Low back pain is a common term that describes a symptom that has a wide variety of presentations.
It can cross the back like a band or it can be only on one side. The pain can spread over a wide area or it can be pinpointed. It may strike as a sharp shooting pain or be a constant dull ache.
It is the chiropractor's job to determine the most likely cause of the symptom that may also be found in a different area from the low back.
Research suggests that mechanical low back pain may be experienced by up to 80% of the population at least once in a lifetime. In the american low back pain guidelines chiropractic is suggested as a valid approach in both acute and chronic low back pain. That is because a specific adjustment can help the spine to find a better balance and resolve the symptom of pain.