Spinal manipulation has been shown to be a safe and effective way to treat acute and chronic neck and back pain. There are many proven benefits of spinal manipulation. Manipulation can reduce pain, increase range of motion, and help restore proper neurological function of the body. Scientific guidelines recommend a trial period of chiropractic manipulation for the majority of back and neck conditions and, and in light of the recent understandings of the side effects of the majority of pain relief medications, manipulation may be the safest treatment for musculoskeletal pain management. A 2010 systematic review found that most studies suggest spinal manipulation achieves equal or superior improvement in pain and function when compared with other commonly used interventions for short, intermediate, and long-term follow-up.
While healing remains an inexact science, we believe in practicing according to evidence-based guidelines. Conservative management approaches that use a combination of exercise therapy, soft tissue treatment, and spinal manipulation have been demonstrated to be effective means of treating back and neck pain and have been shown to help people avoid surgery, even if they were already considered surgical candidates. Because of our comprehensive treatment approach, including the highly acclaimed soft tissue treatment called Active Release Technique, the physicians at Boise Spine Center are qualified to treat all musculoskeletal injuries, including the extremities.