tolerate.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment for chronic low back pain reported that spinal manipulation produced similar effects to other suggested therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was better than non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal manipulation looked to be a good alternative for relief of pain and improvement of function for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis particularly focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same conclusions were reported: spinal manipulation should be considered a beneficial treatment for the older patient with chronic low back pain to relieve pain and improve function. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center studied extra in the delivery of the gentle, non-thrust type of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which well know for its care of disc herniation and spinal stenosis pain in addition to more usual spinal pain conditions.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment now. We don’t want you to|Don’t let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is here for you.

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