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The Right Touch

Both chiropractors and physical therapists use their hands to administer treatment, a characteristic patients find both comforting and reassuring. Now, a study conducted by a rheumatologist at the University of North Carolina — reveals that using the two treatments in combination may provide added benefit in treating lower back pain. The study involved 54 patients with lower back pain, half of whom received muscle massage from a physical therapist. The other half received a single chiropractic adjustment, in addition to the, massage. One week later, the group that received the adjustment reported feeling significantly less pain and gaining more mobility than the other group. This shows the value of using chiropractic in conjunction with other therapies to relieve back pain.

P.S. A chiropractic adjustment isolates an abnormal joint, then pushes it through its normal arc of motion and beyond.