That question does not have a simple answer, the ideal treatment for any particular problem is really based on the individual problem and the person. We do know that for “uncomplicated” low back pain the first three research-based recommendations are to stay active, try over the counter medications and spinal manipulation.

In our clinic we try to combine several well recognized and researched treatment modalities to get the fastest resolution. We usually recommend a combination of activity and exercise, soft tissue massage, and manipulation/mobilization, in addition to other therapies where appropriate such as Kinesotape, Graston soft tissue mobilization, Rehabilitation, US/IFC and laser therapy.