Chronic pain is far more common that you might think, so if you or a loved one has become frustrated with long term pain, it might be a good idea to give the most evidence based and researched chiropractic strategy a try.
Chronic Widespread Spinal Pain (CWSP) is a persistent condition causing significant disability and reduced quality of life. Traditional treatments often provide limited relief. A recent case report highlights positive outcomes using Chiropractic Biophysics® (CBP®), a conservative approach, in a 60-year-old man suffering from CWSP for decades.
The patient, who experienced chronic low back pain, mid-back pain, neck pain, headaches, and radiculopathy, sought relief after years of unsuccessful over-the-counter medications. The study utilized CBP® protocol, a method focusing on spine alignment and overall postural improvement. After 12 sessions, the patient reported significant improvements in patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and measured postural and spine abnormalities.
Following brief continued treatment and the incorporation of home exercises and postural orthoses, the patient’s progress continued. One year after the initial assessment, all subjective and objective measures showed improvement, and this positive trend persisted at the three-year follow-up.
The study emphasizes the economic, effective, and repeatable nature of CBP® for treating chronic spinal pain. While larger studies are challenging, the positive outcomes in this case suggest that further research, including randomized controlled trials (RCTs), is warranted. This approach has the potential to reduce the global burden of disease related to chronic spinal pain and improve patient-reported outcomes.(1)
- Haas J W, Fortner M, Oakley P A, et al. (January 03, 2024) Chronic Widespread Spinal Pain (CWSP) Alleviated With Chiropractic Biophysics®: A Case Report With Three-Year Follow-Up. Cureus 16(1): e51620. DOI 10.7759/cureus.51620