Low Back Pain: A Noninvasive Approach
Today, low back pain is one of the most common health problems affecting Americans. Leading factors contributing to low back pain include:
Occupational stresses and strains
Traumatic work injuries
Injuries during recreational activities
The sedentary nature of our modern lives
Surgery, injection therapy, and pain medication are commonly used to treat this problem. But these treatments have proven ineffective for many people, who continue to suffer low back pain long after the procedure or intervention. Thats why people turn to chiropractors. Read on to learn more about this pervasive (and often debilitating) condition and how it can be treated using noninvasive means.
Almost everyone at some point experiences low back pain that interferes with work and cherished recreational pursuits. Low back pain can keep you from performing the activities that create meaning in your life, such as playing with your grandchildren, sharing a round of golf with your friends, or practicing your favorite musical instrument. Low back pain, though often experienced uniquely from person to person, can be divided into two general categories: acute and chronic.
Acute back pain usually lasts from several days to several weeks and is most commonly caused by:
Low back trauma from a sports injury
Motor vehicle accident
Injuries experienced around the home
Injuries sustained during work
Chronic low back pain is pain that persists for 3 months or longer. This health problem usually is progressive (though often treatable) and the underlying cause may be more difficult to determine.