Low Back Problems

Low back pain is a very, very common problem in our society. Research suggests that as many as 260 million people in America will experience severe low back pain at some point in their lives. At any given time, more than 6.8% of the adult population is suffering from low back pain.

What is Being Done?

Depending on how severe one's low back pain is, there may be several different ways to treat the condition. The standard medical approach is to use muscle relaxants, painkillers, physical therapy, and rest. If the problem does not improve on its own, surgery may be the next step. Unfortunately, these treatments do not address any underlying cause, and surgery is only 60-80% effective at best. Many of those who have had back surgery have reported a recurrence of symptoms within a year or two. They may end up right back where they started. This is called failed back surgery syndrome.   Medicine certainly has its place in the healthcare world. In many cases, anti-inflammatory drugs, and other medications can relieve the pain enough to allow a person to function until the body can begin its own healing processes. Chiropractic, however, has been shown to be a more cost-effective and quicker way of relieving lower back pain.

How does chiropractic help?

Chiropractors work to relieve pain by gently and painlessly rebalancing and realigning the spine to relieve pressure on the nerves, discs, and muscles. When your body is free of tension and pressure, you are able to return to a normal state, and naturally, the aches and pains go away.