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Low Back Pain

Chiropractic & Low Back Pain

Is lower back pain really a serious problem?

First of all, if it makes life more difficult for you, that's serious in itself. Even it goes away in a few days you haven't really gotten rid of the problem. It will most likely return and if left untreated, could be more debilitating the next time. Which is why we recommend seeing a chiropractor at the first sign of back pain.

Lower back pain can also be accompanied by a variety of symptoms, some of which indicate very serious problems. Do you currently have or have you ever had:

Leg pain with numbness, tingling and/or weakness?

Back or leg pain with coughing or sneezing?

Difficulty standing up after sitting for any period of time?

Morning stiffness?

Pain after extended walking?

Pain in hip, buttock, thigh, knee or foot?

If you've answered "yes" to any of these symptoms, its time you got help from a doctor. A doctor of chiropractic.

Why a chiropractor?

Chiropractors are doctors with over seven years of university level education in the art of hands-on healing. They're the doctors that have been proven to get the best results in the relief of back pain. The Manga Report (a milestone study by the Ontario Ministry of Health) concluded that chiropractic care is safer, more effective and more scientific, than any other treatment available. Isn't it time you got relief for that aching back?

What will a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors use highly specialized hands-on healing techniques (called adjustments) to correct spinal problems and offer long term relief. Your first visit will include neurological, orthopaedic and chiropractic examinations, and if necessary, an x-ray may be recommended to assist in diagnosing your problem. Once your chiropractor fully understands your condition he'll give you a complete explanation of your test and x-ray results along with an effective plan of treatment. Next Step? Relief.

How does it work?

Through chiropractic adjustments your body is given the opportunity to heal itself. That's because once the spine is properly aligned your entire nervous system can work the way it was intended. Health is restored naturally to your lower back and your whole body.

But long-term relief from back pain is a team effort. There's plenty you can do as well. Consider a healthier lifestyle, moderate exercise, a well-balanced diet and improving your posture. Your chiropractor will do the rest by providing your body with the necessary adjustments to help your spine be healthier and stay healthier.

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