The Lancet Publishes Series On Low Back Pain

At some point at our lives almost all of us will experience low back pain. Low back pain is on the rise globally. According to a figure published in The Lancet –  disability due to back pain has risen by more than 50% since 1990. Therefore, the recent publication of three papers in this prestigious medical journal on the subject of low back pain is timely.

An international group of expert authors, including two leading researchers in the field of chiropractic, have produced three papers that cover the trends in diagnosis and treatment of low back pain around the world.

There are significant suggestions in these papers some of which reinforce the benefits of chiropractic treatment for treating low back pain. A point to note is the suggestion that low back pain is over medicalised in the West. Another point to note is the suggestion that staying active helps low back pain.

As chiropractors we provide safe and effective drug free treatment for low back pain.

Chiropractic treatment involves a wide variety of manipulative techniques designed to improve the function of the joints, relieving pain and muscle spasm. Other methods of treatment such as mobilisation, soft tissue therapies, stretches, dry needling and the use of rehabilitation programmes may also be used.

Chiropractic focuses on causes, not just symptoms. It is therefore suitable for both acute (recent) and chronic (long term) conditions.