Despite the fact that nearly 80 percent (or two-thirds) of American adults will suffer from low back pain at some point, nearly 40 percent will not seek treatment and live with chronic low back pain. Living with chronic back pain can impact your quality of life, mobility and interfere with work and personal responsibilities and activities. Depending on the cause and severity, lower back pain can be managed and treated with conservative chiropractic treatments like spinal manipulation.
Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), numerous clinical trials have found that spinal manipulation therapy by a chiropractor is an effective treatment option for mild to moderate lower back pain. Commonly combined with other conservative methods of back pain treatment, spinal adjustments can help to relieve low back pain as well as a number of other symptoms and conditions that can cause discomfort or even affect your mobility, including:
Nerve pain or pressure
Also known as a chiropractic adjustment, chiropractors have long used the technique to help alleviate pain and restore function after an injury or traumatic accident.
When Should You See a Chiropractor?
A chiropractor can diagnose the source of the pain and design a treatment plan that may include spinal manipulations combined with other therapies and exercise and stretching when appropriate.
Common Causes of Low Back Pain
In addition to an injury or spinal condition, lifestyle factors like obesity, poor posture and even a sedentary lifestyle can cause pain. Back pain is very common and sometimes inevitable, but it does not have to disrupt your life.
Cocke Chiropractic Clinic specializes in minimally invasive treatment for back pain and injuries. For more information about the benefits of spinal manipulation treatment, contact us by calling (205) 870-8787 to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Cocke today.