Back Pain Treatment

Dr. Endru has helped many people in Sheboygan recover from and prevent future episodes of back pain.

Do you want to understand the trick to excellent back pain relief? It's not resting on your couch, aching with pain as you wait for it to improve. It's not just doing your daily physical therapy and icing. So what is it?

Exercise therapies are wonderful for musculoskeletal injury, but to get the full advantages of the exercise you need to get treatment that corrects misalignments in the muscles plus the spine. That's where your Sheboygan chiropractor, Dr. Amy Endru, can help. If you've hurt your back, it is more than likely that you have a spinal misalignment. Stretching and conditioning your back muscles alone won't be enough to fix the misaligned vertebrae. Recent research explains why combining physical therapy with chiropractic is so worthwhile.

Investigators studied 49 patients with chronic back pain who were randomly assigned to get either manual therapy or sham (placebo) treatment. Manual therapies consisted of procedures commonly employed by Dr. Amy Endru, like spinal adjustments and spinal mobilization. Immediately after treatment, patients did exercises like stretching, muscle and motor control exercises, mobility workouts, and strengthening. The patients were treated eight times, with an examination after three and six months.

Immediately after treatment, patients treated with manual therapy plus exercise experienced better pain relief than the placebo plus exercise group. The benefit seen in the treatment room persisted at the three and six-month follow-up visits. The chiropractic clients had lower disability and a pattern of reduced pain scores compared to the placebo group. These results indicate that a combined treatment of chiropractic and exercise could be better than exercise therapy alone for back pain.

So if you'd prefer complete relief of back pain, pick up the phone and give our office in Sheboygan a call. After a few visits with Dr. Amy Endru, you'll wonder why you didn't call sooner!

To learn more about how chiropractic can help you improve your health, see our benefits of chiropractic page.

Balthazard P, et al. Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012;13: 162.