Are you sick of suffering from low back pain?

Understanding the Structure

Low back problems are a significant cause of disability and lost productivity world wide. The low back is made up of 5 spinal bones (vertebrae); a sacrum and coccyx bone, and a pelvis. In between your lumbar spine vertebrae (low back spinal bones) are small discs that allow for movement and act as shock absorbers for your spine. Structures of the low back are often injured due to twisting motions, lifting, workplace ergonomics/environments and falls.

Common Causes of Low Back Pain

  1. Vertebral Subluxation Complex – If the spine is not properly aligned, joint movement and function within the back can become painful. This has the potential to cause nerve irritation and muscle tightness.
  2. Spinal Degeneration – Over time, wear and tear can lead to degeneration in the spine, causing pain. Often patients who work in physical workplaces experience degeneration earlier than others. Multiple traumas to the area can speed up the degeneration process.
  3. Other Conditions – Other less common conditions that may cause low back pain include disc herniation, fracture, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, piriformis syndrome and sacroiliac syndrome. This is why our diagnosis procedure is in-depth and thorough to identify the cause of your low back pain.

Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of low back pain. By realigning the spine and regaining function back into the joints, we release the pressure and allow the muscles and nerves to recover.

1. Schneider, M., Haas, M., Glick, R., Stevans, J. and Landsittel, D. (2015). Comparison of Spinal Manipulation Methods and Usual Medical Care for Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain. Spine, 40(4), pp.209–217.

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