Low back pain
Eighty percent of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, out numbered only by upper-respiratory infections. In fact, it is estimated that low back pain affects more than half of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all people experience frequent bouts of low back pain.
The susceptibility of the low back to injury and pain is due to the fact that the low back, like the neck, is a very unstable part of the spine. Unlike the thoracic spine, which is supported and stabilized by the rib cage.
As long as it is healthy and functioning correctly, the low back can withstand tremendous forces without injury. Athletes can lift very heavy weights without injuring themselves. However, if the low back is out of adjustment or has weakened the supporting muscles, a very innocent movement can cause a low back injury. It is important to take low back pain seriously and seek chiropractic care.
Treating Low Back Pain With Chiropractic
Chiropractic treatment for low back pain is very 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. This makes sense because chiropractic care is the only method of treatment that serves to re-establish normal vertebral motion and position in the spine.