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Statistics show that about 80% of people will suffer from back pain during the course of their lives. Much like the neck, the lower back is an unstable part of the spine, making it vulnerable to injury and pain.

When the lower back is healthy and functioning at its optimum, it can withstand huge amounts of pressure without injury. However, if the lower back is misaligned (subluxated) or has weak supporting muscles, something as simple as a sneeze or bending over can cause a lower back injury.

At Align Corrective Chiropractic we have years of experience in spinal care, and we are trained in corrective techniques to rehabilitate spinal injuries and nerve damage that are most often the cause of lower back pain. Our focus is locating and correcting the cause of your lower back pain.

What is the cause of lower back pain?

There are many different causes of lower back pain, including misaligned joints (subluxation), strained muscles, herniated discs, and trigger points. There are other conditions such as kidney stones, infections, arthritis, poor posture, obesity and mental stress that can also lead to lower back pain. Poor Posture is one of the most common reasons for back pain that we see in practice.

It is important to seek professional help if you have back pain, as some of the causes can be serious if left unaddressed. At Align Corrective Chiropractic Durban our experts are trained in diagnosing the cause and determining an appropriate treatment plan for your back pain.

Treatment of lower back pain

Chiropractic care for lower back pain involves adjustments of the lumbar vertebrae and pelvis to re-align the joints and allow normal motion. Not only has this type of care been shown to be the most effective treatment for lower back pain, it is also cheaper and has better long-term outcomes than any other treatment.

Chronic back ache, supplemented with every kind of pain reliever on the shelf, continued for years. Until I made the decision to pay a visit to Dr Palmer. After just the first 15-minute session, I left Dr Palmer’s rooms feeling no pain for the first time in years. Ever since, I visit Dr Palmer for regular adjustments, back aches have ceased to exist. Thank you, Dr Palmer.