Lower back pain is prevalent in our society. Almost everyone experiences lower back pain at some point in their lives. Then people put hot/cold packs on or look up online for lower back pain exercises that they can do to alleviate the pain, and they feel better for a while. However, similar pain comes back on or they get worse as the time goes on. As the pain get worst, they have to lay on their bed for a day, and new complaints shows up such as radiculopathy, and numbness. When people get to this point, they seek healthcare to get rid of it. In our society, our first line of defense is to seek medical doctors. I do not blame that. They have educated the society about health for decades and established our respect. However, there methods are attacking the symptoms. For example, if you have lower back pain, they conduct tests, but if there are no significant findings, they prescribe pain killers. And if you have nerve pain, they may give you some muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammatory. These drugs are about attacking the symptoms. However, there is reason for you to have these symptoms. It is necessary to find what is the cause of these symptoms.
The cause can be found by x-rays. You can say that medical doctors take x-rays too, but the difference is what they are looking for. Medical doctors are looking for fractures, and diseases, but corrective chiropractors look for the curvature of the spine. Humans have ideal spine curvatures, but since we are all different, there is a normal range. If a person’s spine curvature is out of normal range, then there will be pressure building up on the spine, which will cause degenerative joint disease, disc herniations, disc degenerations, and arthritis. So, if you find abnormal curvature of the lower back, what do you think you should do? You need to change it back to normal curvature. How do you do that? Corrective chiropractor can help you. You need to find a chiropractor who is certified in chiropractic biophysics. They have unique skills to change a spine towards normal curvature through mirror-imaging adjustments, extension exercises, and tractions. There is a randomized trial that was published in 2012. They used 64 patients with lower back pain with radiculopathy due to L5-S1 disc herniations. 32 patients were given hot packs, and interferential therapy, and other 32 patients were given the same thing with extension traction to rehabilitate the lumbar curvature. The result was, 32 patients with extension traction had better outcome, and even better 6 months follow-up outcome. Here is link to the paper.