Harvard Men's Health Watch
Can spinal manipulation ease my low back pain?
On call Q. I suffer from recurrent episodes of low back pain. Is spinal manipulation really effective for back pain relief? A. Episodes of low back pain are quite common among older men, and many seek relief through chiropractic care, which usually includes spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulation (or adjustment), as described by the American Chiropractic Association, focuses on using manual pressure to mobilize joints.