Where to turn to for low back pain relief?

Low back pain is by far, one of the most common complaints we see in our office every week. As there are many causes of back pain, it's hard to know where to turn, who is the right person or specialist to reach out to for help? 

It's always best to have your low back pain checked out, try not to diagnose your own back pain, let the professionals assess your problem. 

There are many causes of low back pain, some of the most common include an injury to a muscle or tendon (strain), an injury to a ligament (sprain), and a herniated or prolapsed disc (where the disc material inside a disc irritates nerves). Many issues resolve on their own, however there is help at hand!

A recent paper published by Robert Shmerling, a Rheumatologist at Harvard*, recommends you call a professional to assess your problem, such as a primary care physician or a Chiropractor.

They report that "35% to 42% of people with their first episode of back pain will consult a Chiropractor".

If you have in the past, or are now experiencing aches or twinges in your lower back. There are many ways that you can manage your symptoms and get relief from pain. 

Do you or anyone you know, wonder where to turn for help? Contact us - to find out how we can help you. 


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David Marsh wrote:
22 Aug '23 1:30am
Great post! Remember, what works best for you will depend on the underlying cause of your low back pain and your individual health condition. It's important to work closely with a healthcare professional to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and preferences.