Chiropractic + Exercise = Back Pain Relief

Searching for back pain relief in Florham Park? Chiropractic care plus exercise could be your best bet, according to recent research.

Patients are frequently advised to stay active during their treatment for back pain, since research shows that physical therapy and exercise are effective ways to reduce musculoskeletal pain. However many patients with moderate or severe symptoms may find extra movement difficult in the face of pain. Since chiropractic care has been shown to have an immediate analgesic effect, researchers wanted to see if chiropractic treatments could enhance patients ability to complete exercise therapy free of pain.

A recent study included 42 patients with chronic, non-specific lower back pain. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either chiropractic adjustments followed by exercise therapy, or a sham treatment followed by the exercises. Pain intensity levels were evaluated immediately after the treatment. Both groups received eight sessions over the course of 4-8 weeks.

Patients who received chiropractic adjustments had greater reductions in pain intensity immediately after treatment compared to the placebo group. They also had greater reductions in overall levels of pain and disability. These findings show how chiropractic care combined with exercise can provide effective back pain relief.

Chiropractic for Back Pain Relief in Florham Park

Dr. Rivano uses evidence-based treatments when working with patients, such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, Active Release Technique, cold laser therapy, and more. Dr. Rivano will evaluate your medical history and symptoms, and develop a customized treatment plan to alleviate back pain efficiently.

As many as 60-80% of the adult population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lifetime. Despite its prevalence, physicians providing back pain care may find the treatment to be complex and unpredictable. Finding a reputable chiropractor who can deliver multimodal care will enhance treatment outcomes. If you're searching for efficient back pain relief in Florham Park, contact Rivano Chiropractic Health Center today.


Balthazard P, et al. Manual therapy followed by specific active exercises versus a placebo followed by specific active exercises on the improvement of functional disability in patients with chronic non specific low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2012; 13: 162. doi:10.1186/1471-2474-13-162.