Chiropractic Can Help With Lower Back Pain
How often do you hear someone complaining of lower back pain or do you experience this yourself? Back pain is one of the major reasons for having time off work and can severely impact on the quality of life for the sufferer.
This type of pain is mechanical meaning that it is not caused by any underlying illness. The main causes of this type of suffering is related to poor posture, poor physical state underpinned by poor physical activity, being overweight or psychological and emotional stress. One important factor related to these is prolonged sitting which is linked to various medical problems and shortens life.
The spine is a series of 33 interlocking bones forming specific curves which are designed to act like a coiled spring during walking. Between each segment are discs that act as shock absorbers and help provide the canal through which the spinal nerves exit. The condition of the spine is closely related to the intake of adequate vital nutrients and the effects of unhealthy habits such as smoking and a high sugar diet. Good posture and muscle tone help to create a corset that protects the lower back during everyday activities.
Chiropractic can be an effective method of overcoming lower back pain without the use of drugs or surgery. Help and support can be offered to advise patients how to get the best out of their backs. For more information or help please give us a call.