Chiropractic for Low Back Pain in Adults
Low Back Pain in Adults
In the chiropractic world, low back pain is one of the most commonly reported reasons for why adults visit a chiropractor. More than 80% of adults will have at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime, and while back pain doesn’t necessarily indicate a serious medical problem and can often resolve itself, regular back pain is frustrating and can interfere with your daily life.
The reason most adults experience low back pain at some point is that it can be caused by so many things. The most common causes of low back pain include:
Strained muscles or ligaments
Lifting heavy objects
Abnormal spine curvatures
When to Seek Help for Low Back Pain
Because so many people report having low back pain and more than likely it’s a product of poor posture, work, exercise, or another facet of their daily lives, they often don’t think it’s necessary to seek treatment for it. Not only that, it’s hard to distinguish when you should seek medical assistance for your low back pain rather than just letting your body deal with it on its own.
And while an episode of back pain will likely get better on its own and doesn’t require extensive care, it’s important to remember that there are cases when you should be evaluated.
If you have experienced or are currently experiencing any of the following, consider getting your low back pain evaluated:
New back pain if you’re over the age of 70
Chronic pain that doesn't go away, even at night or when you’re laying down
Weakness in one or both of your legs
Problems with your bladder, bowel, or sexual function
Back pain that’s accompanied by an unexplained fever or weight loss
Pain that spreads into the lower leg
Consistent pain that doesn’t get better within four weeks
Back pain that’s a result of falling or having an accident, especially at the age of 50 or older
How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Back Pain in Adults
While many people seek treatment for their low back pain in the form of physical therapy, medication, and occasionally even surgery, chiropractic care is one of the best forms of treatment for back pain.
As more people are looking for alternatives to traditional medication and surgical procedures, more and more research is being done that supports chiropractic spinal manipulation for back pain relief.
According to the federal agency for Health Care Policy and Research, spinal manipulation is the only safe, effective, and drug-free form of initial professional treatment for acute low back pain in adults.
Unlike other treatment options, licensed chiropractors are able to adjust the body’s natural alignment, improve mobility, and alleviate lower back pain without the need for invasive drugs or surgery.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help with lower back pain in adults, contact the team at Tribe Family Chiropractic!