Lower Back Pain
About Lower Back Pain
Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year. Why is low back pain so common? The mid section of the spine, or thoracic spine is supported by the rib cage. Unlike the thoracic spine, the neck and low back do not have as much stability, allowing them to be more flexible and have a greater range of motion. This extra range of motion comes with a greater risk of injury. When the low back is strong and functioning properly, it can withstand immense force without injury. However, if the low back is misaligned, or has grown weak, simply bending over to tie your shoe can result in injury.
Until recently, researchers believed that back pain would heal on its own. We have learned, however, that this is not true. Recent studies showed that when back pain is not treated, it may go away temporarily, but will most likely return. It is important to take low back pain seriously and seek professional chiropractic care. This is especially true with pain that recurs over and over again. Contact our chiropractor . . . we can help!
Treating Low Back Pain
Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is usually pretty straightforward. Most commonly, it’s simply a matter of adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to re-establish normal motion and position of your bones and joints.
Chiropractic for the low back has been repeatedly shown to be the most effective treatment for low back pain. In fact, major studies have shown that chiropractic care is more effective, cheaper and has better long-term outcomes than any other treatment. Chiropractic Care for low back pain is fairly straightforward. More often than not, adjusting the lower lumbar vertebrae and pelvis will restore normal motion and positioning, and alleviate lower back pain.