About 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. The joint is then stressed to its end range of motion with the forearm placed over the ischial tuberosity. This fact sheet provides basic information about low-back pain, summarizes research on spinal manipulation for low-back pain, and suggests sources for additional information. That’s what first sent me to the chiropractor, although I now see one for preventative care and have used chiropractic to cure all kinds of maladies beyond my sore back. Some patients simply may reach a plateau in their recovery process, referred to as MTB (met therapeutic benefit). This allows water, oxygen, and other essential nutrients to enter the vertebral disc area, rehydrating and restoring the discs. Spinal manipulation involves a healthcare provider applying controlled forces to the spine to improve alignment and allow the muscles and joints to move more easily.
A chiropractor’s goal is to not only to relieve pain but to keep you pain-free between adjustments. Others simply live with the pain until it becomes unbearable and facing the problem is no longer an option. In fact, the total annual cost of low-back pain in the United States, including lost wages and reduced productivity, equates to almost $100 billion. Whether it’s from an acute injury, poor posture, work-related strain, or aging, lower back pain can reduce your quality of life and make even basic daily tasks difficult and painful. A lot of people don’t realise that chiropractic can be an effective way to manage and heal lower back injuries.