Lower Back Pain


Among those people seeking lower back pain relief alternatives, most choose to consult with chiropractors. Of the 22 million Americans that visit chiropractors each year, around 35% (or 7.7 million) are seeking lower back pain relief stemming from accidents, muscle strains, and sports injuries. What Does Chiropractic Care Entail? Doctors of chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) use hands-on spinal manipulation and other forms of treatment to bring the spine into proper alignment, which will theoretically allow the body to heal itself without medication or surgery. Manipulation is used to provide lower back pain relief by restoring mobility to joints that are restricted by tissue injury caused by repetitive stress (such as sitting with poor posture) or caused by a traumatic event (such as lifting something improperly).

Lower Back Pain Relief through Chiropractic Treatment

In order to perform a proper diagnosis, a chiropractor will study a patient’s medical history, perform a physical examination, and possibly use diagnostic imaging (x-rays, CT scans, MRIs) or lab tests to determine if chiropractic treatment is appropriate for the patient’s low back pain.

The treatment itself will likely include one or more spinal manipulations, where the chiropractor makes manual corrections to the spine by using controlled, high-velocity force to stretch the vertebrae and connective tissues to improve the quality and range of motion. Aside from the manual manipulations and adjustments, most chiropractors also include exercise and nutritional counseling in their treatment plans. Besides providing lower back pain relief, the goal of chiropractic is to restore function and prevent injury in the future.

Chiropractic Lower Back Pain Relief: Benefits

For acute back pain, such as that brought on by sudden injury, spinal manipulation is considered a safe and effective method for providing lower back pain relief. Acute back pain is the most common type of low back pain, and typically gets better on its own within six weeks or less.

The success of any treatment for lower back pain relief is based on an accurate diagnosis. The chiropractor must be well informed of the patient’s medical history, including medications, ongoing medical conditions, and lifestyle factors.

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