Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults. According to the American Chiropractic Association, approximately 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain can be caused by a variety of factors such as injury, poor posture, arthritis, and more. While there are many treatments available for lower back pain, chiropractic care is a popular option that many people turn to for relief.
Chiropractic care is a form of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors use a hands-on approach to adjust the spine and other joints in the body to reduce pain, improve function, and promote overall wellness.
One of the primary causes of lower back pain is a misalignment of the spine. When the vertebrae in the spine are not in their proper position, it can cause pressure on the nerves, muscles, and ligaments in the area. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Chiropractors use a technique called spinal manipulation to correct these misalignments and restore proper function to the spine.
During a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor will use their hands or a specialized tool to apply controlled force to the affected area of the spine. This force helps to realign the vertebrae and improve mobility in the affected area. Chiropractors may also use other techniques such as massage therapy, stretching, and exercise to help relieve lower back pain and improve overall function.
Studies have shown that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment for lower back pain. One study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that patients with acute low back pain who received chiropractic care experienced significant improvement in pain and function compared to those who received standard medical care. Another study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that chiropractic care was more effective than medication for reducing lower back pain.
In addition to relieving lower back pain, chiropractic care can also help improve overall wellness. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal alignment, reduce muscle tension, and promote better posture. This can lead to improved mobility, reduced risk of injury, and better overall health.
If you are experiencing lower back pain, chiropractic care may be a good option for you. Our chiropractors at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries are highly trained healthcare professionals who can help diagnose the cause of your pain and develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. With regular chiropractic care, you can improve your overall health and reduce your risk of future back pain. Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries has locations in Ankeny, Altoona, and Grimes, Iowa.