80% of Americans will suffer from lower back pain at some point in their lives. 1 in 3 has back pain all the time.
According to an article in The Seattle Times, chiropractic, which uses spinal manipulation to ease pain, was found to be helpful in the treatment of back pain especially during the first four weeks of the onset of pain.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the federal health officials said that the traditional practice of treating back pain with expensive tests, prescription drugs, and therapies are largely useless. Instead, the LA Times recommended chiropractic, over-the-counter pain medicines and low-stress rehabilitation exercise.
The reason why chiropractic works so well is because care is geared toward correcting the underlying cause of pain and dysfunction. This means that the results can be significant and long lasting. Dr Ryan offers conservative chiropractic care as a viable option for many different conditions, including: low back pain, sciatica, disc bulges, herniated disc, post-surgical pain reduction and rehabilitation, whiplash trauma (i.e. from a car accident)), muscle strains, etc. One reason many physicians in the area choose Dr. Ryan to care for their patients with back pain problems is because of his use of the Cox flexion/distraction technique. It is one of, if not the best, treatment protocols for disc and back pain. Couple this technique with core stabilization exercises and advanced soft tissue techniques such as Graston Technique and Dr Ryan’s patients can be assured that he/she is receiving the most advanced, specific, and best quality care possible at Fairwood Chiropractic Clinic in Renton.
If you are experiencing back pain, stiffness, numbness, shooting pain, or any low back discomfort, consult Dr. Ryan for an evaluation.