Chiropractic Methods Reported as Effective for Treating Low Back Discomfort in Juneau

Most of us suffer from back problems at some point in our lives. Experts estimate that nearly 1 out of 3 adults deal with some kind of regular spinal problem. Dr. Messerschmidt and our talented staff see many back pain cases in our Juneau office, and we've found that chiropractic care is a great way to not only help you recover from back pain, it's also an excellent way to hold off future problems.

Research Supports Chiropractic Care Helps With Chronic Back Injuries

A recent article from the University of Utah confirms what our Juneau patients have experienced: your Juneau chiropractor is the best first option for an episode of back discomfort.

In this paper, 747 participants were treated for low back discomfort. Each person was evaluated based on the first person they sought treatment with, whether it was a primary care physician, a chiropractor, or a physiotherapist.

What the researchers discovered is that the men and women who first saw a chiropractor had fewer advanced imaging tests and fewer surgical procedures.

Other studies 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. Messerschmidt and our team help your body heal with gentle chiropractic adjustments that don't use drugs or risky surgical procedures.

Dr. Messerschmidt Can Help People Find Comfort From Back Discomfort

If you live near our Juneau office and would like to get out of pain, give our office a call today at (907) 789-1344 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.

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