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How Chiropractors Manage Debilitating Low Back Pain

Studies have estimated that lifetime prevalence of low back pain is as high as 84% in the adult population. Discover the role Chiropractors can play in alleviating your low back pain and getting you back to pain-free function.

When managing low back pain, it is important to address the function of the lumbar spine, but it is equally important to assess the thoracic spine, hips, knees, and ankles. A comprehensive assessment of the kinematic chain will reveal other areas which are important to address during your treatment and rehabilitation process. This is imperative as pain in one area may be occurring because of biomechanical dysfunction in another region.

Clients are ultimately looking to get out of pain as quickly as possible so that they can return to doing what they love pain-free. This should be a priority for practitioners too. Chiropractors are equipped with a range of treatment options to help patients get out of pain and moving more optimally. Some of these include but are not limited to:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Spinal manipulative therapy
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Dry needling/medical acupuncture
  • Cupping therapy

After local joint mechanics have been improved at the area of pain/dysfunction, patients are afforded easier movement and can commence rehabilitative exercise. In low back pain clients, key areas that I like to address are low back and hip mobility, strength, and stability through a structured rehabilitation program. Rehab programs that address all these areas deliver greater results over programs that only look at local dysfunction in the lumbar spine (low back region.)

If you’re dealing with low back pain and you want to get it solved, book in an Initial Assessment and Treatment with our Chiropractor Anthony today.