Research shows that back pain is one of the most common reasons for taking time off work, between 50-80% of people will suffer recurring episodes within a 5 year period. According to the National Institute for Clinical Guidelines NICE (2009) Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective in the management of low back pain. There are many causes of back pain and often it can be a combination of factors from your past history as well as current activities of daily living that contribute to pain rather then a single trauma. The cause of the problem may stem from a number of different structures in the spine or pelvis such as the inter- vertebral discs, nerves or small joints of the spine. A trapped nerve or irritated nerve in the lower back may actually give you symptoms in the legs, groin or feet.
Your Chiropractor is highly skilled at detecting the source of the problem, by conducting a thorough Orthopedic and Neurological examination and palpating each every joint to evaluate mis-alignments and spinal joint dysfunction.
The Bronfort Report – Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report Bronfort G, et al.
NICE – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. guideline for the management of low back pain
BCA – British Chiropractic Association