Low Back Pain CAN be helped!
We have already touched in an earlier blog about the treatment of neck pain with chiropractic, and the differences between standard (vanilla) chiropractic vs. sports medicine (rainbow flavored). Let’s talk about low back pain.
Sports Medicine Approach
Sports med chiropractic for low back pain is similar to treatment of the upper spine and neck, but a few distinct areas that need to be addressed:
- The Hips
- The Mid Back
Both of these areas are so very important, and places that many medical practitioners overlook in treatment of low back pain. Chiropractic (especially sports med) not only looks at these areas for joints that aren’t moving correctly….and thus treated with a chiropractic adjustment…but also from W H Y these areas are needing to be treated.
Here is an example:
Someone who sits all day and has low back pain: is the problem the low back or is it the mid back? We know the symptoms are in the low back, but the mid back is often the area that isn’t moving correctly because it gets used to being in a slouched position all day. Once the mid back gets stuck in a slouched position the low back starts compensating and before long the low back pain begins.
What’s the difference from usual chiropractic?
This is just a classic scenario where sports med chiropractic assessment for low back pain really differs from both standard medical and standard chiropractic assessment and treatment. More information about treatment and prevention will be discussed in the future, including chiropractic adjustments for low back pain, as well as in-clinic treatments and home self treatments.