Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain
Did you know that 80% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for trips to the doctor’s office (behind respiratory infections). In fact, lower back pain affects more than 50% of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all adults experience frequent lower back pain.
The structure of the lower back provides humans a wide deal of flexibility– it’s why we’re able to tie our shoes and pick heavy things up from the ground. However, that flexibility comes at the cost of stability. That’s why small things (such as lifting groceries the wrong way) can lead to serious lower back pain. Chiropractic care can help alleviate that pain.
Many studies have concluded that chiropractic treatment for lower back issues is highly effective in reducing pain as well as alleviating lower back issues altogether. Chiropractors specialize in non-invasive spinal manipulation techniques that help patients avoid pain-killers and expensive surgeries. Used as a pain relief alternative for muscles, bones, and joints, chiropractic care seeks to enable the body to heal itself rather than relying on surgery or medication.
Understanding Back Pain and Chiropractic Care
The most common treatment chiropractors use to help patients alleviate lower back pain is known as a “chiropractic adjustment.” This type of manual manipulation treatment is designed to apply pressure to abnormal vertebra with the intention of reducing nerve irritability, restoring range of motion, and improving overall functionality. Many studies recommend that chiropractic adjustments be included in treatments plans for the early care of lower back pain.
Since chiropractors seek to treat the root of your pain rather than just the symptoms, chiropractic care has long been recommended as an alternative to traditional methods of pain management, including prescribing pain medication. Learn more about lower back pain treatment here.
Your First Chiropractic Visit
During your first visit to a chiropractor you can expect to answer questions about your medical history, receive a physical exam to uncover any immediate underlying issues, and possibly undergo lab/diagnostic tests to determine the proper treatment course for your situation.
If you’re tired of living with back pain, we invite you to schedule a free initial consultation at your nearest Palmetto Wellness & Injury Center location. We have over 25 years of experience in helping patients effectively treat the root cause of their lower back pain and welcome the chance to do the same for you.