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Can a lower back spasm that has me leaning to one side be helped by a chiropractor ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

You should have this evaluated by your family doctor or orthopod.
Chiropractic theory is outmoded and frankly wrong. You might need physical therapy as prescribed by an md, but the chiropractor will always find a problem based on high powered x-rays totally misinterpreted, and then the performance of strenuous massage that sometimes is dangerous.

In brief: Unlikely

You should have this evaluated by your family doctor or orthopod.
Chiropractic theory is outmoded and frankly wrong. You might need physical therapy as prescribed by an md, but the chiropractor will always find a problem based on high powered x-rays totally misinterpreted, and then the performance of strenuous massage that sometimes is dangerous.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Chiros take care of this every day if no radiating leg pain this a fine choice.

In brief: Yes

Chiros take care of this every day if no radiating leg pain this a fine choice.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Ario Kiarash
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Physical therapy

Physical medicine such as physical therapy, chiropractic management in conjunction with anti-inflammatories and if needed muscle relaxants (in acute phase) help reduce spasms and decrease back pain.
Long term you need to strengthen your back muscles and learn how to lift without injuring yourself. Also work on strengthening your abdominal muscles.

In brief: Physical therapy

Physical medicine such as physical therapy, chiropractic management in conjunction with anti-inflammatories and if needed muscle relaxants (in acute phase) help reduce spasms and decrease back pain.
Long term you need to strengthen your back muscles and learn how to lift without injuring yourself. Also work on strengthening your abdominal muscles.
Dr. Ario Kiarash
Dr. Ario Kiarash
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