Although doctors of chiropractic treat more than just back pain, many patients initially visit a chiropractor looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, about 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time.

The back is a complicated structure of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. You can sprain ligaments, strain muscles, rupture disks, and irritate joints, all of which can lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can cause back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor— can have painful results. In addition, arthritis, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.

There are a multitude of articles in top peer medical journals that clearly support chiropractic care as an option for people suffering from low back pain–and noted that surgery is usually not needed and should only be tried if other therapies fail.

A condition called Vertebral Subluxation often results in lower back pain and related symptoms. Pain may be mild or severe but could persist to the point where chiropractic treatment may be needed to eliminate the pain. Bailey Chiropractic -Sports & Accident Center offers a complete, holistic approach in helping you recover properly. This includes specific chiropractic adjustments, back and core strengthening exercises, movement patterning and some lifestyle modifications. Your care plan will be tailored to treat the nagging pain in your back that may be interfering with your ability to work, play sport, bend, or twist.