Back pain is very common in fact 80% of all Australians at some point in their life will be affected by back pain. According to The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 1.8 million Australians, which is almost 10% of the population suffers from back pain.
The cause of low back pain may be due to impacts and injuries, trauma, repetitive use syndrome, poor posture, subluxations, stress and poor lifestyle choices.
The New Zealand governments Commission of Inquiry into chiropractic states that chiropractic is “remarkably safe and a clinically effective form of health care. Chiropractors have more thorough training in spinal care than any other health professional. Furthermore, chiropractic is scientifically based. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs”.
In another report from Canada The Manga Report, which analysed the largest amount of literature on low back pain recommended that the management of low back pain should be moved from the medical profession to the chiropractic profession. Also showed that chiropractic manipulation was the most cost effective and efficacious care for low back pain.
Low back pain is a major concern for all Governments due to the drain on the workforce, decrease productivity and the escalating cost to the tax payer.
Before treating back pain it is wise to have a Chiropractor do a complete case history evaluation, physical examination and X-Rays if clinically indicated. If the back pain is due to subluxation of the spine then the chiropractor will adjust the spine to re-establish movement of the fixated vertebra, this may also entail some muscle work and stretches on the spine.
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