Low back pain can be mild or severe. It can be just in your back or it can run into your butt, legs, groin and even your nether regions. It can be just annoying or it can leave you flat on your back for days or weeks on end. It can come on slowly over time or can drop you to your knees without warning. It can be short lived or it can last for years.
Whatever form it takes, chiropractic adjustments are an option worth considering.
What to expect
We will have you tell us your story - where the pain is, how it started, what it feels like, what makes it better and worse - all the bits no-one else wants to hear about. We will check your spine and nerves to see if the nerves are compressed, really irritated or just plain angry. In many cases we will take x-rays to see what your spine looks like and how we can help you out. We will then explain what your body is doing, what can be done to help it and if we think chiropractic care is part of that plan. We will listen to your questions or concerns. If we are all in agreement that chiropractic care is the best option for you - we will adjust you on your first visit and get the healing process started.
Interested in seeing if Chiropractic care can help you?
Here are some research findings relevant to chiropractic adjustments and how they can help with lower back pain.
Xue-Jun Song and associates found that spinal manipulation may activate your body to produce anti-inflammatory chemicals in the spinal cord. These anti-inflammatory chemicals have the potential to alleviate nerve pain.
A study by Dr Murphy and Mr Marshall showed that low back pain patients who undergo a 4-week period of chiropractic care are better able to respond to exercise therapy and to maintain that improvement at follow-up.
Dr Bernadette Murphy and Dr Heidi Taylor showed that spinal adjustments improve the timing and ability to contract of the deep abdominal muscles. This is important as these muscles help stabilise your spine when working optimally thus reducing your chances of suffering with chronic (long term) lower back pain.