According to National Institutes of Health, low back pain is the most common cause of work related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Commonly called ¡°low back¡± is also known as the lumbar region of your spine; hence, people with low back pain are often referring to pain on the lumbar region of their spine. There are many different conditions that can result in low back pain, including sprain/strain, ruptured disc, inflamed joints, degenerative joint diseases, and muscle spasms. Whenever there is a disruption in normal position or movement of the vertebrae, it can result in pain. Pain is your body¡¯s way of informing you that you have a problem on parts of your body.
Chiropractic care is well known in the public for its effectiveness in treating low back pain. You may have already known someone who has been to a chiropractor for low back pain. Also, there are many international journal articles that have studied and proven that chiropractic care is not only very effective in treating low back pain but also more cost-effective than traditional medicine. Two studies published in the October 2005 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compare chiropractic care to medical care in the treatment of back and neck pain, with results demonstrating that chiropractic appears to offer benefits identical if not superior to those provided by medical care, while reducing many of costs and extraneous procedures associated with the medical approach to back and neck pain treatment.
There are 24 moving bones on your spine: seven on Cervical region (neck), twelve on Thoracic region (mid-back) and five on Lumbar region (low back). When there is a misalignment (subluxation) on the spine it leads to imbalance, joint irritation, muscular tension, and pain. Chiropractic care focuses on treating misalignment of your spine with gentle adjustments to correct the cause of the pain rather than masking the pain. This approach to low back pain has been well appreciated by 30 millions of Americans who sees chiropractor.