Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Groton 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 quit. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office welcomes aggravated, hurting chronic low back pain patients of all ages. Our gentle Groton chiropractic service is often relieving, offering hope for a more comfortable day.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your Groton chiropractor at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office witness the relief of pain and return of function. Some publish their outcomes for all to see! A newly published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with chronic low back pain and pain extending down his right leg occasionally recorded relief with Cox® Technic care. The patient described dealing with this pain for decades. In 4 weeks and 4 visits of flexion distraction treatment together with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described improvement in his condition, reduced pain medication use, and enhanced mobility. (1) That is a welcome outcome for this back pain sufferer!

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

Chronic low back pain like that described by the veteran in this case report is very common and can be very disabling. Spinal manipulation is endorsed for the management of chronic low back in many guidelines supported 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 effect of repetitive nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to play a role in chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s benefit may well come from its impact on this sensitization. (4) That is an advantage chronic back pain sufferers can accept.


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 created similar effects to other recommended therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, passing adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis determined that spinal manipulation appeared to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement 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 thought to be a positive treatment for the older chronic low back pain sufferer for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is delivered by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office researched and learned more about 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 as well as 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 experienced relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your Groton chiropractic appointment today. We don’t want you to|Don’t let “chronic” limit your happiness or feeling good. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office can help.

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