Statistics tell us that approximately 80% of us will suffer from low back pain over the course of our lives. As a chiropractor, I have provided low back pain treatment for patients with all types of back injuries.
Chiropractic For Low Back Pain Treatment
For decades chiropractors have had the reputation of being the “go to” doctors for low back pain treatment. I can’t tell you how many times I have had a patient tell me about a friend with either elbow pain or knee pain or shoulder pain who didn’t come into my office for treatment because they think that chiropractors only provide low back pain treatment.
A recent episode of back pain that I personally experienced renewed my level of empathy for my patients with pain in the low back. Not that I had lost my empathy for my patients, but a little personal experience always helps with my focus.
Despite the reputation of being back doctors, chiropractors are trained to deal with all of the joints whether they are part of the spine or not. The process that affects the joints in the lower back is the same process that affects other joints in the body. Initially the joints and muscles are irritated by a fall or some other injury. The irritation causes inflammation and the inflammation causes pain, swelling and scar tissue formation. The scar tissue limits the joints range of motion and can become a source of pain itself.
Successful low back pain treatment can be as simple as a hand full chiropractic adjustments and a few sessions of therapy. The only way to be sure, however, is to actually go to the chiropractor. The next time you have a joint that aches, try chiropractic treatment. Most joint problems that cause lower back pain respond well to safe, natural, holistic chiropractic care.