It's one of the most common complaints - and affects people of all ages, sizes and lifestyles. Lower back pain can be the result of improper sitting, lifting, an injury, or an inherited abnormality. Left undetected, other conditions can result, such as damaged discs and constricted nerves. Chiropractic offers safer, and often more effective results than surgery, and offers techniques and exercises to avoid future recurrences.
Chiropractic care works!
What's causing the pain? Nerve-rich facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. If these pairs of interlocking "fingers" aren't moving right, they can produce painful symptoms. Discs between spinal bones can herniate or bulge, putting pressure on nearby nerves also inflicting pain. A sedentary lifestyle as well as over exertion can aggravate the symptoms.
What are my treatment options? Bed rest may be prescribed to subdue pain - however, research shows prolonged bed rest can actually delay recovery and worsen the condition. Physical therapy is another option, but exercising joints that aren't working properly will not always correct the problem. Drugs only disguise the pain, offering temporary relief. The most drastic treatment is surgery. Those considering surgery should be cautious because this invasive procedure is costly, risky, and more than half of these surgeries fail.
Chiropractic care is the healthcare solution that naturally improves spinal function and balance while correcting the underlying cause of the problem.