Low back pain can present itself alone or with radiating leg pain frequently along the sciatic nerve – a condition often referred to as sciatica. The primary cause of low back pain is from mechanical malfunction in the spine due to postural issues, repeated stress or following an accident. Symptoms can arise immediately after a trauma or be delayed – sometimes only appearing years later.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive and effective approach to treating mechanical low back pain and is aimed at restoring proper spinal alignment with the ultimate goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability and restoring range of motion in the back.
Following a thorough consultation and a chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological examination, the chiropractic doctor will come to a diagnosis and make treatment recommendations.
Low back pain is the most common reason why people seek chiropractic care. Low back pain will affect 4 out 5 Canadians in their lifetime and is the primary cause of disability worldwide.
Chiropractic care is also a safe and effective way to prevent low back pain and a doctor of chiropractic can help you with strategies such as exercise and lifestyle changes to keep it at bay.