Lower Back pain


Acute lower back pain

Acute lower back pain

Lower back pain is the most common presenting complaint at chiropractic clinics. Chiropractic treatment of lower back pain patients has been extensively researched and has been shown to be clinically effective, safe and cost-effective


back pain at some point during their lives. Acute episodes of lower back pain can be due to a variety of causes but are most commonly associated with physical exertion such as heavy lifting, sporting activities, gardening and working in constrained postures for longer periods of time.

Initially, the chiropractor will interview and examine the patient in order to determine whether chiropractic care is appropriate for your condition. X-rays, scans and blood tests are not usually required to manage acute lower back pain but can quickly be arranged at our clinic if there is a clear clinical indication.

Most acute episodes of lower back pain are easily managed and patients can expect significant improvement within a few days and a week is usually sufficient to complete treatment. A treatment plan will be clearly explained to all patients.

Chiropractic care consists of spinal manipulation / mobilisation, soft tissue treatment and advice regarding “over the counter” medication, ice/heat and other factors that are of relevance to the individual patient. other treatmetn types may be employed to suite the individual needs of each patient.

Evidence and saftey

In May, 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published its much anticipated guidelines relating to Early Management of Persistent Non-Specific Low Back Pain. Chiropractic management of these patients was recommended as a first choice option. Chiropractic treatment was deemed to be effective, safe and cost-effective. Similar conclusions were reached in a Pan-European Guideline Panel, European Guidelines for Acute Nonspecific Low Back Pain.
If you are suffering with lower back pain and have not been given a clear understanding of what the problem is or how best to deal with it Book In Online to arrange to see a chiropractor that can help pinpoint the problem as well as uncover the reason behind its occurrence.

Addressing the core problem and not just the symptoms will ensure a recovery without multiple relapses and can prevent long term injury that can occur from continuous muscle guarding or faulty mechanics. 

Source :  http://www.olympic-chiropractic.co.uk/#/acute-lower-back-pain/4562555956