The number 1 reason that people visit a chiropractor, lower back pain is a common and complex issue.
The lumbar spine is a fantastic piece of architecture with the lumbar arch (lordosis) being strong enough to bear the weight of the torso while allowing for rotational and lateral movement. Although this is a very adaptive piece of anatomy it is often where symptoms begin.
Symptoms present when the body can no longer manage the stresses placed upon it.
The lumbar spine, the epicentre of all movement, is the first place that takes the brunt of postural stress and movement compensation. When this happens the lumbar facets joints and discs become strained. This can cause localised lower back pain or sciatica.
Mechanical stress is one aspect of lower back pain but there are metabolic and inflammatory causes to the symptoms. When this is the case nutritional changes and supplements may be of value.
Lower Back Pain