Most of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Researchers estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal pain. Dr. Marsh and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our West New York office, and we've found that chiropractic care and osteopathic treatments are highly effective ways to not only help you recover from back pain, they are also excellent ways to hold off future episodes.
A recent article from the University of Utah verifies what our West New York patients have experienced: your West New York chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back pain.
In this article, 747 patients were treated for low back pain. Each person was assessed based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.
What the authors found is that the individuals who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.
Other papers have found the same results. A 2012 study found that chiropractic patients had the best functional recovery and pain relief for chronic back pain.
Chiropractic works by restoring the natural, pain-free function of your spine. Dr. Marsh and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.
If you live near our West New York office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830 for an appointment.
Fritz JM, Kim J, Dorius J. Importance of the type of provider seen to begin health care for a new episode of low back pain: associations with future utilization and costs. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015(Sep 29).
Cecchi F, et al. Predictors of functional outcome in patients with chronic low back pain undergoing back school, individual physiotherapy or spinal manipulation. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 2012;48:371-8.
Anthony Marsh DO, who has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience, now oversees operations at the Osteopathic Medicine, Pain, and Rehabilitation Institute as Medical Director. He accepted this role after serving as a chiropractor Anthony Marsh DC for more than two decades and he leverages his unique blend of experience and knowledge to provide leadership as a licensed medical physician.