Chiropractic Intervention for Acute Low Back Pain

ladyyoungshoulderpxThe lower back is one of the most common areas to be injured while doing daily activities such as playing sports, gardening, cleaning the garage or household chores. It has been established by the American Chiropractic Association that at any given time, 31 million Americans suffer pain in the lower back.

The cause for low back pain can range from a sprained ligament or strained muscle to something as complex as an intervertebral disc injury.

It is imperative to seek help in the early stages of back pain of any type. Early intervention can prevent your back pain from becoming debilitating or even chronic. It is generally the responsibility of your physician or health care professional such as a chiropractor to help you with early intervention. However, it's best for you to be educated and seek the right care as soon as possible. Remember, early rehabilitation is the key to the treatment of low back pain.

The Role of Chiropractic Adjustments

ladyyounghandpxAn accurate diagnosis by a chiropractic physician is the first step towards successful treatment. Most patients expect the 'pain to go away on its own', which can increase the risk of disability and chronicity. Most severe pain that is typically caused by an injury responds well to a course of chiropractic care. If treatment is done at the early stages, most individuals may be able to recover and resume a pain-free life.

Chiropractic physicians have extensive training and experience in determining the cause of the low back pain. They can effectively make an accurate diagnosis, prognosis and chiropractic care plan. The cornerstone of every chiropractic care is chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors believe that the proper alignment of the body's natural curves and bends will allow the body to heal itself without surgery or medication. This understanding is consistent with the practice of chiropractic techniques and teachings.

The aim of chiropractic adjustment is to correct the spinal subluxations and reduce compression, relieving the individual from the painful symptoms of low back pain. In simple terms, a subluxation happens when one or more vertebrae in the spinal column move out of position and impinge on the spinal nerves causing irritation.

The New Choice For Low Back Pain Treatment

shouldermanipIn many lower back pain cases, the primary treatment method is chiropractic care. A chiropractor may be used in conjunction with other main-stream medical treatments.

For best results, contact us for an evaluation. We'll evaluate you and tell you what's best for you. For your benefit, we will ensure an open line of communication between our office and that of your primary care physician. There can be actual damage to bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and other areas which may require a more intense type of treatment. We will determine, on your behalf and with your permission, if your primary care physician has found things such as bone breakage, torn ligaments, or herniated discs. Call our office today and take the first step toward lasting relief from low back pain.