Lower back pain can make your life miserable. However, sometimes chiropractic care can help. According to a case study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, lower back surgery failed to provide relief to a 58-year-old man who was suffering from lower back and leg pain. However, after five weeks of chiropractic adjustments, the patient reported a significant loss of leg pain, and loss of back pain, to a lesser degree. After 32 visits, he had no leg pain and mild low back pain.
- The study starts off by noting that approximately 80% of adults will have low back pain at some time in their lives.
- The authors of the case study point out that, "Back pain is treated by surgical means and non surgical means and literature has shown that many low back surgeries are not successful."
- In this particular case a 58 year old man was reaching out for an item at work when he felt a "pop" in his back that resulted in pain radiating down the back of the right thigh and into the leg.
"The study starts off by noting that approximately 80% of adults will have low back pain at some time in their lives."