Low Back Pain, a cause often missed.

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Pain is our bodies way of telling us something isn’t right. That means that low back pain is a symptom rather than a a disease.

The most common form of low back pain is known as “non-specific” For almost all cases there is no one specific cause, rather a combination of factors.

One underlying cause often missed, and therefore appropriately address, is a shift in the structural alignment of the spine.

You Lumbar Lordosis

Humans have evolved to walk on 2 feet thanks to a lumbar lordosis (low back curve). We are the only primates with one.
A normal lumbar lordosis, is essential for normal bio-mechanical functions. This includes normal spinal movement and spinal load distribution. 

A decrease lower back curve has a strong relationship with lower back pain in a portion of the population, when compared to matched controls. A loss of normal lower back curve can also be a predictor of low back pain requiring treatment.
As well as its influence on lower back pain, a reduced low back curve can lead to worse performance outcomes

This may be the case because a reduced lower back curve may influence poor movement patterns and alter mechanical spinal forces (abnormal stress and strain on the spine).

Low Back Pain and Curve Correction

A number of different treatment options can improve the experience of low back pain. However, if a reduced lower back curve is part of the big picture, conventional low back treatments does not structurally improve the lumbar lordosis (low back curve).

If treatment doesn’t include curve corrective care, it may leave patients predisposed to future episodes of low back pain after the treatment ceases.

This has been shown in multiple Chiropractic BioPhysics studies.
Groups of participants who receive traditional care (no curve correcting care) had temporary pain reduction during treatment.
However after treatment ceased, there was regression of initial symptom towards pre treatment levels, often in a matter of weeks.

Rebuilding Curves

A Corrective Chiropractic approach to spinal health can help to rebuild curve back into the spine, showing greater improvements in both function and pain relief.
These improvement are mostly maintained at follow up periods (3, 6, 12 and 18 months).

Corrective Chiropractic care may help you to achieve more sustainable results and longer term resolution.

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