Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints, and affects those who are tall, short, heavy, thin, young and old. Back pain can be the result of improper sitting, lifting, an injury, or an inherited abnormality. It can get worse from a sedentary lifestyle. Left undetected, other conditions can result, such as damaged discs and irritated nerves.
Traditional approaches – bed rest, physical therapy, surgery or medication – are not as effective as specific chiropractic adjustments which help improve spinal function and correct the underlying cause of the problem. Studies show that for many sufferers of low back pain, chiropractic care is safer and more effective than surgery, which is risky and has a high failure rate. Patients who receive chiropractic care are often able to return to normal function and activity more quickly than other patients treated with standard medical treatments.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and The Cleveland Clinic are among many well-respected medical institutions that recommend spinal manipulation as a first line treatment intervention for lower back pain.