Low Back PainExperts estimate that 80% of Americans will experience low back pain in their lifetime. Low back pain is the number 1 reason why Americans miss time at work. It is estimated that Americans spend over $50 billion each year on back pain.
There are many causes of back pain which include, but are not limited to car accidents, weakness in the structure of the spine, including ligaments or muscles, falls, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, fibromyalgia, stress, and pregnancy.
Chiropractors are trained to identify and locate the susceptible areas of the spine. They perform thorough examination procedures to determine the cause of the low back pain. These procedures include: x-ray analysis, range of motion testing, motion palpation, orthopedic testing and neurological testing. Once identified the chiropractor will perform spinal adjustments to the spine in order to correct the cause of the low back pain. This approach is much different than the traditional "take a pill" model, which simply covers up or masks the pain, while leaving the incorrect structure in place. Your chiropractor is the only doctor specialized in locating and correcting these types of causes for low back pain called subluxations.
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"Observational study found that low back pain patients receiving chiropractic care, which typically includes spinal manipulation, are more satisfied than those receiving medical care."
-New England Journal of Medicine