If you have lower back pain, you know how much it can affect your daily life. You may feel shooting or stabbing sensations. They may start in the lower part of your spine, called the "lumbar" spine, and travel down through your legs. This can keep you from being active. But finding the cause of your pain can be tough, because many problems can trigger it. A chiropractor can find out why you are hurting, and can help give you relief.
Chiropractic care begins with an exam. This lets your chiropractor see how you stand and move. Your chiropractor looks at your spine to make sure it is distributing your weight evenly. X-rays can help show a spinal misalignment or another problem causing your pain or making it worse.
Care and Management
Chiropractic adjustments and exercises may make your back feel better. Orthotic devices or other options may also help. You may benefit from a continuing care plan. Your chiropractor can create a plan that is right for your needs.