Lower Back Pain
About 22 million Americans visit chiropractors annually. Of these, about 8 million are seeking relief from back pain from a variety of causes, including automobile accidents, work-related injuries, sports injuries, and muscle strains.
Clinical trials indicate that chiropractic care is as safe and effective as conventional treatments which may include pain medication, rest or exercise. Most people note an immediate improvement in their back pain as a result of the treatment they received.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Low Back Pain?
Chiropractic treatment is based on the concept that restricted movement in the spine may lead to pain and reduced function. Spinal adjustment (manipulation) is one form of therapy chiropractors use to treat restricted spinal mobility. The goal is to restore spinal movement and, as a result, improve function and decrease back pain.
Chiropractic treatment, alone or in conjunction with other therapies, has been shown to effectively relieve back pain and help restore normal range of motion. As with any treatment, results vary from person to person