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Chiropractic Interventions for Lower Back Pain: Beyond the Basics

Injuries, although uncalled-for, may happen at any juncture and require prompt care by experts for the fastest recovery and regaining of mobility. Apart from that, there may be age-related joint woes that cause pain in the muscles of the neck, back, and legs. Chronic illnesses and even TMJ discomfort call for expert attention and one of the easiest and most comfortable options for recovery is chiropractic treatment. Did you know that the non-invasive, hands-on muscle adjustment and realignment methods used by the chiropractor in treating your regular back pain can be used to treat even jaw pain by a TMJ chiropractor? Chiropractic therapy is varied and resourceful for all kinds of muscle realignment and tissue relaxation be it your neck, spine, legs, hip, or even jaw.

Why choose chiropractic treatment for lower back pain?

Lower back pain can arise from multiple causes ranging from

  • poor posture;
  • sedentary lifestyle;
  • lifting heavy weights;
  • too much work sitting in front of screens;
  • accidents during exercise or elsewhere like ligament or muscle strain, automobile accidents, slipped discs or sciatica, and sports-related injuries
  • chronic conditions like arthritis, urinary tract infection, kidney stones, and obesity.

While a lot of people live with lower back pain, most of them either ignore it or try to calm it with pain relievers. People with chronic illnesses leading to back pain may suffer from immense discomfort even with treatment as there is no direct targeted hands-on treatment in the locations of discomfort with medicine. This leads to further worsening of symptoms in the long run as

  • The nerves keep getting irritated without proper identification of the root cause of pain.
  • Moreover, pain relievers only act by masking the symptoms, thus the real underlying condition behind pain remains unresolved.

Chiropractic treatment uses hands-on, non-invasive techniques to perform a detailed diagnosis unique to each patient. Physical palpation, X-rays, temperature readings, and other strategies involved in advanced techniques like the Gonstead method allow chiropractors to relieve nerve pressure through gentle corrective adjustments and give long-lasting pain relief.

How does chiropractic therapy help to alleviate excessive lower back pain?

Chronic back pain can be debilitating to the extent that it may interfere with your everyday life. Back pain is one of the most common complaints of patients that can be effectively treated with chiropractic care. These techniques are non-invasive, and drug-free and therefore give better results than the indirect managing of symptoms using opioids. So how do chiropractors effectively treat lower back pain using modern hands-on methods?

  1. Lower back pain arising from muscle spasms and related injuries can be effectively treated by adjusting the spinal column to reduce pressure on the nerves causing the muscles to spasm. This is done by physical palpation techniques like touching, pressing, and stretching to relax inflammation and give relief from stiffness and pain.
  2. Pain arising from various kinds of injuries like ligament and muscle strains, whiplash from road accidents, injuries sustained during sports, slipped discs, or sciatica can be reduced by hands-on techniques of spinal manipulation or manual adjustments. This allows chiropractors to readjust and realign the joints and vertebrae for pain relief and improved health of the muscles.
  3. Chronic health conditions like osteoporosis, arthritis, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and other problems might make patients susceptible to lower back pain. Apart from required medicine, chiropractic treatment done simultaneously can reduce symptoms of pain and discomfort. It helps to relieve pressure on nerves through non-invasive corrective adjustments, providing relief to a considerable extent from additional discomfort.
  4. Advanced techniques like the Gonstead method combine modern technology and traditional hands-on adjustments for a comprehensive diagnosis of lower back pain unique to each patient. X-rays are to look at the anatomy of affected areas, using a Nervoscope to take temperature readings of affected areas to assess the extent of inflammation, and compression and stretching of tissue through physical palpation are done. This leads to precise diagnosis and specific adjustment of muscles. Thus, faster recovery and long-lasting pain relief are achieved.


Lower back pain is a very common complaint among people of various age groups, especially among older people with muscle woes, sufferers of chronic illnesses, and those with too much screen time leading to poor posture. Symptoms of lower back pain in all of these cases can be effectively reduced by the non-invasive, hands-on adjustments of chiropractic care. This helps in gaining mobility, reducing stiffness, and relieving pain by improving the functioning of the nervous system.

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