Lower back pain is more common than we realise, about 80% of adults will suffer with lower back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain has been shown to have dire social economic consequences on society. For this reason, it is imperative that individuals receive the best treatment.
A lower back problem can present itself as pain in the back that comes and goes or is constant. It can give symptoms in the pelvis and the legs in the form of shooting pain. The causes of lower back pain range from wear and tear, slipped discs and herniations, muscle tension, pinched nerves, sciatica and ligament sprains.
Often the symptoms coincide with a general lack of motion in the spine. Decreased movement of the spinal vertebrae leads to abnormal function in muscles and the nerves in the surrounding area, which can exacerbate pain.
Chronic and acute lower back pain are some of the most common complaints that we assist with in our clinic. Through chiropractic adjustments and a combination of other conservative techniques, the function in the spine improves, tension in the back decreases, the pain subsides, and the injury heals without the use of medication.