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Is Chiropractic Care an Effective Low Back Pain Treatment?

Written By Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center, P.A. on December 4, 2018

Low back pain is one of the most common problems world wide – right up there with headaches. Even children and teens aren’t immune to low back pain. 

If you typically reach for over the counter or prescription medications to find temporary relief, you aren’t alone. But remember that this relief is just that: temporary. 

Once the medication wears off, your pain is right back where it started – if not worse than before. 

There is a way to break the cycle: chiropractic care provides a drug-free and long-term alternative to conventional low back pain treatment. Here’s how it works.

What Causes Low Back Pain?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 60% to 70% of people in industrialized nations will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, for many people, that dull pain never leaves.

The key to treating low back pain is identifying what’s causing the problem. If the underlying causes are never addressed, acute back pain will turn into chronic back pain and simply become a part of your everyday life.

That’s no way to live.

Unfortunately, the causes of low back pain aren’t often addressed unless your physician is preparing to suggest costly surgery. 

Activities as mundane as poor posture, bad lifting techniques, and improper repetitive motions can lead to low back pain. Then again, abrupt incidents like sports, work, or auto injuries can also create the conditions for acute or chronic low back pain. 

Ultimately, these spinal conditions are to blame:

  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD)
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Misaligned spinal vertebrae  

Your spine is made up of many delicate vertebrae and these vertebrae are subjected to plenty of stress on a daily basis. Without proper preventative treatment, this stress can lead to damage and injury.

Is Chiropractic Care an Effective Low Back Pain Treatment?

Multiple studies show that drug-free alternatives such as chiropractic care and exercise are incredibly effective for eliminating low back pain. 

In fact, the American College of Physicians updated its guidelines in 2017 to recommend that doctors first suggest drug-free low back pain treatment options like spinal manipulation. 

Spinal manipulation involves several techniques that gently repair damage to the spine while improving nerve function. Ultimately, this leads to a life free from chronic back pain.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to low back pain once and for all, the doctors at Mattia Spinal Care and Rehab Center can help. Request an appointment or contact our friendly staff at 407-909-4788 today.

Posted In: Chiropractic Low Back Pain