In a recent study published in the European Journal of Pain
Systematic reviews are great ways to get a sense of the current knowledge base of any scientific topic. And with low back pain recently being shown as the the most common disabling condition on the planet. 2 it is very important that we stay abreast of the best way to treat it.
These researchers concluded:
“Most high-quality guidelines target the noninvasive management of nonspecific low back pain and recommend education, staying active/exercise, manual therapy, and paracetamol or NSAIDs as first-line treatments.”
As a chiropractor in Nanaimo, I try to bring the best education possible to my patients. In 2007 I developed dynamic disc designs spine models because there was nothing on the market to help show spinal movement to the patient. I find them an invaluable tool in the education of low back pain. When a patient can see what happened to their back (AND WHY), it is very helpful. Simply, when a patient can see and understand their injury, they work as a teammate in the doctor-patient relationship to heal the tissue in the most effective way possible. Also learning the movement that caused the back problem in the first place.
I am proud to be helping patients and other doctors in the education of back pain with models that reveal realistic movement. Here is an example of my recent work…the first dynamic pelvic model ever built (as far as I know). Please excuse the music. It has a little rocknroll tied in.
- Wong JJ, Côté P, Sutton DA, Randhawa K, Yu H, Varatharajan S, Goldgrub R, Nordin M, Gross DP, Shearer HM, Carroll LJ,Stern PJ, Ameis A, Southerst D, Mior S, Stupar M, Varatharajan T, Taylor-Vaisey A. Clinical practice guidelines for the noninvasive management of low back pain: A systematic review by the Ontario Protocol for Traffic Injury Management (OPTIMa) Collaboration. Eur J Pain. 2016 Oct 6. doi: 10.1002/ejp.931. ↩
- Saleem S, Aslam HM, Rehmani MAK, Raees A, Alvi AA, Ashraf J. Lumbar Disc Degenerative Disease: Disc Degeneration Symptoms and Magnetic Resonance Image Findings. Asian Spine Journal. 2013;7(4):322-334. doi:10.4184/asj.2013.7.4.322. ↩ ↩