Lower Back Pain Treatment
You never know until you hurt it how much you use your lower back all day long. When your lower back is injured, every movement becomes painful. Simple actions, such as getting out of a chair, or bending over the sink, become excruciating and your daily routine becomes difficult and frustrating.
Back pain affects sixty to eighty percent of U.S. adults at some time during their lives and up to fifty percent have back pain within a given year. 
Some of these problems are easily treated and never return, but in five to ten percent of patients low back pain becomes chronic and the person continues to have recurrences.
Effective Lower Back Pain Treatment
Effective treatment of lower back pain involves coupling chiropractic care with active spinal physical therapy.
A recent study by the Medical Research Council, a research organization based in the United Kingdom, has found that patients treated with a combination of chiropractic care and spinal physical therapy experienced a greater improvement in back function and a greater reduction in lower back pain compared to those treated with chiropractic care, or spinal physical therapy alone. 
What is the reason? Most mechanical lower back pain is caused when tight leg muscles and weak abdominal muscles cause shearing stress on the lower back.
Therefore, leg muscles need to be stretched and abdominal muscles need to be strengthened in addition to chiropractic care to avoid recurrences of this type of lower back pain: chiropractic care alone is not enough.
Lower Back Pain Treatment Process
Everything in the body is connected. Lower back pain treatment is therefore a three-step process: utilizing chiropractic care, strengthening the abdomen and stretching out the legs.
Chiropractic care helps relieve pressure on the nerves to reduce lower back pain.
Abdominal strengthening helps support the lower back. Spinal muscles are not designed to carry your body weight. If your abdominal muscles are weak, then your back muscles will be used to carry your body’s weight, and eventually you’ll have a lower back injury.
Stretching the legs relieves the shearing stress placed on the lower back when the leg muscles pull harder on the lower back than the abdomen.
Lower Back Pain Treatment with Alpine Spinal
At Alpine Spinal Rehabilitation, we have state-of-the-art computerized chiropractic technology to reduce pain and high-tech computerized spinal physical therapy machines designed for chronic back pain to strengthen the abdomen and create a support for the lower back.
Additionally, we have monthly Back School at the Sizzler in Orem where we educate on how to properly stretch the legs for a life free of lower back pain.
Please contact us for additional information.
External Links and References:
- Highland Pain Institute-Lower Back Pain
- Ebsco-Lower Back Pain