Your lower back bears most of the weight and stress of your body. Back pain most often occurs from strained back muscles and ligaments, from improper or heavy lifting, or after a sudden awkward movement.
Sometimes a muscle spasm can cause back pain. Often, there’s an accumulation of stress with one particular event unleashing the pain. In many cases, there may not be an obvious cause.
Chiropractors use spinal adjustment (manipulation) to treat restricted spinal mobility. The goal is to restore spinal movement and, as a result, improve function and decrease back pain.
During an adjustment, chiropractors use their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a joint. This maneuver often results in a cracking sound made by separation of the joint surfaces not, as many people think, by “cracking joints.” Although this sound is common, it doesn’t have to occur for the treatment to be successful.
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