Lower back pain

Acute lower back pain is most often caused by injury to the muscles, ligaments, and joints as a physiological reaction to intense physical exercise. Sometimes, due to obesity, stress, osteoporosis, or spondylolisthesis, a sudden movement could easily overload the back muscles. When the muscles are unable to contract properly to protect the spine, it can result in overstretching or tearing of the muscles and ligaments. In severe cases, the disc in the low back area of the spine may herniate.

Chronic lower back pain is most often associated with discs problem relating to prolonged poor posture, degeneration of the lumbar spine, and nerve root compression, resulting in persistent pain.


  • Muscle pain in the lower back and legs, stiffness in the lower back, and reduced range of motion.
  • Sciatica.
  • Back pain occurs when coughing and sneezing.
  • Nerve compression in the lower back. Weakened reflexes in the legs, causing a reduced sensation, weakness or numbness in the foot muscles.


Different areas of pain will need to be treated accordingly. The main treatments include chiropractic manipulation, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. Chiropractic manipulation not only can improve the structure of the spine, but also help to break the vicious cycle of chronic pain. When combined with lumbar traction, it can also relieve lumbar nerve compression.

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