Have you ever suffered from low-back pain? Have you found it difficult to manage? If so, you aren’t alone. For some people, back pain can become chronic or even debilitating, and difficult to treat. Studies have looked at the benefits of some complementary health approaches, such as spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage, and yoga, for low-back pain. In fact, they are all included in a longer list of treatment options recommended by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians for patients whose low-back pain does not improve with more conservative care.
We’ll discuss what the science says about these complementary health approaches for people with low-back pain during this month’s Twitter chat.
Our experts will be:
Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., NCCAM Director; and
- Partap S. Khalsa, D.C., Ph.D., NCCAM Deputy Director of the Division of Extramural Research.
Additional participants will include:
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging: @NIAGo4Life;
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: @NIH_NIAMS.