What is it?
Back pain will affect most of us at some point in our lives, and is by far the most common reason for people seeking treatment from chiropractors and osteopaths. Pain can range from a relatively mild dull ache,
to pain that’s excruciating and debilitating, significantly impacting lives. The office for National statistics
has estimated that around 34 million working days are lost because of musculoskeletal
problems that included back pain.
Not only does our spine protect the spinal cord and nerves, it keeps us flexible, allowing us
the mobility to touch our toes or pick up something from the ground. This flexibility however
comes at the cost of an increased risk of strain and injury.
What Causes It?
Low back pain can occur due to a number of different reasons, including muscle strains or trigger points,
irritated spinal or pelvic joint and ruptured spinal discs.
Chiropractic and osteopathy treatment are considered safe and effective in the management of
low back pain will consist of adjustments to the spinal and pelvic joints to
restore function and reduce irritation.