For those suffering with low back pain, it is recommended they seek treatment while the condition is in the acute stage. Not only does this lead to faster and easier “resolution” or satisfactory outcome to their pain, but seeking treatment sooner rather than later can reduce the risk of further or additional injury.

It has been found that sufferers of chronic low back pain have significantly altered movement in all three joints of the lower extremities, as well as the upper and low lumbar region and upper and lower thoracic region. 

These studies demonstrate that individuals with back pain exhibit altered walking kinematics, which may be a response by the body to avoid pain. But doing so may place added stress on other parts of the body, like the hips, knees, and ankles, which could lead to secondary conditions. On the other hand, there’s the possibility that pre-existing dysfunction in the lower extremities resulted in abnormal motion which led to a lower back condition.

Either way, these findings underscore the importance of examining the whole patient to identify any and all issues that may contribute to their low back pain, something which doctors of chiropractic are trained to do in order to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.


Content Courtesy of Chiro-Trust.org. All Rights Reserved.

Dr. Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and their ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regiments to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule and appointment and visit their website to learn more about their services!