Chiropractic and Back Pain
Chiropractors are the spinal health care practitioners. Did you know that in the Western World, 80% of the population will experience disabling lower back pain at some time during their lives? This is a common and painful condition, which is often poorly managed and very expensive, both in terms of treatment and cost.
Chiropractors are trained in spine related health conditions. Chiropractic care of the spine reduces pain, decreases medication and is extremely cost effective. In fact, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.
A study on low back pain has shown that compared to those who sought care from medical doctors, chiropractic patients were more likely to be satisfied with their care, and less likely to seek care from another provider for that same episode of pain. Chiropractic care represents the pinnacle of best practice for lower back pain, is safe and does not use drugs. Causes of back pain include but are not limited to: poor posture, seating issues, ligament injury, incorrect lifting and lack of exercise.