Chiropractic and Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common problems. Executives and office workers are spending most of their day sitting. However, prolonged sitting is not ideal for the body. Studies have indicated that sitting decreases the lower back (lumbar) curvature, increases contractions of the surrounding muscles, and adds load to the vertebral disc.
Simply put, amongst the three most common postures: standing, sitting, and lying down, sitting actually generates the most stress on the low back vertebrae, causing them to fatigue, wear and tear, thus generating low back pain.
Furthermore, without proper treatment and release, the built-up tension and degeneration predisposes the low back for more debilitating conditions, such as disc hernia and pinched nerve. As of today, occupational low back pain remains alarmingly common as the leading cause of disability in individuals below 50 year of age.
Chiropractic is the most effective modality to relieve postural stress and pain, reduce wear and tear, restoring biomechanical functionality and maximise general wellness.