Low back pain affects many people at least at one point in their lives. It can be due to an accident or an activity that can cause strain to the muscles, sprain to the ligaments and tendons, and misaligned vertebrae. The pain can vary from mild to extreme and it can be quite debilitating as well. To say the least, experiencing a low back pain is quite annoying.
The elderly have higher cases of low back pains than younger ones. However, we cannot classify the low back pain as just an elderly problem because the term “low back pain” is quite general and can actually be caused by different problems or merely just due to a sprain or muscular strain. In order to classify this, there are three classes which are the acute, sub acute and the chronic LBP. Acute low back pain lasts only for less than 4 weeks, sub acute between 4 to 12 weeks while chronic lasts for more than 12 weeks.
Treatments for low back pain vary on the severity and the diagnosis of the doctor. It can be mild enough to be quickly relieved by putting on hot packs or taking pain medications or it can be too severe that surgery would be the only way to relief the pain. There are alternative treatments available out there and one of this is the chiropractic treatment. Doctor of Chiropractic performs specific spinal adjustments along with physical therapy modalities and massage therapy. It is imperative that misaligned lumbar joint would be treated along with sprained/strained soft tissue that sarounds it. Combined treatment of both injured components of the lumbar spine will speed up the recovery.
Many patients swear by the effectiveness of the chiropractic method of treatment while others are still skeptical about it. Spinal manipulation and chiropractic care is considered a safe, effective treatment for acute and chronic low back pain. Sudden injury that results from moving furniture, getting tackled or unproper lifting – considered as an acute LBP. Acute back pain is more common than chronic pain.
Chiropractic care is more beneficial in relieving acute low back pain. A medical history should be provided by a Doctor of Cchiropractic in order to figure out whether or not the patient is suited for spinal manipulation. Patients suffering from osteoporosis and some other health related conditions cannot undergo this treatment as it contraindication.
Choosing to go for this method is really up to the patient. There are other methods that can be done such as physical therapy to relieve pain but the chiropractic treatment has testimonies confirming that it has a much speedier results and is much more soothing. Many patients swear to get an instant improvement after just one treatment!
Chiropractic treatments are really worth trying. Just make sure you go to a reputable chiropractor with years of experience so you can be assured that you get an effective and safe treatment. You would feel a lot better and you can function much better too! You will surely kiss low back pains goodbye!
Question: Have you had Lower Back Pain? What kind of therapy did you choose? Did the care provide you a relief or completely cure the problem?