Best Treatment for Lower Back Pain
What causes lower back pain?
The back is a complicated structure that can have a multitude of problems. Lower back pain can be caused by disc herniation, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, strained muscles, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, a work injury, a car accident, disease and more. Getting a proper diagnosis for your back pain is essential.
How do I prevent back pain?
Lift with your legs, avoid twisting and keep objects close to your body
Maintain a healthy weight
Wear comfortable shoes
Keep proper posture
1. 50% of Americans have back pain each year
2. Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide
(Global Burden of Disease 2010)
3. Severe cases have associated symptoms of radiating lower extremity pain and sciatica.
Safe and Superior Treatment
Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) achieves equal to superior improvement for acute lower back pain, when compared with all other treatments, as noted in a 2010 systematic review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20869008.
Other treatments include rehabilitation, medication, education, and therapies (such as laser, ice/heat, electric stimulation).
Highest Rated Treatment
The public rates treatment by a chiropractor as the most satisfying treatment for back pain according to Consumer Reports Health Ratings survey.