As many as 31 million Americans claim to experience lower back pain. For those millions of Americans, acetaminophen has become the quick and easy fix.
A recent study has shown that acetaminophen does not reduce the intensity of pain, nor does it improve quality of life. Acetaminophen only provides minimal, short-term relief of pain. In fact, because acetaminophen is used so frequently and incorrectly, a large majority of the users are close to a toxic dose in their ordinary course of use per the Food & Drug Administration. It is now the most common cause of acute liver failure and the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplants in our country.
So, if acetaminophen isn’t the answer, what is?
Chiropractic care should and is the primary option to relieve lower back pain.
A common chiropractic treatment for lower back pain is spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation is a conservative, safe and highly effective treatment to relieve lower back pain. The best part of this type of treatment is that it helps relieve lower back pain without the need for medication.
Lower back pain can stem from a number of things, including sports injuries, poor posture, obesity, stress and arthritis. To prevent and avoid lower back pain, regular chiropractor care will help maintain a healthy spine. In combination, chiropractors also suggest a healthy diet, an active lifestyle, practicing proper posture, wearing comfortable walking shoes, finding the right mattress and creating an ergonomically correct workspace.