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Chiropractic Helps Patients With Acute Back Pain and Sciatica with Disc Protrusion

A new study from Italy published in the March issue of The  Spine Journal, showed that chiropractic care was effective in helping patients with acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion.  This randomized double-blind clinical trial involved 102 ambulatory patients with at least moderate pain or radiating pain, who had an MRI study showing disc protrusion.

The patients were divided into two groups.  One group received chiropractic adjustments 5 days per week by experienced chiropractors, with a maximum of 20 visits.  The second group received what the study termed, "simulated manipulations" in order to have a group for comparison to those receiving real chiropractic care.

The results showed that those who got the real
chiropractic care improved significantly over the group that received the simulated manipulations.  In the group that received the chiropractic care, 55% were free of  radiating pain in the follow ups compared to 20% of patients who got the simulated manipulations.  Additionally, when measuring local pain, 28% of those who received real chiropractic were free of local pain, versus only 6% of those who got the simulated manipulation.

The results also showed improvements in days of pain with the group that received the real care reporting 6 less days of pain than those in the simulated care group.  In addition to these benefits the group with the real care reported using less medications to help with the pain as a result of the chiropractic care. 

In this study none of the patients in either group had any adverse effects, and one from each group did report no results at all and were listed as "treatment failures".  The researchers conclusions were, "Active manipulations have more effect than simulated manipulations on pain relief for acute back pain and sciatica with disc protrusion."



 Dr. Brian Drutman,  a Tampa Bay chiropractor, treats patients injured from car accidentsslips and falls, lifting injuries, or from other unknown causes. Patients are also seen for chiropractic care to maintain health.

After a car accident, call Precision Spine & Wellness Center, a Tampa injury clinic first. We can help you with a personal injury attorney if you need a lawyerStill in pain from a car accident? Our auto accident doctors can help!Slip and Fall? You don't have to live with neck or back pain! Our personal injury doctors can help! We offer chiropractic,  chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy, cold laser therapy, Game Ready and Spine Force!Headaches? Dr. Brian Drutman, the Tampa chiropractor at Precision Spine & Wellness Center can help!
Precision Spine & Wellness Center, a Tampa personal injury clinic, has a licensed massage therapist and car accident doctors.

     Dr. Brian Drutman, Tampa chiropractor                                          1316 West Busch Boulevard Suite B
       Ph: 813-579-4047 or 1-877-430-7246                                                     Tampa, Florida 33612


Note: Dr. Brian Drutman is not a personal injury
lawyer and any questions emailed to him that are legal in nature will not be answered
and should be instead asked to a qualified  personal injury attorney
 . We can provide names of Tampa attorneys if you don't have one yet.