Chiropractic care is well known in the public for its effectiveness in treating low back pain. You may have already known someone who has been to a chiropractor for low back pain. Also, there are many international journal articles that have studied and proven that chiropractic care is not only very effective in treating low back pain but also more cost-effective than traditional medicine. Two studies published in the October 2005 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compare chiropractic care to medical care in the treatment of back and neck pain, with results demonstrating that chiropractic appears to offer benefits identical if not superior to those provided by medical care, while reducing many of costs and extraneous procedures associated with the medical approach to back and neck pain treatment.
There are 24 moving bones on your spine: seven on Cervical region (neck), twelve on Thoracic region (mid-back) and five on Lumbar region (low back). When there is a misalignment (subluxation) on the spine it leads to imbalance, joint irritation, muscular tension, and pain. Chiropractic care focuses on treating misalignment of your spine with gentle adjustments to correct the cause of the pain rather than masking the pain. This approach to low back pain has been well appreciated by 30 millions of Americans who sees chiropractor.