Lower back pain is one of the chief complaints a Chiropractor hears their patients complain about. Lower back pain can be caused by a number of issues, including: a muscle Strain, a herniated disc, and also fixated vertebral segments.
Chronic lower back pain, however, is usually due to a combination of all 3. What makes Chiropractic so effective for lower back pain is the Specific Chiropractic Adjustment. Chiropractic Adjustments help to restore motion to the fixated or “stuck” segments of the spine. These fixated segments are called vertebra. When motion is restored to the vertebra of the spine it helps to increase the amount of fluid that is pumped into the discs. The adjustments also help to decrease inflammation and nerve irritation.
STATISTICS DON’T LIE:
- According to the review of evidence in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Chiropractic care is one of the major non frug therapies considered effective for acute and chronic low back pain.
- After an extensive study of all available care for low back problems, the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality) recommended that low back pain sufferers choose the most conservative care first. They recommended spinal manipulation (Chiropractic Care) as the only safe and effective, drugless form of initial professional treatment for acute low back problems in adults.