Of the 22 million people who visit chiropractors each year, more than a third seek relief from back pain. Many more people never seek treatment, assuming back pain is just a normal sign of aging. Unfortunately, this untreated back pain can lead to impaired function and irreversible damage.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common causes of back pain are:
- Sprains and strains to muscles and ligaments
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Herniated (ruptured) disks
Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for these and other causes of back pain. In fact, a study done by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recommended spinal adjustments as the only safe, effective and drugless treatment for acute low back problems in adults.
How Family Chiropractic Can Help
By manipulating the spine back to its normal position, chiropractic treatment can alleviate back pain without the side effects of prescription drugs. The chiropractors at Family Chiropractic of Lancaster have experience treating all types of back pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.