Low back pain can be extremely painful and frustrating. Whether you experience back pain for several weeks per year, or reoccurring every few months throughout the year, low back pain often interferes with both the quality and functioning of daily life. There are many medical and at-home treatments to choose from with lower back pain, and chiropractic care is a widely used and recognized alternative form of treatment for back pain.
Many studies have shown that chiropractic care reduces lower back pain. Harvard Health sites a recent 2018 that confirms reduced lower back pain, as well as reduced use of pain medication, for people who have chiropractic care.
About 22 million Americans seek a chiropractor for back pain, which is recognized as both safe and effective as an alternative form of treatment.
Chiropractic care involves spinal manipulation that restores the spine’s proper alignment, joint mobility, and overall functioning. Professional chiropractic practitioners also use a holistic approach to care, while taking into consideration medical history, prior treatments, and the source or cause of the lower back pain.
Low back pain may last up to six weeks at a time after it starts, which can feel like much longer. Chiropractic speeds-up the natural healing time frame, so you spend less time “out with your back.” In addition, because the intensity of lower back pain is reduced through chiropractic work, the spine has an opportunity to rest, making at-home and self-care treatments such as stretching far more effective and healing over time.
The spine connects to the entire body, including the nervous system and mental health, and it demonstrates your overall health and well-being. Many people find that seeing a professional chiropractor also reduces pain and increases healing for other physical issues, as well as improves their state of mind and holistic well-being.