Align Chiropractic and Wellness

Lower Back Pain

Chiropractic care is one of the safest and most effective treatments for people suffering from acute or chronic lower back pain.

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints in the US every year. Disability associated with lower back pain has increased in all age groups between the years of 1990 and 2019. It was the highest in the 50-54 age group in 2019. Approximately 70% of years lost through disability were in working aged people (20-65 years).

. Globally, about 577 million people have been identified with suffering from lower back pain. Acute lower back pain can be from sudden injuries to the lower back, (auto accidents, sports injuries, bending/twisting motion injuries).

Chronic lower back pain can come from lifestyle issues, (sedentary jobs, obesity, lack of core strengthening) that allows the back to weaken and become vulnerable during any type of activity. Combining poor posture, decreased activity and increased body weight can put significant stress on the spine and increase the risk of serious back issues. By improving posture, strengthening the musculature, and decreasing bodyweight, if needed, is important in protecting the lower back.