Back pain is usually caused by injury to a muscle (strain). Common causes include improper lifting, poor posture, lack of regular exercise, a fracture, a ruptured disc or arthritis.
The lower back area supports most of our body weight. If the spine is not in correct alignment, areas of weakness can occur, resulting in irritation of nerves in the spine, or in a bulging disc, which places pressure on the spinal cord. To have these vertebrae out of alignment, for even a short period of time, can lead to anything from mild discomfort to severe disablement. Pain is a warning that something within the structure of the skeleton is not functioning as it should. Through chiropractic care the appropriate adjustment is carefully applied depending on the location and type of pain.
Chiropractic works on the principle of reducing interference so the nervous system and body can work better.