Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons for a GP visit and is the worlds leading cause of disability. New guidelines for treating low back pain address both short-term and long-term pain, with both cases suggesting to trial non-drug therapies first, such as chiropractic.
When treating back pain, chiropractors often take a holistic approach, and will assess not just the area that is painful, but take the time to look at the spine as an integrated whole. This is because a problem in one area of your spine may affect another area of your body through compensatory reactions.
One of the many reasons people visit a chiropractor is for relief of sciatic nerve pain. Sciatica is a general term that can refer to several possible symptoms arising from various different causes. Confusing right? The good news is that chiropractic is often helpful in treating many of the underlying causes of sciatic nerve pain.