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What is chiropractic care for back pain?

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Chiropractors use hands-on spinal manipulation and other alternative treatments, the theory being that proper alignment of the body's musculoskeletal structure, particularly the spine, will enable the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. Manipulation is used to restore mobility to joints restricted by tissue injury caused by a traumatic event, such as falling, or repetitive stress, such as sitting without proper back support.

Chiropractic care is primarily used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, joints, bones, and connective tissue, such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. It is sometimes used in conjunction with conventional medical treatment.

From: Chiropractic Care for Back Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  WebMD A-Z Health Guide:   WebMD Medical News: .  American Chiropractic Association: "History of Chiropractic Care" and "What Is Chiropractic?"  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "About Chiropractic and Its Use in Treating Low-Back Pain."  National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."




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SOURCES:  WebMD A-Z Health Guide:   WebMD Medical News: .  American Chiropractic Association: "History of Chiropractic Care" and "What Is Chiropractic?"  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "About Chiropractic and Its Use in Treating Low-Back Pain."  National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."




"Chiropractic."Massage, Chiropractic Top Medical Alternatives, Alternative Medicines Rated in Consumer Reports Survey

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 28, 2017

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