Having low back pain can be concerning and can have a negative impact on one’s life. Low back pain can come in many forms: whether it’s the first episode of low back pain you’ve ever had or you’ve had it on and off for years or whether you’ve been living with constant pain for a long time.
The statistics show that low back pain is very common:
• it affects all ages from children to the elderly;
• it affects people from all economic backgrounds;
• it is the leading cause of disability, worldwide.
Most cases of low back pain do not have a serious underlying cause, and are usually related to lifestyle factors. In these cases, there is a pain generator such as: the discs, the joints of the low back (facet joints) or the muscles surrounding the low back.
Chiropractors are the experts for diagnosing the cause and do so with thorough history taking and physical examination. Chiropractors are also expert in managing and treating low back pain. The techniques we use are recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence for treating and managing low back pain.
If you have low back pain, it is worth seeing a chiropractor to see what may be the cause and how you could be helped to overcome it. The chiropractors here at our clinic will treat you with care, respect and the utmost professionalism.
Give us a call on 01772 696 611 and make an appointment to see one of our chiropractors.
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 National Institute of Clinical Excellence. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management (NICE guideline NG59).