If you are suffering from lower back pain you are not alone. Low back pain is extremely common. It affects millions of individuals each year and hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on lost work and medical care. Almost everyone has at least one episode of back pain sometime in their life. The good news is the vast majority can get help from our chiropractor.
The causes of back pain are vast. they include the common low back strain of the muscles in the back that help to support the spine. Often rest, ice, and a chiropractic adjustment is helpful. Modification of activities and proper body mechanics along with weight reduction and proper posture training are recommeded.
Other causes of low back pain include lumbar degenerative disc disease, degenerative joint disease, herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.
According to experts, lower back pain is the number one disability culprit in workers' compensation claims an accounts for more than $50 billion annually in the US through medical care and lost production. In addition, the lastest research shows most lower back problems which cause low back pain do not fully resolve without etensive treatment and proper rehabilitation, contrary to previous beliefs.
The chiropractic doctor is unique in the health care field in that much of the training is speciically aimed at identifying and successfully treating and managing lower back conditions.