lower back pain

When Low Back Pain Does Not Improve with Self-Care

Treating low back pain with common sense

Non-specific low back pain is ubiquitous among our adult population; it is a product of our lifestyles as much as it is related to aging. Most lower back pain should be treated with a common sense, self-care approach that seeks to maintain mobility, reduce inflammation and allow for healing to occur. When low back pain lingers and fails to improve after being treated with self-care methods such as rest, ice and heat, and moderate activity, most people look to health professionals for answers. A general rule of thumb is four weeks: this is the threshold at which you should start asking further questions about non-specific lower back pain. At Holmes Chiropractic, we believe in an integrated approach to your low back pain that links your body’s structure to your body’s function; in this context, we search for the musculoskeletal cause of your pain and set a course for treatment.

The efficacy of spinal adjustment for lower back pain

While the body is capable of healing most instances of lower back pain by itself, it can sometimes take a helping hand to find long-lasting pain relief. Many comparative studies have found that non-drug therapies such as the chiropractic modality of spinal adjustment (also known as manipulation) are considered as effective as other interventions such as painkilling medication for reducing pain and improving function of the body. A further difference that is very important is that while painkillers seek to repress the symptoms, spinal adjustment addresses the cause of the symptoms and seeks to correct them in order to prevent the problem from recurring. 

Spinal adjustment helps you overcome lower back pain

If you are interested in finding out more about how chiropractic can help you overcome lower back pain, give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today. We are specialists in integrated back care that combines chiropractic adjustment with strengthening exercise to create long-lasting improvements in lower back pain.