If you stopped someone on the street and asked them what chiropractors do, the chances are that the response would mention low back pain.
So it comes as no surprise to learn that research supports the use of chiropractic care in the treatment of both acute (short term) and chronic (longer term) back pain.
The evidence is sufficiently strong that official guidance issued by NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) is that spinal manipulation limits episodes of acute low back pain and it is a treatment recommended for chronic low back pain.
The European Commission found that spinal manipulation should be considered for people with acute low back pain who find it difficult to return to normal activity. In addition, the Commission found that manipulation helped improve pain and function in those with long term low back pain.
The UK BEAM trial demonstrated the cost effectiveness of manipulation as a treatment for back pain.
Over the course of many years in practice, dealing with low back pain on a daily basis means that as chiropractors we have a lot of experience and the expertise to manage this condition effectively.