The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by substantial surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with the spine and provides additional stability and support for the spine. All of these structures combine to make your body into a firm but flexible structure, allowing you mobility while protecting the spinal cord and nerves.
Low back pain is a widespread problem – statistics show that 8 out of 10 Australians suffer from back pain at some time. It can be so painful that becomes exceptionally debilitating. Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients come to Chiropractors for help.
Research has found that chiropractic care has the following benefits, compared to conventional treatment options:
Chiropractors have found that patients who have had multiple episodes of acute low back pain find that over time these episodes can get more frequent, last longer and sometimes the pain will never completely be gone. Chiropractors believe that it is essential to have a quality treatment program that addresses the movement of the spine to restore standard muscle control and function and try to prevent further episodes of acute low back pain.
What can be done for acute back pain?
Maintaining proper spinal function, staying active and with the help of beneficial chiropractic treatment may well be the best solution for your Acute Low Back Pain. If do experience acute back pain, you should consult with your doctor or chiropractor.