It does not care about how busy your schedule is for the week or the trip you have coming up. When it strikes, Champion Wellness is here to help.
Low back pain accounts for some of the highest percentages of disability burden.
A small percentage of people have back pain as a result of a specific mechanism such as fracture, disc herniation, ankylosing spondylitis, or tumor. Others may have a specific injury like from a fall or a car accident.
However, 90% of people will have non-specific low back pain which is defined as symptoms without a clear cause. Sometimes the cause may seem clear, but it may only be a small portion of what is contributing to the root issue. If your back pain started because you bent over to tie your shoes, but you have been tying your own shoes since you were five…there is probably more to draw from the story.
Common underlying factors may include:
Research has shown that there is not a strong association with image findings when it comes to non-specific low back pain. In other words, abnormalities found when imaging people without back pain are just as prevalent as those found in patients with back pain.
At Champion Wellness, after assembling a history, the doctor will take you through an individualized exam. The information gathered from this assessment will be used to rule out any “red flags” and determine if chiropractic is an appropriate treatment. If any unanswered questions arise from the initial exam, additional testing or imaging may be warranted.
What worked for your friend, may not be the best path for you.
Recently, The American College of Physicians updated their guidelines regarding the treatment of acute and chronic low back pain. They reviewed years and years of data and determined that the first step should be conservative, non-drug style treatments. Champion Wellness utilizes many of these top recommended therapies.