Low back pain is one of the most common health complaints which affects up to 80% of people at some point in their lives. (1) The low section of the spine is the most common area affected.
At what age does low back pain start?
Low back pain may be experienced at any age, however it is documented to become most common between the ages of 20 years to 40 years of age . (2) It appears to affect us more as we age.
Does low back pain affect men more than women?
Men and women are affected equally. (3)
What causes low back pain?
The most common cause of low back pain is Musculoskeletal. Pain may occur from bones, joints, muscles or nerves .
Will my pain go away on it’s own?
Yes it may, but who wants to wait? Low back pain may cause discomfort, unhappiness and be debilitating.
For many people, back pain may go away on its own after a few days or weeks. But for others, the pain can last for month or years.
Why I should consult a chiropractor for low back pain?
Chiropractors have 5 years of university studies focusing on musculoskeletal problems. As the majority of low back pain is musculoskeletal, Chiropractors are well educated to diagnose and treat low back pain. For some people with low back pain, chiropractic is their first point of call.
Research has shown chiropractic treatment can provide mild-to-moderate relief from low-back pain. The AHRQ analysis also found that spinal manipulation was more effective than placebo and as effective as medication in reducing low-back pain intensity. That treatment appears to be a generally safe treatment for low-back pain when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. (4)
Our experienced team of chiropractors at Children’s Sunshine Chiropractic see children and adults with this condition on a daily basis. We feel very confident in managing low back pain. You are in the right place for the safe and effective management of your low back pain.
1. Hoy D, Bain C, Williams G, et al. (June 2012). “A systematic review of the global prevalence of low back pain”. Arthritis Rheum. 64 (6): 2028–37. doi:10.1002/art.34347. PMID 22231424.
2. Casazza, BA (15 February 2012). “Diagnosis and treatment of acute low back pain”. American family physician. 85 (4): 343–50. PMID 22335313
3. “Low Back Pain Fact Sheet”. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. November 3, 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016.